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  • Master Manipulators Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 3, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,988 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."

    2 SAMUEL 11: 6-27 [The Life of David] MASTER MANIPULATORS [Revelation 21:8] Forty-two years ago (June 17, 1972), hotel personnel noticed that a stairwell door lock had been taped in the open position. Three police officers responded to find five unauthorized individuals inside the ...read more

  • Manipulating God

    Contributed by Philip Cunningham Iii on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,219 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

  • Mouth To Mouth Manipulation

    Contributed by Chris Manning on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,989 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
     | 9,213 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 Helps Us Escape Spiritual Manipulation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,929 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
     | 1,443 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

  • The Blame Game

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Jun 25, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,055 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
     | 926 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

  • Put God In A Square Box Series

    Contributed by Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
    based on 132 ratings
     | 3,843 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.

  • Judas Iscariot

    Contributed by David King on May 31, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,324 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.

  • When Life Spins Out Of Control

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 24, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,713 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

  • Surviving Unhealthy Relationships Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 7,711 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

  • Playing God

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,769 views

    Scientists are increasingly ’playing God’ by manipulating biological processes. However, there are ways that we can ’play God’ in our lives. This study discusses the ways we can fall into that dangerous trap.

  • Have It Your Way?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,381 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

  • The Feast Of Firstfruits

    Contributed by Bramwell Hayes on Oct 7, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,421 views

    The first harvest festival of the Jewish year teaches us that God will give good things to us because of his nature, not because he has been manipulated, that he has first claim on everything and the resurrection of Christ is a promise that we too will be

    Harvest is one of my most favourite Sundays in the year. The special songs, the display, the food donated to be used as food parcels for people in need of food through the year. The ancient Israelites were fortunate in that God had commanded them to have not one, but three harvest festivals a ...read more