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  • Avoid Spiritual Arrogance Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Apr 4, 2016

    The First commandment calls us to trust in God, not in ourselves

    Message Matthew 19:16-22 Avoiding Spiritual Arrogance (Put up the picture of a set of scales) This is how many people believe God should work. It is all about the balance. Where do I sit on the scales? And, generally, most people feel they are good enough for God. “I'm a good more

  • "Not Spiritually Arrogant" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Sermon 2 in a study in the Sermon on the Mount

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” I recount below an overheard conversation. For reasons that will become apparent I have excluded names or any personal references. In this conversation one person asked another why it was that we, and by ‘we’ I mean here at more

  • Telling The Salvation Story Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Dec 3, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    We need to avoid spiritual arrogance and not look down on those who sin differently than we do.

    The last two responses on that clip were pretty unsettling but they serve as summary statements for many today. The one guy believes that people can’t really change and that if we wanted to get rid of evil, we’d have to destroy the whole world and start over. Unbelievably, the woman replied that more

  • The Blind Who See And The Seeing Who Are Blind Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 19, 2013

    Spiritual arrogance and presumption can blind us to our ignorance and stubbornness of heart; only those who realize their desperate need of the Savior come to the Savior in saving faith.

    The Blind Who See and the Seeing Who Are Blind (Isaiah 42:10-25) 1. We discover things everyday. Take this recent article from Medscape: “Middle-aged adults who are more optimistic about their future tend to have higher antioxidant levels than their less optimistic peers, according to more

  • For He Who Is Not Against You Is For You

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 13, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The Church has enough enemies without us attacking our brothers and sisters in Christ.

    For He Who is not Against You is For You Luke 9:50 Aug. 12, 2007 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction A There are a lot of things done in Jesus’ name that He has nothing to do with. 1 Jim Jones, David Koresh...actions of church people, more

  • He Who Is Not Against You Is For You

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Nov 26, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    There are a lot of things done in Jesus’ name that He has nothing to do with.Other times, God’s moving/blessing/anointing us, & we discount the move/blessing/anointing because it doesn’t have a particular brand on it

    For He Who is not Against You is For You Luke 9:50 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction A There are a lot of things done in Jesus’ name that He has nothing to do with. 1 Jim Jones, David Koresh...actions of church people, more

  • Thank God For The Fire!

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    In spite of building our lives on Jesus Christ, there will be times we go through the fire. But we will be purified, coming out cleaner, brighter, and tested.

    Thank God for the Fire! Community Thanksgiving Service, November 25, 1998 Vallonia, Indiana Introduction: As much as I enjoy contemporary worship, some of the old hymns are being forgotten. Others are reserved just for special seasons. Do "We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing" in more

  • The Don't K.i.s.s. Method

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 1, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    When we get hit right in the face with the reality of who God is, we come to the realization that we have only had a tiny taste of Him, if that! Here’s how to tell if you have EVER really encountered God

    The “Don’t K.I.S.S.” Method – Proverbs 1:20-33 “Simple” – def.: one without moral direction (or one that chooses not to follow it) and who is inclined to evil Intro.: Job’s friend Elihu had it right when he said, “Behold, God is great and we do not know him.” When we get hit right in the face more

  • Big Shots? Really? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 27, 2017

    No matter who we think we are, we are ultimately helpless, blubbering fools without God’s backing.

    Big Shots? Really? (2 Kings 4:1-44) 1. A young businessman had just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hot shot, the businessman picked up the phone and started more

  • Are You On God's A-List Or Blacklist?

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on Jun 14, 2001
    based on 21 ratings

    An Expository Sermon On Luke 6:20-26 on The Kind Of People Who Receive God’s Blessings And The Kind Of People Who Receive His Disfavor.

    Are You on God’s A-List or Blacklist? (Part 2) Luke Sermon Series #20 April 29th, 2001 Text: Luke 6:20-26 Introduction: You have probably heard of Galileo and how about 400 hundred years ago he argued that Aristotle was wrong about gravity. If you took two objects with one heavier more

  • Get Right, Church

    Contributed by Riley Turner on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 155 ratings

    We must break down the walls of racial, cultural, and traditional division in the Lord’s Church.

    The following is an excerpt from a sermon preached by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1956, entitled: PAUL’S LETTER TO AMERICAN CHRISTIANS. In this sermon, Dr. King reads a fictitious letter written by himself, but he presents it as if it were a lost letter of the Apostle Paul to the more

  • God Encounters: Zacchaeus Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    This is about Zacchaeus’ encounter with Jesus.

    Sing “Zacchaeus was a Wee Little Man.” Share recollections of Zach from Sunday school: short, tree, etc. Read Luke 19:1-10. Who was Zacchaeus? What happened to Zacchaeus? Who was Zacchaeus? The only biographical info is right here: “a tax collector and rich.” * He was DESPISED. To say more

  • Becoming A More Spiritual Person

    Contributed by Don Berry-Graham on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Training in godilness is a effective way to deal with false teaching

    Becoming a more spiritual person for many of us means nothing mroe than being more tolerant of others. Of letting others be who they are and we will be who we are. Pluralism is the new spirituality. Pluralists contend that no one religion can know the fullness of spiritual truth, and more

  • Why Legalism Stinks Series

    Contributed by Larry Osborne on Jun 13, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    Having a clear understanding of God’s law can help us avoid the trap of legalism. King David, the apostle Paul and Jesus can each give us a healthy perspective on God’s law.

    1 Timothy: Doing Church God’s Way North Coast Church Message #5 August 12-13, 2006 Dr. Larry Osborne Why Legalism more

  • The Wisdom Effect Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    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.” more