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  • Passivity

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Apr 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,149 views

    Many Christians have adopted a passive attitude and approach to spiritual groth.

    Passivity John 12:12-14 Part two of Spiritual Warfare A little boy fell out of the bed in his sleep. His father picked him up and put him back in bed. He asked him, Son, what happened?” The little boy responded, “I fell asleep too close to where I got in.” I believe that describes too many ...read more

  • The Problem Of Passive Parenting Series

    Contributed by Greg Powell on Mar 5, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,713 views

    The story of Joseph stands out even more when you realize the kind of home he was raised in. He had a very passive father in Jacob.

    INTRO: “I don’t get mad, I get even” isn’t merely a harmless bumper sticker that makes us all smile. It is a strong statement of painful reality among our culture. How else can we explain the abundance of lawsuits, the short fuses of drivers, or the explosive and sometimes ...read more

  • Real Faith Is Never Passive Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,716 views

    Faith in Christ the Lord is life-changing, and the changes are evident to all people.

    JAMES 2:14-17 REAL FAITH IS NEVER PASSIVE “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without ...read more

  • Bye Bye Passivity Series

    Contributed by Michael West on Sep 29, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,635 views

    We are called overcomers. One of the first steps in overcoming is to fight and resist passivity.

    Sunday January 6th, 2008 Scripture: Matthew 11:12 Sermon: Bye Bye Passivity Pastor: Michael West, River of Life Overcomer—say it—overcomer… It is the call of God upon our lives. It is the nature of Christ within us and that character of all those who “through faith and patience inherit the ...read more

  • How To Balance The Active And Passive Responsibilities Of A Christian

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,398 views

    What are the best ways to appropriate the fact that God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit’s renewing, guiding and illuminating love? Too many people take for granted the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Some people are scared of

    1. What are the best ways to appropriate the fact that God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit’s renewing, guiding and illuminating love? D.L. Moody said, "Everytime I get up to preach I ask God to light me on fire with the Holy Spirit. People always come out to ...read more

  • Last Hours Of Jesus' Life - Free From Passivity

    Contributed by Joanne Chan on May 18, 2018
     | 1,102 views

    In this sermon, we look at how the people mocked Jesus as he walked toward the hill of Golgotha, and contrast that with his encounter with Simon from Cyrene to see what it really means to carry the cross for Jesus.

    Central theme: Jesus denied himself and took the punishment for us with total dedication. We should take up the cross and follow Jesus, which means denying our old self (our comfort, your desires) and live for God because God is leading us to an even better place. Opening: Think of a ...read more

  • The Battling Brides Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,538 views

    Anyone who has ever said the Bible is boring hasn’t read it. Tonight I want to walk through this rather surreal story. Genesis 29:31-30:24 needs some kind of introduction, but once you read what’s going on here, it really defies a quaint definition, So

    Anyone who has ever said the Bible is boring hasn’t read it. Tonight I want to walk through this rather surreal story. Genesis 29:31-30:24 needs some kind of introduction, but once you read what’s going on here, it really defies a quaint definition, So I’ll just say, “Welcome to the battling ...read more

  • How To Speak To People Who View God As A Passive Agent

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,510 views

    How to communicate to people who see God as a passive supernatural being

    How To Speak to People Who View God as a Passive or Indifferent God (Acts 17:16-18) Quote: God is not dead nor does He sleep. Time magazine once asked the question "Is God Dead?" Let them read what Paul the apostle wrote. "For it is God who is at work in us both to will and to do of His good ...read more

  • Why Jesus Wants Us To Be Initiators Instead Of Remaining As Passive Recipients

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,337 views

    The Lord expects us to initiate opportunities with the power of the Spirit to bring others to a saving and growing faith in our Lord Jesus. It is not enough to passively receive what He gives freely. "Freely we have received, therefore, freely give."

    Illustration: We love because He first loved us. (I JOhn 4:10) Illustration:John Wesley traveled 250,000 miles on horseback, averaging twenty miles a day for forty years; preached 4,000 sermons; produced 400 books; knew ten languages. At eighty-three he was annoyed that he could not write more ...read more

  • The Heart Of A Father

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 16, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,767 views

    Although the main focus of the Prodigal Son parable is the ungracious brother, the assumptions made about the Prodigal’s father are enlightening.

    The Heart of a Father (Luke 15:11-32) 1. Father’s Day -- what can we say? 2. Sermon Central took a poll, and this would be mostly of pastors. The question and results are as follows: What do you expect for Father’s Day? A big deal 3% Simple card/gift 42% Nothing ...read more

  • Faith And Action Series

    Contributed by Simon Fullylove on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,887 views

    This message sees that faith is not passive but very active!

    Introduction This is a picture of a floating prison ship - The HMP Weare, is moored off Dorset’s Portland Harbour (400 prisoners). Has anyone herad of a gigantic floating zoo? That’s what Noah’s Ark was. Many people think the story of Noah is just a story, a myth, a legend. But more and more ...read more

  • Biblical Prayer

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 1,457 views

    Sermon on the difference between active and passive prayer.

    INTRODUCTION. A. Importance of prayer. B. Some ask question: "What is Biblical prayer?" THE TWO TYPES OF PRAYER: ACTIVE & PASSIVE. A. Passive prayer is internal prayer. Active prayer is done with the mouth. B. I used to believe that all prayer was to be done with ...read more

  • Miles Down The Road Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,002 views

    Does Jesus advocate absolute passivity in the face of oppression?

    I. The Old Testament Injunction A. The Limitation 1. Mosaic Law allowed this treatment 2. Principle: The punishment must fit the crime (Judges 1:6-7) B. The Administration 1. It should be noted that in each of these passages the context is one of civil justice. The law was not designed to be ...read more

  • A Way To Walk Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Jul 20, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,918 views

    To walk in the Spirit means to be active instead of passive and to allow the Spirit to lead.

    A Way To Walk: Fundamentals Gal 5:16-26, July 18, 2010 Intro: I’m going to begin with a little story I wrote, sort of a parable. Like most parables, it isn’t about what it seems to be about, the message is something different. I offer this uncharacteristic preamble because we ...read more

  • Mission Impossible!

    Contributed by Jofrey Bustamante on Dec 31, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 11,210 views

    What is impossible with men is possible with God! Start your first step into your miracle!

    Introduction: Many Hollywood enthusiasts and aficionados watched the series of the movie, "Mission Impossible!" Count me one of them. I love the scenes where Tom Cruise would accomplish a seemingly impossible mission. Incredible feat! Those TV and movie series made millions, I ...read more