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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

  • Pride And Arrogance Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Feb 21, 2011

    God desires everyone to believe in the truth but will humble everyone, including Christians, who has selfish pride and arrogance.

    We’ve been studying the Book of Daniel and we are now in Chapter 4. We noted that God’s Chosen People, the Israelites, were taken captive by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar. God tells us that He allowed the captivity because of the sins of Israel. Now because God’s People became slaves 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

  • From Great To Good Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Jan 28, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    When it comes to our personal relationship with God and with others, Jesus taught that personal goodness is more valuable than personal greatness.

    INTRODUCTION When I was a pastor in Alabama, we lived next to a cemetery. Most days I would jog through there; the residents never complained. I enjoyed reading the tombstones. I’ll never forget the short tribute one on large tombstone. A man’s name was listed and then it said, “He was a great more

  • Sefish Pride Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 16, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Do things not for temporal selfish gains but for eternal blessings!

    Please open your Bibles to Luke 14….. We note at the very beginning of Luke 14 that Jesus was invited to a Sabbath Feast. All Jews during Jesus’ time celebrated the Sabbath and all homes were open to anyone. Jesus went to a house of a prominent Pharisee, a Religious and Community more

  • Re-Discovering The Mission Of The Church

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Apr 30, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Francis of Assisi said “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” This message as an encouraging reminder to let our action speak about our faith.

    Re-discovering the Mission of The Church Opening: Extreme Home Makeover … Families who have fallen victim to circumstances beyond their control that truly affects their home or the condition of their home James 2:14-20 1. The Challenge to the Modern Church Too Busy Getting people 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

  • Rejoice In The Lord Always Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 22, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit have done their part for all people to be able to celebrate!

    We noted last week from Luke 14 that selfish pride ignores God and will lead to troubles. The ultimate trouble of course is to be completely separated from God and be tormented with judgment forever. Sadly, many today do ignore God and this ultimate trouble may come to them soon. Do we see people more

  • Live A Life Worthy Of Calling Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Nov 17, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Christians are called to the image of Jesus Christ and so, with the help of God the Holy Spirit, Christians are to live a life on earth worthy of this calling.

    God used the Apostle Paul to write a letter to reveal His plan. We had noted previously that the letter was not only for those Christians in Ephesus 2000 years ago but it is also for us today! From the first three chapters of Ephesians, we learned much important truths about God and His 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

  • Dressed For Success Series

    Contributed by Douglas Dudley on Jul 25, 2005
    based on 23 ratings


    Dress for Success: Things to Take Off and Things to Put On Text: Colossians 3:1-15 Introduction. Clothes are very important to us, and it’s very evident when we look at our economy. If we understand how many billions of dollars are spent each year on making, selling, and buying 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

  • 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 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