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  • Don't Try This At Home! (Or Anywhere Else)

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,414 views

    Don’t Try This At Home! (or anywhere else)1) Don’t overestimate your goodness. 2) Don’t underestimate your God.

    A man cannonballs from the top of his garage into his neighbor’s pool. A skateboarder grabs on to the back of a speeding car and zips down Main Street. A motorcyclist skids under an 18-wheeler and pops up on the other side. You’ve all seen these stunts in the movies. And you’ve also heard the ...read more

  • The Complaining Brother Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 10,416 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

  • Sin And Love Series

    Contributed by Bishop Raymond Allan Johnson on Feb 9, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,665 views

    This is a sermon that was written to respond to certain self-righteous people in the church

    SIN! But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 Recently, in he interactive part of Bible Study, the discussion turned to a member of this church who has recently made a “lifestyle choice.” The member who started the discussion ...read more

  • Part 1 - Genesis 17:1 - Sanctimonious And Self-Righteous, Or Blameless? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 7, 2010
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,621 views

    OUTWARD FAITHFUL SERVICE. INWARD BLAMELESS DEVOTION. Not some RELIGIOUS, SELF RIGHTEOUS, SANCTIMONIOUS FAKE LIFE but a life that honours God from the inside out.

    Part 1 - Genesis 17:1 - RELIGIOUS, SANCTIMONIOUS AND SELF-RIGHTEOUS, OR BLAMELESS? I was speaking to a man yesterday who is 95 years old. He still has all his mental faculties and is fascinating to speak with. Many old people can be rigid in their thinking but he has an ability to be flexible ...read more

  • A 'good Enough' Sermon Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 13, 2007
    based on 79 ratings
     | 8,436 views

    Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican - The church is full of ’good people’ who need to know the difference between self-righteousness and God’s righteousness. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    A Good Enough Sermon Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican Luke 18:9-14 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/GoodEnough.html You get to write the introduction to this sermon. I need help, and this is just the right crowd to assist me… Honestly, in your own words, write a brief answer to the ...read more

  • "Crying Uncle"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 20, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,469 views

    This is a sermon based on a parable about a God Who does not play favorites for a people who do.

    Luke 18:9-14 “Crying Uncle” You gotta love how this parable starts out: “To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable…” Amazing, in many ways, not much has changed. I suppose there have ...read more

  • To Stone Or Not To Stone?

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 224 ratings
     | 36,198 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
     | 10,678 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

  • Beatitudes--More Than Skin Deep

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Nov 3, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 4,503 views

    Jesus’ Beatitudes are a splash of frigid water in the face of the self-righteous, but a cup of refreshing water for God’s forgiven saints who are weary of the ways of the world. (All Saints Day, 2001)

    BEATITUDES—MORE THAN SKIN DEEP (Matthew 5:1-12) The Beatitudes are like a splash of ice-cold water in the face of those who are self-satisfied and full of themselves. The Pharisees, for example, were wealthy, successful, powerful, and very religious. They thought the coming of the Kingdom of God ...read more

  • This Man Receives Sinners

    Contributed by Timothy Shumer on Apr 28, 2002
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,661 views

    The self-righteous religious rulers of Jesus’ day didn’t want much to do with sinners - but that was precisely the point of Jesus coming to earth! They wouldn’t receive sinners, but Jesus would ~ and He did! Will you?

    The custom of the family visiting around the dinner table = Perhaps a lost art + Some = My family = Enjoyed visiting during meals = But also after, living room + And then we would play cards and that’s when the real visiting began + Some = My wife’s family = Loved to linger at the table after ...read more

  • Sources Of Self-Righteousness

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 13,537 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

  • How To Mobilize People For Action

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,233 views

    Too many people are worried about things being done right that they neglect doing the best things. Few lay people think that they have what it takes to be used of God as those who are professionally trained ministers. However, God equips everyone uniquely

    How to Mobilize People for Action (Eph. 11-13) "It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith ...read more

  • Giving What We Are Able

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,336 views

    Stewardship is an issue of sincerity that depends more upon what is in our hearts than what is in our wallets.

    IN HIS BOOK “THE DISCIPLINE OF SERVICE,” RICHARD FOSTER WROTE: “SELF-RIGHTEOUS SERVICE COMES THROUGH HUMAN EFFORT. TRUE SERVICE COMES FROM A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DIVINE OTHER DEEP INSIDE. SELF-RIGHTEOUS SERVICE IS IMPRESSED WITH THE "BIG DEAL." TRUE SERVICE FINDS IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ...read more

  • How Christ Perfectly Demonstrated The Golden Rule

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,294 views

    Jesus knew that the golden rule benefits everyone, especially the first one to apply it

    Why Jesus Urged Everyone to Live By the Golden Rule Illustration:Most people wish to serve God -- but in an advisory capacity only. Quoted in Sunday Express, London. 1. Jesus knew that the golden rule benefits everyone, especially the first one to apply it. The Lord Jesus said, "Do to ...read more

  • Obedience Is Our Obligation

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 97 ratings
     | 10,993 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