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  • Is There A Sin God Will Not Forgive?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 114 ratings
     | 14,391 views

    What does Jesus means when He says blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the unforgivable sin?

    Max Lucado says that one of the most difficult truths he has had to come to grips with is that God's grace is big enough to extend to someone like Jeffery Dahmer. If you recall, Dahmer was the young murderer in Milwaukee a few years ago who cut up the bodies of his victims. While in prison, Dahmer ...read more

  • The Right Kind Of Dirt

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 236 ratings
     | 11,711 views

    What about all the people who at one time professed faith in Jesus Christ but who now seem to have little interest in the things of the Lord?

    I've made my choice," wrote the basketball star. "I love Jesus Christ and I try to serve Him to the best of my ability. How about you?" No, those are not the words of David Robinson, A. C. Green or any other Christian currently playing in the NBA. That testimony is from a tract written thirty years ...read more

  • The Lighthouse

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 77 ratings
     | 5,284 views

    Christians must be Salt and Light in the World.

    The Lighthouse Matthew 5:13-16 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. [14] You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be ...read more

  • Are We Thankful For Difficult People?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 119 ratings
     | 3,522 views

    See some things which will help us to be more thankful for difficult people

    A few weeks ago it seemed like Brock, our almost two-year-old, was part chimpanzee. Oh, we don't believe in evolution at all, but he seems to have an unusual ability to climb. One day he took the laundry basket, tipped it upside down and stood on it so he could crawl on top of the dresser. Then he ...read more

  • Cancel Your Guilt Trip Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Nov 29, 2000
    based on 163 ratings
     | 4,335 views

    Understanding the purpose of gult.

    CANCEL YOUR GUILT TRIP (1 John 1:7-10) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Does A Better Job Than People Do

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,627 views

    How to let the Spirit work in and through you both to will and to do of His good pleasure

    1. The Holy Spirit teaches in perfect ways that are relevant, appropriate, and persuasive. Paul wrote, "This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words." (I Cor. 2:13) Ask the Lord for greater reliance ...read more

  • How Jesus' Concern For Details Did Not Distract Him From His Main Goals

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,333 views

    It is not uncommon to find people who get so wrapped up in details that lose sight of more important goals. Similarly, it is common to find people who are only interested in taking on jobs that will earn big rewards while spurning smaller jobs. Jesus’ min

    It is not uncommon to find people who get so wrapped up in details that lose sight of more important goals. Similarly, it is common to find people who are only interested in taking on jobs that will earn big rewards while spurning smaller jobs. Jesus’ ministry balanced the macroscopic with the ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts In The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,799 views

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts (Acts 15:1-35) Conflicts, like the one in Acts 15, often occur because of differences of perspectives. Some people viewed the will of God differently because of their personal, cultural or religious conditioning. Resolving conflicts should always ...read more

  • How Jesus Encouraged Diversity In Ministry Approaches 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,724 views

    Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed

    1. Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a  diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One  day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed to. Jesus said, "Do not hinder them, ...read more

  • How To Help People Improve Their Listening Skills

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 5,666 views

    Listening is one of the finest ways to show people how much we love them. Love is patient and kind.

    "Let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to become angry." (James 1:19) Illustration:Two psychiatrists meet at their 20th college reunion. One is vibrant, while the other looks withered and worried. "So what’s your secret?" the older looking psychiatrist asks. "Listening to other ...read more

  • How To Deal With Our Own Anger

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,702 views

    Recognize the damage that fleshly anger can bring. "Anger is the chief saboteur of the mind, a significant factor in the formation of many serious diseases. It is the leading cause of misery, depression, inefficiency, sickness, accidents, loss of work, ti

    1. Recognize the damage that fleshly anger can bring. "Anger is the chief saboteur of the mind, a significant factor in the formation of many serious diseases. It is the leading cause of misery, depression, inefficiency, sickness, accidents, loss of work, time wastage, financial loss in ...read more

  • How To Overcome Debilitating Guilt

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 3,410 views

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church b

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church because he doesn’t want a group of ...read more

  • How Should We Temper Justice With Mercy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,358 views

    Have you ever wondered how leaders should temper justice with mercy? Peter provides us with an excellent example in his sermon. The apostle shows us how to integrate grace in his message of justice, truth and righteousness. First, Peter acknowledges that

    Have you ever wondered how leaders should temper justice with mercy? Peter provides us with an excellent example in his sermon. The apostle shows us how to integrate grace in his message of justice, truth and righteousness. First, Peter acknowledges that some people merely acted out of ...read more

  • Why Actions Speak Louder Than Words 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 186 ratings
     | 27,134 views

    Why Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Acts 10:17-33

    Why Actions Speak Louder than Words - Acts 10:17-33 1. Few people realize how important it is to love not just in word, but in deed and in truth. Illustration: Research experts tell us we communicate only 7% with our words, 35% with our tone of voice and 58% with our actions. Peter knew ...read more

  • Benefits Of Controversy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,341 views

    The Spirit taught Paul and Barnabas how controversy may produce many benefits for individuals and the church. When some believing Pharisees said, "It is necessary to circumcise the Gentiles and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."

    Illustration: Paul wrote, "My grace is sufficient for you. Therefore I rejoice in weakness, in insults, and hardships. So that your faith does not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God." (2 Cor. 12:9,10) Illustration: Lord, deliver me from the lust of vindicating myself. ...read more