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  • Self-Indulgent

    Contributed by Alexandria Hunt on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 898 views

    Conforming to the image of Christ in our attitude with our loved ones.

    SELF-INDULGENT Definition: To give free reign to; to gratify one’s own appetites, desires, pleasures or whims In what areas do people (you) self-indulge? Typical responses will be in material things, food, drink, gambling, and entertainment – addictive type activity. Did you know that ...read more

  • The Dangers Of Self-Indulgence Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 11, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 15,731 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

  • The Vanity Of Self-Indulgence

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 22, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,895 views

    In today's lesson, we learn that apart from God, we will not gain anything from self-indulgence.

    Scripture It is good to be with you this morning. I have been out of this pulpit for about a month, and I am eager to direct our attention to God and his Word. The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) once said, “Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.” Aristotle ...read more

  • Getting Past Self-Indulgence

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,085 views

    Self-indulgence does not mean denying yourself what you actually need, but meeting needs easily turns into obsession. The way out is service to others.

  • Blunders Of Self-Indulgent Gain-2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Mar 29, 2011
     | 754 views

    2 of 2. James warned of the danger in self-indulgent gain. Accumulation of wealth is spiritually questionable. How is self-indulgent gain dangerous? Blunders of self-indulgent gain are in their Accumulated...

    Blunders of Self-indulgent Gain-II—James 5:1-8 Attention: ‘Religious’ people can make tremendous life-altering blunders. Need: James warned of the danger in self-indulgent gain Accumulation of wealth is spiritually questionable. So there are danger in self-indulgent gain. How ...read more

  • Blunders Of Self-Indulgent Gain-1

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Mar 23, 2011
     | 1,435 views

    1 of 2. James warned of the danger in self-indulgent gain. Accumulation of wealth is spiritually questionable. But How so? The blunders of self-indulgent gain are in their Accumulated...

    Blunders of Self-indulgent Gain-I—James 5:1-8 Attention: My kindergarten-aged daughter suddenly announced just before school that she needed to take a clean tee shirt to class. She told us the teacher was going to iron an anti-drug message on it. My wife frantically swept through my ...read more

  • Living As Life-Givers Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Mar 26, 2014
     | 1,877 views

    Who we are meant to be as shown by the book of Ephesians.

    Living As Life-Givers Series: Becoming Who We Are (Engaging Ephesians) Brad Bailey - February 23, 2014 Intro Many of us have been watching the Olympics. Along with the remarkable skills... there have bee some special moments that transcend the competition. • First Winter Olympic ...read more

  • The Fate Of The Selfish Rich Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Aug 23, 2018
     | 453 views

    Message 24 in our exposition of James where James excoriates the selfish rich.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Fate of the Selfish Rich” REVIEW this is our 24th excursion in front of the mirror of God’s word. James serves as a mirror to examine the true nature of our trust in God. So far, we have explored several life categories requiring a faith response. James ...read more

  • Freedom And Fruit Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 13, 2013
     | 1,407 views

    Christians are free, but we are not freed for self-indulgence, but for service.

    Galatians 5:1, 13-26 Freedom and Fruit INTRODUCTION There are specific times in our lives when we experience an expansive sense of freedom. One of the times that I specifically remember is when I received my drivers license. Suddenly I was free. I was no longer limited to walking or ...read more

  • When Stuff Gets In The Way. Series

    Contributed by Eric Grenier on Apr 26, 2018
     | 286 views

    James 5:1-6 speaks of problems we thought were new problems. being hoarders, defrauding others, being self-indulgent

    James 5:1–6 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in ...read more

  • Fast And Give Alms And Pray

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,594 views

    The key to making Lent a time of growth.

    Ash Wednesday Homily 2010 There’s not much chance today that someone will see the ashes on your forehead and say “Oh, what a wonderfully pious person that is.” It’s more likely that someone who doesn’t know you are Catholic will ask, “did you know ...read more

  • Why Deny? Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 12, 2014
     | 2,803 views

    We have been inundated with the message of self-indulgence, so why should we deny ourselves?

    Why Deny? Matthew 6:16-18 The Sermon on the Mount is a guide for how to live as followers of Jesus. Specifically, Jesus is teaching us that we have to lose some things in our religion so we can get back to a relationship with God. Religion focuses on religious practices, rules, observances, and ...read more

  • The Love Of "Self"

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 8, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,835 views

    In this message, we discuss Self-Craving; Self-Indulgence; Self-Pity; and Self-Denial.

    Right before Israel and Judah fell to the Assyrians and Babylonians, God called several prophets to warm the people that devastation would soon follow and to encourage them to repent. As these prophets recorded these events, they paid particular attention to the peoples’ attitude, no doubt ...read more

  • Where Are You Leading God's People?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,347 views

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

    I’m sure that everyone here has at one time or another played the game “follow the leader.” I remember it being a favourite for my classmates and me in grade one. We spent countless hours leading each other up, over, and around playground equipment during recess. While you might think that it’s ...read more

  • Your Righteousness Must Exceed That Of The Pharisees-Clean The Inside Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,297 views

    Hypocrisy is 1) CURSED FOR ITS EXCLUSION, ITS 2) SUBVERSION 3)PERVERSION 4)INVERSION 5)EXTORTION AND SELF-INDULGENCE 6)CONTAMINATION AND 7)PRETENSION

    A majority of adults who don’t attend church say they believe in God, but they have other feelings about the institution of church. A recent survey of 1 402 adults who don’t attend church, not even on holidays, found that 72 percent thought the church ‘is full of hypocrites,’ In Canada over the ...read more