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  • The Deception Of Self-Interests

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,148 views

    Selfish ambitions are deceitfully misleading

    The Deception of Self-Interests (Acts 19:24-29) 1. Have you ever stopped to consider all the ways that selfish people deceive? Demetrius is an example of a man who allowed his selfish interests to deceive himself and thousands of others. Dr. Luke wrote, “Demetrius said to his workers, “Men, ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use The Scriptures For Their Selfish Ambitions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,837 views

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use the Scriptures for Their Selfish Ambitions

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use the Scriptures for Their Selfish Ambitions (Mark 7:11,12) Illustration:Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big we can never kill him." David looked at the same giant and ...read more

  • Imitating Christ Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,067 views

    Seeing selfish ambition, vain conceit, discord, from persecution, Paul called on the church to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy” of their calling and not "of" the world. Just as Christ sacrificed Himself for the sake of others, we also are to offer

    INTRODUCTION A. LIFE TODAY IS NOT WHAT CHRIST INTENDED 1. We live in a “dog eat dog” world. 2. “SELF” rules We may view ourselves as did the Pharisee depicted by Jesus who prayed, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From People Who Would Use The Scriptures For Their Selfish Ambitions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,633 views

    1. The Holy Spirit protects us from manipulators of the scripture by teaching us to be discerning of truth. Many Pharisaical leaders have learned how to use the scripture as a club to manipulate people for their own selfish gain. The Holy Spirit gives us a discerning mind to help us distinguish ...read more

  • How To Find Joy In Your Relationships Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 10, 2009
    based on 74 ratings
     | 41,269 views

    This sermon gives five aspects of building good relationships. 1. Stop having selfish AMBITIONS 2. Stop having selfish CONCEIT 3. Increase HUMILITY 4. Increase CONSIDERATION of others 5. Develop a Christ-Like CHARACTER

  • "A Proper Perspective"

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Nov 1, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    We need a “Proper Perspective” about what matters most in life and the Apostle Paul will instruct us today about what God expects. When we know that, when we live like that we can look back on our lives with a sense of real accomplishment!

    Southern Hills Baptist Church November 3rd 2002 Philippians 2:3-4 “A proper motivation” By Pastor Mark Hensley 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the ...read more

  • The Wisdom Effect Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,895 views

    The effects of Godly wisdom on our lives as opposed to living by worldly wisdom.

    James: Religion That Works “The Wisdom Effect” March 26, 2006 What is wisdom? Is it knowledge? Is it maturity? Is it simply old age? If you ask different people about what wisdom is, you are guaranteed to get different answers. “Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” ...read more

  • It's All About Choice Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on May 16, 2007
     | 928 views

    Our motive for service proves our choice of master. Paul reminds us that if our motive of service proves Christ to be our Master, then the results should be a life of bearing fruit.

    INTRODUCTION In our study last wee, taken from the 1st chapter of Philippians a verse 15, we found that “others” (15) were sharing “Christ”. Some of these were brothers whom Paul had earlier influenced and they had become more courageous and fearless in their spread of the gospel. **WOULDN’T ...read more

  • Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on May 21, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,329 views

    Wisdom is something we would all like. In this pivotal passage in James, which is often tied to wisdom, I think is really about the peace of God. And how God’s wisdom leads to his peace.

    Life constantly lays choices before us. Many are mundane and ordinary: If we say yes to fish at a restaurant, we also say no to chicken, beef and every other meat. To order one dessert is, in a way, to reject the other desserts. Some are bigger. When you get married, as your vows say, you ...read more

  • Earthly Wisdom Vs. Godly Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 27, 2011
     | 7,762 views

    We have to decide whose wisdom we are going to follow. James gives us a great breakdown of what the world has to offer verses what God has to offer.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Wisdom is defined as prudence, discretion, the capacity to understand. It is what leads us to act wisely in life. Wisdom being able to apply knowledge in a way that pleases God. • Now, when you think about life from the Christian perspective there are ...read more

  • Pride Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 2, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,248 views

    The danger of pride and how to overcome it.

    Confessions of a Pastor “Pride” February 4, 2007 Pride can get you into trouble. (Racing Melanie) Pride is dangerous to us and displeasing to God. When we are filled with pride, it has several effects on our lives: 1) Pride cheapens Christ in our lives. 2) Pride damages ...read more

  • The Destruction Of Anger

    Contributed by Ernest Parker on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 6,154 views

    This is a sermon on the destruction of anger in our lives.

    THE DESTRUCTION OF ANGER 2 Samuel 13:1 – 18:18 INTRODUCTION We all can think of a time in our lives, probably not too far back, when anger just seemed to consume us. That car that cut us off on the way to work, that woman that stole the parking spot we were waiting on for thirty minutes, ...read more

  • Wise Or Unwise Series

    Contributed by James Mccullen on May 7, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,062 views

    In this sermon I sought to be led of the Spirit to inspire the desire to have wisdom, and then contras hellish, and heavenly wisdom. Our churches need wise counsel, and the world needs to see the difference heavenly wisdom makes.

    WISE or UNWISE: James 3:13-18 {13} Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. {14} But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. (15} This ...read more

  • Higher Level Living Series

    Contributed by Kyle Sullivan on Jun 10, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,713 views

    Living for the Lord!

    Ephesians 5:1-2 “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (NIV) What does it mean to be an imitator of God? By understanding what the attitude of ...read more

  • Two Kinds Of Wisdom

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on Jul 30, 2007
     | 1,404 views

    What wisdom are you displaying as you live your life?

    TWO KINDS OF WISDOM Two Kinds of Wisdom Jas 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. Jas 3:14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the ...read more