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  • The Myth Of Self-Importance Series

    Contributed by Don Walker on Jan 26, 2001
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,900 views

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

    Don’t You Believe It: The Myth of Self-Importance Exodus 20:12 Morning, January 21, 2001 Pastor Don Walker Over the last two weeks we’ve been dealing with the topic of ¡§Don¡¦t You Believe It.¡¨ The basic idea is that our society accepts a number of myths as truth. They have become accepted ...read more

  • The Self Importance Of Man Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 3, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,876 views

    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, ...read more

  • Don’t You Love A Good Storm?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jul 2, 2012
     | 1,439 views

    Don’t You Love A Good Storm? 1) It destroys our sense of self-importance. 2) It heightens our sense of God’s providence.

    Lord of the winds! I feel thee nigh, I know thy breath in the burning sky! And I wait, with a thrill in every vein, For the coming of the hurricane! William Cullen Bryant (1854) Do you get as excited about storms as the poet Bryant did? I don’t think little children especially enjoy ...read more

  • Undermining Authority: The Self-Importance Factor Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,554 views

    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 ...read more

  • Don't Just Change The Standard Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 8, 2016
     | 2,273 views

    The standard of Judah began to subside as the kings stopped comparing themselves to David. You can't make people more faithful by lowering the standard of faith.

    Message 2 Kings 14:1-22 Don’t Just Change the Standard When it comes to on-time train travel the Japanese have the best record. A train is considered to be ontime only if it arrives within one minute of the schedule. The average late running of trains in Japan is 20 seconds. If it is ...read more

  • Rebel Without A Cause

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Oct 14, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,764 views

    A sermon about the dangers of rebellion.

    “Rebel without a Cause!” 1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. Wikpedia - Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Mar 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,431 views

    We have as much of the Spirit of God within us as we clear out room of ourselves.

    Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Lent #1, March 13, 2011 Matt. 5:3 Intro: Welcome to the first Sunday in Lent, the season of preparation for Easter. While many of us like the idea of spontaneity, with its surprise and playfulness, we also recognize that the things in life that really are ...read more

  • Follow Christ In Self-Denial

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Nov 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,560 views

    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 ...read more

  • Do We Really Get It?

    Contributed by Timothy Enns on Aug 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,739 views

    God knows us, loves us and cares for us before time began, what is our response?

    When the 1960s ended, and San Francisco became very expensive to live, many of the hippies moved down the coast to Santa Cruz. They had children and got married, but in no particular sequence. They didn’t name their children Melissa or Brett. People in the mountains around Santa Cruz grew ...read more

  • Cultivating Fellowship

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 909 views

    . 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 ...read more

  • Your Miracle At Christmas

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,972 views

    What is it that causes some people to gain and some people to lose their hope for a miracle?

    Christmas means different things to different people. For some its shopping, parties, celebrations, gifts wrapped under the tree. To others its Santa and his elf’s, stockings hung by the fireplace and the hope of snow. There are those who know and observe the reason for the season, Jesus Christ, ...read more

  • What Happens When

    Contributed by Monty Newton on May 30, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 873 views

    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. ...read more

  • Arrogance

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Feb 21, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,099 views

    THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ARROGANCE IN A BELIEVER.

    ARROGANCE INTRODUCTION: THE FOLLOWING GREEK WORDS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT DEFINE ARROGANCE: SWELLING, EXTRAVAGANCE, PUFFED UP IN THE SOUL, LOFTINESS AND PRIDE. (2 PETER 2:18, JUDE 1:16, 2 CORINTHIANS 12:20) SPIRITUAL INSIGHT: PROVERBS 8:13 (NASB) THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS TO HATE EVIL; ...read more

  • Elements Of Pride

    Contributed by Rodney Burton on Jan 27, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,058 views

    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 ...read more

  • Honor- That Comes From God

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Feb 17, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,736 views

    Long ago a sculptor was working on a block of stone that would stand at the top of a tall column. He carved the stone with great care, laboring long over details that he hoped would be flawless. An observer remarked that the sculptor was being foolish, sp

    Honor- That Comes From God John 5:39-44NLT Long ago a sculptor was working on a block of stone that would stand at the top of a tall column. He carved the stone with great care, laboring long over details that he hoped would be flawless. An observer remarked that the sculptor was being ...read more