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  • Manipulating God

    Contributed by Philip Cunningham Iii on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,455 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.

    Sunday AM – Lynn Haven – 12/09/07 FOCUS: • Manipulating God • Surrendering to God FUNCTION: • To open people’s eyes to the true intentions of their heart in terms of why they worship God A. Pleasantries B. This is a sermon that we all should have heard a dozen times already, and I ...read more

  • Master Manipulators

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jun 18, 2012
     | 3,309 views

    here are some who manipulate others to get their way or to hide their sin; all contrary to God’s way.

    Master Manipulators June 17, 2012 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: There are some who manipulate others to get their way or to hide their sin; all contrary to God’s way. Focus Passage: 2 Samuel 11:6-27 Supplemental Passage: "But for ...read more

  • Master Manipulators Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 3, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,274 views

    Here is David's attempt to manipulate others in order to hide his sin. Far to many today still manipulate others in an attempt to get their way or to hide their sin. "O, what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive."

  • Beware Of Witchcraft Manipulation.

    Contributed by Adeolu Akin-Abraham on May 11, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 17,322 views

    The serpent was a regular visitor to the Garden of Eden. Its presence in their estate was not unusual to Eve. It was easy for her to be manipulated because of the intimacy.

    Destiny Pickpockets are always coming up with new schemes, one must be prepared. The most seemingly harmless of robbers is likely to be the pickpocket. As undetected shoplifter, the pickpocket gradually drains off his victim. With steady hits, the prey becomes weak and subsequently destroyed. ...read more

  • Mouth To Mouth Manipulation

    Contributed by Chris Manning on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,057 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.

  • The Altar Call – Ministry Or Majick Manipulation?

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Aug 4, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 609 views

    A look at the history of the 'Alter Call,' and the techniques used to bring about a decision.

    Sadly, many in modern-day ministry are unknowingly using Occult language and practices to get their audience to react and respond to their message. The enemy will always attempt to circumvent a sovereign work of God by crafting a cunning counterfeit to cause confusion in Christians. What God ...read more

  • Manipulation By Guilt Vs. Straightforward Requests Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 26, 2016
     | 2,075 views

    Manipulation is a dishonest method to control others, get our way, or make others think an idea was theirs; it stands in contrast to making honest straightforward requests. Manipulation by guilt is perhaps the most common form of manipulation.

    Manipulation by Guilt Vs. Straightforward Requests (topical) 1. A lot of persuasion — even in church — can be based upon emotion and a lack of logic. “Pastor Smith was winding up his sermon about the dangers of alcohol and the need for temperance. He shouted, 'If I had ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From Manipulation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 7, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,342 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

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

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 27, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,139 views

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

  • Emotional Blackmail

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Nov 13, 2017
     | 1,942 views

    If you can work and don’t, you shouldn’t eat.

    Emotional Blackmail by Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. Something I always like to cover in my missions is the role of feelings and emotions in our moral lives. Someone just gave me a copy of a book by Susan Forward, Emotional Blackmail. It’s about those who prey upon people’s emotions as a form of ...read more

  • An Admirable Scheme? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Dec 6, 2017
     | 773 views

    A study of the book of Acts 21: 1 – 30

    Acts 21: 1 – 30 An admirable scheme? 21 Now it came to pass, that when we had departed from them and set sail, running a straight course we came to Cos, the following day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. 2 And finding a ship sailing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. 3 When we ...read more

  • Grace For The Pace Series

    Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jul 13, 2010
     | 1,574 views

    We receive Vertical Grace –rel. w/ God; We relate Horizontal Grace – rel. w/ people. You’re either a grace giver or a grace killer (do you distribute it or expect it?)

    *We receive Vertical Grace –rel. w/ God; We relate Horizontal Grace – rel. w/ people *You’re either a grace giver or a grace killer (do you distribute it or expect it?) - I’m afraid the world isn’t as interest in Christ because of Christians… “soured” - Churched have a “Let me out” attitude – ...read more

  • Jacob's Deception Of Isaac Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Dec 1, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,902 views

    Jacob's deception of Isaac in Genesis 27:1-45 teaches us God's sovereign, redemptive will is always done, in spite of any person's opposition to it.

    Scripture Last week we began a series of sermons on "Isaac's Descendants." In our first lesson we saw that Isaac and Rebekah had twin sons, Esau and Jacob. As a young man, Esau despised his birthright and sold it to his twin brother, Jacob. Later, Jacob deceived his father, Isaac, and received ...read more

  • Don’t Be Manipulated: Choose The More-Than-Sufficient Jesus

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 20, 2014
     | 1,029 views

    False teachers are constantly trying to manipulate us in their direction, but we much choose our alternative from a position of strength and truth, not by guilt trips, fads, emotional manipulations, or slick presentations.

    Don’t Be Manipulated: Choose the More-than-Sufficient Jesus (Colossians 2:16-23) 1. Because people seem confident does not mean they know what they are doing. 2. SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Three men who attempted to steal a Massachusetts delivery driver's car found their ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Escape Spiritual Manipulation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,976 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