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  • Be Righteous, Not Self-Righteous

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,897 views

    Jesus with humor tells us to watch out for the plank in our own eyes before removing the speck in our brother’s eye.

    Be Righteous Not Self-Righteous Matthew 7:1-6 When you watch American Idol, do you sit there and criticize the singing ability of people who have made it to the finals, when you have never sung anywhere but in your shower with only God and the dog having to listen to you? Men, do you ...read more

  • How Jesus Ministered To The Self-Righteous

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,477 views

    Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to relate to people who project a sense of moral superiority? Self righteous people focus more on their goodness than the holiness of God. One night, such a self-righteous man named Nicodemus, a ruler in the Pharisee's council, came to Jesus wondering how he ...read more

  • The Complaining Brother Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 10,686 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
     | 1,835 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

  • To Stone Or Not To Stone?

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 224 ratings
     | 36,586 views

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

  • This Man Receives Sinners

    Contributed by Timothy Shumer on Apr 28, 2002
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,810 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

  • Beatitudes--More Than Skin Deep

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Nov 3, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 4,801 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

  • How Do You Show Your Appreciation?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 104 ratings
     | 10,884 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

  • Sources Of Self-Righteousness

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 13,879 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
     | 3,532 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
     | 1,394 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
     | 6,451 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

  • The Goal Of Ministry

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 8, 2006
     | 1,648 views

    Third sermon in the summer 2006 Series, “Being God’s People by Serving, Obeying, and Giving.”

    (1) Two weeks ago, I asked you if you rooted for a team no matter who played on it and if you rooted for a particular player no matter what team he/she played for. Some of you responded that you did both. I have very few players that I root for. I will admit that I am a Brad Miller fan and have ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Pharisee And The Tax Collector Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 13,025 views

    The sin of self-righteousness is subtle and often undetected in our own lives, yet it often has devastating consequences.

    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Text: Luke 18:9-14 Introduction: A grocery store checkout clerk once wrote to advice-columnist Ann Landers to complain that she had seen people buy "luxury" food items--like birthday cakes and bags of shrimp--with their food stamps. The writer ...read more

  • The Power Of Positives

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 194 ratings
     | 6,380 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