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  • Theological Pragmatism Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Dec 6, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Exposition of Psalm 4 regarding the turning of people away from God because of some national tragedy

    Text: Psalm 4:1-8, Title: Theological Pragmatism, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/7/08, AM A. Opening illustration: the story of Jonah provides a great introduction to this text, not because they share time frame or characters, but because of theological pragmatism. Define. Remember when Jonah boarded a more

  • Pragmatism Within The House Of Faith. By F.martin

    Contributed by Frank Martin on Apr 19, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    A look at the traditions of present day church

    Pragmatism within the House of Faith. By F.Martin An approach to philosophy which holds that the truth or meaning of a statement is to be measured by its practical (i.e., pragmatic) consequences. A man stands within the confines of his office looking out at the gathered multitude. He is more

  • Curious, Concerned And Compassionate, But Not Converted

    Contributed by Fred Smith on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 31 ratings

    A look at Nicodemus from a pragmatic perspective

    Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night...—John 3:1, 2a Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, "Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is more

  • The Power Of Fear

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Aug 3, 2010

    Fear is a normal abnormality, something we are very used to in our world. Here is the story of the execution of John, and the fear that was behind it.

    Passage: Matthew 14:1-12 Intro: Fear is the negative emotion we are most comfortable with. 1. it is a normal abnormality, something we have gotten very used to in our world. 2. fear is a hugely powerful force; a vast majority of the things we do, or don’t do, are motivated by more

  • Sticking With God's Plan And Purpose

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Apr 26, 2011

    Here we find a troubling passage in which Jesus is driving the money-changers and their customers out of the Temple. What was the problem, and do we still do it today?

    Passage: Matthew 21:12-17 Intro: This is a story that we are a little uncomfortable with. 1. because we are a little bit taken aback by the strength of Jesus’ behavior. 2. He is knocking over tables and chairs, hitting people with a whip. 3. if we would be honest, we would almost more

  • Not Just Atheists, Dr D.

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Apr 10, 2009
    based on 16 ratings

    It may be doable but does it work with the Lord?

    "It is only the atheist who adopts success as the criterion of right." - Robert Lewis Dabney --------------- If Dabney were here today he would have to modify that statement to include many so-called Evangelicals. Just because you have a large church and mucho dinero don’t mean God is blessing. more

  • Saint Joseph And The Joy Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 14, 2015

    We can learn much from Saint Joseph about the ways to fight acedia and to recover the joy of evangelization.

    Feast of St. Joseph 2015 Joy of the Gospel It is humbling to lead this prayer service on a solemnity, especially that of St. Joseph. He is the patron of fathers, of workers, of carpenters, of social justice, and of the universal Church. He has titles such as St. Joseph the Worker and St. more

  • Distraction

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 5, 2006
    based on 55 ratings

    You need to move from: 1. Pragmatism to passion. 2. Being fractured to being focused. 3. Wandering to living life on purpose.

  • The Unusual Gift Of Common Sense

    Contributed by John Perry on Jan 22, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    If common sense is so common why don't more people have it?

    Bunbury Sun pm 23/01/11 “The unusual gift of common sense” Intro: I’ve often wondered what it must be like being a judge sitting on the bench hearing people’s disputes & having to work it all out. I conclude that to be able to function in position you need a liberal more

  • Lessons In Apologetics #4: Pragmaticism & Combinationalism

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Aug 27, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Lessons In Apologetics #4: Pragmaticism & Combinationalism

    The next theory of truth and religious knowledge is pragmatism. Developed initially by Charles Sander Pierce and expanded by William James, pragmatism is the theory that truth is not determined by what one thinks, feels, or discovers but rather by what works. Christians may instinctively recoil more

  • A God Who Makes Concessions

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings

    God often caters to human nature. He will not bend in some areas, but He is more flexible than many Christians I know! Sometimes He gives us what we ask for, even if it is not the ideal

    1. Most of us start out adulthood as idealists. As we grow older, it is natural to surrender that idealism for a more pragmatic idealism...but we need to hang on to some of it. 2. God is sometimes an idealist, other times a pragmatist; He is an idealist in that He has a perfect plan, and He more

  • God's Blueprint For The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jun 29, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    What is the church to do? If you ask modern church growth experts they would say we are to become more appealing to reach the lost. But what does the Bible say we are to do? Join Pastor Steve as he shares "God’s Blueprint for the Church."

    John MacDuff said, "The gods of the unregenerate soul are the world, self, and sin" (Grace Gems). He’s right! But in the seeker-sensitive church those three words have been ignored. We are told that the church today needs to be "light on doctrine" (quoted in an article on the Seeker-Sensitive more

  • Called To Be Rebels Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 23 ratings

    Looking at Jesus’ Temple cleansing, we can see He was a social revolutionary and a rebel against the culture, even the religious culture. This sermon calls people to rebel as well, as long as they’re obeying God.

    John 2:13-25 – Called to be Rebels You may have heard of Emily Post. She was born in the early 1870’s and died in 1960. She was the Martha Stewart of her day. Although she wrote a syndicated newspaper column and for a time also hosted a radio program, what made her famous was her book, more

  • Plotting Plotters Provide Personal Pitfalls Series

    Contributed by Mack Armstrong on Sep 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A Dinner invatation given by one of the chief Pharisee to publicly humilate Jesus failed miserably

    LUKE 14:1-6 PLOTTING PLOTTERS PROVIDE PERSONAL PITFALLS I. THE PLOT: LUKE 14:1, 2 A. Premeditated. B. Participants. C. Plant. II. THE PRAGMATISM: LUKE 14:3, 4 A. Proposition. B. Procedure. C. more

  • The Portrait Of A Godly Mother

    Contributed by Naveen Balakrishnan on May 29, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    The LORD has preserved for us the portrait of a godly mother who left a sacred legacy of faith for her son even as God intervened in her life through Elijah.

    “The Portrait Of A Godly Mother” 1 Kings 17:8-16 1. She was CHOSEN by God for this particular task. (vv. 8-9) appointed, selected Hebrews 5:4; Deuteronomy 7:6-8; John 15:16; Matthew 11:27; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Romans 8:29; Matthew 22:14; Acts 9:15; Galatians 1:15-16; 1 Peter more