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  • Open Doors Of Opportunity (2) Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 25, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,683 views

    Are we open or closed as a congregation? Is the work and worship about us only or do we include others?

    1. St Catherine's Monastery One of the oldest monasteries in the world is Saint Catherine's. Built by Emperor Justinian to protect the monks in the region, St. Catherine's sits at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt. The walls are made of granite and are between 8 and 35 meters tall. Up until last ...read more

  • Having The Attitudes Of The Love Of Christ

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 996 views

    It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. - 1 Corinthians 13:5 We have many pictures in the Word of God of how Christ looked and acts. There are 4 accounts of his life where we see hi ..

    It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. - 1 Corinthians 13:5 We have many pictures in the Word of God of how Christ looked and acts. There are 4 accounts of his life where we see his words and see his actions. Yet at times we ...read more

  • The Supreme Value Of Human Life

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,577 views

    Human life is sacred in the eyes of God and should be protected from the self-serving sin of abortion.

    SANCTITY OF LIFE The Supreme Value of Human Life Psalm 139:13-16 Illustration for Introduction Several years ago a fragile young woman expecting her first child was under the care of Dr. Joe Wheeler. About a month before the baby was due it was discovered that the baby was in a breech ...read more

  • Abraham, Man Of The Divine Gift Of Faith

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 30, 2011
     | 1,012 views

    The patriarchs were saints like us, venal, self-serving and often flawed, but devoted to doing the will of God as revealed to them.

    Abraham’s Call and Covenant Abram ben Terah was in Haran when he first heard the call of the Lord: “Go from your country and kindred and father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-Serving People (Mark 7:11-12)

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 27, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,674 views

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-serving People (Mark 7:11-12)Guidelines for being discerning, wise and Spirit led in guarding yourself from harm

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-serving People (Mark 7:11-12) Illustration:The deity of the Holy Spirit ought to be clearly recognized in Scripture. Look at these facts: Christ is born; the Spirit is His forerunner. Christ is baptized; the Spirit bears witness. Christ is tempted; the ...read more

  • Teary Eyes, Stumbling Feet, Hands Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 19, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,308 views

    Deepseated shame and objective guilt arise from a self-serving spirit, but the Cross delivers us from both and frees us to live out of gratitude.

    Mark it down. Memorize this. Engrave it somewhere. It is an ironclad rule. This will always happen: when it is the least convenient for you to respond, someone will want you to respond. When it is nearly impossible for you to get up and do what someone wants you to do, that is the very moment ...read more

  • When God Wrestles With Family Tensions

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 16, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,129 views

    We use avoidance, anger, anxiety, and aloneness to manage family tensions. We even use self-centered prayer. But when we let God wrestle with us, we are changed and we accept vulnerability in family life.

    The most critical issue in family life is not anger or argument. It is avoidance. What plagues most families is not that they are embroiled in fighting or torn by argument. What destroys families is that people drift apart from one another; they avoid one another. You see, if you fight with ...read more

  • Turning Hearts Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 1, 2015
     | 1,600 views

    The idea of the sermon is the see the contrast between our tendencies to be self-serving or self-promoting versus having the humble spirit that promotes God. The Pharisee and Tax Collector in the parable of Luke 18.9-14 are the examples we will consider.

    1. Self Esteem and Funeral Director A mild mannered young man came into a counselor's office ready for a divorce. He complained that his wife was so bossy that she was driving him off the wall. He wanted things to change, immediately. The counselor gave him a book on assertiveness. He was so ...read more

  • Never, Never, Never Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 29, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,611 views

    Synopsis: Because we are in the Heart of God, there are certain things He does not do. Jesus never: 1. Asked for the Details of Our Sins 2. Rewards the Self-Serving 3. Turned Down an Invitation

    1. “Never” has powerful implications a. Intentions of finality – “I’ll never do that again.” “Never in a million years.” b. Intentions of determination – [Winston Churchill once spoke at a commencement address several years after WWII. He walked to the podium and said, “Never, never, never give ...read more

  • Individual Purpose Vs. Corporate Purpose

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 887 views

    Doesn’t God have a purpose for mankind in general or for the church as a whole? Isn’t focusing on individual purpose a little self-serving? Aren’t we pushing individualism at the expense of the Body of Christ?

    Up to this point, Purpose Weekly has focused on individual purpose. But what about corporate purpose? Doesn’t God have a purpose for mankind in general or for the church as a whole? Isn’t focusing on individual purpose a little self-serving? Aren’t we pushing individualism at the expense of the ...read more

  • Working It Out

    Contributed by Jane Willis on Oct 18, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 995 views

    Work gets overwhelming. The people we work with seem hurtful and self serving. Yet, work is a place where we live out our faith--a setting where we must learn to be more Christlike.

    This passage about Mary and Martha is familiar to many of you. It is fairly well known. It is a story about one women working in the kitchen and making preparations to entertain guests while her sister is involved in spiritual pursuits and assisting directly in the ministry of Jesus. And, when the ...read more

  • The Fast God Chooses

    Contributed by Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Feb 8, 2014
     | 1,852 views

    While we try to please God on our own terms, God wants us to live for Him. We call it a "fast" when we do without a self-serving behavior for a limited period of time, but what God calls a "fast" is a life dedicated to serving others.

    Abou ben Adhem had a dream. He awakened with a start to find an angel in his room, writing in a golden book. He said to the angel, “What writest thou?” and the angel replied, “The names of those who love the Lord.” “And is mine one?” he inquired. “Nay, not ...read more

  • A Servant Church Loves Series

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar 16, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,950 views

    If the Servant Church models itself after Jesus Christ who ultimately taught us what a servant is: then the Servant Church must love God, it must love the children of God, and it must keep His commandant to love.

    A Servant Church Loves I John 5: 1-5 “We Love the Children of God” Verse 2: By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.” Hear Paul’s poem: I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a ...read more

  • Commitment Vs. Convenience

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on May 19, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 15,473 views

    Sermon on serving Jesus, no matter the cost or what is convenient to us.

    “Serving Jesus, Is It A Commitment or A Convenience?” (Matt 19:16; 21-24) Read passage Many today do not want to be totally committed to the Lord because it demands too much of them. Let’s be honest here, commitment is sometimes something for someone else to do because it interferes with ...read more

  • How To Worship God

    Contributed by Paul Shafit on Jun 9, 2014
     | 2,738 views

    How much of your life is God centered and how much is self centered?

    "How To Worship God" (Psalm 65) The old song goes, "I don't know what you came to do; but I came to praise the Lord." How appropriate it is for us to think about the ways we can lift up God’s name and honor Him. He's shown His love for us by sending Christ Jesus into the world to deliver ...read more