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  • Self-Control?

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,172 views

    What does it mena to have fruit of self-control and how can we cultivate it?

    Introductory Considerations 1. She seemed the same as the rest of us. She loved the Lord and lived for Him, taking every opportunity to serve that she could, but place a little bit of alcohol in her coke and something happened to her. She became a completely different person. Tthat which she had ...read more

  • Self Control

    Contributed by Gary Washburn on Apr 11, 2002
    based on 176 ratings
     | 23,134 views

    Without this virtue of self control you will self destruct!

    Self Control 2 Peter 1:5-8 amplified Faith is to a Christian what gasoline is to a car. Gasoline is necessary to run engine. That’s not all you need; air supply, vacuum hoses draw air, oil, or won’t go very far. The Christian faith too must have some other additives or you won’t make much ...read more

  • Overcoming The Problems Of Self-Promotion

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 5,223 views

    Vast numbers of people seek their own promotion, forgetting the fact that God is Master Promoter. David wrote, "For promotion comes neither from the east or the west of the south. But, God is one who sets up one and puts down another."

    Overcoming the Problems of Self-Promotion Vast numbers of people seek their own promotion, forgetting the fact that God is Master Promoter. David wrote, "For promotion comes neither from the east or the west of the south. But, God is one who sets up one and puts down another." (Psalm 75:6,7) ...read more

  • Developing Healthy Self-Esteem

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Sep 2, 2001
    based on 300 ratings
     | 36,497 views

    An accurate view of yourself come from 1. an understanding of God’s view of who you are. 2. knowing the truth of who you are. 3. having a humble view of who you are.

    In the Scripture reading today, we hear the Lord saying to Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” It seems that when most people think of God coming to them and saying something, they think of him ...read more

  • The "Stare” At The End Of Self

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Nov 23, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,853 views

    “Kodak Moments” were once advertised by the film giants as memorable moments worthy of capture on film. Peter had a frozen memory in this passage. It is the time when Christ stared at him. The stare of Christ is a stair for climbing to usefulness for Chri

    THE “STARE” AT THE END OF SELF Luke 22:61—62 INTRO: 1 “Kodak Moments” were once advertised by the film giants as memorable moments worthy of capture on film. In our memories there are little snapshots of detail which are indelibly etched into our minds. We can see the occurr-ences ...read more

  • Persistence In Prayer

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 6,117 views

    God is looking for people who are persistent prayers; people who are prepared to be changed through prayer and people who have time for Him.

    21-10-01 Briningham/Binham Luke 18:1-8 – Persistence in Prayer Father, we pray this morning that you will reveal more about the nature of prayer to us. We ask this in Jesus’ Name Amen. Story: At the turn of the century in Switzerland, a ...read more

  • The Art Of Waiting

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 56 ratings
     | 7,146 views

    Why is self-control important?

    The story is told about the man who prided himself on being exceedingly punctual. He followed a very precise routine every morning. His alarm went off at 6:30 AM. He rose briskly, shaved, showered, ate his breakfast, brushed his teeth, picked up his briefcase, got into his car, rode the ferry ...read more

  • Finding Life By Losing Life

    Contributed by Brandon Mayfield on Dec 29, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 15,189 views

    This sermon discusses the meaning of Self-Denial

    Finding Life By Losing Life In one point of the recent movie, “A Knights Tale”, Sir Orrick travels to Paris to compete in the Jousting Tournament. In case you are wondering, Jousting was a medieval game where two knights rode on a horse with a lance trying to hit the other knight. And the ...read more

  • Mango Of Meekness Series

    Contributed by James Westervelt on Mar 30, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 7,724 views

    This is what Biblical meekness is all about: "Strength under control," "being unoccupied with self and genuinely concerned for God and others." It is the exact opposite of "self-assertiveness" and "self-interest."

    THE MANGO OF MEEKNESS Intro: A mango is a tropical fruit which hasn’t really "caught on" like the orange, the pineapple or the banana. For those who have acquired a taste for it, it’s sweet and delicious. But for those who haven’t, it’s "different" enough to taste "funny." ...read more

  • How To Examine Yourself

    Contributed by Jehu Hernandez on Jan 20, 2001
    based on 180 ratings
     | 31,510 views

    Self-examination is an important part of our relationship with God.

    There are events in our lives that cause us to take a good look at ourselves. The death of a close friend or loved one, especially if death comes in an accident or at a young age, tends to make us stop this whirlwind of activities we call life and look deep inside our souls. Examine yourself. ...read more

  • Jesus, The Perfect Example Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 24, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 8,860 views

    Jesus was the perfect example of self-scrifice, courage and love.

    One day, near a sleepy little west Texas town, there was a tremendous explosion as one of the nearby oil wells blew and caught on fire. The blaze became so intense they set barriers around the fire, beyond which nothing was supposed to pass. They called in all the surrounding fire departments, ...read more

  • Teaching Our Children Respect For Other People Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 9,928 views

    Part two of a three part series for parents and grandparents on teaching respect for God, Others, Self and Leaders.

    April 14, 2002 Last week we began our current series on "Help For the Home" by laying down two statements upon which we agreed were necessary for helping our children become better examples of "salt and light" for our community: 1. Lack of respect is epidemic in our society. 2. We must ...read more

  • Putting First Things First

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 209 ratings
     | 19,561 views

    It has taken us generations of self-study to come up with 3 major "wants" in life. Yet Jesus knew it all along!

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX A. Psychologists tell us that there are 3 major "wants" in life. The first "want" is to want comfort - to want food when we are hungry, to want something to drink when we are thirsty, to want a cool place when we ...read more

  • The Four Step Program To Become Worry Free & Happy

    Contributed by Benny Horn on Oct 31, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 5,548 views

    We live in a world of seminars and self help programs, but the greatest program ever created to help us become worry free and happy comes from Jesus.

    The Four Step Program To Become Worry Free & Happy Introduction: We live in a world of seminars and self help programs. Just turn on your TV, and you can find a seminar in a city near you which will solve all your problems simply by attending and learning the latest successful program. The ...read more

  • To Stone Or Not To Stone?

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 224 ratings
     | 36,295 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