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  • Playing God Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,779 views

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Requirements For Revival". This sermon looks at the subject of humility.

    Sunday Morning, June 9, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: “Requirements For Revival”[#2] SLIDE 1 PLAYING GOD? James 4:1-12 Introduction: 1. As we continue in our series “Requirements Of Revival”, let me ask the same question I did last week. “Do you really want ...read more

  • Playing God

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,125 views

    Scientists are increasingly ’playing God’ by manipulating biological processes. However, there are ways that we can ’play God’ in our lives. This study discusses the ways we can fall into that dangerous trap.

    With the gigantic increase in our understanding of the various biological processes in animals and human beings, the idea of ‘playing God’ has become very real. Today, human beings can be created in a test tube. Today, you can not only choose the gender of your baby but you can choose likely ...read more

  • Playing God Series

    Contributed by Joel Smith on Mar 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,727 views

    You are God’s catalyst for change.

    Several years ago a movie came out called Bruce Almighty staring Jim Carrey. It’s a good movie about a guy who is frustrated at the way his life is going, so he blames God and tells Him he could do a better job if he were in charge. God, played by Morgan Freeman, grants Bruce all of His powers. ...read more

  • Trying To Play God?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 8, 2014
     | 1,570 views

    Are we trying to play God today? What are we substituding for God?

    TRYING TO PLAY GOD? IS IT A SMALL THING? Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I place a chair in front of the group. I discuss: WILL THIS CHAIR HOLD ME? No, this chair can't? No, it will hold me? There is only one way to prove if the chair will or will not hold me? I MUST SIT IN THE ...read more

  • Play God Day Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 10, 2016
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,255 views

    Play God Day is "celebrated" on January 9th and encourages people to do something nice for others. That's good. But "playing God" also has a negative side. What's wrong with "playing God" and how do I recognize if I'm falling into that trap?

    This is the 2nd in our series of “holidays” in January you probably haven’t heard of. This one is called the “Play God Day” and its “observed” on January 9th each year. According to www.cute_calendar.com: “The day encourages you to do ...read more

  • The Problems With Playing God Series

    Contributed by Tim George on Sep 17, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,638 views

    This passage deals with how pride tends to cause us to play God and the problems that go along with that.

    "Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge ...read more

  • When We Try To Play God

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,129 views

    Sarah thought she knew how to do what God has promised. It ended up blowing up in her face. However when she did do God’s will, she had Isaac

    Sarah When We Try and Play God Introduction A. When your planning something big you think of every possible scenario B. You think if this happens then we will use plan a C. If this happens and this happens we will go with plan b D. But if this happens and this happens plan c E. Sarah like ...read more

  • Let's Play Ball Series

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Feb 20, 2009
     | 2,573 views

    We are not to judge others or make plans without consulting God because if we do we are playing God.

    LET’S PLAY BALL James 4:11-17 Those of you who have been around for my Tuesday night class know of a little game we like to play. I have this ball, and I’ll think of a topic. For example I’ll say, “Tell me something you do every day.” And I’ll start by saying, “I drink a Dr Pepper.” Then I’ll ...read more

  • Murder: Its More Than Taking A Life Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Oct 20, 2009
     | 2,645 views

    The 6th Commandment not only addresses murder, but the fact that God never intended for man to play God and determine who should live and who should die.

    Murder: It’s More than Taking a Life Exodus 20:13 Introduction One American is shot, beaten, or strangled to death every minute. It seems that no matter where you turn in our society, or even our world, there are murders. It’s on the television and movies as fiction. It’s on the streets ...read more

  • Bruce Almighty (Me Almighty) Series

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,199 views

    This is the first of a series of sermons based on movie themes, an idea I borrowed from West Family Church in the Kansas City area while I was visiting there this summer. We are not wired to play God.

  • How Jesus Exercised Discerning Judgments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,302 views

    People often misunderstand one statement that Jesus made, "Judge not less you be judged yourself." (Matthew 7:1) Actually, Jesus taught that no one should try to play God by assuming a position as the final judge of what is right

    How Jesus Exercised Discerning Judgments People often misunderstand one statement that Jesus made, "Judge not less you be judged yourself." (Matthew 7:1) Actually, Jesus taught that no one should try to play God by assuming a position as the final judge of what is right. The Lord showed amazing ...read more

  • Loving Like Your Father Loves Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2013
    based on 24 ratings
     | 34,014 views

    Some people refuse to love their enemies because it shows they have standards, that they respect themselves, that they reject bad behavior. It makes them feel God-like. But Jesus said that being "God-like" means loving our enemies. How do we do that?

    OPENING: There once were 2 cats from Kilkenny Each thought there was one cat too many They fought and they spit, They clawed and they bit. Till instead of two cats … there weren't any. APPLY: Hatred is an interesting topic. As Christians, we are taught that hatred is not a good ...read more

  • The Mark Of A True Christian Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 17, 2013
    based on 24 ratings
     | 71,700 views

    Jesus said we should love one another. But why bother to tell us to do it? Shouldn't it come naturally to us? Apparently not. So, what do we need to understand in order to obey this command that Jesus gave us?

    OPEN: Several years ago there was an Olympics held in Seattle Washington. And the special event that was talked about for years afterward was the 100 yard dash. Lined up on the starting line were 9 contestants, waiting for the gun to go off. At the gun, the started their run… kind of. For ...read more

  • "Truly Believe"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011
     | 891 views

    We get in trouble when we try to figure God out. This is a serome of being in "Awe" of who God is and trusting His greatness.

    Have you ever felt like you were adrift in the ocean with no clue on how to get to shore? A lot of times in life we get a curveball when we are expecting a fastball. We get frustrated when we try to figure God out. Without knowing it a lot of times we even try to play God. When you take matters ...read more

  • Refresh! What To Do When Life Crashes Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 9, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,167 views

    The first step on the road to blessing and refreshment is to admit you are morally bankrupt. When you check the bank balance of your moral power to do right and to be right, you must admit to yourself there are insufficient funds and you are morally overd

    INTRODUCTION This morning, I’m beginning a new teaching series entitled, “Refresh! What to do when life crashes.” I got the idea for this title several months ago when I was on my computer and a web page I was viewing locked up. I moved the cursor up to the “refresh ...read more