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  • The Best Offense Is A Good Defense

    Contributed by James Bryant on Sep 5, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 3,122 views

    With many Universities football program gearing up, they are seeking the best defense. I found the ultimate. Check it out! ! !

    THE BEST OFFENSE IS A GOOD DEFENSE Psalms 94:22 (22) But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. This time of year, all of the college football teams in America are trying to put together a game plan to win the National Championship title. ...read more

  • 3 Counter Offensives Of The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fredericks on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,295 views

    The church is not a fortress, but a force, and therefore must implement 3 counteroffensives in response to our enemy’s attacks!

    The Church’s Three Counteroffensives to Our Enemies Attacks Acts 8 17 Nov 2002 INTRODUCTION: We are going to return to our broad outline for understanding Acts, you’ll remember the theme is THE START OF SOMETHING GREAT. While our three major points were: 1. Being a witness in Jerusalem ...read more

  • Scoring For Jesus

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 843 views

    Jesus’ call to be salt and light is Jesus’ call to be offensive. Only when we are on the offense will we score for Jesus.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris This time of the year is a little disappointing for anyone from Cincinnati. Why? Because football season just got underway. The Cincinnati ...read more

  • How To See Christ As A Refuge Instead Of An Offense - Rom. 9:33

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 27, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,385 views

    How to See Christ as a Refuge Instead of an Offense - Rom. 9:33

    How to See Christ as a Refuge Instead of an Offense - Rom. 9:33 People who are easily offended are prone to give in to anger, fear or feelings of doubt. When individuals choose to be offended they are often driven more by subjective emotions than objective facts. An obstacle on a road that ...read more

  • Fighting Spiritual Battles

    Contributed by Mike Molenaar on May 4, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,110 views

    Not only do we need to be prepared defensively against spiritual attacks but we must also counter attack with a great offense.

    John 14:1-14 After Jesus showed his love by washing the disciples feet he said, "I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. We are blessed if we know the ...read more

  • Big Enough To Forgive Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,686 views

    David discovered that sometimes personal offenses are best forgiven, not paid back by holding grudges, getting angry, or giving paybacks.

    When David met Shemei the first time (2 Samuel 16:5-8), Shemei: +Kicked him when he was down. +Threw rocks at him, +Yelled at him, +Said God was judging the King, +Probably reminded David who Shemei’s dad was The second time they met (2 Samuel 19:22-23), 1. David kept his focus on God ...read more

  • Ingredients To Repentance

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 269 ratings
     | 52,992 views

    In order to live in submission to God, we must repent of those things that are an offense to Him.

    James 4:7-10 September 5, 1999 Submitting to God (Part 2) - Ingredients of repentance Introduction There was a cartoon several years ago in the Saturday Review of Literature in which little George Washington is standing with an axe in his hand. Before him lying on the ground is the ...read more

  • The Peril Of Profanity

    Contributed by James Groce on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 998 views

    Blasphemy is taken most seriously in the Bible. If the punishment is to be equal to the crime, then blasphemy is a most serious offense.

    If our text teaches us anything, it teaches us the peril of profanity. Blasphemy is taken most seriously in the Bible. If the punishment is to be equal to the crime, then blasphemy is a most serious offense. There are two questions which we must ask ourselves. The first is this: What is blasphemy? ...read more

  • Going Too Far

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 21, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,098 views

    What exactly does it mean to "sin against the Holy Spirit"? Why does God hold this offense to be so serious?

    GOING TOO FAR Matt. 12:22-37 INTRO. (Prov. 29:1) -- He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy." The Bible indicates that God has 3 points which, if you go beyond them, you go beyond the point of redemption. To exceed these ...read more

  • Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Be More Offensive Than Defensive Minded In Spiritual Warfare

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,650 views

    1. The Holy Spirit wants us to take full advantage of the fact that Christ has already declared us conquerors through His redemption. Paul wrote, "We are more than conquerors through Him who love loved us." (Rom. 8:37) Ask the Lord to help you to appropriate all the resources that you enjoy as a ...read more

  • From Pit To Place

    Contributed by James Harrington on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,947 views

    The story of Joseph helps us to choose to overlook unfair offenses, overcome enormous obstacles and model a virtue that is fast becoming lost in or hostile age.

    From Pit to Palace Genesis 32:22-32 In David Aikman’s book Great Souls: Six Who Changed the Century, he profiles six leaders of the 20th century who he argues triumphed over criticism, adversity and opposition. Aikman writes, “I’ve always personally been inspired by the lives of great ...read more

  • Your Response Determines Your Future

    Contributed by Mike Holley on May 25, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,297 views

    our response to opportunities in life determines our future. It is the same in the spiritual realm. Every response has consquences and has an impact on our future. Offenses seems to be one of the major events in the church today.

    ‘Your Response Determines Your Future” I. Introduction A. Your response determines your future: 1. Deception is not knowing while thinking you know. 2. Holy Spirit will reveal, that which is hidden. 3. Unknowingly you will look at “offense opportunities” through the glasses ...read more

  • A Work In Progress Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 14, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 2,209 views

    When the real Jesus is seen, he presents problems -- either he is too difficult for us to accept, or he is offensive to our sloppy ways of doing church, or we are just too tired of churchiness -- but his words of life revive our weariness.

    I notice that they’ve revived one of the old-time television shows. We can once again see, “To Tell the Truth”. The idea of “To Tell the Truth” is that three people come out, and they all stand and give a name – the same name. Then someone reads a few sentences about the person who actually has ...read more

  • How To Avoid A Regrettable Response

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 784 views

    Have you ever wondered how you might have avoided an interpersonal offense that caused years of regret? No doubt, Paul and Barnabas must have asked themselves that question after they parted company over a dispute regarding the credibility of John Mark. B

    1. Have you ever wondered how you might have avoided an interpersonal offense that caused years of regret? No doubt, Paul and Barnabas must have asked themselves that question after they parted company over a dispute regarding the credibility of John Mark. Both apostles should have been able ...read more

  • John's Journey

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May 26, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,118 views

    JOHN’S JOURNEY LED HIM THROUGH VALLEYS OF WAITING: 1.DISAPPOINTMENT, HURT, OFFENSE 2. DOUBT, FEAR, WORRY 3. DESIRE, HOPES, WISHES 4. DESPAIR, AGONY, GLOOM 5. DARKNESS, RELIGIOUS DEBATE, 6. INDIFFERENCE, APATHY, COLDNESS, NUMBNESS, 7. DEATH, THE END 8.

    JOHN’S JOURNEY By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.   Kyfingers@aol.com This is a lesson adapted from a sermon delivered by Larry Moore, Arkansas in 5/03. This is a two part series. OVERALL VIEW: JOHN’S JOURNEY LED HIM THROUGH VALLEYS OF WAITING: 1.DISAPPOINTMENT, HURT, OFFENSE 2. DOUBT, FEAR, ...read more