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  • The Complaining Brother Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 10,592 views

    The self-righteous are quick to point out the sins and faults of others, but overlook their own.

    THE COMPLAINING BROTHER A. Luke 15:25-32 (READ) 1. Can you imagine how difficult it must have been for the YOUNGER SON to come HOME! ILLUSTRATION: Picture what that first FAMILY MEAL was like back home. The Father sits at the head of the TABLE and the brother sits across from the ...read more

  • To Stone Or Not To Stone?

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 224 ratings
     | 36,393 views

    An adulterous woman, a self-righteous crowd, or a forgiving Savior - which one do you identify with? They all teach us about forgiveness.

    March 5, 2000 John 8:1-11 “To stone or not to stone?” INTRODUCTION I hold in my hand something that strikes fear into the hearts of most people. [hold up a 10-40 tax form] The date on which everybody makes a mad dash to the post office to mail in their tax returns at the last minute is ...read more

  • How Do You Show Your Appreciation?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 104 ratings
     | 10,843 views

    Two individuals demonstrating two different reactions to Jesus Christ. It is a contrast between the attitudes of the self-righteous and the repentant sinful. Here we see demonstrations of gratitude and of ingratitude, of appreciation and of depreciation

    In this passage of Scripture, we find two individuals demonstrating two different reactions to Jesus Christ. It is a contrast between the attitudes of the self-righteous and the repentant sinful. Here we see demonstrations of gratitude and of ingratitude, of appreciation and of depreciation. As ...read more

  • Sources Of Self-Righteousness

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 13,766 views

    Discover solutions to overcoming self-righteousness

    We return to our study in Job this morning. If for no other reason, one Sunday each month, we need to be reminded that God’s people are not immune to suffering and confusion in life. Furthermore, the book of Job gives Christians permission to vent, to cry, to grieve, to be angry, and to be ...read more

  • Obedience Is Our Obligation

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 97 ratings
     | 11,176 views

    Using an acrostic on the word "obey," this message deals with some things that are involved in obedience to the Lord.

    Obedience Is Our Obligation Text: Acts 5: 29 Intro: Obligations are something that most of us take very seriously. Most people feel that once they’ve committed themselves to something, such as a monthly payment or a promise of another kind, they should do everything in their power to ...read more

  • The Power Of Positives

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 193 ratings
     | 6,296 views

    The value of positive spiritual outlook

    The Power of Positives Luke 18.9-14 October 12, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. The story of the baker and the girl: a wealthy baker got 20 of the poorest children and gave them each a loaf of bread every day, the children fought over who would get the largest loaf, one little girl ...read more

  • Tear Down This Wall! Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on May 21, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 18,106 views

    16th in a series from Ephesians. How Jesus tears down walls that separate us from God and from others.

    It is human nature to build walls. The Chinese built what is known today as the Great Wall of China over a period of over 2,000 years to try to keep out invaders. Beginning in 1961 the East Germans began construction on the Berlin Wall, which was built to keep people from fleeing from East to West ...read more

  • Feasting In The Kingdom Of God

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,060 views

    Context: Chap.14 begins with a dinner invitation that turns out not to be a very relaxing time vs.1-6 dropsy is not a very attractive disease -- various parts of the body puffed up with a lot of extra fluid -- the type of person not likely to be offered a seat at this exclusive country club but ...read more

  • The Scope Of Grace Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 29, 2003
    based on 226 ratings
     | 21,101 views

    Many people consider it the greatest short story ever written because it speaks so truthfully to the human condition. It’s really the story of a father with two sons. One sinned when he left ­ the other sinned while staying home. We’re going to look at

    The Scope of Grace Since most of you are familiar with the story of the Prodigal Son, I thought I would read a different version of it ­ it’s called the “Prodigal Son in the Key of F.” Feeling footloose and frisky, a feather-brained fellow forced his father to fork over his farthings. Fast he ...read more

  • Justification By Faith Apart From Works

    Contributed by Glenn Robinson on Aug 5, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,973 views

    This sermon show how Abraham, David, and all believers are made right in the sight of God based on their faith apart from any efforts of their own

    The question of the ages is "How can sinful man be made right in the sight of a Holy God?" Can we work for it ? Ro. Ch 1-3 show that all are sinful. Paul asks the question "How were the Patriarchs justified?" I) ABRAHAM WAS JUSTIFIED WITHOUT WORKS Vss. 1-3 A) ABRAHAM’S WORKS Vs. ...read more

  • Grace That Is Greater

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Aug 28, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 7,409 views

    God’s grace is shown in the fact that He would allow Jesus to be born through the line of Judah. Taken from Jim Cymbala’s book Fresh Faith.

    If you would turn your Bibles to the very first page of the New Testament, where the opening lines say, A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah ...read more

  • Pride Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Nov 14, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,110 views

    Teh 4th message in a sermon series on the seven deadly sins.

    Virus: Hidden Infections of the Spiritual Life Pride – Lk. 18:9-14 Review: We’re halfway in a series on the (7) deadly sins entitled Virus. The obvious question is why (7) and why deadly? The list was created by theologians in the Middle Ages. They studied the Bible for attitudes and ...read more

  • Understanding The Father's Heart

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 13, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 17,803 views

    From the parable of the prodigal son, we see the Father’s love and longing for his lost son to return. The salvation of the lost is a big thing to Him. Do we know our Father’s heart today?

    Luke 15:11-32 UNDERSTANDING THE FATHER’S HEART What is God really like? The Bible says He is a Father to us, we are His children. It is not enough to ask, “Do you believe in God?” What is more important is “What kind of God do you believe in?” Jesus tells us here in this chapter ...read more

  • Becoming A Servant Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 384 ratings
     | 76,042 views

    In contrast to our self-seeking ways, Jesus is the personification of servanthood. Just as He came to serve and not to be served, we’re expected to do the same. Becoming a servant means that we swim against the cultural current and follow the model of t

    Becoming a Servant Q. What do you call a chicken crossing the road? A. Poultry in motion. Q. What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t work? A. A stick. Q. What do you call four bullfighters in quicksand? A. Quatro sinko. Q. Where ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Develops Essential Traits Within Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings
     | 2,122 views

    The Holy Spirit furnishes leaders with problem-solving abilities without bogging them down in daily palavers. "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. We will give our attention to prayer and the

    How the Holy Spirit Develops You Into a Leader (Acts 6:2-8) The Spirit of God led the disciples to avoid getting bogged down in micro-management when they were led to say, "It is not wise for us to devote our energies to waiting on tables, but we will devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry ...read more