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  • Motivated By Love

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    God knows our motives. As Christians, we must examine our motives to ensure we are motivated by love only. God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus because He was motivated by love for us. Jesus demonstrated obedience to the Father and love for us by laying

  • Living The Love Of Christ

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on May 26, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    Be motivated by the Love of Christ, and nothing else. Pray that we will apprehend the greatness of His love.

    Following last week’s passage, where we see how a sinful woman expressed great affection for Jesus - Luke 7:36ff. The sinful woman came into Simon’s house, wet Jesus’ feet with her tears and wiped with her hair. Kissed His feet and poured perfumed on His feet. All these actions were expression more

  • The Greatest Of These

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 16, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Unless done in love, all of our work and sacrifice will be for nothing. How can we maintain a motivation of love?

    When you heard today’s text being read, you could be forgiven for wondering if you had inadvertently wandered into a wedding. Because the reading of chapter thirteen of Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has become as much a fixture of marriage ceremonies as unity candles, more

  • Friendship: I Have Called You Friends Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Oct 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Our motivation is love, because Christ gave His. Be open and share your life, for Christ shared His and we are blessed.

  • Motivated Living

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Oct 6, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    This sermon encourages inspection of our heart motives: ULTERIOR MOTIVE is a huge issue in the world today. Are you motivated by love, or the "What’s In It For Me" factor?

    Buried somewhere in the center of a stack of moving boxes are three thick books: our family photo albums, the antiquated ones. Everyone knows flipping the pages of a photo album is out. Now CD’s and DVD’s are in. The pictures never fade, the slideshow runs without the old family slide projector more

  • At Home With God-Heaven-Revelation 21 Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Nov 30, 2013

    Heaven need not be an obsession, yet our relationship with God should be. It is this relationship which drives everything good in our lives. It is motivation for love for each other, gives us strength for today, and fills with hope for an eternity with Gd

    • The Bible is NOT obsessed with heaven. When Jesus speaks of the Kingdom of Heaven or the Kingdom of God, in general, He is not talking about a future housing for God and His people-He is talking about a way of living here and now. The greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven must be the servant of more

  • Love One Another

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on Sep 16, 2018

    A message on practical ways to love one another and the real motivation or benefit of loving one another.

  • The Place Of The Jews In God's Plan Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 16, 2002
    based on 51 ratings

    God’s promises have not been forgotten. God has the right to choose because he is the sovereign Lord and Creator. God’s motive is love and mercy, and the demonstration of his glory. We all depend on his mercy for our salvation

    You’d be forgiven for thinking, when you read the first few chapters of Romans, that Paul has it in for the Jews. He goes to such great pains to point out that all their religious systems, all their efforts to be right with God are doomed. He accuses them of condemning others for failing to obey more

  • Life-Giving Reproof Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 17, 2012
    based on 9 ratings

    Reproof is a very positive use of speech, provided it's motivated by love and directed by wisdom. Rebuke is not pleasant to our fallen nature but we learn to value it for the results it brings. The best and wisest of us falls short and has much to learn &

    PROVERBS 15: 31-32 LIFE-GIVING REPROOF Reproof is a very positive use of speech, provided it's motivated by love and directed by wisdom. Reproof though can be a difficult pill to swallow, but godly reproof is precious to the soul. It can be bitter to the taste but like medicine, it aids more

  • The Collaboration Of Love And Faith Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Jun 24, 2016

    Love serves as a great motivator, and our faith is motivated by love. When our love is lacking or weak, our faith will be as well. Love and faith go hand in hand, working together as we strive to serve the Lord, consistent with His will.

    The Collaboration of Love and Faith 1 John 5: 1-5 Today we enter the fifth and final chapter of John’s first epistle. Consistent with previous teaching, John continues to deal with love, a subject he has spoken of at length. We have considered much concerning our love for the Lord and more

  • How To Motivate People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 27 ratings

    When it comes to getting people motivated reactionaries love to use fear, guilt and shame. However, fear, guilt and shame are only effective in motivating most people in the short run. Actually, the Bible says, "The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever

  • What Motivates You?

    Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Jun 14, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    I ask the question, what motivates you as a Christian? What makes you do the things you do? I then make a contrast between David and Saul and ask, what motivated David to weep for a man who wanted to kill him, and what motivated Saul to pursue David.

    Title: What Motivates You? Text: I Sam 18:1-12; 19:9-11; 24:1-7; 26:5-12; 31:6; II Sam 1:11-12 Pray!!! Read Text - (II Sam 1:11-12) Introduction: - A question that has been frequently asked by Christians is “If you knew the Lord was coming in 2 weeks what would you do?” - Many have more

  • Walking By Faith Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 25, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Christians walk a different walk. Not only do we walk along a different path, but we also walk in a different manner. The difference is caused by our active and dynamic relationship with Jesus.

    2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 “Walking By Faith” INTRODUCTION Various Christian groups have attempted to define what it is like to live as a Christian. At the turn of the twentieth century, the evangelist, Billy Sunday, believed that temperance was the mark of a Christian. Christians more

  • Evidence For Everyone To See Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 24, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    If we are going to be successful in fulfilling our calling, our faith must be eveident for everyone to see

    INTRODUCTION • Once we become a Christian, what are we to do? Should there be anything different about what we do with our lives, should there be a different focus for our lives than what we had before we came to Jesus? What should we be doing with ourselves as we await the return of more

  • The Holy Spirit Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The message explores the motivation of spiritual gifts.

    God’s Heart - Love, Christ’s Purpose - Service Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. I John 4:7-8 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and more