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  • Gaining Greater Spiritual Perception

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 18, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,678 views

    Perception: To apprehend with the mind or through all of the senses; to observe, notice, understand all of the truth.

    Gaining Greater Spiritual Perception (I Cor. 2:8-16) Perception: To apprehend with the mind or through all of the senses; to observe, notice, understand all of the truth. Illustration: Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You To Understand That The Best Things In Life Are Free

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,001 views

    How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You to Understand That the Best Things in Life Are Free ( I Cor. 2:9-16)

    How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You to Understand That the Best Things in Life Are Free I Cor. 2:8-16 Illustration;Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big we can never kill him." David looked at the ...read more

  • How To Free Your Mind From Bad Memories

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 20, 2003
    based on 110 ratings
     | 4,551 views

    We all tend to be restricted by our memories. Paul, the apostle wrote, "Be transformed (actually metamorphized) - changed from within, by the renewing of your mind- attitude and perceptions."

    We all tend to be restricted by our memories. Paul, the apostle wrote, "Be transformed (actually metamorphized) - changed from within, by the renewing of your mind- attitude and perceptions." Illustration: Behind the scenes of an Arizona circus, Bobb Biehl started chatting with a man who trains ...read more

  • Available For Life-Shaping Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 14, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,706 views

    If we want to be worthwhile, trustworthy, respected people, we must be available for life-shaping. That means to downplay disappointment, pick perceptive people, consider consequences, and accept affirmation.

    Worthwhile lives are made, not born. No one gets to get be great just by dumb luck or by the genes they inherited. Worthwhile people, trustworthy people, respected people are made. They are formed. They are shaped. Somebody has to take raw material and shape it into something ...read more

  • Why Should I Be Discouraged

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,935 views

    Jesus refused to let people discourage, frustrate, or defeat Him because of their faulty perception of His worth. The Lord knew that His success was not determined by peoples’ estimate of His worth but focused on His heavenly Father’s overwhelming love, p

    1. Jesus refused to let people discourage, frustrate, or defeat Him because of their faulty perception of His worth. The Lord knew that His success was not determined by peoples’ estimate of His worth but focused on His heavenly Father’s overwhelming love, power, and advocacy for Him and His ...read more

  • These Things We Know Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,040 views

    19th in First John Series (Final Message in Series)

    THESE THINGS WE KNOW 1 John 5:18-21 INTRO: The book of 1 John, as we have seen together, is the book of Christian certainty. God laid it upon the heart of John to write this little letter to every one of us so that we might never be in the dark about our salvation and to have a surety which ...read more

  • Meekness Versus Anger Series

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Mar 28, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 3,761 views

    As Christians, we need to channel our anger towards commitment and service within the kingdom of God.

    "Living the Blessed Life: Mercy Versus Anger" -by Antonio L. Torrence, Cross of Life Lutheran Church Text: Matthew 5:5 I. Introduction A. Citius, Altius, Fortius- Faster, Higher, Stronger- that is the Olympian theme. Citius, Altius, Fortius- a chant that has dominated our minds for a ...read more

  • Leaving A Lasting Legacy

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 21, 2004
    based on 164 ratings
     | 52,712 views

    Legacies are rare and special gifts, from one person to another, from one generation to the next. As Christians we should seek to leave a lasting legacy of godliness for those who come behind us.

    LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY PROVERBS 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. INTRODUCTION: A legacy is defined as (1) money or property bequeathed to another by will or (2) something handed down from an ancestor or ...read more

  • Avoiding Betrayal Tendencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,767 views

    Just as Judas betrayed Jesus because of his love for money so many people betray the Lord today for similar greedy reasons. Judas had special abilities to keep accounts of the apostles money as demonstrated by their agreement to allow him to be in charge

    Solomon once wrote,"An unfaithful man is like a foot out of joint or a sore tooth." (Proverbs) Many people do not realize how painful it is when they are not faithful to God or to those who count on them. Actually, unfaithfulness, at its worst, is displayed in the life of Judas. Let us look at ...read more

  • Why We Repeat Our Mistakes Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 5,610 views

    Part 1 of a two part series looking at why we repeat mistakes and how we can break bad habits.

    Why We Repeat Our Mistakes Matthew 26:30ff Tonight I would like to begin a two part series on mistakes and bad habit. Why we make mistakes, and then next week how do we break bad habits! When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again, and if we desire to stop doing that, ...read more

  • Beattitude 6 Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,137 views

    pure in heart

    Beatitude Series # 6 Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ Matt 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God Original date May 15, 1999 Revised June 3, 2001 ’An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. ...read more

  • Sojourners And Pilgrims Series

    Contributed by William Nowak on Apr 14, 2002
    based on 93 ratings
     | 7,918 views

    As "sojourners and pilgrims" in this world, how are we to conduct ourselves?

    I Peter 2:9-12 “Sojourners and Pilgrims” Intro—It is a fact of life that peoples’ perceptions of events and other people differ...no two witnesses to an event ever see exactly the same thing in the same way, because not only do their views of the event differ, but also the amount of attention ...read more

  • "Visionary Leadership"

    Contributed by Ron Newton on Aug 27, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 9,635 views

    There is a connection between faith and vision and it is the foundation of all spiritual visionary leadership.

    Introduction 1. Quote: .Source: Joel Smith, SermonCentral.com “A dream without a positive attitude produces a daydreamer. A positive attitude without a dream produces a pleasant person. A dream together with a positive attitude produces a person with unlimited possibilities and ...read more

  • "The Challenge Of The Coming Of Christ"

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,123 views

    The Post-Easter Appearances of Christ challenge us to take our faith-walk to a different level.

    Perhaps, it is in between the Crowds, between Sunday and Sunday, that Quality and Quantity of our Faith and Walk with the Lord is most often Measured and Manifested for its Authenticity. Because some of us, who are serious about our growth in spiritual maturity, endeavor to put into practice those ...read more

  • When Life Does Not Seem Fair Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 245 ratings
     | 62,394 views

    Life doesn’t seem fair. Nonbelievers seem to experience more blessings than we do. In order to find some spiritual stability we need a reality check.

    When Life Doesn’t Seem Fair Let’s begin this morning by talking about perception. How we view something becomes reality for us. The New Scientist magazine has compiled a list of actual statements made by children regarding their perspective about scientific matters. There are three kinds of ...read more