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  • Self Deception Series

    Contributed by Jason Smith on Sep 11, 2013

    Is it possible for us to deceive ourselves into believing what is false? God says it is...

    People can delude themselves into believing whatever they want. For example, before I became a Christian (when I was 21), I was out driving my truck when I needed to turn around and go back to where I left. When I did so, I backed into a street sign and scraped up and dented my truck. Of more

  • Sin And Self-Deception Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 8, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    Man’s way of dealing with sin vs. God’s way.

    Sin and Self Deception I John 1:7-10 INTRO.: New York City’s Jesuit University, Fordham, has for many years had a ram as mascot for its football team. The ram is selected by an audition and is cared for by the students. In 1974, a newspaper article appeared announcing that the then Ram mascot, one more

  • Spiritual Self-Deception Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Mar 27, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    There are many who are in Christian circles today that profess to know Jesus Christ but, sadly, are not saved. What does Jesus say?

    Spiritual Self-Deception Griffith Baptist Church – 3/30/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:21-23 Key verse: Matthew 7:21 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. The Introduction The more

  • Sinlessness, Self-Deception

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 12, 2008

    A message to remind the listener that sin is still a real problem in today’s world.

    SINLESSNESS, SELF-DECEPTION 1 John 1:8 INTRO: Sin is the transgression of the law. To constitute sin, there must be a law which we are acquainted with, and which we willfully violate. With sin, all men are chargeable. God has pronounced more

  • Avoiding Self-Deception Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    Self-Deception is rooted in our thinking, and visible in our activities. Or, if we look at it in reverse – what we do, or how we act is in reality a product of our belief system – ie: what we believe. So, if our believing is wrong then our acting will b

    AVOIDING SELF-DECEPTION 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 INTRODUCTION: Just recently, our area has been exposed to an unusual sight – a beluga whale. He has been meandering up and down the river, between Burlington and Trenton. Lots of people have gone to the river’s edge in hopes of catching a glimpse more

  • The Tragedy Of Self-Deception Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    We must examine ourselves to see if we really are Christians.

    "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in they name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many more

  • The Self-Deception Of Sin Series

    Contributed by Tim Diack on Jun 19, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Paul exhorts us to test ourselves to see if we’re in the faith – but how do we do that? John points us in the right direction with some practical “tests” so that we may discern whether we are living in the light or in the darkness.

    The Self Deception of Sin - 1 John 1:10-2:2 Series: That We May Know – Life With Jesus - #4 In his second letter to the Corinthian Church, the apostle Paul pleads with the people, saying to them these words … “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test more

  • Simon Peter: Stuck In Self-Deception Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    We live with a self-image that we know is not true, but we like to project it anyway. We will come unstuck from self-deception when there is someone who loves us unconditionally ... the crucified and risen Christ.

    Outside the gate of the great house, it is growing cold. The winter winds are not quite over, and the first breezes of a promised spring have a zip to them. It would be nice to be in there, on the other side of the gate, where a fire is blazing and the workers are keeping warm. It would be good more

  • Cuando El Cristianismo Es Falso Series

    Contributed by Carlos Camarena on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    The dangers of self deception

    Cuando el cristianismo es falso Texto: Santiago 1:26-27 Lectura Bíblica: Isaías 1:10-18 I. Introducción A. Santiago parece ansioso de explicar a sus oyentes o lectores sobre lo que quiso decir cuando dice, “sed hacedores de la Palabra, no solamente oidores.” 1. En el 1:27 Santiago more

  • Answer Eight: Stop Kidding Yourself--Renounce Self-Deception Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jun 17, 2015

    The Corinthian church was having problems. They have asked Paul to help. This passage is Paul’s 8th answer to them about a specific problem. Paul gives them the root cause for the trouble they were having. It was pride—pride in who they were and what they knew.

    The Corinthian church was having problems. They have asked Paul to help. This passage is Paul’s 8th answer to them about a specific problem. Paul gives them the root cause for the trouble they were having. It was pride—pride in who they were and what they knew. Remember that more

  • Stay Away From The Cookie Jar Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Sep 4, 2012

    There are different reasons that we fall into this trap. (1) We just want to be popular. We want people to like us. (2) we do not know how to say the word no. No is one of the shortest words in our vocabulary, one of the most powerful words for some

    “Stay away from the Cookie Jar” 1st Corinthians 15:33-34 & Luke 15:11-31 From the time we are very young until the time that we leave home most of us have heard our parents say these words… be careful who you hang out with.. be careful you don’t get caught with the wrong more

  • The Greatest Deceiver

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Apr 7, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    We are deceived by people, spirits, and Satan. But that is not where the greatest deception comes from.

    I went to Wal-Mart this week to but some groceries. As I was getting out of my car and elderly lady approached me. Some of you may know I have magnets on my car door advertising our church. She asked me if I was the pastor. I told her I was. We were both heading into the store so we more

  • Was It The Devil?

    Contributed by G. D. Helton on Aug 10, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    A message on Self-Decption

    Was It The Devil Sunday Morning, 07-14-13 Intro: I’m going to test either your memory or your youth with the question I am about to ask. Some of you are definitely old enough to remember and some of you were not even born yet. Have you ever heard the expression “The Devil made me more

  • Welcome To The "Post-Truth” World!

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Mar 31, 2017

    Those with discernment know that we have been living in a spiritual “Post Truth” world for a millennia. God's facts and truths have been less influential in shaping individual public opinion than have appeals to emotion, personal reason and perspectives.

    Welcome to the “Post-Truth” World! You may have heard that, back in December, the Oxford Dictionary announced that "Post-Truth" is its 2016 word of the year. According to the Dictionary's website, the word is "an adjective defined as 'relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective more

  • Our Hidden Sins

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    A message on how we tend to ignore small "sins" and think they are acceptable to God.

    OUR HIDDEN SINS Acts 26:26 Numbers 32:23 Genesis 44:16 INTRO: There are many things which we do that we think is secret from ev erybody. We may have thoughts that aren’t clean, we may gossip about some one, we may use some more