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  • How To Overcome Provocation As Isaac Did

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 23, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,616 views

    How to Overcome Provocation as Isaac Did (Godliness is profitable for all things, even an antidote to over-reacting to provocations)

    How to Overcome Provocation as Isaac Did - Gen 26:1-35 Intro - How should we respond we were are bullied? As children we all encountered a bully and learned that it is better to avoid a fight and to overcome opposition with kindness, wisdom and friendliness. Illustration:On a wall near ...read more

  • About The Collection (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 960 views

    This is the last of four messages "about the collection" in which we examine the principles of financial stewardship with respect to giving to the church. This sermon examines the provocation, protection, and perspective in giving.

    Scripture This is the fourth and last in a series of sermons About the Collection. For the past few weeks I have tried to highlight some of the biblical principles of financial stewardship with respect to giving to the Lord. I would like to reiterate that these messages are intended to help you ...read more

  • Beaten But Still Forgiving

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,695 views

    Stephen’s example of forgiveness amidst persecution

    Stephen’s Example of Forgiveness – Acts 7:34-60 Illustration:Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day! Today in the Word, March 1989, p. ...read more

  • I Think I Love You

    Contributed by James Dunn on Jan 29, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 4,387 views

    In an age where love is defined by "the way we feel today," Pastor James Dunn helps us to understand that true love is not spelled..."F-E-E-L-I-N-G-S", but rather... "C-O-M-M-I-T-M-E-N-T."

    I Think I Love You 1Cor. 13:1-8a Introduction: You can see them alongside the shuffleboard courts in Florida or on the porches of the old folks’ homes up north: an old man with snow-white hair, a little hard of hearing, reading the newspaper through a magnifying glass; an old woman in a ...read more

  • Avoid Over Reactions To Situations

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 3, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,468 views

    We live in an age when people are easily provoked toward anger or fear. However, the Bible teaches us: "A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense." Here are ten guidelines to help us avoid over reacting to irritations.

    Avoiding Over Reactions to Situations (Proverbs 19:11) We live in an age when people are easily provoked toward anger or fear. However, the Bible teaches us: "A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense." Here are ten guidelines to help us avoid over reacting ...read more

  • How To Not Over React

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 76 ratings
     | 3,252 views

    One Italian man became so frustrated with his wife’s badgering that he had himself arrested just to have one night’s peace in a jail cell. However, ten minutes after being securely locked away for the night because of pretending to be publicly intoxicated

    Avoid Over-reacting to Provocations (James 1:19) We all have a tendency to over react when provoked. Some have more difficulty than others controlling their emotions. Illustration: One Italian man became so frustrated with his wife’s badgering that he had himself arrested just to have one ...read more

  • It Happened At Night

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 9,721 views

    Between where we are now and where the Lord intends to take us, Between us and that Higher Plane of Living, Stands Some Sea of Challenge that Must be Crossed! The only way to get to the Capernaum of Excellence from the Bethsaida of Mediocrity is by way of

    I need not pause to suggest how delighted I am to be in your midst. In the midst of erudite scholars like yourselves, I felt I ought to at least have an interesting introduction that sounded impressive with some big words. So I, like Al Louis Patterson who pastors the Corinth Church in Houston, ...read more

  • Living The Christian Life

    Contributed by Tom Walker on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,104 views

    In Gal. 2:20 Paul speaks of ìThe life which I now live in the flesh.î Saved persons are to be submitted and surrendered to the Holy Spirit, in order that their lives might count for Christ. There are enemies in living this life such as the world, the flesh and the devil. Also, there is the ...read more

  • Never Too Late

    Contributed by Steaven Snow on Jan 27, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,120 views

    The urgency of decision making

    Never Too Late Text: Hebrews 3:12-19 19 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. 13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we are made ...read more

  • God's Deliverance And Dealing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,071 views

    To lead the people to understand that godly people may experience abuse at the hands of carnal individuals, but we should always turn all of our pain over to the Lord’s care, deliverance and dealing.

    Unit 9 – Family Lesson 26 – Jacob Returns Home – Gen. 31:1-33 Preparation for the Teacher 1. Aim: To lead the people to understand that godly people may experience abuse at the hands of carnal individuals, but we should always turn all of our pain over to the Lord’s care, deliverance and ...read more

  • Characteristics Of A Mature Christian - Acts 21:27-40

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 14, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 10,980 views

    Characteristics of a Mature Christian - Acts 21:27-40

    Characteristics of a Mature Christian - Acts 21:27-40 Illustration:(Immaturity) Sat Apr 13, 8:22 AM ET TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (Reuters) - An 8-year-old Florida boy drove himself to school in a stolen car after missing the school bus, police said this week. The youngster was caught ...read more

  • Why Jesus Taught That It Was Ok To Disagree As Long As One Was Not Disagreeable In Manner

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,419 views

    There are times when everyone must learn how to be politely disagree. A person who agrees just to avoid conflicts is a coward. Jesus showed the disciples how to disagree without being so disagreeable in disposition that people would be turned off to the messenger. One day the Jews accused Jesus of ...read more

  • The Fall Of King Saul

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 19, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 4,988 views

    The fall of King Saul could happen to us all.

    INTRO: AMALEK & AMALEKITES The Amalekites were an ancient wandering tribe descended from Esau’s grandson Amalek <Gen. 36:12,16; 1 Chr. 1:36>. They roamed widely throughout the territory which was later later settled by the people of Israel. The primary region of the Amalekites was in the ...read more

  • How To Turn Criticisms Into Motivations

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,021 views

    The Lord teaches us how to use criticisms as motivations for greater godliness, holiness and maturity through the life of Paul

    How To Turn Criticisms In to Motivations (Acts 17:1-9) Illustration:How to Bury a Good Idea It will never work, We’ve never done it that way before. We’re doing fine without it. We can’t afford it. We’re not ready for it. It’s not our responsibility. Bits & Pieces, June 23, ...read more

  • Compel Them To Come In

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 24, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,715 views

    Evangelistic Sermon reworked from the Charles Spurgeon Classic

    LUKE 14:23 AND THE LORD SAID UNTO THE SERVANT, GO OUT INTO THE HIGHWAYS AND HEDGES, AND COMPEL THEM TO COME IN, THAT MY HOUSE MAY BE FILLED. * Whosoever Calls upon the Name of the Lord Shall Be Saved * for this Is a Faithful Saying and Worthy of All Acceptation, That Jesus Christ Came into ...read more