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  • Mouth To Mouth Manipulation

    Contributed by Chris Manning on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,010 views

    What we say can have a lasting effect on who we are saying it too. The art of communication is just as deadly as the art of war.

    Matthew 22:15 KJV Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. In the coral reefs of the Caribbean, live a small fish know as the Kissing Fish. It only grows to about two to three inches long. It is mostly known because of its quickness and the fact that it ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From Manipulation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 7, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,252 views

    Regardless of how much abuse the world may heap on us or how small we may seem compared to others, we are precious in the sight of God. Because of Christ, we have immeasurable worth.

    How the Holy Spirit Protects us From Manipulation Illustration: One day, educator and comedian Sam Levinson was standing with a group of men who seemed to tower above him. Someone asked, "Sam, don’t you feel strange surrounded by so many tall people?" He replied, "Yes, I do. I feel like a dime ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Escape Spiritual Manipulation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,943 views

    1. The Holy Spirit uses the truth of God's word to show us that we are not dependent on people, but God and His truth. Jesus said, "If you continue in my word, then truly are you are my disciples indeed. And you will know (love it through real life experiences) the truth and the truth will set you ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Can Keep Us From Falling Victim To Spiritual Manipulators

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,480 views

    1. The Holy Spirit keeps us from becoming satisfied while trying to please people. The Spirit only gives us lasting fulfillment when we seek to please God. Paul addresses this problem in the Galatian church when he writes, "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to ...read more

  • Put God In A Square Box Series

    Contributed by Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
    based on 132 ratings
     | 3,879 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

  • Judas Iscariot

    Contributed by David King on May 31, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,352 views

    He was clever, manipulative, maybe even ingenius, but he was wrong and it cost him so much, think of how he miscalulated the situation.

    TEXT Act 1:25 INTRO: Can you really calculate the odds? Can you really know what is in your future? Can a person really implement their plans to the fullest when they don’t know the future? I submit to you that Judas was a man who thought he had life under control and he had his future going ...read more

  • The Blame Game

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Jun 25, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,080 views

    Why do we use blame to manipulate, control and punish each other? This sermon speaks to the issue of blame and why we do it and its solution.

    THE BLAME GAME Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. The way we think and feel about ourselves affects our destiny, we need to see ourselves as God sees us. Guilt is described as: an emotional reaction we experience over the disparity between who we are or how we act ...read more

  • The Da Vinci Code: Can The Bible Be Trusted Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 940 views

    Dan Brown raises questions about the integrity of the Bible as we have it today. This message addresses acqusations that the canon of Scripture was manipulated for political purposes.

    Introduction: On December 26, 2005, a tsunami, created by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, killed thousands of people from 12 different countries. It registered a 9.0 on the Richter scale. To provide you with a little perspective, the most powerful quake to ever hit America occurred in ...read more

  • When Life Spins Out Of Control

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 24, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,745 views

    The story of Ruth is a story of a woman whose life has spun out of control. Does she look to society for help? Does she use her sexuality to manipulate others to help? Or does she call on her redeemer?

    Have you ever noticed that so many of the Calls to Worship that we hear in church talk about joy? Ps 66: “Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!” Ps 100 “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before ...read more

  • The Lost Church.

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,540 views

    In todays world we see many, Members, Clergy and Ministers, who have lost their first love and have gone after strange spirits. Many have lied, manipulated and deceived their congregations and each other.

    The Lost Church. In the Times of the End. In todays world we see many, Members, Clergy and Ministers, who have lost their first love and have gone after strange spirits. Many have lied, manipulated and deceived their congregations ...read more

  • Surviving Unhealthy Relationships Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 7,760 views

    Dealing with difficult people requires special skills. Sermon uses biblical examples to discuss how to deal with (1)Aggressive Controllers (2) Indirect Manipulators (3)Emotional Leaches.

    Surviving Unhealthy Relationships Series: Cultivating Healthy Relationships #3 1 Samuel 25:14-25[1] 2-13-05 Intro The subject of our message this morning is How to deal with difficult people (while taking roll of duct tape and baseball bat out of bag)[2]. For the last couple of ...read more

  • Relationships By The Book Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Oct 21, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,402 views

    When we are filled with the Spirit, and living our lives by the power of the Spirit, we no longer need to look to others to fill our emptiness, and we do not have to manipulate and control them so that they will fill our emptiness! So, because we are str

    Grace Based Relationships October 13, 2002 “Relationships by the Book” Ephesians 5:18-6:9 Last week we looked at relationships where grace is not in place We talked about how when we try to control those around us for our own purposes we are living in the curse that Adam and Eve received ...read more

  • Have It Your Way?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,426 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
     | 2,178 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

  • Dealing With Dificult People Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Aug 8, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 941 views

    Dealing with Difficult people use scriptureFrom the time we were babies, we all have found ways in which to "get our way". Some are legitimate means of obtaining your objectives ... others are means whereby we manipulate people. These means of manipulatio

    PAGE 1 DEALING WITH DIFICULT PEOPLE PART 1 From the time we were babies, we all have found ways in which to "get our way". Some are legitimate means of obtaining your objectives ... others are means whereby we manipulate people. These means of manipulation are usually an irritant to those who ...read more