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  • Christmas Gifts For Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Chuck Hendrix on Feb 15, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,970 views

    Christmas time will allow you to give gifts to everyone, even your enemies.

    CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOUR ENEMIES Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 5:43-48 Introduction: We make a list of them, wish for them, talk about them. Some people go in debt to buy them, everyone wants them...GIFTS! We say things like, "What do you want for Christmas this year?" Or, He is always so hard ...read more

  • Love Almighty And Ills Unlimited Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 18, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 4,190 views

    When we are dealing with issues and conflicts, we may select to be babies (unlimited retaliation), children (limited retaliation), adolescents (limited love), or mature (unlimited love), toward Jesus’ command to "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."

    Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. What madman spoke those words? What visionary would even in his wildest dreams suppose that you and I could be perfect? What is this raving? It is the word of Jesus, at the end of a series of challenges. Love your enemies. Give to ...read more

  • Church Leadership Training #2 Series

    Contributed by James May on Apr 19, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 10,679 views

    More on Leadership Characteristics necessary in the church.

    Disclaimer: Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. These sermons are original to the author and the leading of the Holy Spirit. While ideas and illustrations are often gleaned from many ...read more

  • Anger Series

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Apr 21, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,332 views

    This is what Jesus teaches about anger and how to deal with it.

    Anger Matthew 5:21-26, 38-48 INTRODUCTION: Does being angry condemn you to hell as these verses indicate? I. Jesus’ interpretation of the Sixth Commandment A. Pharisees and Scribes had taught that only outright murder was forbidden by the commandment. B. Sinful anger builds through 3 stages 1. ...read more

  • What About The Violence In Christian History? Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 5,615 views

    We need to ask: 1) Why is there violence in Christian history? 2) Why is there violence in present day Christianity? 3) What can be done about it today?

    Sadly, there are many people today who reject Christianity because of the hypocrisy and inconsistencies of the church and individual Christians throughout history. They point to some of the ugly parts of the church’s past like the Crusades, the witch trials, and the Inquisition. The Spanish ...read more

  • It's The Second Mile That Counts

    Contributed by James Groce on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,471 views

    There are some great responsibilities in this life, but there are also great rewards.

    I. Introduction A. This is one of the most interesting and compelling passages in the entire Bible B. What does this passage hold for us in instruction? C. In applying the principles Jesus taught here—how ...read more

  • A New Commandment

    Contributed by Roger Thompson on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 30,720 views

    A sermon on the command of Jesus to love one another.

    TOPIC: ?A New Commandment? TEXT: John 13:34-35 Here?s the scene, from the 13th chapter of the Gospel of John: Jesus and his disciples are in the Upper Room. It?s the Last Supper. Judas has already left to do his evil deed of betrayal. Jesus and the other eleven disciples are still at the ...read more

  • Love In The Midst Of War

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,847 views

    Jesus calls us to love our enemies. We need to do this this now more than at any other time in our history. (Written as a response to 11/9, but quite relevant today)

    Text: Mt 5:43-48 The last few weeks have been some of the most memorable of our lives. Memorable for all the wrong reasons, but memorable nonetheless. Who will ever forget those terrible pictures of airliners crashing into the towers of the World Trade Center? How many will forget the weight that ...read more

  • Just Like Your Father

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 9, 2001
    based on 130 ratings
     | 14,289 views

    Let’s take one more look at the subject of love. And in doing that, there are 3 things I want you to see: 1. The Magnificence of God’s Love. 2. The Mediocrity of Man’s Love. 3. The Maturity of Christian Love. (Powerpoints available - #135)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoints used with this message are availaable for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request # 135.) A. I’m convinced that if there is one thing the world really needs to know more about, & to put into ...read more

  • Jesus, You Gotta Be Kidding Series

    Contributed by Frank Walker on Nov 24, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 7,045 views

    This has to be the hardest of Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 5.

    A story in the Sunshine Magazine about a professor of psychology illustrates how difficult it is to love others. Although he had no children of his own, whenever he saw a neighbor scolding a child for some wrongdoing, he would say, "You should love your boy, not punish him." One hot summer ...read more

  • Influencing Our World For Christ

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 11,550 views

    A call to be people of impact for Christ.

    Influencing Our World For Christ Various Scriptures I. Introduction Today our topic is “Influencing Our World for Christ.” The idea of our time together is to look at just some of the many ways we can make a difference as we live and work in a world that doesn’t seem to have much time for ...read more

  • Loving Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 8,984 views

    Loving my enemy is a way to show I belong to God.

    May 27, 2001 Relationships in the Kingdom – Part 6 INTRODUCTION Before the reunification of Germany, each of Uwe Holmer’s eight children tried to enroll at the University of East Berlin, and each one was rejected. The East German Ministry of Education wasn’t in the habit of giving reasons for ...read more

  • Outrageous Attitudes Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 5,475 views

    When personally wronged or injured, respond with an outrageous attitude.

    May 20, 2001 Relationships in the Kingdom – Part 5 INTRODUCTION Alexander Dumas’ book, The Count of Monte Cristo, has to be one of the most captivating novels ever written. I first read it when I was in high school. The primary character, Edmond Dantes, is a handsome young man with a promising ...read more

  • Almost Perfect Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 8, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 24,125 views

    Perfection is often thought of as being sinless. But there is more to the Biblical ideal of "perfection" than that. Opening illustration is humorous and informative.

    OPEN: This morning I’m going to give you a quiz, and I don’t want you to think real hard about your answers. I just want you to answer as you feel you should. Question #1: How many of you believe you are perfect? Question #2: How many of you believe it is possible for someone WHO IS STILL LIVING to ...read more

  • Quid Pro Quo Or No?

    Contributed by Duke Jeffries on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,480 views

    A. Introduction 1.

    A. Introduction 1. What could be more natural in our relationships with others than the principle of retaliation? In its finest sense, this concept is understood to mean "If you are nice to me, then I will be nice to you;" or "If you'll scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." It is the very essence ...read more