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  • The Envy Trap Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 13,617 views

    God tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain. But there is one trait that gnaws at the heart of many Christians that can deprive them of that contentedness. What is it, and how can we defend against it?

    TEXT: I Timothy 6:3-10 TITLE: The Envy Trap OPEN: How many of you have heard of the tooth fairy? (The question met with a little laughter as everyone raised their hands). I read a story not so long ago about a woman whose 2nd grader had collected a fair amount of money from the "tooth fairy." ...read more

  • The Money Trap Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 3, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 9,995 views

    What is it about money that could cause Christians to cripple their faith and witness?

    OPEN: Many years ago a Chicago radio station, WKOX, offered $10,000 to the individual who could devise the most outlandish way to get the money. More than 6,000 people responded to the challenge. The eventual winner was Jay Gwaltney of Zionsville, Indiana, who consumed an 11-foot birch sapling - ...read more

  • The Trap Of Carnality

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 206 ratings
     | 26,546 views

    Addressing a national seminar of Southern Baptist leaders, George Gallup said, "We find there is very little difference in ethical behavior between churchgoers and those who are not active religiously...The levels of lying, cheating, and stealing are rema

    Nine Marks of Worldliness - I John 2:15,16 (Preoccupations that are wrong, pride, pleasures, possessions, popularity, power obsession, position oriented, people pleasing, and privilege for selfish reasons) Illustration: That evening, the assassin John Wilks Booth stopped in a saloon near the ...read more

  • The Happiness Trap Series

    Contributed by Brad Nelson on Dec 26, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 13,406 views

    Learning about fairy tale endings.

    THE TRUTH ABOUT HAPPINESS The Happiness Trap Proverbs 28:14 Take your Bibles and turn to the last chapter in the book of Cinderella. The last verse reads…”and they lived happily ever after.” Please turn to the last chapter in the book of Sleeping Beauty. The last verse reads…”and they ...read more

  • The Goodness Trap

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 9, 2007
    based on 119 ratings
     | 27,743 views

    The goodness trap: 1- a human question 2- A human response 3- The divine way

    INTRO.- ILL.- A young boy traveling by airplane to visit his grandparents sat beside a man who happened to be a seminary professor. The boy was reading a Sunday school take-home paper when the professor thought he would have some fun with the boy. "Young man," said the professor, "If you can tell ...read more

  • The Trap Of Busyness

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,511 views

    How we get caught in the trap of busyness and how we get out.

    Title: The trap of busyness Text: Luke 10:38-42 Introduction Today we are going to look together at the trap of busyness. Luke 10:38-42 “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, ...read more

  • "Booby Trap"

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Sep 27, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,582 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that the Enemy of our Faith has "Booby Traps" set for unsuspecting believers; but our King is going to reverse his entrapments.

    27 September 2009 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris 504th Compound’s Multi-Purpose Facility C.O. B. Adder Tallill, Iraq REFERENCES: Sun Tzu: “The Art of War” & other quotes from this military genius; Haman – Enemy of the Jews; Esther 2:7 (ESV) He was bringing up Hadassah, that is ...read more

  • Trapped Or Triumphant?

    Contributed by A.c. Caincross on Jul 17, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,695 views

    This sermon contrasts the trap of fearing man and the triumph of putting your trust in the Lord.

    INTRO: --Someone has said that there are 4 motivations for man: fear, faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is fear. --Ann Landers receives 10,000 letters a month and most of the questions she is asked revolve around fear. --Psychologists call fear ‘phobias’ and some have calculated ...read more

  • "Trapped In Freedom"

    Contributed by Dwight Davis on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 77 ratings
     | 3,819 views

    How to recognize and escape the traps that Satan sets for us everyday.

    “Trapped in Freedom” A couple of years ago, I told a children’s story about a certain fox that one day, found himself caught in a trap. But today I want to use that same illustration for us adults.. Now the type of trap that caught him is known as a “steel-jaw” trap, ...read more

  • Escaping The Trap Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,737 views

    How do we escape the traps of life, religion, etc? How do we get out, how do we keep out? In this message we discover the keys as we see some religious leaders try to trap Jesus.

    ESCAPING THE TRAP Mark 12:13-27 INTRO: Pitch the hamster – feeling trapped. A hum-drum existence, punctuated by brief moments of excitement. Eat the food. Run on the wheel. Over and over again. Not able to be all a hamster could be. You could tell it was getting to her – more urgent climbing ...read more

  • Trapped In Idolatry Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 7,197 views

    Examining the idols in our lives, we see what keeps us from receiving God’s blessing

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 19:23-41 TITLE: “TRAPPED IN IDOLATRY” INTRODUCTION: A. The dictionary definition of “idol”: “an object of excessive devotion or admiration” --Fails to capture the biblical sense ...read more

  • Trapped By Sin Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Feb 19, 2015
    based on 56 ratings
     | 13,869 views

    God’s wisdom says that anyone can be trapped by sin. Sin’s entrapment is listed in this chapter. 1- Entrapped by our words 2- Entrapped by our laziness 3- Entrapped by our hearts 4- Entrapped by our lust

  • The Parent Trap Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Farmer on Oct 23, 2006
     | 1,374 views

    The bridge between parents and children is a bridge that is often burned and never rebuilt. This message will help you discover how to keep the bridge strong

    Many of you parents can identify with this picture when you come home from work. You are tired, you provide for your family and you come home and see this picture when you walk in the door. You immediately begin to thank God for his wonderful gift of children, after you try and figure out what ...read more

  • Baiting The Trap Series

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,997 views

    Unforgiveness is a trap that we’ve all been caught in at one time or another. This series attempts to help people find release people from the trap.

    Baiting the Trap Series: Escaping the Trap of Unforgiveness July 9, 2006 What I’m going to be talking to you about the next 4 weeks, is possibly the most important confrontation with truth that you’ll ever have! Not because I’m preaching it, but because of the subject we’re going to deal ...read more

  • Caught In The Trap Series

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,057 views

    Unforgiveness is a trap that we’ve all been caught in at one time or another. This series attempts to help people find release people from the trap.

    Caught in the Trap Series: Escaping the Trap of Forgiveness July 16, 2006 Last week I told you to prepare yourself for an eye-opening confrontation with truth, and I introduced you to this humble mechanical marvel called a ‘mouse-trap’ (actually this is a rat-trap). I demonstrated for you ...read more