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  • Forsaking Foibles That Fracture Families Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Feb 1, 2018
     | 1,688 views

    How to avoid creating the environment that produces sibling rivalries, bitter jealousy and self ambition in families.

    Fixing Family Feuds Forsaking Foibles that Fracture Families Genesis 37:1-11 This morning we begin a new series on the life of Joseph, which I've entitled, Fixing Family Feuds. The Title is actually inadequate—yes a family feud was fixed, but an incredibly gracious God and an incredibly ...read more

  • Beware

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Jul 4, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 978 views

    In this sermon, we are warned about three problems that Christians are often a part of.

    Text: James 2:1-13 ETS: James warns the early church not to show favoritism. ESS: There are three warnings in this passage. OSS: The Youth of MVBC will heed these three warnings. PQ: What are the warnings given in this passage? UW: Warnings Title: Beware I. Beware of showing personal ...read more

  • God Doesn't Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 86 ratings
     | 5,753 views

    In the body of Christ, God does not show favoritism and He expects you to do welcome those who would be welcomed by Him. Every person does matter to God.

    God doesn’t play favorites James 2:1-13 Introduction Shortly after the close of the Civil War, a former slave entered a fashionable church in Richmond, one Sunday morning at the beginning of a communion service. When the time came, he walked down the aisle and knelt at the altar. A rustle of ...read more

  • Viewing The Sin Of Prejudice Series

    Contributed by James Mccullen on May 6, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,240 views

    Prejudice is not an attractive quality of the Christian life. So why don’t we work more to eliminate it from our lifestyles? In this sermon it is identified as sin. Prejudice needs to be approached from several different angles, and this sermon speaks

    Viewing the Sin of Prejudice James 2:1-14 C:\MyData\JAM-OLD But Good\JAMES2-1.WPD (1) My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. (2} For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, ...read more

  • Imitations: Good And Bad

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,290 views

    The word "imitation" has three distinct meanings, each of which has a significant spiritual application. This outline sets forth these distinctions.

    IMITATIONS: GOOD AND BAD "Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NKJV) The word "imitation" has three distinct meanings, each of which has a significant spiritual application. I. IMITATION: "AN ARTIFICIAL LIKENESS UNFEIGNED." Unfeigned: No effort is made to ...read more

  • Dealing With The Audibles Of Life Series

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Oct 5, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,935 views

    This message teaches us how to handle the unexpected...

    In football, most of the plays are called by the coaches. It used to be done by signs. The quarterback would get the signs and relay those to his team in the huddle. Now a lot of that is done with technology - the helmet has an audio feature so he can get a play that way... But often, the play that ...read more

  • Favor--Walking In The Favor Of The Lord - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Vargo on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 221 ratings
     | 69,009 views

    The Favor of God is a neglected topic that robs every believer of the blessings of God.

    If you use any or all of this message--would you be willing to fire off a quick email to:pastorjerryvargo@juno.com? I would like to have an idea of how often my sermons are actually being preached to strengthen the Body of Christ. Thanks! Walking in the Favor of the Lord By Pastor Jerry C. ...read more

  • The Lost Son

    Contributed by Scott Terrell on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,378 views

    We all stray from God’s path. But the grass really isn’t better on the other side.

    The Lost Son _______________________________________________ Luke 15:11-32 There are many great parables throughout the bible. Jesus used many of these parables to teach the disciples. I ...read more

  • Broken For Abundance

    Contributed by Nancy Reese on Nov 26, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 5,323 views

    The breaking is all a part of the process that God has for each of us and the only way to see the true abundance that God has for our lives is to allow him to break us , bless us , and multiply us - - - all for His glory!

    The subject of my sermon this morning is, “BROKEN FOR ABUNDANCE” - - - - “BROKEN FOR ABUNDANCE” When the Lord gave me this subject “BROKEN FOR ABUNDANCE”, I thought to myself, “Lord, isn’t that a bit of a conflict in terms?” It was sounding to me like a type oxymoron phrase - - - kinda like ...read more

  • What Really Matters Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,509 views

    James shows us how to see through the outer things in peoples in lives and focus on what really matters

    In his autobiography, Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he decided to ...read more

  • Them

    Contributed by Catherine Davis on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,338 views

    We are taught by scripture that all are loved by God, but we tend to segregate groups into “we” and “they.” This is wrong.

    Scripture: From the New American Standard Bible James 2: 1-10 1 My brothers, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. 2 For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man ...read more

  • Its A Question Of Ownership Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 13, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 13,050 views

    Jesus uses the occasion of the Pharisee’s question about paying taxes to Caesar to important truths concerning a believers obligations to the State and to God.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 56 “It’s A Question of Ownership!” Luke 20:20-26 Someone once said, “While there are just two certainties in life: death and taxes, at least death doesn’t get worse every time Congress is in ...read more

  • When, Where And Who? Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 29, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,153 views

    The God of time, place and person has come here for you and me. Are you ready?

    Look Who’s Worshipping Jesus? Matthew 2:1-12 This week I was doing some research on the star of Bethlehem. It is amazing how many theories there are for what happened and when. My personal favorite is in: The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi is published by Rutgers University ...read more

  • Living Faith

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 24, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,465 views

    JAMES tells us to live out our faith. Faith is given to us that we might believe. But we must also live out our faith, faith must be...alive.

    2010.03.21.SERMON.Living Faith James 2 Beware Of Personal Favoritism 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man ...read more

  • That I Should Boast - Ash Wednesday Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Feb 24, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,350 views

    As examination of Issac Watt’s "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" in light of relevant Scripture.

    That I Should Boast, Galatians 6:14 Introduction A young boy complained to his father that most of the church hymns were boring and old-fashioned, with tiresome words that meant little to his generation. His father challenged him with these words: “If you think you can write better hymns, why ...read more