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  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Mature In Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 65 ratings
     | 6,860 views

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us grow in our trust of the Lord's reliability instead of doubting God's ability to care for our every need. David wrote, "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this." (Psalm 37:5) Just as a child implicitly trusts his or her mother, so a growing ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Identify And Remove The Masks People Hide Behind

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 144 ratings
     | 13,431 views

    1. The Holy Spirit convicts us of any form of dependency other than Jesus Christ. Jesus said to the Pharisees, "You hypocrites; as it is written: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men. You have ...read more

  • Why Should I Be Discouraged

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,090 views

    Jesus refused to let people discourage, frustrate, or defeat Him because of their faulty perception of His worth. The Lord knew that His success was not determined by peoples’ estimate of His worth but focused on His heavenly Father’s overwhelming love, p

    1. Jesus refused to let people discourage, frustrate, or defeat Him because of their faulty perception of His worth. The Lord knew that His success was not determined by peoples’ estimate of His worth but focused on His heavenly Father’s overwhelming love, power, and advocacy for Him and His ...read more

  • The Misunderstood Missionaries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,152 views

    How to overcome people who misunderstand God’s word, His will and His ways

    The Misunderstood Missionaries – Acts 14:1-20 Misunderstanding = Failure to understand people so as to disagree with them. Many misunderstandings lead to quarrels, conflicts or failure to show love to one another. Illustration:Army Law: An order that can be misunderstood will be ...read more

  • Avoiding Quarrels

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,339 views

    How Isaac avoided quarrels and let things go when God directed

    How to Solve Quarrels 1. Aim: To lead the people to know how to follow Isaac’s example of obedience in avoiding quarrels and overcoming the opposition with kindness, hard-work and friendliness. 2. Explanation of the Aim: Even though Isaac has to admit that he sinned, God still uses him ...read more

  • Letting Go Of Human Dependencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 27, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,999 views

    The Holy Spirit reveals insights to those who consistently lay aside all of our their false dependencies.

    Letting Go Our Human Dependencies Quote: God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him. Andrew Murray. 1. The Holy Spirit convicts us of any form of dependency other than Jesus Christ. Jesus said to the Pharisees, "You hypocrites; as it is written: ...read more

  • Search Me Oh God And See If There Be Any Offensive Way In Me And Lead Me In

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 11, 2004
    based on 69 ratings
     | 9,560 views

    Even though exploratory surgery is not pleasant it is occasionally necessary. Just as David asked God to search him for any sin of omission or commission so we need to allow God to run a diagostic check on our hearts and minds. When we allow the Lord to d

    Search Me Oh God and See if There be Any Offensive Way In Me and Lead Me in the Everlasting Way (Psa. 139:23,24) "Search me, O God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting." (NIV) (Psa 139:23,24) Even ...read more

  • Seek Rest With God Series

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,116 views

    To note the importance of resting with God.

    The 10 Commandments #4: Seek Rest with God Text: Exodus 20:8-11 Thesis: To note the importance of resting with God. Introduction: (1) “Two words summarize the lives of most Americans – hurry and worry” (R. Atchley, Sinai Summit 82). (2) The 4th command seems to be the one that is out ...read more

  • The Big Mistake

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 179 ratings
     | 12,006 views

    Learning from Adam and Eve's mistake, so we can avoid falling into sin.

    We all make mistakes. Some of them are more embarrassing than harmful. I remember at our former church in Wisconsin, I typed up the bulletin with this announcement: "Ladies, please remember to pick up your bowels in the kitchen." It was supposed to be bowls. In fact, every Sunday a couple of the ...read more

  • Temptation! How Can I Resist Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Aug 2, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 4,928 views

    sermon on how to resist temptation by pastor norval koch for our sermon series

    Joseph Sermon 2 Genesis 39: 5-10 Imagine what Hollywood could do with the story of Joseph. A man of exceptional qualities... dreams from God...able to interpret the dreams of others...handsome...a victim of his brothers’ rage...able to rise from the depths of despair to power in a foreign ...read more

  • Moral Issues: Fornication Series

    Contributed by Rob Harbison on May 10, 2001
    based on 294 ratings
     | 14,584 views

    Fornication is not just a sin against another person, it is also a sin against ourselves.

    INTRO: To most people, the word “fornication” means very little. They never hear the word used unless spoken by a preacher, or they stumble across it in the Bible. Therefore, preaching about fornication sometimes does little good because people think we are talking about some other kind of deviant ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help You Correctly Respond To Accusations?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,249 views

    In a world filled with daily news reports of scandal it is hard to feel immune from accusations. Nobody can feel immune from accusations in a world where people rush to be identified as a victim for self-aggrandizing reasons. When someone tries to shift the blame toward you what is your usual ...read more

  • Avoid Being A Loser - Using The Spirit's Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,875 views

    In order to capitalize on the chances we are given we need to ask the Spirit of God to control every part of our mind, will, and emotions. Ask the Lord to help you avoid missing out on any good thing by asking God to fill every thought with the Lord’s des

    1. Many Christians fail to realize they must keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit if they do not want to be a loser. Paul wrote, "Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which ...read more

  • How To Prevent Real Failure

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,003 views

    Ways to avoid failure from God’s perspective

    Nobody wins all the time. Everyone occasionally faces setbacks. Illustration: The greatest baseball player who ever lived got on base 39.4% of the time. The greatest soccer player only scored goals on less than 3% of his shots. The greatest home run hitter of all time also struck out more ...read more

  • America Under Attack - A Christian Response

    Contributed by Harold Dixon on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,057 views

    Our nation needs a Godly response to these unspeakable events. For this to happen we must see the right response in the Christian community.

    America Under Attack A Christian’s Response September 12, 2001 Proposition: Christians must respond Biblically and trust in The Lord during seemingly Senseless Tragedies. Introduction: Four airplanes (carrying some 266 people) were hijacked by Terrorists yesterday. Two crashed into ...read more