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  • Outward Appearances Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Oct 30, 2010

    Outward appearances were the focus of the religious leaders, but Jesus taught a different teaching...

    Luke 21:1-4 Outward Appearances October 27, 2010  Set the stage: To fully understand what is being taught in v.1-4 of chapter 21 we must remember what we learned in Chapter 20. So let’s do a bit of a review of sorts to reacclimate ourselves with what Jesus is teaching in Chapter more

  • You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Mar 20, 2016

    This sermon in the Revelation series deals with a church that had a good reputation in the community, but Jesus found lacking.

    You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover Revelation 3:1-6 1 "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, 'These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: "I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2Be watchful, and strengthen the more

  • Do You Display Godly Outward Appearance? Series

    Contributed by Shaila Touchton on Oct 5, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Many worldly people give importance for outward appearance but inward they are cunning filled with hypocrisy.

    ome people Dress properly but their heart is evil and sinful. God is not so interested in what a person looks like outside but he looks what is their inside our heart but that doesn’t apply for justification of inappropriate clothes. Hos 4:6 says My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Many more

  • Image Is Nothing

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    "man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart".

    INTRODUCTION Sprite soft drink slogan - ‘Image is nothing, thirst is everything’. Our world is obsessed with image. Plastic surgery, hair and beauty products and fashion trends are evidence of this. God is not so much concerned with your image as your inside. TEXT "man looketh on the outward more

  • The Problem With Wearing Your Sunday Best Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 17, 2015

    A look at the problem with dressing up for church.

    THE PAPAW ARGUMENT: You should wear your Sunday best to church because it honors God. - Put on your tie. Throw on that suit. - Find a nice dress. Put a bow in your hair. - Many Christians argue that you should wear your best to church because it honors God. “God is worth of the more

  • Judging Like Jesus

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    God looks beyond the outward appearance and He wants us to be the same.

    James 2:1-10, 14-17 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 The problem with human beings is that too often we judge things by how they appear and miss the bigger picture. We take notice of all sorts of things like what colour people are, where they were born, how they talk, how much money they have, what car more

  • Transformation Series

    Contributed by Graeme Saunders on Oct 26, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    changing the focus from outward appearance to inward, allowing God to transform us.

    1. Taking off the mask John 4:13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into more

  • Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 39 ratings

    Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks upon the heart.

    Rev. Wayne A. Lawson Pastor, First Baptist Church Ardmore, OK 73402 (Preached Sunday, July 21, 2002) SCRIPTURE: ZECHARIAH 3:1-4 1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. more

  • Don't Miss The Intent Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Just like the Pharisees, so many are concerned with outward appearances but Jesus teaches us that we need to be concerned with matters of the heart and that once the heart is under control, outward appearances as well as our actions will take care of them

    I. INTRODUCTION A. Examples of Common Misunderstood Intentions In a world that is so full of evil, one has to be so careful in what he says because one never knows how someone else will interpret what was said. 1. The World of EMAIL I live in the world of email & love it. I can send a more

  • Jhhemtyd Part 5: Outward Appearance Vs. Inward Reality

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Mar 30, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Part five of this series on Jesus’ words to the religious leaders regarding their hypocrisy.

    Jesus Hates Hypocrisy Even More Than You Do! Part 5 – Outward Appearance vs. Inward Reality Matthew 23:25-28 January 25, 2009 Me/We: I’m wondering something: in all our weeks of looking at the issue of hypocrisy as Jesus talks about it, has anyone gotten the idea that being a hypocrite more

  • A Defense Of God Given Authority Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 13, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    Those called of God are to use their spiritual authority to build people up & not to tear down. Those who have been granted authority in Christ have within them the ability to call forth the true exercise of authority.

    2 CORINTHIANS 10: 7-11 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] A DEFENSE OF GOD GIVEN AUTHORITY As I read these words, I am appalled at the attacks that were leveled at Paul and the pain he must have felt. What spiritual battles he must have fought yet he still maintained the meekness and gentleness more

  • By His Authority. Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 14, 2020

    Paul continues to answer his critics in Corinth, and we are faced with the same problem we had before; we are only hearing one side of the argument, Paul’s side, and we can only deduce what the criticisms were from Paul’s reply to them.

    December 10, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson IV.A.2: By his Authority. (10:7-11). 2nd Corinthians 10:7-11 (NKJV) 7 Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again more

  • Teaching At The Feast Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Oct 12, 2015

    In John 7 Jesus continues to teach about His divine nature and purpose as the Jewish leaders become more enraged.

  • Sheep Or Goats

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 22, 2014

    We judge people by their outward appearance. God judges us by what we have done for "the least of these.l"

    Sheep or Goat – Matthew 25:31-46 Intro: Raise your hand if you would: Like to loose 20 pounds. Like to be taller? Like to be seen as a prize Persian when you are really an old alley cat. Perhaps you know someone who thinks they are a prize poodle when they are really just a more

  • A Pleasing Heart To The Lord

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 28, 2013

    God does not look on outward appearance but on the heart; create in me a clean heart.”

    1 Samuel 16:1-13 “A Pleasing Heart to the Lord” INTRODUCTION The Lord, God of creation, is a God of transformation. In the beginning, God transformed chaos into order by taking a formless void and creating sea, land, sky, sun, moon, and stars. God sent his son, Jesus the more