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  • Mediocrity Series

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,434 views

    A splash of cold water for mediocre Christians...

    There is a series of unfortunate events that occurs throughout churches worldwide. They are the unfortunate things Christians do, which work to divide the church instead of unite it, and which destroy the faith of fellow believers and drive people away from the house of God instead of building it ...read more

  • The Sin Of Mediocrity

    Contributed by Gregory Griffin on Apr 2, 2001
    based on 103 ratings
     | 5,379 views

    Outlne from Rev. 3. The danger of churches and/or individucals falling victim to complacency

    Revelation 3:14-22 The sin of mediocrity Truett Cathy, founder or Chick-fil-A shows he knows what Jesus Would Do. Since 1948 he has lost millions of dollars because he will not have the restaurants open on Sunday. He has cared for children by developing the foster home system called WinShape ...read more

  • The Menace Of Mediocrity

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,124 views

    Widespread mediocrity threatens the advance of Christianity because it engenders a "just enough to get by" attitude in those affected by it.

    THE MENACE OF MEDIOCRITY "Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: ’We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ’Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, ...read more

  • Living Above Mediocrity

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Mar 27, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,832 views

    Discover the value and approach to rising above a mediocre lukewarm faith.

    (As an introduction show the clip "Wholehearted" from “Facing the Giants.”) In this clip the high school football coach asks his star player, Brock, to give “his best. That movie clip represents what Jesus Christ desires from us. He wants nothing less than our best. Are you giving Him your ...read more

  • Breaking Through The Line Of Mediocrity

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Oct 10, 2010
    based on 303 ratings
     | 35,265 views

    Are you tired of living the status quo? Do you want to live beyond the standard? Do you want to break through the line of mediocrity and exprience the life changing power of God. You need to learn from the life of Ruth.

    BREAKING THROUGH THE LINE OF MEDIOCRITY Reading: Ruth 1:1-18 The invisible dividing line between mediocrity and excellent life is evident in many people today. Everywhere, you can find people who after several trials and failures resolve to accept the status quo and believe the voice of lies ...read more

  • Paddling The Boat Of Mediocrity

    Contributed by Brent Hutsell on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,708 views

    As Christians, some are aimlessly wondering around not accomplishing anything for the cause of Christ. I believe that’s because we’re paddling the boat of mediocrity!

    I. Introduction A. James 1:6-8 B. As God’s people we have become tossed to every wind of doctrine so much to the point that some are confused altogether. 1. When we are unstable and uncrontrolled by the Spirit of God, we become undependable to the cause of Christ. 2. Our ...read more

  • Secret Of Succeeding With God

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 220 ratings
     | 1,920 views

    Samuel learned early in life what it took to succeed with God, and it made all the difference in the world.

    ATTENTION: No one sets out to fail. A recent series of advertisements for an Internet company portrayed children speaking facetiously about their mediocre aspirations for the future. As much as we laugh at these absurdities, the sad ...read more

  • Remember The Simple Things Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 208 ratings
     | 22,903 views

    Peter gives us list of 8 simple characteristics that are so basic we tend to overlook them... but we do so at our own risk. Learn the value of the "simple" qualities of your faith.

    OPEN: Cecil B. DeMille was making one of his great epic movies. He had 6 cameras at various points to pick up the overall action and 5 other cameras set up to film plot developments involving major characters. The large cast had begun rehearsing the scene at 6am and they went through it 4 ...read more

  • Why Jesus Encouraged People To Seek The Mentorship Of Godly People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 10, 2005
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,367 views

    "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

    Why Jesus Encouraged People to Seek the Mentorship of Godly People (Luke 6:40) We all tend to acquire the best and worst traits of our most influential teachers. Jesus urges us to adopt mentors that are Christ-like in their thinking, attitudes, and behavior. Illustration: It is better to ...read more

  • The Worthwhile Life

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,091 views

    Too many Christians live mediocre lives. But they don’t have to. We have within us the ability to make a difference in our everyday lives.

    OPEN: "We rarely use the word ’cure,’" said the psychiatrist to his patient. "But after 5 years of therapy it is my pleasure to pronounce you completely cured." To his surprise an unhappy look came over the woman’s face. "What’s wrong?" he asked. "I thought you’d be thrilled." "Oh, it’s fine ...read more

  • If One Should Wander From The Truth Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 24, 2012
    based on 174 ratings
     | 20,770 views

    James tells us what to do with people who wander away from the truth of Christ. 1- Bring them back 2- Remember the good 3- Cover the sins

    INTRO.- ILL.- One time a friend from Missiouri visited our church on a Sunday morning. He was a good church member where I formerly preached. He was a hunter and I fished for bass. He use to say to me, “If you’d go turkey hunting with me you’d stop that bass fishing.” What was he saying? ...read more

  • Progress Is Facilitated With God Directed Delegation Of Responsibilities 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 11, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,289 views

    Have you ever wondered why some organizations seem to languish in mediocrity? In the early days of the church, the apostles learned how to delegate responsibilities so they were not sidetracked from their major ministries.

    1. Have you ever wondered why some organizations seem to languish in mediocrity? Quote; Poor delegation leads to jealousy, mistrust and ineffectiveness. Example: In the early days of the church, the apostles learned how to delegate responsibilities so they were not sidetracked from their ...read more

  • Heavenly Help For Hard Times (Victorious Living In A Vicious World) Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jun 23, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,481 views

    This world can be tough on Christians. Some cave in and live in powerless mediocrity, but Jesus didn’t die to build a church of wimps. Paul’s instruction to Timothy is timely for today’s trials!

    Heavenly Help for Hard Times (Victorious Living in a Vicious World) (flip a coin) Heads or tails? This happens at the beginning of many sporting events today. Flipping a coin to determine who would begin a game goes all the way back to the Greek Olympic games where they believed the gods ...read more

  • Just Like Your Father

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 130 ratings
     | 10,869 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

  • Praying For The Right Things Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 19, 2003
    based on 126 ratings
     | 7,759 views

    In the light of the Lord’s impending return, we’re to pray that our faith will grow and that our love will increase. Since those who don’t know God will be punished when Christ appears, we must avoid mediocre spirituality and apathetic prayers.

    Praying for the Right Things One of my favorite commercials is for a cell phone company in which cellular static has caused some confusion between a married couple. The wife had just asked her husband to bring home “a movie, something old.” The husband however, thought she said, “Bring home a ...read more