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  • Strife

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,445 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
     | 24,274 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

  • How To Stop Strife Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 34,251 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

  • Perverse People Spread Strife Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 13, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,084 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

  • Men Of Strife Make Contention Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 11, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,793 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

  • Man And Wife Or Spouse And Strife? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,931 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 11, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,549 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

  • War Of The Wells

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,342 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

  • How To Deal With Difficult People

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 7, 2012
    based on 77 ratings
     | 23,148 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

  • God's Dramedy Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,829 views

    In strife or in humorous situations, God is still in control.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 12:1-25 TITLE: “GOD’S DRAMEDY” INTRODUCTION: A. Are you confused by the title of this message? 1. It’s probably because you’ve never heard the term dramedy ...read more

  • Status Consciousness

    Contributed by Dennis Williams on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,456 views

    Jesus was against strife in the church. 1. In any church: strife among members is a bad spirit a. The fight for position b. Power struggles c. Jealousy

    Status Consciousness (PRINTED OUT) July 02 Jesus was against the Pecking Order. 1. In any church: strife among members is a bad spirit a. The fight for position b. Power struggles c. Jealousy They are in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ The Bible shows that Jesus arose from the ...read more

  • Paul Names Names

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 14, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 11,163 views

    Philippians

  • Finding Contentment In A Discontented World

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 12, 2006
    based on 131 ratings
     | 14,146 views

    Explains how to find contentment. Expanded outline.

    FINDING CONTENTMENT IN A DISCONTENTED WORLD The other day I was listening to the radio, and I heard one say that in our country there is a palatable discontent; a palatable discontent. In our country, people are unhappy. There is a spirit of discontentedness. Let’s think about that for a ...read more

  • How A Local Church Is Killed

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 11, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,051 views

    New Testament churches do not naturally die; they are so constituted that they cannot die a natural death. They may, however, be killed, but even in this, they can hardly be killed by outsiders except by the annihilation of the entire membership. Churches

    Intro: New Testament churches do not naturally die; they are so constituted that they cannot die a natural death. They may, however, be killed, but even in this, they can hardly be killed by outsiders except by the annihilation of the entire membership. Churches are most often killed form the ...read more

  • Wise Or Unwise

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 161 ratings
     | 9,518 views

    Wisdom is demonstrated often at Church business meetings. Not by the decisions made but in the way they are made. Are our meeting marked by strife or unity?

    James 3:13-18 The Hebrews who clearly understood that true wisdom was not intellectual, but behavioral. Thus, the biggest fool was one who knew truth and failed to apply it. A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the ...read more