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  • Strife

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,156 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
     | 22,895 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

  • How To Stop Strife Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 33,789 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
     | 5,884 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
     | 5,622 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 31, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,813 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
     | 3,394 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
     | 3,194 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

  • Status Consciousness

    Contributed by Dennis Williams on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,391 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
     | 10,662 views

    Philippians

    Paul Names Names Philippians 4:1-4 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/paulnames.html There was something special about the church at Philippi, and Paul knew it firsthand. There was a great spirit there, a fragrance in the air. This has been a very positive letter compared to many of his ...read more

  • Finding Contentment In A Discontented World

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 15, 2006
    based on 131 ratings
     | 13,966 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
     | 9,344 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

  • A Peace In The Puzzle Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 18, 2006
    based on 93 ratings
     | 15,840 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

  • Seven Abominations Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 27, 2011
    based on 24 ratings
     | 12,827 views

    Man conceives of God as "one such as himself" who looks at sin with indifference. It is not so. God is not nearly so neutral as man is concerning sin. There are actually sins which God absolutely hates.

    PROVERBS 6: (12-) 16-19 SEVEN ABOMINATIONS [Psalms 133] Man conceives of God as "one such as himself" (Ps. ) who looks at sin with indifference. It is not so. God is not nearly so neutral as man is concerning sin. There are actually sins which God absolutely hates. This familiar list ...read more

  • In Critical Condition Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 21, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,203 views

    These sayings picture the harm done by those who deliberately use their tongues or words to damage the reputations of others. The contentious spark strife and thus disrupt the peace of the community, fellowship or assembly.

    PROVERBS 26:20-28 IN CRITICAL CONDITION According to the Associated Press, on a windy day in March [1997] a father and his son came to Valley Forge National Historical Park, where George Washington stationed the revolutionary Army during the difficult winter of 1777-1778. The father and son ...read more