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  • The Dangers Of Self-Indulgence Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 11, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 14,980 views

    The Second Coming should move us to serve and not be self-indulgent.

    When I was about 12 years old I was contacted by our pastor to see if I would be interested in cleaning out the house of a woman who had passed away. I eagerly agreed, thinking that this would be an easy way to make some shekels. I wasn’t prepared for what I found. The entire house was ...read more

  • Where Are You Leading God's People?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,286 views

    Where Are You Leading God’s People? 1) Into foolish boasting? 2) Into self-indulgent living? 3) Into danger of God’s judgment?

  • Supersize Me!

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 12, 2006
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,690 views

    In order to avoid the trap of self-indulgence, we need to: 1. Reject the spirit of entitlement and embrace a spirit of gratitude. 2. Reject excess and move toward moderation. 3. Reject the temporal and focus on the eternal.

    Two years ago Morgan Spurlock created a film documentary called Supersize Me, which won several international film awards. It was based on an experiment to see what would happen if he would eat nothing but McDonald’s fast food for one month. He had three rules for this experiment: 1. During the ...read more

  • You Were Shaped For God's Service Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Sep 6, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 7,046 views

    Part of a series on Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life. Worship without service is idolatry; fellowship without service is self-indulgence; discipleship without service is perfectionism. Pay the price of service.

    Not long ago an insurance salesman called, wanting to sell me long-term care insurance. I was tempted to tell him I had an unbeatable plan for long-term care, called heaven, but I didn’t. Not this time, anyway, because some aches and pains we had been feeling did remind us that we might actually ...read more

  • People Who Are Moth-Eaten

    Contributed by David Tijerina on Mar 2, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,324 views

    How many have ever seen a moth and went ballistic?The damage a moth can do in your spiritual life.

    People Who Are Moth-Eaten January 6, 2002 Intro: How many have ever seen a moth and went ballistic? Hurry... kill it! It’s going to eat up all our cloths. “Get the broom, get the newspaper.” And begin to chase it around the house until you finally kill it. Probably none of us. To us, a ...read more

  • Tests For Selective Service

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 22, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 2,524 views

    How does God Choose Men and Women for Service? This message examines that subject.

    TESTS FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE Judges 7:1-8 INTRO: It is revealing to study God’s method of selecting the soldiers to follow Gideon. First, God changed the hearts of people. It is evident that the masses were intent on killing Gideon (Judg. 6:30). Yet, when the spirit of the Lord came upon ...read more

  • The Use Of Wealth Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 11,012 views

    The aim of this warning is to awaken all Christians who are tempted to adopt worldly goals & standards rather than God’s goals & standards. The secondary purpose is to assure suffering Christians of the Divine judgment coming upon their oppressors.

    JAMES 5:1-6 THE USE OF WEALTH / A Source of Spiritual Numbness [Amos 5:11-27/ Mt. 6:19-21] The last section dealt with arrogant self-centeredness. Arrogant self-centeredness is demonstrated by planning a future without placing God’s will first and it can lead to more dangerous possibilities. ...read more

  • Live Until You Die, Die Until You Live

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 23, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,056 views

    We admire those who pursue life goals as long as they can; but our calling is to die to self. It will mean a change of values and of attitudes, but it will give us true life.

    I’m pretty sure that we can make a case for living until we die. It would not take a lot of effort to convince one another that we can approach life with gusto, squeezing every ounce of juice out. There’s a strong compulsion in us to extract all the value and the vitality we can get out from ...read more

  • Now Listen, You Rich People! Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 19, 2012
    based on 129 ratings
     | 24,933 views

    A message for the wicked rich and the reasoning behind it. 1- Their wealth is rotten 2- Their luxury is indulgent

    INTRO.- Rich folks. How rich is rich? According to Forbes’ richest list, 72 year old Carlos Slim Helu and family from Mexico are the richest people in the world at $69 Billion, which he made from a company called Telecom. CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates is still number two and very rich with ...read more

  • Warnings To The Wealthy Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,190 views

    In this passage James addresses us about the use of our finances. James warns people against using their finances as if there is no God.

    Scripture William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), the gifted orator and three-time United States Democratic nominee for President, is reported to have said, “No one can earn a million dollars honestly.” Tertullian (ca. 155–230), was a church leader and prolific author during the early years of ...read more

  • Following The Leader

    Contributed by Stuart Blount on Sep 6, 2001
    based on 416 ratings
     | 12,826 views

    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 ...read more

  • "The Tears Of An Apostle"

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jan 16, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 6,046 views

    The Apostle Paul cried! It’s important that we understand the emotional and spiritual stresses that brought him tears. In doing so we can understand what should cause our own concern, and tears!

    Southern Hills Baptist Church January 19th 2003 “The Tears of an Apostle” Philippians 3: 18-21 By Pastor Mark Hensley “For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their destiny is destruction, their god is their ...read more

  • Focusing On The Outside While Neglecting The Inside Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,174 views

    We need to be good dishwashers if we want to please the Lord!

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • All you have to do is turn on the television, look at a billboard, or look at a magazine and you will see that we are fixated on looking good. • There are shows in television that focus on helping you to look good, shows like “What Not To Wear”, “How Do I Look” among ...read more

  • Blessed Are Those Who Hunger And Thirst Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Sep 30, 2005
    based on 45 ratings
     | 5,010 views

    God wants us to hunger and thirst after Him (4th Beatitude)

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6) 1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, ...read more

  • What People Don't Want To Hear Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jul 18, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 17,838 views

    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 ...read more