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  • The Christmas Gift Of Detachment

    Contributed by James Kevin Bachmann on Dec 17, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    The gift of detachment will benefit us much more than any material gift.

    The Christmas Gift of Detachment “What did you get for Christmas?” people often ask after the long-awaited day arrives on Dec. 25. They wait for the coming of Jesus as they do the coming of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus. I read a story this week about a superior who received gifts more

  • Can We Learn From The Example Of The Ninevites?

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jan 5, 2018
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    We get implicit and explicit warnings: from our own bodies warning us of problems and from our doctors warning us about unhealthy habits.

    3B RUTH FROM OMAHA SAID: AT A RECENT WEDDING I attended, the groom and groomsmen stood at the altar in eager anticipation of the bride's arrival. My three-year-old niece, sitting next to me, was also filled with anticipation. Pointing to the men, she shouted, “I wonder which one she'll more

  • Restless Hearts Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 24, 2019

    The active atheist's life is not only meaningless,. . . but tragic in the worst sense, because, absent a miracle, he turned his back on a free offer of eternal joy.

    Seventh Sunday in Course 2019 For the Catholic Students Group Today our Office readings begin a series from the book of Ecclesiastes, or Qoheleth, which means “the Teacher.” It is one of the best-known of the Wisdom books of the OT, purportedly written by King Solomon, who, at least in his youth, more

  • The 3 D Picture

    Contributed by Rev. Dr. Leslie Verghese on Sep 6, 2018

    Dedication, Detachment, and Dependence

    Isaac was the son of a famous father (Abraham), and the father of a famous son (Jacob, who became Israel). THIRTEEN chapters in Genesis are devoted to telling the story of Abraham, and around TEN chapters to the story of Jacob. They are major characters in the plot. But Isaac’s story is told in more

  • Only Sandals And A Walking Stick

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 11, 2018
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    In contrast, Cynic philosophers of the era were known for their provision bag, staff, and big mouth!

    15B My favorite ancient Greek philosopher is the stoic Epictetus (epic-TEE-tus), who taught, “It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters," which is at the heart of some Catholic Christian adaptations of various Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. Epictetus, who taught around more

  • Heart And Home

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 27, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Without an authentic relationship with God, we are left empty and detached

    Heart and Home Psalms 101:1-2 Question? What is the most important part of a house? At first you might say the foundation, the heating system or the plumbing. • But the most important part of a house is the home. • And the most important part of that home is the hearts of the people more

  • Where Service Meets Sacrifice Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Mar 21, 2008

    We have detached sacrifice from service and this is a fatal mistake. It is one indication of the lukewarm church and the lukewarm individual.

    Where Service Meets Sacrifice Griffith Baptist Church – 3/23/08 P.M. Service Text: Daniel 3 The Introduction Elisabeth Elliot writes, ’To be a follower of the Crucified Christ means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss.... The more

  • Prosperity In Poverty Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 11, 2021

    The poor in spirit are those who, be they rich or poor in this world's goods, are detached from them, and dependent upon God.

    After his return from church one Sunday, a small boy said, "You know what mommie? I'm going to be a preacher when I grow up." "That's wonderful," said his mother. What made you decide you want to be a preacher?" The boy said thoughtfully, "Well, I'll more

  • Harmless As Doves Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 9, 2021

    The wings of the dove came to mean detachment from the world, and from the weight of flesh. To be sanctified and separated from the world was to rise with the wings of the dove.

    A small boy sat by the side of a pool fishing. "What are you fishing for," asked a man who passed by. "Sharks," replied the boy. "But there are no sharks in that pool my little man," said the stranger. "There ain't any fish in this pool at all," more

  • Fragrance Of The Father Ii Series

    Contributed by Richard Wafford on Nov 24, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    In order to carry the fragrance of the father with us everywhere we go, we need to deal with the coldness of our hearts and detach ourselves from the world and be good listeners.

    Key verse Psalms 46: 10 be still and know that I am God. Introduction: Tommy Tenney, The God Chasers- The reason people who know you aren’t interested in your God may be because you don’t have enough of the presence of God in your life. There is something about God’s presence that makes more

  • Come As You Are, But Don't Leave As You Came

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Mar 24, 2014
    based on 25 ratings

    A rich young ruler came to Jesus asking him what “GOOD THING” he could do to inherit eternal life, and the truth is that there is no “good thing” that one can do to inherit eternal life!

    TITLE: COME AS YOU ARE, BUT DON’T LEAVE AS YOU CAME SCRIPTURE: ST. MARK 10:17-22 I would like to talk to you from the subject this morning – Come As You Are, But Don’t Leave As You Came. Elect Lady and I were travelling in the car to Georgia and discussing the Church and more

  • When God Calls Us To Leave The Safety Of Our Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Jose Wallace on Dec 4, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    Luke 5:4-6 1. Simon and his comfort zone 2. Fear barrier 3. Prayer with someone else 4. Detach and accept the calling Conclusion – Acceptance of the unknown-through faith in Christ

    Introduction: (Read Luke 5:4-6) In 2005, I was deployed to Taji, Iraq. I was a platoon sergeant at that time, and we had only been in theater roughly two weeks. Our arrival led the insurgency to be hot and heavy during those early weeks. Insurgents knew that we had not yet fully set up our more

  • The Furnishings Of Faith

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Nov 3, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Three things that should be found in the life of any man or woman of faith: An altar of dedication to the will of the Saviour A tent of detachment from the ways of society A well of dependence on the Word of the Spirit.

    THE FINISHING OF FAITH Hebrews 11 could be called "The Saints Hall of Fame", "The Westminster Abbey of Scripture", and "The Honor Roll of the Old Testament Saints." It deals with the excellency of faith. We observe faith worshipping, walking, working, waiting, warring, and faith winning. We more

  • Commandment #2 Thou Shalt Cut The Apron Strings

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Mar 10, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    For a marriage to become successful “both” have to become emotionally detached from their family. (This doesn’t mean anyone is cut off, but as a couple your number 1 attention has to be your spouse!)

    Commandment #2 Thou Shalt Cut the Apron Strings Text: Genesis 2: 21-25 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He more

  • Self-Esteem Or God Esteem?" - Lesson 3 - How To Focus On God's Image – Not Yours Series

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 10, 2020
    based on 4 ratings

    IV. A. Self-detachment B. Death C. Understanding The Cross D. Application E. The Dealing Of God F. The Real Enemy G. Ascension Of Jesus H. Human Weakness / Divine Strength I. Right With God

    QUESTION: If I am the problem, what is the solution? __________________________________________________________________ IV. FOCUSING ON GOD'S IMAGE – NOT YOURS A. Self-Detachment. 1. Matt 16:24 "deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. i. Such self-denial is not the giving up more