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  • The Pharisees: Stuck In Correctness Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 30, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,314 views

    It is easier to be smug than satisfied, to be correct than compassionate, to be religious than real. What we need to do is to cry, "Lord forgive my sin."

  • Cultivating Fellowship

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Feb 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,089 views

    . Self- importance, smugness, and stubborn pride destroy fellowship faster than anything else. Pride builds walls between people; humility builds bridges. Humility is the oil that smoothes and soothes relationships. CULTIVATING COMMUNITY TAKES COURTESY.

    CULTIVATING COMMUNITY TEXT: JAMES 3:18 / ACTS 222:42 INTRO: Last Sunday we discussed things about the real and the fake type of fellowship. If you’re tired of fake fellowship and you would like to cultivate real and loving fellowship, you’ll need to make some tough choices and take some ...read more

  • Three Coins In The (Spirit) Fountain Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Oct 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,758 views

    Everyone wants fulfillment. Some try being good, but that only brings smugness. Some try religion, as Luther did, but that brings only busy-ness. Life and peace are found in the Spirit of God as our companion.

  • Rebellion Against God

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,391 views

    Jesus confronts every smug and complacent sinner. But Jesus is also speaking to us. For Jesus forces us to ask, “How are we treating God’s vineyard today?”

  • God's Unrequited Love Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 31, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,269 views

    When we become passive, smug, or listless in our relationship to God, He does not take it lightly; God doesn’t just want what we DO, He wants US, heart and soul.

  • Christmas News: The Angels Series

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Dec 8, 2014
     | 1,030 views

    We need to be seized once more by heavenly realities – just as Zechariah was. We need to experience something like a shock to our smug certainties that whittle God down to a manageable size and leave us underwhelmed by the mysteries of eternity.

  • The Day I Tore Up The Bible Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 11, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,564 views

    No, I didn't actually tear up a Bible, but my audience didn't know that. Find out why I pretended to do that, and what that means to those who actually do tear pages from Scripture.

  • The Judgment Of The Unbeliever

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,019 views

    What happens at the Great White Throne judgment? How will unbelivers be judged? John reveals how Christ judges those who reject Him.

    1. Illus. of John Pierce (Choice Contemporary Stories, #50) • According to associated press, was running in marathon to raise money for cancer research, the same cancer that had killed his young daughter shortly before. • As he ran, had a heart attack and died. • One thing Associated Press ...read more

  • The Necessity Of Obedience Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,718 views

    Obedience is a must for those who want to have a right relationship with God.

    The Necessity of Obedience [Give background of text- jailed & miraculously freed] Acts 5:25-32 Intro: If you know the story of the first man and woman in the Bible, you know that God gave them only one restriction: Don’t eat from one certain tree or you will certainly die. With a little ...read more

  • A Good Man Lost And A Bad Man Saved

    Contributed by Richard Dayringer, Thd on Aug 21, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,057 views

    The attitude of a person’s heart or soul, not his or her outward actions determines one’s destiny.

    A GOOD MAN LOST & A BAD MAN SAVED SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS IS SELF-DECEPTION (TWO PRAYERS) 33 LU. 18:9-14 (Prayer) PROP: The attitude of a person’s heart or soul, not his or her actions determines one’s destiny. INTRO: 1. Notice the make-up of the crowd to whom Jesus spoke. V. 9 makes ...read more

  • The Prodigal Son Revisted

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,774 views

    Why the original version would have been so shocking

    The Gospel reading is taken from: Luke 15:11-20 11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his Father, ’Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he ...read more

  • Judge And Jury

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 9, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,425 views

    “Judge not that you be not judged.” Does this verse mean that we are to never judge anything? What exactly is Christ talking about? When is judging right? Or is never right to judge anything?

    JUDGE AND JURY Matthew 7:1-14 Introduction: “Judge not that you be not judged.” is a passage that has been misinterpreted, misquoted and misapplied more than almost any other verse in the entire Bible. It is often quoted by those who are seeking to justify their actions and answer any criticism ...read more

  • Asaph's Bad Day

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 3,410 views

    Thesis: God's people need to be reminded that tough times do not last.

    Thesis: God's people need to be reminded that tough times do not last. Intro.: 1. Everyone has a bad day. 2. Asaph, the writer of Psalm 73, had a bad day/attitude. Psalm 73 tells us how to "deal with it!" I. OPENING AFFIRMATION (v. 1): "God is good!" We agree with that, but find it hard ...read more

  • The Proper Response To God's Word Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 30 ratings
     | 10,025 views

    OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD IS THE PATHWAY TO BLESSING

    BIG IDEA: OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD IS THE PATHWAY TO BLESSING INTRODUCTION: Each of these 8-verse stanzas is focused around a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet = an acrostic format. This is the ALEPH stanza with each verse beginning with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This ...read more

  • I Will Live In-Between #4 Life Lessons From A Storm Series

    Contributed by Robert Malcolm on Apr 19, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,526 views

    As we live in-between for God we will encounter storms. Some from our own making, some from following God. The key is how we respond in the midst of them.

    I Will Live In-Between #4 Life Lessons From a Storm (Matthew 14:22-33) ~ Intro: Storm of life story… 1. We often encounter storms in life because of God’s leading.(vrs 22) • The disciples were made/compelled to go into the storm. - Jesus knew the storm was coming so it wasn’t an ...read more