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  • To Judge Or Not To Judge - That Is The Question

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Feb 23, 2016
     | 2,673 views

    One of the most popular verse fragments recited by unbelievers or folks who claim to be believers but who are living in sin is, "Judge not, lest you be judged." Holy proof-texting! What does this teaching really mean to those who are called to be holy?

    Love, love, love. The world is infatuated with love! We who are called to be Christ's ambassadors need to be able to differentiate between what the world calls love and what the Bible describes as Christ-like love. Proper judgment is an integral part of Christ's love. What is love? (show ...read more

  • Here Is A Trustworthy Saying

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jan 17, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,560 views

    As pastors we know that proof texting is dangerous. It is even more dangerous to take two fragments of a "Trustworthy Saying" that spans three verses and use them to support a doctrine. With that in mind lets take a look at 2 Timothy 2:11-13.

    (This is a hybrid between a sermon manuscript and a sermon outline. I hope you can follow it and flesh it out in your own words as the Lord leads you.) Please open your Bibles to 2 Timothy 2:1-13 which we will read in a few minutes. 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus are letters written to ...read more

  • Curious Scriptures

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on May 8, 2019
     | 441 views

    There are certain Scriptures that seem to be unique. One of them is found in the crucifixion narrative in Matthew. What do we do with these especially when they seem to be out of the ordinary?

    Curious Scriptures Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … 2 Timothy 4:3-4 “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to ...read more

  • What Do You Believe, And Why?

    Contributed by Timothy Shumer on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,402 views

    This was the 4th message in series, "What do you believe, and why?" The first message was based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17

    This is the 4th message in series, "What do you believe, and why?" - 1st Message - 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-Serving People (Mark 7:11-12)

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 27, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,852 views

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-serving People (Mark 7:11-12)Guidelines for being discerning, wise and Spirit led in guarding yourself from harm

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-serving People (Mark 7:11-12) Illustration:The deity of the Holy Spirit ought to be clearly recognized in Scripture. Look at these facts: Christ is born; the Spirit is His forerunner. Christ is baptized; the Spirit bears witness. Christ is tempted; the ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Uses Discernment To Protect Us

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 4,851 views

    The Holy Spirit gives us a discerning mind to help us distinguish between truth and partial truths. Hebrews 5:14 says, "Solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil."

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use the Scriptures for Their Selfish Ambitions (Mark 7:11,12) Illustration:Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big we can never kill him." David looked at the same giant and ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use The Scriptures For Their Selfish Ambitions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 5,133 views

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use the Scriptures for Their Selfish Ambitions

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use the Scriptures for Their Selfish Ambitions (Mark 7:11,12) Illustration:Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big we can never kill him." David looked at the same giant and ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From Manipulation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 7, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,708 views

    Regardless of how much abuse the world may heap on us or how small we may seem compared to others, we are precious in the sight of God. Because of Christ, we have immeasurable worth.

    How the Holy Spirit Protects us From Manipulation Illustration: One day, educator and comedian Sam Levinson was standing with a group of men who seemed to tower above him. Someone asked, "Sam, don’t you feel strange surrounded by so many tall people?" He replied, "Yes, I do. I feel like a dime ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use The Scriptures For Their Selfish Ambitions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,826 views

    1. The Holy Spirit protects us from manipulators of the scripture by teaching us to be discerning of truth.

    1. The Holy Spirit protects us from manipulators of the scripture by teaching us to be discerning of truth. Many Pharisaical leaders have learned how to use the scripture as a club to manipulate people for their own selfish gain. The Holy Spirit gives us a discerning mind to help us distinguish ...read more

  • God's Condemnation Of All Men

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,723 views

    GOD'S CONDEMNATION OF ALL MEN (EVEN THE MOST RELIGIOUS) DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE VALUE OF SPIRITUAL PRIVILEGES OR THE CONSISTENCY OF GOD'S OWN CHARACTER (HIS FAITHFULNESS AND JUSTICE) 1.

    GOD'S CONDEMNATION OF ALL MEN (EVEN THE MOST RELIGIOUS) DOES NOT CONTRADICT THE VALUE OF SPIRITUAL PRIVILEGES OR THE CONSISTENCY OF GOD'S OWN CHARACTER (HIS FAITHFULNESS AND JUSTICE) 1. Spiritual Privileges Do Have Value (:1-2) Question: What advantage is there in being a Jew? Restated: What ...read more

  • The Home And Divorce

    Contributed by Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Dec 6, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 633 views

    A Sermon on the dangers of Divorce and the importance of the Home.

    THE HOME DIVORCE-PART I Eph. 5:22--I Pet. 3:1-7 1. The Home is the seat of Revival---If it fails, it is because we have too often, Husbands and Wives that are Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. a. The Bible says, “a house divided against itself shall not stand.” 2. It is important that our homes be ...read more

  • Eternal Security Of The Believer

    Contributed by Larry Cockerham on Oct 11, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,314 views

    The way I usually clarify eternal security is by first explaining that there is a distinction between sonship and discipleship.

    The way I usually clarify eternal security is by first explaining that there is a distinction between sonship and discipleship. In other words, our relationship as a child of God never changes, although our fellowship varies according to our experience. My relationship with my earthly father never ...read more

  • Pointers And Patterns Series

    Contributed by Michael Catt on Nov 5, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,679 views

    This series will help you to develop and deepen your relationship with God.

    SPIRITUAL INTIMACY – POINTERS AND PATTERNS Selected Scriptures There is much confusion today about the subject of holiness/ sanctification/ separation. We’ve been confused by terms that are not Biblical. Terms like: ☛ second work of grace. ☛ second blessing. These terms can be ...read more

  • Resurrection

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 6, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,385 views

    It has been said that this is truly the great resurrection chapter of the entire Bible. The first eleven verses present the Gospel message and the evidence for its truthfulness. Paul gives three proofs to his readers that Jesus Christ has indeed been rais

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: As Vice President, George Bush represented the U.S. at the funeral of former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, he was deeply moved by a silent protest carried out by Brezhnev’s widow. She stood motionless by the coffin until seconds before it was closed. Then, just as ...read more

  • A Vision For The Future

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on May 24, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,123 views

    God has a plan for us, but can we see it?

    A Vision for the Future July 13, 2008 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: God has a plan for us, but can we see it? Focus Passage: Jeremiah 29:11-14 Supplemental Passage: Pro 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that ...read more