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  • Selfish Pride An Enemy To Joy

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Feb 25, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    A sermon exposition that gives a warning against pride.

    Selfish Pride- A Terrible Enemy To Joy Text: Philippians 2:1-11 Introduction: There are numerous sins that can rob one of his Christian joy. It is obvious that the more blatent sins as murder, robbery, fornication, malace, hatred, and similar sins will certainly rob one of his joy. But, more

  • Test 6: Pride Test, Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 47 ratings

    The pride test is actually a three part test. We already covered the first part when we talked about selfish pride (Pride Test, Part 1). The second part of the test is about presumptive pride. That’s where our text takes us today.

    1. Presumptive pride is futile 2. Presumptive pride is arrogant 3. Presumptive pride is sinful Well, here we are, standing at the edge of a New Year. People use this time of the year for different things, don’t they? Of course, some people just use the New Year as an excuse to party. But more

  • Test 6: Pride Test, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 64 ratings

    James asks his readers where their continual desire to fight amongst themselves comes from. And his answer is surprising. Rather than point his finger at an outward cause of their strife, he tells them it is because of each of their individual selfishne

    1. What are the Prevailing Symptoms of selfish pride (4:2-5) 2. What is the Primary Source of selfish pride (4:6) 3. What are some Practical Solutions for selfish pride (4:7-12) JAMES 4:1 Two old friends were sitting on the front porch one Sunday afternoon when one of them began to confess more

  • The Traitor Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 18 ratings

    As a traitor truly serves only himself, we serve only ourselves if we refuse to take a stand with Christ against Satan and his influences

    We must stand firm in the fight for God in our world today. I. Stand Up for God and Ourselves (10-12) A. As salt and light in the world around us B. As we daily check in with the enemy around us 1. Fight God’s fight, not just our own battles 2. We are not so much a hospital as a more

  • Worship: An Attitude Of The Heart

    Contributed by R Davis on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 342 ratings

    Main Idea: Selfishness, pride and bitterness are all attitudes that will keep us from celebrating God’s presence in worship Interrogative: What are the barriers that will keep us from celebrating God’s presence in worship Intro: This past week on vacation, my wife and I carried my mom to visit more

  • The Lord Is Ready

    Contributed by Randall Bates on Sep 14, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    God is ready and able to save all that would come to Him

    THE LORD IS READY ISAIAH 38.20A A day is coming in every person¡¦s life when we will face death. If Christ does not return to gather His church, all of us here will eventually die. Ecclesiastes 11.3 where a tree falls there it shall be. So too is the condition of man. When we face death, all more

  • Have Salt In Yourselves

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Pentecost 19(B) - Jesus encourages: "Have salt in yourselves!" Believers do this when they put aside all jealousy and pride and are filled with the word of God.

    “HAVE SALT IN YOURSELVES” (Outline) September 21, 2008 -- PENTECOST 19 -- Mark 9:38-50 INTRO: Salt is not as valuable today as it was during the time of Jesus. Salt can be purchased very cheaply. During the time of Jesus salt was used as currency. Soldiers were paid with money more

  • The Be-Attitudes - Part Vii Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 8 ratings

    God blesses those who work for peace.

    This morning we are continuing our series on the "Be-Attitudes" looking at the issue of being a peace maker. Our passage today comes from Matthew 5:9: Matthew 5:9 (NLT) God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. You’ve all seen the bumper sticker more

  • Why Are We Here?

    Contributed by David Parks on Jan 30, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    If you are here to glorify God you will be able to love your mate, parents, children or the brethren even when they are not very lovable

    Why are We Here TEXT: Acts 6:1-7 INTRODUCTION: 1. Why are We here? 2. It seems as if any time two or more people get together, if they don’t understand why we are here there will be trouble. 3. It is true in the family, on the job. 4. The growth of the early church has been a more

  • The Problems Of Counterfeit Goodness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 53 ratings

    Many people practice counterfeiting without actually realizing what they are doing. A counterfeiter tries to make an imitation of something genuine to deceive, defraud or pretend something to be what it is not in reality. Ananias’s lie to the Holy Spirit

    1. Many people practice counterfeiting without actually realizing what they are doing. A counterfeiter tries to make an imitation of something genuine to deceive, defraud or pretend something to be what it is not in reality. Ananias’s lie to the Holy Spirit was probably the crowning act of a more

  • Doing What You Want To Do

    Contributed by Shane Facemyer on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    A Message given at New Years but can be done anytime you want to challenge people to spiritual maturity.

    Happy New Year Did anyone, besides me, eat too much? I’m glad to say, the house is beginning to get back to normal (whatever normal may be in our house, can I get an Amen?) Tuesday, the children will be getting back to their normal routines, as will we. My New Year’s Resolutions 1 - more

  • Be Prepared!

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 86 ratings

    Death is just around the corner. Jesus could return at any moment. Are you prepared?

    In days gone by, kings and nobles were accustomed to having court jesters, or fools as they were called, to entertain them. Many years ago there lived a king who enjoyed the folly of his court jester. Jokingly the king gave his jester a scepter and told him that if someday he found someone more more

  • Motives: The Problem In The Church Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    Many people say the biggest problem we face in the church today is an integrity crisis. It may surprise a lot of us that envy and rivalry and dissentions dates all the way back to the first century church. People preached because they wanted to exalt them

    Introduction In the fifteen hundreds there was a protestant reformer in England by the name of Hugh Latimer. He was known as a great preacher of his day and he had many opportunities to preach. One of his opportunities was to preach before the King Henry VIII of England. He thought about his great more

  • The Calling Of A Tax Collector

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Feb 9, 2001
    based on 97 ratings

    This is a Bible study on the calling of Levi

    The Calling of a Tax Collector Luke 5.27-32 Midweek Bible Study August 27, 1997 Basic Background This takes place during the first year of Jesus’ ministry, early in the Galilean campaign, and shortly after the calling of Peter, James and John. This is all that we can say with assurance. No more

  • How The Spirit Guides Us To View Success From God's Perspective (Phil. 4:12

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 21, 2002
    based on 70 ratings

    How the Spirit Guides Us To View Success From God’s Perspective (Phil. 4:12,13)

    How the Spirit Guides Us To View Success From God’s Perspective (Phil. 4:12,13) Illustration:George MacDonald said, "In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserably or succeed more miserably" Warren W. Wiersbe, The Integrity Crisis, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991, p. 42. 1. The more