Sermons on Self-centeredness


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For the Sake of Others
For the Sake of Others

Introduction

One of the hardest-to-get, most-difficult-to-live-into, toughest-to-hold-onto ideas of the truly Jesus-like life is this: A Christian lives ...


We need to practice the art of 'othering.'


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Hezekiah: Healed but Boastful

Introduction

Today we're going to be looking at Isaiah 38 and 39. I was thinking this week as I pondered these passages that the Bible is a lot like an ...


Guard your heart from the deceptive, insidious power of pride.


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Consumerism

Introduction

Paul Anka penned a song back in 1968 that was made famous by Frank Sinatra: "I'll Do It My Way." It became his signature song and rose as ...


I want it my way.


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Relativism

Introduction

Lately, I've been monitoring the gas pump—carefully. I know how many gallons will fit in my tank, so when I go to fill it up at $3 and ...


It's all a matter of perspective


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The Really Good Shepherd

Introduction

According to the United States Social Security Administration, Jacob was the number one male baby name for the year 2007. In the Bible the ...


Recognizing God as the architect of blessing


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The Voice from the Top of the Stairs

Introduction

There's a story oft-told on the Internet—true or not, I don't know—about Susan, a 34-year-old woman who lost her sight due to ...


Trusting in the God who is near


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Odd Man Out

Introduction

Some wedding requests pose a dilemma for pastors. Most of us will not officiate at a wedding between a believer and an unbeliever, believing ...


Recognizing the immense value of God's blessing


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The Strange Blessing of God

Introduction

Do you live a blessed life? I did a Google search on the phrase, "I live a blessed life." I stumbled upon one guy who wrote, "I live a blessed ...


Making sure you don't manhandle the blessing of God


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Image Management

Introduction

In her wonderful book Breathe, author Keri Wyatt Kent names four crucial commitments necessary to finding our way into a saner kind of life ...


When we're keeping up appearances


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King Me!

If you need an overall title, you could try something like this: "The King Takes His Throne: Solomon's Rise to Power."
By submitting to the kingdom of Christ, we put Jesus on his rightful throne.


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Lessons from Lepers

Introduction

We often look at thanksgiving backwards. We think of thanksgiving as thanking God for something that has happened to us already. The real ...


Thankfulness creates an opportunity for further blessing.


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Cravings and Conflicts

Text: James 4:1–2
Topic: Identifying and addressing the source of conflict

Introduction

There is a relational conflict in your immediate future. You ...


The source of all conflict is internal craving, but we can experience reconciliation by humbling ourselves before God and others.


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How to Make the Holy Spirit Happy

Introduction:

Author Edgar Jackson gives this poignant description of grief:

Grief is a young widow trying to raise her three children, alone. Grief is ...


We can make the Holy Spirit happy by living as God intends us to live.


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Lift High the Cross

Introduction

Over the last several centuries, there has been a gradual, progressive, and continual exaltation of the self. The poet Walt Whitman wrote ...


Christians are called to honor Jesus for his self-giving love; we do that best by imitating him.


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Happiness Is Not the Goal

Introduction:

We're in the second of a series of messages on the Ten Commandments. We started last Sunday with a look at what is, in the Hebrew mindset, ...


Of the many idols we may worship, idolizing our own happiness is the most dangerous.


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The Often-Overlooked Benefits of Losing

In our society being called a loser is the ultimate indignity. You can almost hear someone say, "Call me a liar or a cheat, but please stop short of ever ...


Losing helps us spiritually because constant victories distance us from God


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Freedom

by John Stott

There are two reasons why I have chosen the topic of freedom. The first is that everybody is thinking and talking about freedom today, and ...


Jesus Christ sets us free from sin, guilt, and self-centeredness.


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