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  • Holding Onto Hope

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 196 ratings
     | 9,388 views

    This message helps identify some of the things that contributes to the feelings of hopelessness. Find out how you can hold onto hope.

    A man approached a little league baseball game one afternoon. He asked a boy what the score was. “It’s 18 to nothing - we’re behind.” The man said, “I’ll bet you’re discouraged, aren’t you?” “Why should I be discouraged?” the little boy said. “We haven’t even got up to bat yet.” Hope is ...read more

  • The Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 144 ratings
     | 16,236 views

    Why did the soldiers place a crown of thorns on the head of Jesus? Could there be something more significant to it than we realize?

    I am amazed at many of the details of the story of Jesus’ trials, His suffering, abuse, and mockery, and how that there is significance to each event, to each episode. This morning we took a graphic look at the torture He suffered in being scourged or flogged. The ripping apart of His flesh, the ...read more

  • From Darkness To Deliverance

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 3,895 views

    A great Easter message.

    We can only try to imagine the sorrow that gripped the hearts of the followers of Christ that weekend. Their Master had died. The miracle worker. The blind eye, deaf ear, lame limb healer. The Teacher of truth, the Prince of power, laid still in a cold, dark tomb. It shouldn’t have surprised them. ...read more

  • Defending Against Discouragement

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 88 ratings
     | 3,860 views

    We all face discouragement. So how do we defend against it. This message helps.

    Anyone who has served within the arena of Christian service knows that we are not void or excluded from the pangs of discouragement. It may not always be a problem, but there is always the potential for discouragement. I believe the devil sees to it that this is the case. Discouragement is more ...read more

  • Why Paul Preached The Gospel

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,861 views

    Paul said, "Woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel." This not only speaks to ministers, but confronts the laity of their responsibility to share the good news.

    I want to spend a few minutes tonight looking at this verse, even dissecting it a little bit, to bring it into an applicable understanding for all of us. Because when we read words like “preach,” and we do not have a life calling to stand in a pulpit like myself, we can sometimes shrink back ...read more

  • When You Think You're Going Under

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 416 ratings
     | 26,545 views

    Don’t despair, Christ is there. And He desires to lift you up when you think you’re going under.

    We have all had that “sinking feeling,” haven’t we? We’ve all had our share of storms. There are various types of storms in life. 1. Situational storms. This is when circumstances seem to plot against you and everything seems to go wrong. Murphy’s law is in full force. Everything seems to go ...read more

  • Sowing Seeds In A Cemetery

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 100 ratings
     | 3,445 views

    Have your dreams died? Do you think the future holds no hope for you. Think again! God can raise up things that have died.......if He can get us to believe Him.

    Death is definitely not a subject that is high on our list of topics for discussion. It seems so contradictory to say, but the truth of the matter is, that, death is a part of life. Death is an unavoidable, inevitable experience. It is the last experience we encounter in the physical, natural ...read more

  • Entertainment, Or Entrapment?

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 3,647 views

    Christians really should be careful what they watch, and what they let their children watch. Don’t fall prey to the evil one’s schemes. You may think it’s entertainment, but is it really?

    The Bible has much to say concerning the end time, and the conditions that would characterize the last days. Paul told Timothy that perilous, dangerous times would come. But in his description of those dangerous times, he does not mention the expected, such as wars, rumors of wars, nation ...read more

  • The Elder Son Syndrome

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,742 views

    Luke 15 talks about a father and his two sons. One is a prodigal, and the other is pious. This message looks at some of the attributes of the elder son. Prayerfully, you have not succumbed to the elder son SIN-drome.

    One of the great dangers for anyone who has been saved by the grace of God is that they become so familiar with being saved, that they do not rightfully keep God in the place of exaltedness in their life that He occupied at the first. Neither do they serve God in the way that they should. ...read more

  • The Choice Of Faith

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 101 ratings
     | 3,334 views

    Faith is a choice we have to make, even when life disappoints us. We can choose faith, or discouragement. The choice of faith is what God is pleased with, and responds to.

    Life is not always easy. It’s not always fair, nor is it always kind. Life can take some twists and turns that we are simply not prepared for. And although we know that life can be cruel and disappointing, it seems that we are rarely ever prepared for things to go wrong. One of the facts of life ...read more

  • Developing A Stress-Handling Strategy

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 24, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 1,238 views

    Stress is a part of life. This message explores Biblical admonitions on how to handle stresses that come in various areas.

    INTRODUCTION: Stress is triggered by: 1) A Threatening Situation 2) A Major Change In Our Lives Your perspective will determine and dictate your behavior. It will influence and affect how you react to various situations or crises. And if we over-assess, ...read more

  • Why You Don't Have To Worry About The Future - Part One

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 24, 2001
    based on 185 ratings
     | 12,916 views

    We need not be afraid of whatever comes in the future. We need only to trust in God’s promises. This message, in two parts, explores five of those promises.

    Of the many negative effects that comes from listening to and watching the news, especially the recent events in our nation, there are often various levels of concerned feelings that people experience. Our hearts can become doubtful, gloomy, worrisome, and right out fearful. People fear all kinds ...read more

  • Why You Don't Have To Worry About The Future - Part Two

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 24, 2001
    based on 121 ratings
     | 3,036 views

    This second part of the message deals with three of five promises of God that we can count on, that will help dispell worry.

    The future is something that, especially right now, for many people in this country, seems to be uncertain, questionable, and even fearful. But we have began talking about solid Biblical reasons why we don’t have to worry or be fearful and distressed over the future. 1. God will be with me ...read more

  • Having An Upward Outlook When You're Down Under

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 3,782 views

    All of us go through adversities, failures, and dilemmas. But we cannot allow our circumstances to dictate to us what we see. We must let our up-look develop our outlook.

    When he was 7 years old his family was forced out of their home, and he had to go to work to support them. At the age of 9 his mother died. At the age of 22, he lost his job as a store clerk. He wanted to go to law school, but his education was not good enough. At the age of 23, he went into debt ...read more

  • Having An Upward Outlook When You're Down Under

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 2,046 views

    This is the outline that goes with the message of the same title (also found on this web site).

    “Having An Upward Outlook When You’re Down Under” Text: Psalm 3:1-4 All of us face adversity. No one escapes the fierce tides of failure, the attacks of adversity, nor the discouragement that comes from debilitating dilemmas. All of us face trials, and find ourselves pressed underneath the ...read more