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  • The Horror Of Violence Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 7, 2009
     | 2,719 views

    Jesus was, in fact, nonviolent, even when he used force to expel the merchants who desecrated the Temple. Violence is incompatible with human development.

    Feast of Dedication of St. John Lateran November 9, 2009 Let’s confront a misconception about today’s Gospel, and that has to do with Jesus and violence. What Jesus did to the moneychangers and pigeon salesmen who had coopted the Court of the Gentiles was to clean them out. He used force to ...read more

  • Renew Violence Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Oct 9, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,809 views

    While Jesus forbids the use of the sword as a means to advance the kingdom of God, the New Testament does not teach an absolute or principled pacifism.

    Violence – we are a culture awash in it. Violence is on our TVs and devices, whether in the form of entertainment or the nightly news. We can’t go a day without hearing about some new statistic about the death rates in “CHIRAQ” or Chicago or about another ISIS moment in the Middle East. For many of ...read more

  • Spiritual Violence

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 21, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,867 views

    God responds to the cries of His children who lay hold of Him & refuse to stop asking for breakthrough in their lives. The Kingdom of God is there to be seized by those who will not be turned back by inconvenience or difficulty...

    Spiritual Violence Intro.: READ: Matthew 11:11-12 (Amp), “Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the ...read more

  • Schoolyard Violence (Opening The Circle)

    Contributed by David Swinney on May 11, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,145 views

    The only Biblical, Christian response to the violence of our society is to let the love of Jesus be the rule for the way that we treat others.

    Schoolyard Violence (Opening the Circle) Matthew 5: 21-26; 38-48 Sunday Morning, March 11, 2001 Introduction: The Bus Ride Home The boy was already a little worried when he walked up the stairs to of the school bus. He was running late that afternoon, and the front seats, the ones near the ...read more

  • Violence In The Name Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Denis O'callaghan Ph.d. ,th.d., D.d., D. Phil. on Sep 22, 2012
     | 3,356 views

    If Jesus opposed wealth and power and did not come to have a political influence upon mankind, nor wanting hierarchy nor distinctions between human kind then what?

    Saint of God, , If Jesus opposed wealth and power and did not come to have a political influence upon mankind, nor wanting hierarchy nor distinctions between human kind then what? This has been called an impossible dream of society, though communities reading the gospels have, over the years ...read more

  • Why Focus On The Violence Of The Passion? Series

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 13, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,106 views

    Part Three of our series entitled “the Passion of the Christ: Curious? Find out more!” Violence of the Bertuzzi sucker-punch and the Madrid bombings and the violence of the cross says a lot about God and us.

    Why focus on the violence of the cross? 13 See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. 14 Many were amazed when they saw him—beaten and bloodied, so disfigured one would scarcely know he was a person. 15 And he will again startle many nations. Kings will stand speechless in his ...read more

  • Spiritual Violence – Part 2

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Sep 13, 2008
     | 3,328 views

    God longs to raise up a people who will cry out in spiritually violent pursuit. He longs for a cry to be lifted up throughout the whole earth, longing for the depths of His presence.

    Spiritual Violence – Part 2 - Matthew 11:11-12 (Amp) I. The Context of Spiritual Violence NOTE: Spiritual violence must be preceded by a revelation of the Father’s heart. A. Jesus experienced a revelation of the Father’s heart 1. Matt 3:16 “…this is My beloved Son…” ...read more

  • Violence In The Kinigdom Of God? Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Oct 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,218 views

    What is behind the kingdom of God "suffering violvence"?

    A few years ago, a major Multinational company was looking for a new Marketing Director. After much advertising and many applications, three candidates entered the final selection process: A mathematician, a statistician and a lawyer. The first to be invited in for the final interview was the ...read more

  • Sermon On Violence & Abuse

    Contributed by William Meakin on Sep 21, 2020
     | 1,130 views

    A disturbing fact of life

    Stephen King, the American author, once said: “There's a phrase, "The elephant in the living room", which purports to describe what it's like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser. People outside such relationships will sometimes ask, "How could you let such a ...read more

  • The True Solution To Violence Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 7, 2021
     | 1,660 views

    These are times that try our souls. When the secular parts of our world collapse under the weight of theft, fraud, lying and disrespect, violence solves nothing, and brings only more violence.

    Baptism of the Lord Jesus 2021 Reading St. Mark’s account of the baptism of Jesus, which is the shortest of the three Gospel accounts, I am struck by the language used just before the Father’s voice is heard from heaven. We heard that Jesus “saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a ...read more

  • The Power Of Love In A Culture Of Violence Series

    Contributed by Bishop Talbert Swan on Jun 8, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,085 views

    God's love has the power to reduce violence

  • The Only Way To Solve The Problem Of Violence Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 2, 2019
     | 1,801 views

    We have to solve the problem back at the source of the problem. And that’s the human mind and heart.

    Ascension Sunday 2019 “Let us then be children no longer, tossed here and there, carried about by every wind of . . .human trickery.” If you’ve ever been a supervisor of little boys, you know what St. Paul is writing about to the Ephesians. One little kid has a stupid idea–let’s throw some cats in ...read more

  • What About The Violence In Christian History? Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,769 views

    We need to ask: 1) Why is there violence in Christian history? 2) Why is there violence in present day Christianity? 3) What can be done about it today?

    Sadly, there are many people today who reject Christianity because of the hypocrisy and inconsistencies of the church and individual Christians throughout history. They point to some of the ugly parts of the church’s past like the Crusades, the witch trials, and the Inquisition. The Spanish ...read more

  • Vengeful Vinedressers Venerate Virulent Violence Series

    Contributed by Mack Armstrong on Jun 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,608 views

    What started out to be a wonderful Vineyard full of good workers who had everything at their command to produce a bountiful harvest of wine for the Master, turned sour. Good people became bad. Workers took over the Vineyard and expelled everyone else.

    MARK 12:1-12 VENGEFUL VINDRESSERS VENERATE VIRULENT VIOLENCE I. THE ALLEGORY: * A. Area. B. Actions. C. Anticipation. II. THE ADVERSITY: ** A. Absence. B. Assumption. C. Acrimony. III. THE AFTERMATH: *** A. Advent. B. Anger. C. Angst Jesus leaves little to ...read more

  • Causes Of Domestic Violence Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by Joe Hayes on Dec 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,143 views

    This teaching is taken from my book “Beaten, Battered, Bruised & Blessed” (Christians Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence) more information can be found at www.c21c.org My prayer is it will help you in Pastoral ministry.

    This teaching is taken from my book “Beaten, Battered, Bruised & Blessed” (Christians Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence) more information can be found at www.c21c.org My prayer is it will help you in Pastoral ministry. Causes of Domestic Violence “A woman, a dog, and a walnut ...read more