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  • We Love To Be First

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 30, 2016

    Segmented Narrative sermon which follows a selfish/self-absorbed family that illustrates that "We Love to Be First"

  • God Is The Center Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jul 25, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    We place ourselves at the center, when it should be God.

    God is the Center Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 July 26, 2015 Back in the 1960s the mayor of the city of Chicago was Richard J. Daley. He was famous for being the last of the big time bosses of the city. Daley was sharp, powerful, and had an enormous ego. One fall a speechwriter who worked for more

  • A Church That Steps Out Series

    Contributed by John Tung on Apr 25, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    A church has both an internal and an external ministry. We must be balanced and not self-absorbed.

    A CHURCH THAT STEPS OUT Acts 5:12-16 John Tung, 4-22-07 I. Introduction The church should pray for people in crisis situations. The church should also pray for people in non-crisis situations, but certainly we as a church should also be praying for people who are in crisis situations. And more

  • Sowing & Reaping Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 10, 2014

    -Sowing to the flesh means being self-absorbed, living according to our sinful/fallen nature. -Sowing to the Spirit means living for God, abiding in our regenerate nature. Which nature wins? The one we feed the most.

    Introduction: A comedian said, “Why am I always getting blamed for things I do?” In this passage, Paul reminds us: choices have consequences. This is a fixed law of human nature. “Sow a thought, reap an act; sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a more

  • Getting Real With Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 5, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Hostility comes from the obsessed, self-absorbed heart, and often offers permission for random acts of violence. Jesus got real with His enemies by naming their madness but trusting His own defense to God.

    Stress strengthens. That is a physical fact. It is also a spiritual truth. Stress strengthens us. When we face opposition, we grow. When we deal with differences, we become stronger than we were. Strange as it may seem, and unpleasant though it may feel, give thanks when you more

  • It Is Time To Consider Your Ways

    Contributed by Greg Irby on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    The work began well at first, then stalled, as the people of God became self-absorbed and so concerned about re-building their own homes and lives neglecting the work of God had given then to do.

    Text Verse: Haggai 1:4-5 (Haggai 1:4-5) "Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste? {5} Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways." Introduction: Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon in 586 B. C. In 538 B. C. King Cyrus allowed more

  • Are You Just Going To Ignore That? Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    This is the first message in a series from the book of Haggai. Often times we become so self-absorbed that we miss the very needs God has put before us.

    Time to Rebuild Part I Haggai 1:1-11 Background • The Jewish people had returned from Babylonian captivity in 538 B.C. • Work on the temple had not taken place in over 15 years Haggai 1:1-2 (NLT) On August 29 of the second year of King Darius’s reign, the Lord gave a message more

  • A Church The World Needs, Not Wants--Pergamum Pt6 Series

    Contributed by Kent Kessler on Oct 14, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    “Be the church would ya!” Young people practice faith in the same way their parents practice faith. Studies today call this “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism”. It is a very self-centered spirituality; a self-absorbed Christianity.

    Title: “A Church The World Needs--Not Wants--Pergamum” Introduction: I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN and I can tell you—kids, are smart—they know when you aren’t living up to what you believe and what you say! I worked with inner-city, street-wise kids for several years more

  • Rejoice In The Lord Always

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 28, 2003
    based on 48 ratings

    Too many believers forget where real joy comes from. In our self-absorbed society it is easy to think that joy comes from personal pleasures, people or possessions. The following points contain some helpful motivations to obey the scriptural commmand, "Re

    Rejoice in the Lord Always (Phil. 4:4) Too many believers forget where real joy comes from. In our self-absorb society it is easy to think that joy comes from personal pleasures, people or possessions. The following points contain some helpful motivations to obey the scriptural commmand, more

  • Let’s Not Miss The Harvest! (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Aug 22, 2016

    Jesus was too concerned about the souls of people to get distracted with minor, unimportant matters. If we aren’t focused on Christ, we can become self-absorbed and inwardly focused like the Pharisees, and we’ll miss the harvest.

  • Selfish Or Selfless

    Contributed by Greg Burcham on Oct 5, 2016

    This sermon deals with being selfless as apposed to selfish in our personal lives.

    Selfish or Selfless Back in 2013, the word of the year was “selfie”. It seems with the advent of the smart phone and even some of the latest flip phones, we have fallen in love with taking our own picture. The word selfie makes me think of the character from Greek mythology named more

  • The Beginning Of…the Earth Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 14, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    God centers his creativity on the earth, forming a “nursery” for his children and revealing himself as gloriously worthy of worship.

    Scripture Introduction Sir Arthur Conan Doyle understood well creation’s testimony to the goodness of God. In his memoirs, Sherlock Holmes makes a rather remarkable speech to Watson: “What a lovely thing a rose is…! Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to more

  • The Journey Of The Wise Men: How The Grinch Stole Christmas Series

    Contributed by Dwight Gunter Ii on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 213 ratings

    Within people there is a desire for meaning in life. This is a sermon for those who are searching.

    Introduction . . . Illustration: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Years ago, Dr. Seuss wrote a book called "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." It’s also been made into a video. Many of you know the story which happens in the town of Who-ville. The Grinch hated seeing and hearing all the more

  • The Enemy Within Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Terry Williams on Aug 26, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    More characteristics of Apostates.

    Sermon #7 of 11 Jude: A Call to Defend The Enemy Within Part 2 Jude 12-13 Introduction We looked at The Enemy Within when we studied verse 4 about 4 weeks ago. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the more

  • Unleashing Your Potential For Increase Series

    Contributed by Bishop Emma Omon on Mar 29, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    God's plan for you is Increase! Drawing lessons from the Parable of Talents, this teaching will guide you on how to unleash your God-given talents and resources for increase.

    UNLEASHING YOUR POTENTIAL FOR INCREASE “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain” – John 12:24. The potential of a grain of wheat to produce and multiply is released when more