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  • Practice What You Preach

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Nov 9, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 11,734 views

    When the world is telling everyone else that don’t have this, or they’re not like that, or they’re not good enough, Christians should be the ones sending the message loud and clear, “we love you anyway!”

    There are many things I admire about John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. He was intentional about spending time with God each day, even getting up at 4 or 5 a.m. to do so. He took the gospel seriously and wasn’t afraid to remind the people of his day of many long-forgotten truths about ...read more

  • The Mother-Heart Of God

    Contributed by Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr 24, 2015
     | 4,862 views

    Matthew 23:37 , how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings,

    THE MOTHER-HEART OF GOD If your Mother never did any thing right, she did one thing totally right…She Had You and You Are Anointed of God. Thank God for your Mother. Isaiah 66:12 For the Lord says, See, I will make her peace like a river, and the glory of the nations like an ...read more

  • Matthew 23 - Call No Man Father

    Contributed by Lay Man on May 29, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,195 views

    And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. - Matthew 23:9 Leaving a Presbyterian Church today at the end of the service we sang 3 amens, which is typical in many reformed churches dating back to the time ...

    And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. - Matthew 23:9 Leaving a Presbyterian Church today at the end of the service we sang 3 amens, which is typical in many reformed churches dating back to the times of Luther, Calvin and others. This ...read more

  • Lessons In Humility

    Contributed by Ezekiel Ette on Nov 4, 2017
     | 6,416 views

    The exaggerated sense of self interferes with serving God and each other

    Matt 23 : 1 – 12 There are many stories from someone named Aesop. No one knows if he/she actually lived but is said to have been a story teller who told stories and solved problems. The stories are still, to this day, used as lessons in morality. Some said that he/she was a slave who loved to ...read more

  • True Leadership

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on Oct 31, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,266 views

    When is religious authority right and wrong? How should we behave in an imperfect church? Should we quit church and return to the devil or stay and be a force for good?

    Prelude When is religious authority right and wrong? How should we behave in an imperfect church? Should we quit church and return to the devil or stay and be a force for good? Let’s look at Jesus’ blunt assessment of human religious leadership in Matthew 23:1-12 and see if we can learn a better ...read more

  • You "Are" The Salt You "Are" The Light (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Mar 12, 2015
    based on 137 ratings
     | 26,709 views

    You "Are" The Salt You "Are" The Light! It does not state you could be the Salt or the light. It does not say you should be the salt and the light. It says you "are". It is a promise!

    Our reading from Matthew .....is near the beginning .....of Jesus' most famous..... sermon,...... "The Sermon on the Mount." In our text, .....Jesus called his followers then...as well as us this day.....to the highest standards .....of conduct. (Pause) He challenged us .....to "turn the ...read more

  • Call No One Father.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Sep 29, 2017
     | 4,345 views

    Yet Paul refers to himself as a spiritual father.

    31A Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs tells about a lady from Texas named Mae who confessed to doing something that was quite embarrassing. She says that a few years ago she and her husband invited a couple to their home for dinner. The couple brought a pot of tulips as a gift. She says ...read more

  • La Integridad

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Sep 29, 2017
     | 1,929 views

    Esa pequeña área que tú piensas que la tienes controlada eventualmente te hundirá

    31A Una señora de Texas cuenta que unos pocos años atrás ella y su esposo invitaron a un matrimonio amigo a su casa para cenar. Los invitados les llevaron de regalo una maceta con tulipanes. La señora no pensó que los tulipanes fueran realmente bonitos y le pareció feo el color de los mismos, ...read more

  • Live For Others: Have A Servant Heart! Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 99,289 views

    Don’t just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartily, as Christ’s servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you’re really serving God.

    Live for Others: Have a Servant Heart! We are continuing in our series on Discovering our destiny and this week we are going to be thinking about what it means to live for others. This morning we are considering what it means to have a servant heart. To focus our thoughts, listen to the words ...read more

  • Desperation: Precursor To Breakthrough

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
     | 7,619 views

    Desperation is often the harbinger to breakthrough. Although this message was preached prior to the presidential election, the principles taught still apply nationally and individually. How does God use desperation to ultimately bless us?

    Isaiah 30:18 10/9/16 Intro A. I have experienced a heightened awareness of God’s love for Israel this week. As you know this is the time of year when Israel is approaching the Feast of Tabernacles. We are currently in the midst of Ten Days of Awe which began last Sunday with the Feast of ...read more

  • How Can You Escape The Condemnation Of Hell? Series

    Contributed by Doug Fannon on Oct 22, 2018
     | 2,618 views

    Jesus asked the question to the Scribes and Pharisees who were going through life filling squares and never having the heart right with Him.

    Today we are starting a new sermon series entitled: The Questions Jesus Asked. Jesus had a way of asking questions to which He fully knew the answers. The question Jesus asked where for our benefit, not his. Jesus being divine, He is all knowing, so in a sense, His questions are rhetorical. God ...read more

  • Standing In The Way Of The Spiritual Progress Of Others Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 18, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,867 views

    This message looks at how we sometimes block the door for spiritual seekers and keep them from finding God.

    BIG IDEA: We can point people to God, but we can also stand in their way. - Matthew 23:13. - The idea here is blocking the door or pointing someone in the wrong direction. - This is something we should pause and consider how heartbreaking the image is: someone seeking spiritual truth, ...read more

  • How To Be Exalted By God Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,518 views

    This message looks at the need for humility and how God works through it.

    OUR OWN BOOTSTRAPS: How often do we bring our plans to God as an afterthought? - Too often in church life and in our individual lives, we come up with our plans and then we bring them to God. - “Is this alright with You?” - “Please bless this.” - “God, make ...read more

  • Moving Past Religion That Weighs You Down Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 18, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,944 views

    This message looks at the burdensome approach to religion that the Pharisees had and what Jesus offers instead.

    PHARISEE RELIGION: “Got-to’s” and guilt lead to a heavy burden. - Matthew 23:4. - Cf. v. 3 – The Pharisees don’t practice what they preach, so they’re putting out a standard, but the “unwashed masses” don’t know how to avoid the guilt. In ...read more

  • The Problem With Religion That Looks Good Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,089 views

    This message looks at the problems that come with living your life to impress others.

    A LIFE GOAL: Live your life so that people will say good things at your funeral. - The Pharisees were doing things for an audience of people. - Key phrase is v. 5a – “done for men to see” - Three examples: a. Phylacteries and tassels. - These were things talked ...read more