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  • Lip-Service Won't Cut It!

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,132 views

    Next message through Matthew, this one dealing with Jesus’ words about actually living what we say about loving God.

    Lip-Service Won’t Cut It! Matthew 15:1-9 November 19, 2006 There are a number of things in my life that I try to avoid, if at all possible. For instance, I try to avoid pot-holes in the road. I also try to avoid things like the tornado I mentioned a couple weeks ago, as well as any ...read more

  • When You're Hot And When You're Not

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 83 ratings
     | 7,438 views

    Let’s consider what was wrong with the Pharisees in order to find out what is sometimes wrong with us or what is lacking in our devotion to the Lord.

    INTRO.- Who’s hot and who’s not? It all depends on your viewpoint and what kind of TV news you watch. But if you have been watching the TV news at all you will get a glimpse of who’s hot and who’s not in the world of entertainment. Emmitt Smith of “Dancing with the Stars” fame is hot and ...read more

  • A Check-Up From The Heart Up!

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,510 views

    Have you heard that saying, " there’s gold in them there pews." Well, every potential leader in your church needs these words of warning.

    A Check Up from the Heart Up! Text: Matthew 15: 1-3, 8-14 1 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”3 He answered and said to them, “Why ...read more

  • Walk The Talk

    Contributed by Lacy Scott on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 20,948 views

    We must learn to make our Christian walk backup our Christian talk.

    We Talk the Talk, but do We Walk the Walk? St. Matthew 15: 7 & 8 Purpose: To instruct the listener that Christian Discipleship is more than saying “I am a Christian”. Introduction: Many of us think that if we accept Jesus and say we are Christians, that is all there is to it. But along with ...read more

  • No More Hypocrites, Please

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,276 views

    Hypocrisy

    "No More Hypocrites, Please!" Matthew 15:1-20 9/21/97 Intro: We all have many traditions that we keep. We bow our heads and close our eyes when we pray. It’s not the only way to pray. The Bible gives many examples of prayer. Yet, we think this is the only way to pray. *If you don’t pray ...read more

  • Boundaries - Jesus And The Shock-Collar

    Contributed by Robert Fox on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,279 views

    Uses the analogy of an "invisible fence" to explain Christian boundaries vs. spiritual freedom. Student ministry PowerPoint presentation.

    [Boundaries] Slide Graphic – sign: “NO TRESPASSING. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again” Slide Text – These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men (Mathew 15:8-9) (Note: I ...read more

  • Whole Hearted Or Half Hearted?

    Contributed by George Crumbly on Aug 20, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 10,209 views

    Is our service to the Lord whole or half hearted?

    "WHOLE OR HALF HEARTED?" Matthew 15: 8-9 George E. Crumbly Humphrey UMC August 2005 MATTHEW 15 Most folks like to do things "Whole" heartedly. The word ("WHOLE: Complete, having nothing missing, not divided or in pieces.") Some folks like to do things "Half" heartedly. The word ("HALF: ...read more

  • The Church- At Worship Series

    Contributed by Kim Huffman on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,640 views

    In this seermon we will look at what worship is not, what it is and what happens when we truly worship.

    Kim Huffman 1/11/4 Goshen Christian Church God’s Pattern for the Church #2 “THE CHURCH – AT WORSHIP” Mt. 15:7-9 & John 4:23,24 INTRODUCTION We come to church and what we do we call a worship service. But is it possible for us to go through the whole service and not worship? What does ...read more

  • When Our Actions Don't Match Our Words

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 125 ratings
     | 10,820 views

    The spoken word is among the most powerful means of communication. This outline lists some of the ways a person’s actions fail to match their words.

    WHEN OUR ACTIONS DON’T MATCH OUR WORDS "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ’These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’" Matthew ...read more

  • The Trouble With Tradition Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,243 views

    How did Jesus deal with "Traditon." How can we apply His teaching to our practices today?

    The Trouble with Tradition Mark 7:1–13 INTRODUCTION We obtain biblical authority from three ways: 1. Direct Command, 2. Divine Example and 3. Necessary Inference. When we come across anything for which we do not have a command, example or cannot infer proper action from clear biblical ...read more

  • Show A Little Respect

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,933 views

    HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER, AS THE LORD YOUR GOD HAS COMMANDED YOU, SO THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG AND THAT IT MAY GO WELL WITH YOU IN THE LAND THE LORD YOUR GOD IS GIVING YOU (DEUTERONOMY 5: 16/ EXODUS 20: 12).

    SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT MATTHEW 15: 1-20 NOVEMBER 10, 2002 INTRODUCTION: A LITTLE GIRL ONCE SAID TO HER MOTHER, “Mommy, if Santa Claus brings our presents, and God gives us our daily bread, and Uncle Sam gives us Social Security, why do we keep daddy around?” On his sixteenth birthday a son ...read more

  • Mixed Messages

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,931 views

    If our actions do not support our words then it would be better if we remain silent, for what we do does speak so loud that the world cannot hear what we say.

    MIXED MESSAGES "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ’These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me, and in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." Matthew 15:7-9 We often hear ...read more

  • Dead End Decisions

    Contributed by Randy Wood on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,923 views

    Our text this morningwill show us the cause and effect of good and bad decisions.

    DEAD END DECISIONS TEXT: JOSHUA 24:15 INTRODUCTION: Every day all of us face many decisions that range from trivial to very important ones. When you get up out of the bed in the morning it is a ¡§new¡¨ day that god Himself has given to you that could possibly have an outcome that can ...read more

  • Dead End Decisions

    Contributed by Randy Wood on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 960 views

    Our text this morningwill show us the cause and effect of good and bad decisions.

    DEAD END DECISIONS TEXT: JOSHUA 24:15 INTRODUCTION: Every day all of us face many decisions that range from trivial to very important ones. When you get up out of the bed in the morning it is a ¡§new¡¨ day that god Himself has given to you that could possibly have an outcome that can ...read more

  • French Horns Or Paper Dolls?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jun 30, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 4,479 views

    Which would you rather be - a Christian who puts on Christ’s character like a costume, or an instrument playing beautiful music in God’s hands?

    I admit it – I played with paper dolls as a young boy. I guess I got them from my sisters – we may have even played them together. But I remember thinking it was pretty cool that you could take this people, cut out different clothes and hair and stuff for them and make them into anything you wanted ...read more