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  • Refuse To Worry Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on May 9, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,781 views

    Excessive worry shows a lack of trust in the provision of God for all our needs.

    (adapted from Southeast Christian Church’s series Living a Life of Integrity) SERIES: “WORDS OF WISDOM FOR KINGDOM LIVING” TEXT: MATTHEW 6:25-34 TITLE: “REFUSE TO WORRY” INTRODUCTION: A. One man said to his friend, “I have a mountain of credit card debt. I’ve lost my ...read more

  • Temptation Of Terah: Refuse Complacency

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 24, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 6,385 views

    Contrast Terah the father of Abraham and his incomplete journey with the inspiring faith and obedience of Abraham.

    THE TEMPTATION OF TERAH Genesis 11:31-12:4 Hebrews 11:8-19 Resolutions are made and broken. Diets are begun and ended. Home improvement projects lie around our houses half completed. Beginning with enthusiasm is not enough. Planning a journey, loading the van, the buzz of excitement is ...read more

  • Refuse To Give In To Legalistic Pressures

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 8, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,937 views

    What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to perfection, you do not become holy through the keeping of the law. Do not give in to pressure.

    Avoid being blinded to the Spirit by relying on works of the flesh.(Gal 3:1-5) Question - What are the problems of living by the flesh and not by the Spirit? What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to ...read more

  • When God Refuses Worship

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 18, 2005
    based on 91 ratings
     | 12,801 views

    When does God refuse worship? When it is not about Him but it is about us.

    “When God Refuses Worship” Isaiah 1:10-20 INTRODUCTION: The great prophet Isaiah brings God’s message to an apostate Israel. Israel had fallen into sin as a nation. Israel was continuing in all of the religious ceremonies, yet God was unimpressed because He knew there hearts were not truly ...read more

  • What Jesus Refuses To Do

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,810 views

    Jesus wants to do for us and is limited if we block Him.

    What Jesus Refuses to Do Matthew 12:14-21 Then the Pharisees called a meeting and discussed plans for killing Jesus. 15 But Jesus knew what they were planning. He left that area, and many people followed him. He healed all the sick among them, 16 but he ...read more

  • An Offer You Can't Refuse

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Apr 21, 2003
    based on 139 ratings
     | 6,565 views

    This sermon takes a look at the offers Jesus gives to us this Easter; namely forgiveness from our past, purpose for today, and hope for tomorrow.

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “It sounds to good to be true.” Some incredible offer that promises you great results with little cost or effort. A while back I was wanting to shed a few pounds and sure enough I was walking in Wal-Mart and saw this bottle that said, “Hollywood Miracle Diet…lose ...read more

  • He Made Me An Offer I Couldn't Refuse

    Contributed by Mcclinton Hall on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 11,893 views

    In this walk of life, we often time have offers that are made to us, but Jesus makes us an offer that we cannot refuse.

    He Made An Offer That I Couldn’t Refuse Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this shall thirst again. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall given him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into ...read more

  • Prisoner Of War Series

    Contributed by Paul Getter on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,852 views

    I Refuse To Be A Prisoner of War! Jesus came to set you free Indeed

    I Timothy 1: 18  ¶This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19  Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: II Corinthians 10: 3 ...read more

  • On The Edge Of Greatness

    Contributed by John Hamby on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 119 ratings
     | 32,941 views

    Three characteristics of moving on to greatness taken from the Children of Israel’s refusal to cross over into the Promised Land.

    On the Edge of Greatness Numbers 13:17-20 (Basic Sermon idea from a sermon by Pastor Eric Goodman) I believe that it is God’s desire for every church to enter into greatness. You may be thinking, “Now, hold on Bro John, that can’t be right! Are you saying ...read more

  • Doing Right When You've Been Done Wrong

    Contributed by David Ward on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,810 views

    BIG IDEA: We make our love revolutionary when we refuse revenge and generate grace.

    "Doing Right When You’ve Been Done Wrong” Romans 12:14-21 INTRODUCTION: A man went into the preaching ministry, worked for seven years, then resigned to go back to medical school and become a doctor. He came to the conclusion that “People don’t want spiritual health. They just want to feel ...read more

  • When You Can't Believe Series

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Jun 29, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,495 views

    For people living under the influence of spiritual blindness by REFUSING TO BELIEVE the infallible, authoritative word of God...

    The Bible says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…” How strong is your SPIRITUAL eyesight? On a scale of 1-10, 10 being JESUS, where are you? Did you know that SOME OF US are WILLINGLY walking down the road of life VISUALLY IMPAIRED? (Beer Goggles ...read more

  • Blocking The Door To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 14,218 views

    In religious leaders’ refusal to accept God’s way not only did they not go through the door but also blocked the door to heaven for others.

    In Matthew 23:13 Christ pronounced judgment upon the scribes and Pharisees when He said, "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Christ condemned ...read more

  • The Reward Of Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 577 ratings
     | 36,842 views

    Daniel’s colleagues faced a dilemma - compromise their faith in God or die - but refusing to do so, God stood by them in their hour of peril.

    The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the burning, fiery furnace is a favourite in the Old Testament and it has enjoyed its popularity since the earliest days in the Christian church when the first generation of Christians in Rome were being persecuted for their faith. The story was ...read more

  • The Ultimate Insult Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 8,357 views

    People refuse to accept God’s authority. We don’t want to be tenants in God’s Vineyard. We want to be the owners.

    "Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!" You’ve no doubt heard that little rhyme, and you’ve probably even used it at times. When I was growing up it was the standard playground retort to an insult. But of course we all know that those words were simply a bluff. They had ...read more

  • The Skin Of A Reason Stuffed With A Lie Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 9, 2003
    based on 139 ratings
     | 16,835 views

    The parable of the great banquet is a picture of the invitation God extends to us to come to His eternal banquet of salvation–some accept and others refuse this great invitation.

    Excuses: The Skin of a Reason Stuffed with a Lie Luke 14:12-24 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION There is a difference between a reason and an excuse. There are times when we may have a legitimate reason for what we do or don’t do. An excuse is actually the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. ...read more