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  • Pretense Or Sincerity? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Jeremiah condemned the pretentious worship of God and exalted the sincere worship of God. The contrast is great, especially when we examine the two attitudes separately.

    Pretense or Sincerity? (Jeremiah, Selected Verses) 1. Three ministers were talking about prayer in general and the appropriate and effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background. One minister shared that he felt the more

  • Are We Real Christians Or Just Pretending To Be Christians?

    Contributed by David Leach on Jan 13, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    Unfortunately the vast majority of those who profess Christianity are not in fact Christians but remain spiritually dead in their sins because they have not met Jesus’ one requirement to even see the Kingdom of Heaven, that is, they must be born again spiritually.

    Are we real Christians or just pretending to be Christians? Jer 3:10 …Judah (My own people) has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense, says the LORD. Sometimes we hear that there are living today about two billion people who are Christians. Unfortunately the vast more

  • Live The Truth Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 7, 2020

    We are called to live the truth. Hypocrisy and pretensions do not belong to the life of a Christian.

    Good morning. Let us look to the Word of God in ACTS again. • Today’s passage is an important one. We are going to see, for the first time, the judgement of God in the community of faith. We have 2 deaths in a span of 3 hours. • And for the first time in the book of Acts we are seeing threats more

  • The Feet Of Them Which Have Buried Thy Husband

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The cost of deception and pretense is a price that most never want to pay

    THE FEET OF THEM WHICH HAVE BURIED THY HUSBAND ACTS 5:1-11 Text: Acts 5:9 Acts 5:9 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. more

  • An Awkward Conversation

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 19, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Three truths about Jesus's kingdom gleaned from Pilate's conversation with him

    Opening illustration: Describe the situation from Manifest last week. B. Background to passage: C. Main thought: Three truths about Jesus’s kingdom gleaned from Pilate’s conversation with him 1) A Kingdom with No Walls (v. 36) a. Outside of the religious language of the “kingdom of God,” the use of more

  • The Vision Of Wonderful Worship Series

    Contributed by Tim Adams on Dec 1, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon seeks to lay a proper foundation for biblical worship that is wonderful to Jesus, not necessarily to us.

    “The Vision of Wonderful Worship” John 4:9-26 A paramedic was asked on a local Dallas TV talk-show program: “What was your most unusual and challenging 911 call?” “Recently,” the paramedic began, “we got a call from that big white church on 11th and Walnut. A frantic usher was very concerned more

  • Jesus - Faithful And True

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Jun 14, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Tending to the ruins of life. Prayers of wretched truthful passion, not ritual trendy pretense, connect us and keep us faithful to God.

    I. INTRODUCTION - Jesus Is Referred To Many Names In OT & NT A. Rev. 3:14 - He Is Also Called “Faithful And True” 1. Imagine being in 1st century persecuted church – Nero’s persecution •Matthew - executed by sword in Ethiopia. •Mark - cruelly dragged through an Egyptian city street. more

  • Mythbusters Series

    Contributed by Ken Hubbard on Feb 12, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon on breaking through the pretense of Christian culture to remain relevant to the culture we are trying to reach with the gospel.

    INTRO: ƒ{ In this series I've been working hard to come against a modern day interpretation of Christianity ƒ{ IT IS NOT Christian Theology Theology = The study of God and the truthfulness of religion in general ƒ{ But it is Christian Mythology Mythology = a set of stories, more

  • An Unimpressive Christmas

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 84 ratings

    It is the very lack of pretense and privilege accompanying Jesus’ birth that makes him more attractive as you get to know Him.

    12-20-98 INTRODUCTION Chuck Swindoll writes of a commercial venture by one of the largest department stores in the nation. It proved to be disastrously unsuccessful. Their idea was a doll in the form of baby Jesus. It was advertised as being unbreakable, washable and cuddly. It was more

  • Counterfeit Christianity Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 7, 2004
    based on 113 ratings

    A good exposition not only of the fakes in some of the pews, but of sorcery and the occult so prominent today. SIMON’S PRETENSION, PROFESSION, PRESUMPTION.

    Counterfeit Christianity Acts 8:9-25 In the previous verses we saw: city wide revival w/ Philip the Evangelist. Miracles were performed, souls saved. And here’s a scriptural principle which follows: wherever God sends genuine revival, Satan attempts to send counterfeit revival. God sows more

  • Your Righteousness Must Exceed That Of The Pharisees-Clean The Inside Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 7 ratings


    A majority of adults who don’t attend church say they believe in God, but they have other feelings about the institution of church. A recent survey of 1 402 adults who don’t attend church, not even on holidays, found that 72 percent thought the church ‘is full of hypocrites,’ In Canada over the more

  • Strong Winds On Deep Waters

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Aug 3, 2001
    based on 121 ratings

    The Storm Jesus Calmed provides three indisputable themes that demonstrate that IT REQUIRES REAL FAITH AND NOT MERE PRETENSE TO FOLLOW THE LORD THROUGH STRONG WINDS ON DEEP WATERS.

    Lessons from Storms in the Bible #5 -- July 29, 2001-- AM STRONG WINDS ON DEEP WATERS -- The Storm Jesus Calmed -- Luke 8:22-25 INTRODUCTION: (1) Jim Nicodem took his two youngest kids to the Batavia quarry. It has a beautiful sand beach with shallow water. [Anyone can play in the more

  • Open Your Heart's Door To Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jerry Smith on Mar 18, 2021

    Many people have used this verse evangelically; however, its true context is for Christians. Jesus is speaking to the Church members of Laodicea to let Him into their life for fellowship and worship and not only religious pretense.

  • Fire Upon Thine Altar

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 157 ratings

    This text separates those who are spiritually pretense from those who are spiritually intense. It is like the question the demon’s asked of the seven sons of Sceva, “Paul, we know, Jesus we know, but who are you?”

  • How To Avoid The Peril Of Pretentiousness

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 1 rating

    Have you ever wondered how to avoid having any trace of pretense? To make an unsupported claim about one’s accomplishment is pretending to be something we are not.

    Have you ever wondered how to avoid having any trace of pretense? To make an unsupported claim about one’s accomplishment is pretending to be something we are not. Paul spoke harshly against the pretentious Jewish teachers of his day because they preach too little to themselves. These more