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  • Is It Worth It To Resist Evil? Series

    Contributed by Mark Green on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,330 views

    The Christ-follower will be challenged to examine their lives for areas where evil has taken root and learn to resist evil by trusting Christ’s sovereignty and by standing firm in community, salvation and God’s truth.

    Open your Bible to 2 Thessalonians and as you are doing so let me remind you of why this Harley and scooter are on the stage. Last week we used these items as an analogy to describe our faith journey in Christ. The scooter represents a Christ-follower who is playing it safe and being rather passive ...read more

  • Do You Reject Evil?

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Sep 16, 2006
     | 1,568 views

    Is there really evil in the world? Are we ready to resist evil?

  • Weapons Of Our Warfare Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Apr 20, 2002
    based on 207 ratings
     | 17,624 views

    How a Christian Can Effectively Resist Evil

  • The Witness Of Maria Goretti Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 13, 2012
     | 1,083 views

    The life and death of Maria Goretti teaches us something about resisting evil.

    July 6, 2012 St. Maria Goretti Mt 5: 38-41 The commandment to not resist the evildoer is one of the most stark and, admittedly, controversial ones in the NT. A few Christian pacifists have interpreted it to mean that we can neither resist evil persons or evil actions in any way. But that is ...read more

  • Wayfaring Strangers A Study Of 1 Peter Part 9- "Someone Is Always Watching" Series

    Contributed by Randy Edwards on May 2, 2018
     | 1,222 views

    Part 9 of our 1 Peter study

    Wayfaring Strangers A Study of 1 Peter Part 9 “Someone is always watching” I want to thank each of you for the warm and loving reception you gave to Brother Mark and Dee last week. They truly enjoyed being here and were very complimentary about the entire experience Patti and I were ...read more

  • The Victory Continues Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Sep 29, 2012
     | 3,130 views

    1. Mordecai’s new reward (vs. 1-2 & 10:1-3). 2. Esther’s new request (vs. 3-6). 3. The King’s new ruling (vs. 7-10). 4. The Jews’ resistance (vs. 11-14). 5. The Jews’ rejoicing (vs. 15-18).

    For Such a Time as This Part 8: The Victory Continues Esther 8:1-17 & 10:1-3 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - July 15, 2012 BACKGROUND: *About 500 years before Christ, Esther the secret Jew was chosen to be queen of the Persian Empire. Esther was put there by the invisible ...read more

  • Baptismal Covenant

    Contributed by Jon Lipka on Jan 13, 2013
     | 2,098 views

    In our baptismal covenant, we commit to belief in God, participating in the Church's life, resisting evil, sharing the Gospel, and ultimately doing all of this out of love.

    What in the world is our baptismal covenant? It starts with the Apostles Creed. Do you believe in God the Father? Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit? What we believe about God is the first and foundational part of our Baptismal Covenant. It is ...read more

  • Cpr For A Healthy Walk Part 10 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 31, 2018
     | 715 views

    Message 10 in our series on the essential directives for every believer. This message begins exploration of the third directive (R) namely Restore Righteousness and Resist evil.

    “CPR for a Healthy Walk Part Ten – “Resolutely restore Righteousness and resist evil – Purify our heart” I. Continually cultivate a dynamic relationship with Him. II. Persistently Pursue, develop and maintain meaningful community within the body of Christ. Our final section has to ...read more

  • Cpr For A Healthy Walk Part 11 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Jun 5, 2018
     | 772 views

    This is message 11 exploring the basics of the Christian life. This message continues discussion of element three resolutely restoring righteousness and resisting evil. Specifically Refuse conformity with the world.

    “This World Is Not My Home” I. Continually cultivate a dynamic relationship with God. II. Persistently Pursue, develop and maintain meaningful community with the body of Christ. III. Resolutely restore righteousness and Resist the world the flesh and the devil A. Renew and purify Your ...read more

  • An Eye For An Eye Makes The Whole World Blind

    Contributed by Greg Colby on Aug 23, 2017
     | 1,157 views

    The scriptures in Exodus provide a limitation on unlimited vengeance being meted out when someone is wronged, however Jesus declared that even an eye for an eye was going too far - Jesus commands his followers to turn the other cheek - to not resist evil

    Be Holy. Be Perfect. Our Gospel and our OT readings this morning present us with two illustrations of how God expects his people to live. Each one describes different things to do, and not to do – however the goal of both readings is to provide us with a framework within which to seek justice ...read more

  • It’s Time To Resist!

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 16, 2019
     | 263 views

    We live in a time when evil is sweeping our culture. Christians not anchored are being swept with it. We look at the Church’s duty to resist evil; what we’re to resist; and how we’re to resist it.

  • Fair Is Fair Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 10,676 views

    There are times it’s worthwhile to figure out what Jesus "didn’t mean."

    OPENING: A woman read ahead as we were going through this text and was troubled by the phrase: "do not turn away from the one desiring to borrow from you." It wasn’t that she didn’t give to those in need... her problem was that she was giving so much away, that she barely had enough left for ...read more

  • A Church At The Mouth Of Hell Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Oct 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 765 views

    A brief study of the church in Pergamum in which believers are commended for serving even where Satan dwells. However, toleration of evil people was already contaminating the congregation.

    “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan ...read more

  • Turning The Other Cheek, Are You Sure?

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 13,870 views

    A look at the historical context of Jesus commands to turn the other cheek, give away your cloak and go the extra mile to see what they really mean.

    Introduction The passage we read is at least on the surface one of the most difficult passages in the Bible, if we are to live by it. Every time you here the passage preached or talked about there is always a but, or a bit that says it doesn’t mean this. Or sometimes but it can’t mean this, Jesus ...read more

  • "There Is Great Hope Despite Power, Self-Interest And Greed"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 21, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,075 views

    A sermon about two different roads.

    Matthew 2:1-23 “There is Great Hope despite Power, Self-Interest and Greed” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN www.eastridgeumc.com The heroes of our Gospel Lesson for this morning certainly seem familiar to us. Each year, we probably ...read more