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  • Strife

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,564 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

  • Man And Wife Or Spouse And Strife? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,983 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

  • How To Stop Strife Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 34,597 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

  • Disagreements, Contentions And Strife, Oh My

    Contributed by Earl Graston on Jul 11, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,617 views

    There must be abounding love in the body of Christ.

  • War Of The Wells

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,468 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

  • What Are You Leaving Behind

    Contributed by Michelle Holsinger on Jan 17, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,812 views

    Are you leaving behind peace or strife?

    WHAT ARE YOU LEAVING BEHIND? Psalm 23 1   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2   He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3   He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4   Yea, though I walk ...read more

  • God's Dramedy Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,892 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
     | 1,479 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

  • Calling A Spade A Spade (A False Teacher A False Teacher) Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,017 views

    FALSE TEACHERS PROMOTE HERESY AND STIR UP DIVISION AND STRIFE

    BIG IDEA: FALSE TEACHERS PROMOTE HERESY AND STIR UP DIVISION AND STRIFE The book ends with the same subject featured at the beginning = denunciation of false teachers. I. (:2B-3) FALSE TEACHERS PROMOTE HERESY -- FALSE TEACHING IS RECOGNIZED AS THAT WHICH IS CONTRARY TO SOUND ...read more

  • Finding Contentment In A Discontented World

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 12, 2006
    based on 131 ratings
     | 14,271 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

  • Wise Or Unwise

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 161 ratings
     | 9,645 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

  • Magnifying Christ

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 9, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,288 views

    Paul’s one consuming desire was to magnify Christ in his life. As believers, we should strife for the same.

    MAGNIFYING CHRIST Philippians 1:8-20 INTRO: Paul’s one consuming desire was to have Christ enlarged, even if his own body and life was entirely lost sight of. Paul was continually seeking to get self out of the way, and magnify Christ. After all, this is the only way we have in this life of ...read more

  • Who Is Able To Stand

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Apr 25, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 1,666 views

    THIS SERMON SHOWS THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF ENVY WITHIN THE CHURCH BODY AND WHO WITHSTOOD THE PERSECUTION THAT WE SO READILY GIVE OVER TO WITH BITTER STRIFE.

    INTRODUCTION ENVY REQUIRES A CRUEL HEART OF A BELIEVER. THE BURDEN OF ENVY TAKES A GREAT DEAL OF ENERGY. THOSE IN WHICH YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH REQUIRES YOU TO GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS WITH THIS HEART FELT DISLIKE FOR THAT ONE WHOM YOU HAVE NOT MADE AMENDS WITH. IN OUR CHURCHES TODAY THERE ...read more

  • Righteous Living Series

    Contributed by W.bryan Jackson on Mar 13, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,629 views

    Murder, strife, envy and pride. All of these character flaws are all apart of today’s sermon. Righteous living as a church begins with righteous lives of our members.

    James 4:1-12 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2) You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3) When you ask, you ...read more

  • A Peace In The Puzzle Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 17, 2006
    based on 93 ratings
     | 16,236 views

    How to Enjoy the Christian life...from the Beatitudes. We must Eliminate Strife and Endure Spite. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    A ‘Peace’ in the Puzzle Matthew 5:9 The 1st 3 Beatitudes dealt w/ how we ENTER the kingdom of God: v. 3 Humbleness [poor in spirit] v. 4 Brokenness [mourn] v. 5 Meekness [meek] The next 3 dealt w/ how we EXPRESS the kingdom of God: v. 6 A New attitude upward [hunger and thirst after ...read more