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  • Test 2: Preference Test Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 22,010 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

  • Conviction Versus Preference Series

    Contributed by Herson Gonzalez on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,460 views

    There is a difference between a conviction and a preference. A preference is a very strong belief, held with great strength, but a belief that you will change under the right circumstances. A conviction is a belief that you will not change.

    SEVEN AREAS WE NEED TO CHANGE IN ORDER TO CHANGE OUR LIVES CALVARY WORSHIP CENTER MARCH 19, 2006 Pastor Herson Gonzalez Without a plan for change, all we will do is talk about changing all our lives, but we will stay the same. All of the singing and the praying and the preaching and the ...read more

  • Why I Prefer Expository Preaching

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 22, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 4,700 views

    A plea for expository preaching.

    Why I Prefer Expository Preaching To say that there is a great division in the church today over styles of preaching may be somewhat of an understatement. Among Fundamentalists, there is almost an all out war. The battle tends to lie mainly in the heat of the emotions rather than ...read more

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 1, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,726 views

    One of the most common faults among those who claim to be Christians is that of having wrong priorities in this life. The truth is, we are amiss when it becomes our habit to put secondary things primary, and primary things secondary. It is hard to believ

    Intro: One of the most common faults among those who claim to be Christians is that of having wrong priorities in this life. The truth is, we are amiss when it becomes our habit to put secondary things primary, and primary things secondary. It is hard to believe and yet so true that we sin and do ...read more

  • Do You Really Believe?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 26, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,300 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

  • Iworship Part 2: Who Iworship Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,899 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
     | 5,701 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

  • The Elephant In The Church: The Gray Elephant

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on May 28, 2008
    based on 38 ratings
     | 17,232 views

    There is an old English Idiom: the elephant in the room. It refers to an obvious truth that everyone ignores. I think all of us have experienced the elephant in the room phenomenon in different ways.

    For other sermon resources visit www.theaterchurch.com or www.chasethelion.com _______________________________ There is an old English Idiom: the elephant in the room. It refers to an obvious truth that everyone ignores. Or it is something that everybody is thinking about but nobody is ...read more

  • How To Act In Church Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 25, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 7,148 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

  • Worship Wars

    Contributed by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,329 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.

    In the last month or so I have heard some interesting comments. I’ve heard, “we don’t sing enough of the old hymns,” or “I don’t like the new music,” and I have also heard “we are singing too many hymns,” or “we sing songs too slow.” Interesting isn’t it? Whenever people are involved there are ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Nov 13, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,211 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?

  • Gray Is Not A Primary Color

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 938 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
     | 6,896 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

  • Living In A Whatever World

    Contributed by Michael Duduit on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,503 views

    We are living in a whatever world -- a culture in which truth has been stripped of its meaning and replaced with personal preference.

    You are invited to attend the National Conference on Preaching. To learn more: Visit: http://www.preaching.com/events/ncp/ -------- Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not ...read more

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

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Oct 13, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 47,820 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