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  • Manipulating God

    Contributed by Philip Cunningham Iii on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,278 views

    Opening people’s eyes to the true intentions of their heart in terms of why they profess to worship, encouraging them to surrender completely to God.

  • Don't Try To Manipulate God – Fear Him Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 27, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,045 views

    14th in a series from Ecclesiastes. We cannot manipulate God into giving us what we want through our own righteousness and wisdom.

    If you go to any store or website that sells books, you will find a number of books by one of the best-selling “Christian” authors of our time. Among some of the things that you will read in these books are the following quotations. Although some of you may be familiar with these books and/or the ...read more

  • Oaks Of Shame Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Apr 26, 2016
     | 1,868 views

    The sin is the attempt to turn worship away from the practice of giving honor to God to the practice of manipulating God for personal gain.

    Isaiah 1:27-31 Oaks of Shame 7/16/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction When I was breaking chapter one into sermon segments, I was hesitant about where to place verses 27 and 28. If you are reading the NIV, you will see how the translators have them set alone. I could have preached only those ...read more

  • God's Box Series

    Contributed by David Holwick on Mar 18, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,402 views

    People like to reduce God to a manageable box but he Ark of the Covenant shows the dangers of this. God cannot be manipulated but he can be personally experienced.

    Rev. David Holwick First Baptist Church Ledgewood, New Jersey October 25, 2009 Exodus series, #16 GOD'S BOX Exodus 25:10-11,16-22 We have now come to the part of Exodus that deals with a lot of hardware. It is known as the furniture of the tabernacle. I’m going to be starting ...read more

  • Put God In A Square Box Series

    Contributed by Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
    based on 132 ratings
     | 3,885 views

    The second in the series. About limiting God and how our view of God effects our life. Our attempts to try and manipulate God.

    The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Christians (2) Put God in a Square Box Cardiff Heights 9 January 2000 Tonight we come to the second in our series on the seven habits of highly ineffective Christians. Some of you are perhaps concerned by the topics we are looking at since your desire ...read more

  • Prayer Keys - Introduction Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Oct 4, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,053 views

    Introducing a 30 part series on prayer keys. These are not incantations manipulating God to submit to our will, but guides leading us to submit to God’s will. "Lord teach us to pray."

    A 30 part study of prayer keys during our Wednesday night prayer meetings? You may think it will become boringly repetitive. No, No, NOOOO! During this study, we will hear how Mary, Queen of Scots, feared the prayers of John Knox more than the combined armies of Europe. We will hear Jonathan ...read more

  • Have It Your Way?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,438 views

    Many times we seek to understand and manipulate God by our human ideas. We need to get rid of our preconceptions about what God is doing in our lives and let Him direct how we think and pray.

    Do you ever watch one of those martial arts movies – pick one, any one, it doesn’t matter – how about "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?" There is always a scene, at least one, where the hero or heroine is taking on a whole group of bad guys or gals. Two of them square off in the middle – and when ...read more

  • How To Pray Inappropriate Prayers Without Really Trying!

    Contributed by David Wilson on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,183 views

    This message explores ways that we as believers sometimes approach God in an inappropriate manner in our prayer lives. Issues dealt with: Praying for the ears of men, praying for length,praying in pride, and praying to manipulate God to do our will rather

    How to Pray Wrong Prayers without Really Meaning to Do So! Matthew 6:6-10 1. PRAYERS MEANT FOR THE EARS OF MEN ARE INAPPROPRIATE PRAYERS! Jesus warned against praying in the streets, etc. so that others could see you praying and hear your prayers. His warning was that we are not to ...read more

  • Prayer Keys - Sincerity Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Dec 15, 2011
     | 4,858 views

    Prayer keys are not ways of manipulating God. Rather, they are like a boat hook. If I am in a row boat and cast a hook to shore, does pulling move the shore to me or does it move me to the shore? Prayer keys do not pull God to our will. They pull us to Go

    “These people come near to me with their mouth & honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.” Isaiah 29:13 Before saying anything else to introduce sincerity as a prayer key, I want to repeat something about ...read more

  • What Is Faith? Series

    Contributed by Simon Fullylove on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,910 views

    A look at Hebrews definition of faith

    We’re looking at Hebrews 11. How can we be God’s incredibles? Those who received this letter were finding things tough and were tempted to give up. Hebrews 11 is meant to encourage them to go forward in faith. To keep on believing and make a difference for God. To realise as verse 2 says – that ...read more

  • Prayer Nots Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,278 views

    What is your attitude when you pray? Before Jesus tells us how to pray, He tells us how not to pray.

    “The highest activity of the human soul.” That’s what the great expository preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones said about prayer. Prayer is one of the most important things we will ever do in our relationship with the Lord. It is so essential to who we are as Christians that one commentator compared it ...read more

  • Prosperity Gospel – Dealing With False Doctrine

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Jan 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,502 views

    The greatest danger in prosperity theology is its hidden message of self-deification.

    PROSPERITY GOSPEL – DEALING WITH FALSE DOCTRINE OPPOSE THE THEOLOGY AND NOT THE TEACHER The evangelist pranced around the opulent stage urging TV listeners to send a donation and receive a prayer cloth, or send a bigger donation and receive miracle water from the Red Sea. He told them ...read more

  • 4 Important Elements Of Prayer

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 8, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 7,885 views

    To consider what Jesus said were important elements of our prayer life from the Lord’s Prayer Model

    For SBC Philippi 7/4/04 am 4 Important Elements of Prayer Matthew 6:9-15 Primary Purpose: To consider what Jesus said are important elements in our prayer life. This is perhaps one of the most familiar passages of Scripture to us, commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer. In many churches, ...read more

  • Let's Talk About Faith

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on May 16, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,423 views

    Everyone has faith. We all use faith in our everyday life. However do you know the difference between just faith and Biblical faith.

    Let’s talk about Faith By District Elder M. L. Maughmer, Jr Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. INTRODUCTION: We all have faith! According to the dictionary faith is allegiance to duty or a person, belief in the traditional ...read more

  • Evil, Suffering, & The Mind Series

    Contributed by Vince Miller on Aug 28, 2018
     | 564 views

    Discover why evil is a problem, the differences between evil and suffering, physical and moral evil.

    So I bet you don’t have a problem with this one – temptation. Yeah. Yeah, you’ve got a problem with this one. This one’s worthy of being discussed. And I know you’ve got a problem with it, because I do. All you’ve got to do is ask yourself this question. And it’s – this is the hay maker of all ...read more