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  • Strife

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,567 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
     | 24,997 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

  • Men Of Strife Make Contention Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 11, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,920 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
     | 6,214 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

  • How To Stop Strife Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 34,607 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

  • Man And Wife Or Spouse And Strife? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,985 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
     | 3,618 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

  • How To Deal With Difficult People

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 7, 2012
    based on 77 ratings
     | 23,397 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

  • Losing Focus

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Mar 1, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,914 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

  • War Of The Wells

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,474 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
     | 1,816 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
     | 1,895 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

  • Wisdom, Wise Or Otherwise

    Contributed by Adrian Rogers on Jan 4, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 13,902 views

    Godly wisdom overcomes sin, strife, and stubbornness.

    Introduction Would you take your Bibles please, and turn tonight in the book of James, chapter 3? James continues to speak to us. James, what a great man he was. Let us hear his words of wisdom for those of us tonight, as we think on the subject of wisdom, and try to determine whether or not you ...read more

  • Paul Names Names

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 14, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 11,506 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

  • Status Consciousness

    Contributed by Dennis Williams on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,483 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