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  • Presumption

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 9, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,160 views

    Religion does not create a relationship with God, nor does ritual. It is refinement born of repentance that shapes that relationship. Repent, relate, and receive.

    “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Famous words supposedly spoken by journalist Henry Morton Stanley somewhere in Tanganyika at the end of his expedition to find the missing explorer. “I presume”. It means, “I think I know what I am doing. Would you please confirm it for me? You look like what I ...read more

  • Faith Or Presumption? Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 17, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,885 views

    19th in series on Joshua. This deals with Caleb and his faith. The question is asked, though: what is faith, and what is presumption? Sometimes what we call trust is really superstition.

  • The Peril Of Presumption Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 4, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,364 views

    James helps us not to fall prey to the peril of presumption in today’s text. He does so by first looking at the problem of presumption. Then he helps us understand the perspective of providence.

    Scripture Jim Elliot was martyred fifty years ago today on January 8, 1956. The life and death of Jim Elliot is the testimony of a man committed to the will of God. He sought God’s will, pleaded for it, waited for it, and—most importantly—obeyed it. Jim Elliot’s martyrdom at the tender age of ...read more

  • The Dangers Of Presumption

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,941 views

    It is not wise to presume to use the authority of Jesus without knowing you are in His will

    Why It Is Not a Good Idea to Presume to Use the Name of Jesus Without His Authority (Acts 19:13-17) 1. Why do you suppose that some people try to get things accomplished for Jesus without the backing of His authority? Many people, consciously or unconsciously, presume to do seemingly good ...read more

  • The Danger Of Presumptous Living

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Jul 17, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,182 views

    This Sermon urges us to consider the brevity of human life and the little control that we have over its span.

    Solomon says that visiting a funeral is greater than visiting a party. At a party, people think more about that night of festivity and folly. But at a funeral, we are inclined to think about eternity. James in our text, ask a great question; "What is Your Life?" It is even a vapor that appears for ...read more

  • Foolish Sin Of Presumption

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 27, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,263 views

    The great sin described by King David was not his adultery with Bathsheba, his murder of Uriah, or his numbering the multitude of Israel. The great sin is presuming God to be what you imagine. The idolatry of imagination was described by Karl Marx as "s

  • Some Problems With Presumption

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 8, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,406 views

    People who presume to know what is best for them are often mistaken.

    The Problem with Presumption – Rom. 9:19-29 People who presume to know what is best for them are often mistaken. Illustration: Take for example the man who presumed that he knew which plane to board when he wanted a quick 50 minute flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California. However, ...read more

  • Living A Life Of Faith Not Presumption

    Contributed by George Rennau on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,701 views

    James 4 warns us against having the attitude of those who presume to know what the future holds.

    Title: Living a life of FAITH not presumption The Associated Press ran the story of Andre-Francois Raffray. Thirty years ago, at the age of 47, he worked out a real estate deal with Jeanne Calment, age 90. He would pay her $500 each month until her death, in order to secure ownership of her ...read more

  • Modern Day Pharisees

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jul 10, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,632 views

    Don’t just talk the walk; walk the walk, too.

  • When Faith Is Not Enough Or The Perils Of Presumption Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Jul 5, 2008
     | 4,025 views

    In spite of our wrong choices, if we will humbly submit to god’s will God will bring us to the Promised lad in His time and His way.

    When Faith IS Not enough or The Peril of Presumption Numbers 14 Theme: Overcoming the Grasshopper Complex; faith; God’s discipline INTRODUCTION A middle-aged farmer wanted to be a preacher for years but wasn’t sure if it was God’s will. One day, while he was working in the field, he decided to ...read more

  • #5dare To Read Bible Presumption Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 10, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,642 views

    We need deep Bible study to avoid presumptious words of the ignorant.

    #5 Dare to read and study the Bible to avoid presumption. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Some of this is repetition on purpose. Repetition is a literary tool to stress important points. TEXT: PSALMS 107:20 HE SENT HIS WORD, AND HEALED THEM, AND DELIVERED THEM FROM THEIR ...read more

  • Wanted: Dead & Alive

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Oct 2, 2012
     | 1,200 views

    Here in Romans we are on the edge of a new frontier. Pioneers to a new & better life. Leaving the crowd to enter a vast new experience. Entering into a personal experience with the Lord.

    - John Gast's “American Progress” (1872) picture - It depicts a symbolic Liberty unrolling telegraph wire - With the book of education in the other hand - The “Star of Empire” on her head as settlers head west. - The Mississippi & cities left behind - Indians can be ...read more

  • Peter's Slow Fade

    Contributed by Victor Ramlall on Dec 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,004 views

    Our failure does not happen suddenly but is the result of a continuous gradual process of self will, arrogance, overconfidence and a refusal to listen to the Lord often preferring to remonstrate with Him and give Him advice!

    Mark 14:27-31 KJV And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. 28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be ...read more

  • Faith's Response To God's Will Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 4, 2018
     | 1,510 views

    Message 21 in our study of James. This message deals with the need to include a passion for God's will over my own when making plans for the future.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Faith’s Response to God’s Will” The book of James is all about living our life with genuine faith in God. James describes the kind of life the one who claims to live by faith lives. I. Faith’s response to trials 1:2-27 Joyfully endure – continued ...read more