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  • Motivation

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 6,403 views

    Motivation is needed in our relationship with Christ.

    2 TIM.1:6 "MOTIVATION" A) A young, smart-alec cowboy was riding his horse one day and saw an old man on a mule. * The young cowboy decided to have a little fun, so he drew his 6-shooter and told the old man to get off the mule and dance! * He said to the old man, "Have you ever danced?" B) ...read more

  • Motivation

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,783 views

    What is our motivation to resist temptation?

    Motivation! When the circulation of the Pravada (formerly the official mouthpiece of the Communist party) fell, it was the “church” of the Communist party. The editors remarked wistfully that Christianity and Communism have many of the same ideals: equality, sharing, justice and racial harmony. ...read more

  • Motive Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Mar 6, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,565 views

    This is the 16th sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks". This sermon looks at what real love is.

    Sunday Morning March 9, 2003 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: “Church On The Rocks” [#16] MOTIVE 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Introduction: 1. We have heard over and over again how we need to be faithful to God in all that we do. We have heard over and over again how we need to be ...read more

  • Motive

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 31, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,218 views

    Apparently the false teachers in Corinth were suggesting that Paul’s unwillingness to accept support from the church was simply a coverup. They thought that he really had a love for money, and the offering he claimed to be taking for the suffering saints

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: H. L. Gee somewhere tells of a tramp who came begging to a good woman’s door. She went to get something to give him and found that she had no change in the house. She went to him and said, “I have not a penny of small change. I need a loaf of bread. Here is a pound ...read more

  • The Motive Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,610 views

    1st in 5 part Series using the popular TV show, CSI, to investigate the death and subsequent resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    THE MOTIVE: JESUS’ AUTHORITY CSI: Murder of God - Week 1 MATT.28:18; JOHN 10:17-18 INTRODUCTION TO SERIES: CSI is the #1 show in all of Television. The Thursday night show was so popular it created two successful spin-offs... CSI: Miami on Monday nights and CSI: New York on Wednesdays. ...read more

  • Motivations For Giving

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,300 views

    ACKNOWLEDGE AND RELY ON God as the source of all things. He owns everything and every good gift comes from His hand. "The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it." Jesus said, "But, seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will b

    Matthew 6:33-33 Motivations for Giving 1. ACKNOWLEDGE AND RELY ON God as the source of all things. He owns everything and every good gift comes from His hand. (I Cor. 10:26) "The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it." Jesus said, "But, seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and ...read more

  • The Motives Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Ralf Bergmann on May 24, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,674 views

    There is nothing more powerful and effective than the power of prayer, and as powerful as it is and as glorious a gift as it is, as Christians we fail to thank and listen to God.

    Sermon Title: The Motives of Prayer Scripture: James 5:12-20 Wesleyan Community Church Terry, Mississippi Sunday Morning - January 6, 2002 Scripture Introduction: This morning we will be looking at the final section of Scripture out of the Book of James. Just as a fireworks display ends ...read more

  • Motivated Living

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Oct 8, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,562 views

    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 ...read more

  • Motivation By Example Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 7, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,319 views

    When a serious believer goes beyond the call of duty and expends himself or herself to the glory of God, others are motivated to expend themselves for God.

    Motivation by Example (Philippians 1:12-18) 1. One of the big challenges within American Evangelicalism is staying motivated. We become bored and lose our enthusiasm. • Boredom is always a contemporary issue: The Rev. Dr. Robert South, while preaching one day in 1689, looked up from his ...read more

  • The Motivation For Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,213 views

    The final message from the series on Malachi

    I have heard it said over and over again that hindsight is 20/20. How many things can you remember in your life that if you would have known they were going to turn out the way they did, you would have made an entirely different decision? How would you live your life differently today if you knew ...read more

  • An Occasion For Motivation Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Feb 10, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,295 views

    This sermon looks at the prayer the apostles prayed for boldness in Acts 4:23-31

    An Occasion for Motivation: Acts 4:23-31, Most Christians would likely cower in fear if we had been arrested, questioned and then forbidden to even speak in the name of Jesus. The apostles however took a very different approach. They came before God asking for boldness to continue proclaiming ...read more

  • Motivated By Love

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Aug 22, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 13,724 views

    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

    Introduction • 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 down His life for ...read more

  • Godly Motivation

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 22, 2003
    based on 93 ratings
     | 4,665 views

    Being motivated to serve the Lord with zeal usually involves 2 factors: A Picture of Who God is (what He is Like) and A Sense of God’s Purpose for Your Life.

    1. God’s way of doing things is not always the easiest or least stressful... 2. we need to be motivated, invigorated, roused... 3. It is a constant battle, but there is an old tried and true formula; 4. lots of people motivated to do just about anything...but in the Kingdom of God, why ...read more

  • The Motivation Factor Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on May 5, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,581 views

    The first factor in church health is motivation - why we do what we do,

    SERIES: HEALTHY CHURCH! “THE MOTIVATION FACTOR” MATTHEW 22:36-40 OPEN In this new year of 2011, I’ve decided to make some changes in my life. One of the changes I’m going to make is to get healthy – physically healthy. I’m overweight, have Type-2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. ...read more

  • A Question Of Motive Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 7, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 19,067 views

    Jesus deals with the motivation in which one carries out their religious devotion.

    “A Question of Motive.” Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 Jesus has just finished describing the incredibly high standards of behavior required of those who would be His disciples. In verse ...read more