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  • Strife

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,363 views

    Strife is a "work of the flesh" that must be avoided by Christians. This is a Biblical study on how to overcome this fault and ways to assist others with this problem.

    GALATIANS 5:19-20 "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, STRIFE,... It is a fact of life that we are always going to come in contact with people who have ...read more

  • The Strife Of The Tongues

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on May 24, 2009
    based on 20 ratings
     | 23,732 views

    The fear of the Lord starts from your tongue. Judicious use of the tongue enables you to see good days. Likewise if you misuse your tongue, you will see evil days. Proverbs 13: 3 says, “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life, but he that openeth wide

    THE STRIFE OF THE TONGUES Dr. D. K. Olukoya Psalm 31: 20 : “Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” The topic of our message this week is taken from the foregoing. I want you to ...read more

  • Avoiding Strife

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jan 21, 2013
     | 2,888 views

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you a quarrelsome person? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show proof that strife can be avoided and stopped. IV. TEXT: Proverbs 20:3 (Amplified Bible) It is an honor for a man to cease from stri

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you a quarrelsome person? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show proof that strife can be avoided and stopped. IV. TEXT: Proverbs 20:3 (Amplified Bible) It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool ...read more

  • How To Stop Strife Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 34,013 views

    Nehemiah has to put down his hard hat and turn his attention from the construction of the wall to the walls that were being put up between his workers. While their external enemies helped to rally the people, internal conflict threatened to divide and de

    How to Stop Strife As we continue in our series through the Book of Nehemiah, we’ve learned that Nehemiah confronted a different challenge in each chapter: • In chapter one, he was faced with a personal challenge. When he heard about what was happening in Jerusalem, he sat down and wept and ...read more

  • Men Of Strife Make Contention Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 11, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,738 views

    The Hebrew word translated "strife" or "contention" occurs some 15 times in Proverbs & describes the kind of person who is apt to cause an argument or a conflict, one who is predisposed to quarreling or dispute. Let's look at 3 aspects of contentions so w

    PROVERBS 17: 14 MEN OF STRIFE MAKE CONTENTION [James 3: 1-16] The Hebrew word translated "strife" or "contention" occurs some fifteen times in the book of Proverbs and describes the kind of person who is apt to cause an argument or a conflict, one who is predisposed to quarreling or ...read more

  • Perverse People Spread Strife Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 13, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,007 views

    The emphasis of the passage is on the dangers of perversity and the disastrous fate of its perpetrator. We here have a description of a person who deceives and stirs up strife & how to spot the scoundrel.

    PROVERBS 6: 12-15 PERVERSE PEOPLE SPREAD STRIFE [Genesis 37:29-35] What and how we communicate is important to God. There are those who are skilled in the methods of communication but deceitfully use their skills to spread slander and strife. This description is not a picture of a real ...read more

  • Man And Wife Or Spouse And Strife? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,882 views

    God wants Christian husbands to be gentle initiators and Christian wives to be confident responders. Yes, this often – though not always -- makes for a better marriage; but it is first and foremost God’s revealed will.

    Man and Wife or Spouse and Strife? (I Peter 3:1-7) 1. Marriage bears the brunt of a lot of humor. 2. Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" ? "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the ...read more

  • Disagreements, Contentions And Strife, Oh My

    Contributed by Earl Graston on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,501 views

    There must be abounding love in the body of Christ.

    Disagreements, Contentions, and Strife, ‘Oh My’ Proverbs 17:14 “The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.” Strife is defined as a conflict, struggle or a rivalry. Contention, which is many times seen connected to strife can be defined ...read more

  • Losing Focus

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Mar 1, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,618 views

    When the Jewish people lost focus and became bitter against each other, Nehemiah brings them back into focus.

    When We Lose Focus Nehemiah 5: 1-19 Intro: News article taken from the archives of Landover Baptist church in Maryland. 100 years of Christian fellowship, spiritual love, Godly unity, and community growth ended last Tuesday in a fit of congregational discord not to be rivaled in this ...read more

  • Choices . . . Choicesv . . . Choices Lesson 1 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,213 views

    The future fulfilled in youthful squabbles

    A. INTRODUCTION: GENESIS 25:19-26 1. What are some characteristics of second generation believers? a. Continue their parent’s faith. b. Not as bold and daring. c. Concerned with everyday life. d. Get strengths and weaknesses of parents. 2. What is known about Isaac? Famous father and ...read more

  • How To Deal With Difficult People

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 7, 2012
    based on 77 ratings
     | 23,055 views

    Practical, but practically unknown Biblical helps for this that most people won’t be willing to practice even once they are aware...but truly mature Christians will!

    How to Deal with Difficult People Romans 12:14-21 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/120807pm.mp3 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Spurgeon ministered in London in the 1800s, and as a young preacher he learned that you cannot argue w/ a person who will not argue back. One time he learned ...read more

  • Hatred

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Oct 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,658 views

    They know the way they are living, so to put a Christian down makes them feel better about themselves.

    Strife-bitter conflict or rivalry: bitter and sometimes violent conflict, struggle, or rivalry Hatred is inescapable. Sooner or later, despite all our precautions, someone, somewhere will hate us. And if we're followers of Jesus, it will happen sooner rather than later. In John 15:18-16:4, ...read more

  • The Colt 45 And Other Peacemakers. Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Sep 18, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,979 views

    Who are the peacemakers and what do they do, what is it like to be a peacemaker and why did Jesus say he "did not come to bring peace to the earth" but that peacemakers would be called sons of God?

    Blessed are the peacemakers One of my Great Great Grandfathers was a man by the name of Harry Louis Moffatt, Now Harry Louis was a good keen man, his father John had been Lord Aylmer the Governor of Canada’s batman (or military servant) and his mother was a French orphan by the name of ...read more

  • Lying , Gossiping & A Big Paddle Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sims on Nov 9, 2013
     | 2,514 views

    How easy it is for us to fall into lying and gossip and how to avoid them

    Well as we finish up this series on the seven things that God don’t like hopefully we have learned a little about ourselves & some ways to avoid falling into the traps of the devil. Today we will look at the last few things that God don’t like; now these three things are sins that ...read more

  • War Of The Wells

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,282 views

    Four steps to enduring strife

    INTRODUCTION: As we approach the time for Vacation Bible School, I would like for us to take a look at some of the lessons our children will work through. Today I have chosen the story of the Isaac’s contention with the Philistines over wells. Our VBS material uses this story to teach the ...read more