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  • Spiritual Bankruptcy Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 147 ratings
     | 3,912 views

    First in a series of sermons on the Beautitudes in order to develop Christian character

    Spiritual Bankruptcy TEXT: Mat 5:1-3 INTRODUCTION · (IL) WHEN CONGRESS FLED TO BALTIMORE, ON THE APPROACH OF THE BRITISH ACROSS NEW JERSEY, MR. ROBERT MORRIS, OF PENNSYLVANIA, AFTER MOVING HIS FAMILY INTO THE COUNTRY, RETURNED TO, AND REMAINED IN PHILADELPHIA. ALMOST IN DESPAIR, ...read more

  • Warning Signs Of Spiritual Bankruptcy

    Contributed by Michael Cariño on Nov 25, 2017
     | 3,524 views

    You can sense that you are experiencing spiritual bankruptcy when you can say the right words, gain the right knowledge, and do the right things with the wrong heart.

    Warning Signs of Spiritual Bankruptcy 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 Ptr. Michael Cariño The dictionary defines the word “bankrupt” as a state of financial ruin. It is linked to terms such as impoverished, insolvency, poverty, or financial failure. It is closely related to words like destitute, ...read more

  • The Solution To Spiritual Bankruptcy

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Aug 18, 2010
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,020 views

    Considering the economic, political, social, domestic, psychological problems of world, Jesus explained the root of their problem and offers His solution formula

    THE SOLUTION FOR SPIRITUAL BANKRUPTCY Reading: Lk 15: 11-24 I. THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD 1. Economic Crisis (poverty) 2. Political Problem (war, corruption, injustice) 3. Social problem (Drugs, Prostitution, Gambling, Lawlessness) 4. Domestic Problem (Broken family, Rebellious ...read more

  • Declaring Spiritual Bankruptcy Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,924 views

    Examination of the first BE-Attitude: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Declaring Spiritual Bankruptcy Matthew 5:1-12 1. This past Tuesday our nation celebrated its 230th year of Independence and one of the most famous phrases in the Declaration of Independence, listed as one of the “unalienable rights of man” is “Life, liberty, and the pursuit ...read more

  • The Blessing Of Good Grief Series

    Contributed by Kraig Pullam on Jul 30, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,922 views

    God extends delight to the one who mourning over the reality of their spiritual bankruptcy

    We have often described this one thing as affliction, anguish and agony. Some have considered it the successor of trouble while others consider it the predecessor of moral collapse, failure, disintegration and decay. To be sure, some have overcome insurmountable odds and have come out triumphant ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit: For Theirs Is The Kingdom Of Heaven Series

    Contributed by Claude Alexander on Jun 29, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,223 views

    The first beatitude. Not the economically poor but those who are poor in spiritual qualities.

    Certain portions of Scripture seem to be etched more deeply into people's minds than others. Psalm 23 is definitely one of these, so also is I Corinthians 13 and Hebrews 11. The Sermon on the Mount, as Matthew chapters 5-7 is commonly called, is another. Its popularity may stem from its position ...read more

  • Professions & Possessions Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 73 ratings
     | 17,701 views

    Greed is good? If our primary goal in life is material wealth, we will end up with empty, futile lives and spiritual bankruptcy.

    Overcoming Futility, a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Professions and Possessions”, 5:8-20 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Some of us remember Jack Benny. In a skit on his radio show, a robber held him up, pointed a gun at him and said, “Your money ...read more

  • Is It Right To Do Your Own Thing?

    Contributed by Norm Beckett on May 24, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,207 views

    Without God as King of one’s life, the result is moral corruption and spiritual bankruptcy.

    IS IT RIGHT TO DO YOUR OWN THING" JUDGES 17: 6, cf., 18: 1, 19: 1, 21: 25, "In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes". In the latter part of the book of Judges you will find this interesting statement, "In those days there was no ...read more

  • The History And Principles And Mathematics Of Grace Series

    Contributed by George Barton on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,321 views

    An introduction to Matthew 5:3 which emphasizes that only those who recognize their spiritual bankruptcy will enter the kingdom of heaven.

    MATTHEW 20-21 THE HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES AND MATHEMATICS OF GRACE (Luke 15:1 NIV) Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. (Luke 15:2 NIV) But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with ...read more

  • Learning To Be A Reconciler Series

    Contributed by George Barton on Mar 22, 2006
     | 878 views

    Describes the necessary steps to be a peacemaker as described in the beatitudes.

    LEARNING TO BE A RECONCILER REVISED MARCH 17, 2006 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RELATIONSHIPS. I. RESOLVE TO FOLLOW CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SET IN THE BEATITUDES. Matthew 5:3-12 In humility recognize your spiritual bankruptcy. Mat 5:3; Rom 3:9-20. Have remorse about your ...read more

  • The Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by Mike Hamilton on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 5,372 views

    The poor in spirit are those who REALIZE that they are spiritually BANKRUPT before a Holy God and are in NEED of his Grace.

    “The Poor in Spirit” Matthew 5:3 SOM I. Introduction A. Review As we continue our study of the Sermon on the Mount, we are reminded that this sermon is a Constitution for those who enter Christ’s new Kingdom. It is filled with guidelines for how to live as God’s chosen ...read more

  • The Road To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Feb 27, 2007
     | 1,073 views

    In the Beatitudes Jesus lays out the road to true happiness, not the happiness that the world promises but the happiness, fulfillment and contentment that can only come as we live as God created us to live. This message covers the second of the Beatitude

    The Road to Happiness-Matt. 5:4 Sermon On The Mount- Vintage Christianity we are going to go back and look at the core, The way it’s supposed to be. Not what does our culture say it means to follow Christ, not what do I say, not what does our church say, but what did Jesus say it meant to ...read more

  • The Coming Of Christ Brings Me Joy

    Contributed by Jim Erwin on Dec 30, 2010
     | 1,378 views

    The coming of Christ brings me joy because He soaks up my sin like a sponge, and He helps me get a spiritual bailout.

    The Coming of Christ Brings Me Joy John 1:29-34 SLIDES 1, 2 Christ brings me joy because He takes away my sin. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 HCSB) SLIDE 3 – Sponge Bob VISUAL ...read more

  • Wooed In The Wilderness, Part 3 Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Aug 9, 2014
     | 1,489 views

    The Gospel According to Hosea Wooed in the Wilderness, part 3

    The Gospel According to Hosea Wooed in the Wilderness, part 3 Hosea 2.2-23 David Taylor We are in our third message of our summer series, The Gospel According to Hosea, looking at God's faithful love for an unfaithful people. Blind to their own spiritual bankruptcy, Israel was coasting along ...read more

  • Sharing The Sorrow Of God Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,481 views

    Examination of the second BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Sharing the Sorrow of God Matthew 5:4 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 1. Last Sunday we commenced an 8 week journey through the Beatitudes that will take us up till the end of August. 2. Just a few reminders about this passage which forms the opening statements of Jesus’ Sermon ...read more