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  • The Self Importance Of Man Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 3, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Even after being saved from the flood, man goes about disobeying God and building monuments to self. Find out the creative solution God used to solve that problem!

    Have you ever done something that you regretted? I mean really felt stupid about? You know those construction workers who direct traffic around road projects? Well when I was 5, 6, of 7 years old - somehow I got it into my head that I wanted to be one. Instead of just playing in my backyard, more

  • The Myth Of Self-Importance Series

    Contributed by Don Walker on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 71 ratings

    As healthy family relationships are established, individuals and society grow stronger.

  • Undermining Authority: The Self-Importance Factor Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    Many of us are so desperate to feel significant that we have a hard time with authority at any level. If we found our significance in the Lord, we would be less tempted to fault others for our woes.

    Undermining Authority: The Self-Importance Factor (Numbers 12) 1. Many Americans think they can run our country better than our elected officials. They may or may not be correct. But of one thing I am sure: I don't want the job! 2. Aren't you glad you do not have to solve the oil spill more

  • Follow Christ In Self-Denial

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Pentecost 15 (C) - Believers willingly follow Christ in self-denial with heavenly humility and with genuine generosity.

    FOLLOW CHRIST IN SELF-DENIAL (Outline) September 13, 2009 -- PENTECOST 15 -- Luke 14:1,7-14 INTRO: The childhood game “Follow the Leader” is a part of our daily lives. Unless we are the leader each one of us will be following a leader. Throughout our lives someone is in place as more

  • Cultivating Fellowship

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    . Self- importance, smugness, and stubborn pride destroy fellowship faster than anything else. Pride builds walls between people; humility builds bridges. Humility is the oil that smoothes and soothes relationships. CULTIVATING COMMUNITY TAKES COURTESY.

    CULTIVATING COMMUNITY TEXT: JAMES 3:18 / ACTS 222:42 INTRO: Last Sunday we discussed things about the real and the fake type of fellowship. If you’re tired of fake fellowship and you would like to cultivate real and loving fellowship, you’ll need to make some tough choices and take some more

  • The Holy Watcher And The Wolf Man

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The election is over....can we relax?

    I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored the one who lives forever. For his sovereignty is an everlasting sovereignty, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35 All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does what he wills with the host more

  • What Happens When

    Contributed by Monty Newton on May 28, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    God is a God who comes down to us... to move us out.

    Title: What Happens When the “Self” Meets God? (The self-reliant, the self-important, and the self-centered) Text: Genesis 11:1-9 Thesis: God is a God who comes down to us… to move us out! Introduction Last weekend Bonnie and I were in Charlotte, North Carolina visiting Bonnie’s parents. more

  • Attitude Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 9, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    Discover how Christ-like attitude restores hope for marriage.

    We continue with our fourth message in this series: Restoring Hope for Marriage. In the first message, we looked at the ideal picture of marriage, God’s design for marriage. All subsequent messages address how to restore marriage to that original design. If you are not yet married, or if more

  • Elements Of Pride

    Contributed by Rodney Burton on Jan 27, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    An acronym of the elements of pride.

    Pride goes before destruction. Proverb 16:18 *I want to talk about some elements or characteristics of PRIDE. A person does not have to exhibit all of these characteristics to have an issue with pride. Someone dealing with pride will see any one or a combination of these characteristics in more

  • Following The Leader

    Contributed by Stuart Blount on Sep 6, 2001
    based on 416 ratings

    What is authentic discipleship ? Surely it is that which Jesus taught. In this message we look at the terms Jesus laid down for those who would choose to follow him.

    FOLLOWING THE LEADER The Terms of Authentic Discipleship The children’s game ‘following the leader’ has introduced all of us to the concept that Jesus sought to initiate among his DISCIPLES. Watching, walking, imitating, responding as the leader does. Matthew 16:21-28 The setting and more

  • God This Is The Way I Want It Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 10, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    We often have preconceived ideas as to how God is going to do something for us. We have certain ways we want to see it happen, but God may have a different idea.

    May, 2007 "God, This is the Way I Want It" II Kings 5:8-15 "But Naaman was wroth, and went away and said, Behold, I thought he will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper." II Kings more

  • Our Great Struggle With Pride Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017

    Pride is an inaccurate and malformed understanding of one’s self-image and self-worth. It places our perspective above God, believes we know better than God, and propels us toward tragic consequences.

    June 18 Our Great Struggle with Pride The lower we bend, the higher we fly. Pride is an inaccurate and malformed understanding of one’s self-image and self-worth. 1. Pride places our perspective above God’s. 2. Pride believes we know better for ourselves than God Critical more

  • What People Don't Want To Hear Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jul 18, 2006
    based on 38 ratings

    Many of today’s believers simply do not want to hear the Truth of the Gospel.

    Sermon Brief Date Written: July 12, 2006 Date Preached: July 16, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (PM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: Idolatry in the church Sermon Title: What People Don’t Want to Hear… Ascribing to the Idol of Self Worth… Sermon Text: 2 Tim 4:3-4 (NASB) read more

  • Soul Fuel

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    If you drive a car you find out fast that you have to put gasoline in every couple of days.

    Title: Soul Fuel Text: Habakkuk 2:4-5 Introduction: If you drive a car you find out fast that you have to put gasoline in every couple of days. If you have ever accidentally put in diesel fuel you know that your car doesn’t run well, and eventually stops all together The goal of my more

  • Peter's Mother-In-Law Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Oct 10, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    This is the 3rd sermon in the series "The Touch Of Jesus".

    Series: The Touch Of Jesus [#3] PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW Mark 1:29-31 Introduction: Jesus came to earth to seek and save the lost. Jesus did that by meeting the needs of individuals and families. The experience in Peter’s home shows this. Jesus was entering Peter’s home in order to more