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  • Test 2: Preference Test Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 22,154 views

    When we glory in the status of people, we forget how far we all fall short of the glory of God. The only thing we can glory in is the imputed righteousness of Christ. We forget that when we don’t treat people right.

    1. Introduction (2:1) 2. Treat people in light of man’s motives (2:2-4) 3. Treat people in light of God’s purposes (2:5-7) 4. Treat people in light of Jesus’ commandments (2:8-11) 5. Treat people in light of God’s mercy (2:12-13) JAMES 2:1 I recently heard a story about a man who was the ...read more

  • Iworship Part 2: Who Iworship Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,965 views

    True worship always transcends personal preferences to focus on Jesus.

    iWorship Part 2: Who iWorship Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.” -Hebrews 13:15 Icebreaker: Did you that our view of God determine our approach to Him? I’ve got some copies of some kids’ letters to God ...read more

  • Spiritual Surgery

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 5,922 views

    Carnality is the cancer of the soul. Surgery by the Great Physician is the preferred treatment.

    Spiritual Surgery 1 Cor. 2:11-16 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may ...read more

  • Do You Really Believe?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 26, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,433 views

    Is your faith, your belief a matter of preference or a matter of conviction? There is a difference!

    DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE? ROMANS 10:9-13 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. [10] For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto ...read more

  • Worship Wars

    Contributed by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,426 views

    This sermon attempts to address some of the divide in our church over worship music by recognizing the focus is not on our preference but on God.

  • "Fish Don't Look At The Bottom Of Your Boat"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,291 views

    Fish are not checking out the potential beauty of the bottom of the boat and deciding by this measure by whom they would prefer to be caught. They are drawn in by what is on the hook?

    Title: “Fish don’t look at the Bottom of the Boat.” Introduction: Jesus told his disciples that if they would follow him, than he would make of them “Fishers of Men.” In this text, Jesus is on a fishing expedition. You might find the title of this message a bit strange, so let me do my best ...read more

  • How To Act In Church Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 25, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 7,423 views

    When the Holy Spirit is present the believers act with decency and order in the church, always preferring one another in love.

    Holy Spirit Series 2000 How to Act in Church 1 Corinthians 14 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Today we are continuing our multi-part study of 1 Corinthians. My goal is that we connect with the Word of God written, find out to the best of our ...read more

  • Gray Is Not A Primary Color

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 989 views

    We must not judge a weaker brother on "gray areas". We need to distinguish between convictions and conveniences (preferences).

    There are some things that we must take a stand on. These are our convictions. Things that we would be willing to die for (Salvation is by grace alone through faith; the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, Jesus Christ was born of a Virgin, those who reject Christ as Saviour will ...read more

  • Saved To Save

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Feb 25, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 7,220 views

    God wants us to set aside our likes and preferences for the benefit of those who don’t know Him yet.

    “Saved to Save” 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Who has ever heard of Harriet Tubman before? Her story is an exciting one. She was a runaway slave who was able to get to the north with the help of some sympathetic people both white and black. She was so thankful for the help that she had received ...read more

  • Love God With All Your Heart, Soul, Mind & Strength Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 13, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 48,980 views

    Idolatry is preferring something above God. God doesn’t just want to be added to your list of preferences and activities. He demands that He is your love, your greatest desire, the one who occupies your thoughts and the one you seek to please above all.

    Politics is a blood sport. Some go on principle and naively believe that others will see the logic and fairness of their position while other politicians spin their opponents position and prognosticate to vilify their opponent and scare the electorate that their opponent’s position will result in ...read more

  • Burnt Stones

    Contributed by Daniel Chua on Jun 1, 2005
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,053 views

    The Church is God’s preferred dwelling place on the earth. He’s building for Himself a glorious temple. What sort of building materials is He looking for?

  • Inevitable Differences Of Opinion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 20, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 15,046 views

    It's very easy for us to confuse our personal preferences with what the Bible teaches regarding an issue. Thus it's best to allow others the right to decide concerning principles or matters of conscience

    ROMANS 14: 1-9 INEVITABLE DIFFERENCES OF OPINION [1 Corinthians 8:1-11] Must Christians agree on everything? Sometimes we, as Christians, are quick to judge others as to their relationship with God or the way they live their life. We know that there is a lot of false teaching and casual ...read more

  • Come To Jesus: Matthew 15:21-39

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jun 19, 2012
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,606 views

    Many people come to Jesus for different reasons. From Matt.15:21-39 we can see that these individuals and the crowd come to Jesus with Persistence, with Preference and with Possessions.

    There are many people who come to Jesus for different reasons. We can see at least one principle from each of them from Matthew 15:21-39. They come to Jesus with: 1. Persistence 2. Preference 3. Possessions All of them have something in common – a need is brought to Jesus, and Jesus meets ...read more

  • Refuse To Give In To Legalistic Pressures

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 8, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,000 views

    What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to perfection, you do not become holy through the keeping of the law. Do not give in to pressure.

    Avoid being blinded to the Spirit by relying on works of the flesh.(Gal 3:1-5) Question - What are the problems of living by the flesh and not by the Spirit? What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to ...read more

  • Kingdom Of God: Jesus' Cup Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jan 8, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,889 views

    Are we taking what we prefer, or what we see as a good thing and entering into the Kingdom of God and claiming it as God’s will, when it is nothing but our own doing?

    Pile the kids in the car, hit the remote, garage door opens, and out you go on another drive. Grocery store. Hardware store. The bank. Costco. It is just a trip across town. Nothing exciting, just an every day trip. Kids either don’t want to go, or they complain about going or they act bored out of ...read more