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  • A Monumental Task

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Sep 15, 2012

    As we faithfully do what God calls us to do, we will meet Resistance, there will be Rubble to navigate aroundbut; we must rely on God to help us accomplish the task that He has placed before us.

    A Monumental Task Nehemiah 2: 9-20 Intro: In my preparation and study this week, I ran across something I would like to share with you this morning. The author of this is unknown but the words will stir your heart. . I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding more

  • The Prosperity Of Adversity

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Aug 23, 2012
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    I am not here to tell you that you will be completely free from trouble or adversity. I am going to tell you that the Church has always been under adversity. And the Church is still the Church Because God is still God!

    II Cor. 6:1-10 Song of Sol. 2:9 “My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.” If God can use: A bird to tell Noah that there is some dry land, A rooster to tell Peter that more

  • Devoted Living In Difficult Days Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Dec 22, 2010
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    Don’t lose your ambition in the midst of difficult days.

    DEVOTED LIVING IN DIFFICULT DAYS JEREMIAH 24-29 INTRODUCTION: Robert J. Morgan said, “We must never forget that the word persevere comes from the prefix ‘per’, meaning through, coupled with the word ‘severe’. It means to keep pressing on, trusting God, looking up, doing our duty – even more

  • Leadership That Just Won't Quit

    Contributed by Jon Sullivan on Mar 18, 2010

    These lessons from the life of Nehemiah will show leaders how to respond in the face of adversity.

    Leadership That Just Won't Quit I) When opposition struck, Nehemiah prayed Nehemiah 4:4-5 (NIV) 4 Hear us, O our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. 5 Do not cover up their guilt or blot out more

  • Christ Our Anchor And Refuge

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 22, 2012
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    If we practice now walking closely with Jesus, when things are going ok, then when the rough times come, we will be grounded to the Anchor and be safe in the storm

    When was the last time you faced a real storm in your life? Think back about what you went through, and about how you got through that time of real difficulty. Today, we’ll give some serious thought to how it is we can weather the bigger trials that come our way. When we face hardship, when more

  • When Your Back Is Against The Wall Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Oct 19, 2011
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    This message looks at several instances when Paul's back was against the wall, noting what he did to push through the adversity to continue God's mission for his life

    INTRODUCTION * Paul has faced opposition from the moment he placed faith in Christ (at first from believers who were skeptical, then from unbelievers) * Agabus’ prediction (21:10-11); Paul’s response (21:13) * Paul understood what it meant to have his “back against the more

  • Abram's Trouble With Lot Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Feb 4, 2009
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    In the story of the initial strive between Abram and Lot once returning to Canaan, we can see the way that we should handle adversity and problems in life today.

    Abraham: Following In The Footsteps Of Faith ABRAM’S TROUBLE WITH LOT Genesis 13:5-13 Intro: For Abram, everything isn’t smooth sailing! After his return to Canaan from his disastrous trip to Egypt, there arises a conflict between himself and his nephew Lot. It was a conflict that had serious more

  • The Power Of Persistence Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 11, 2014

    There is a great blessing in store for God’s people who REFUSE to give up. There is great power in persistence.

    INTRODUCTION Paul’s first letter to church at Thessalonica was full of encouragement to be ready for the return of Christ. He reassured them that their loved ones who died won’t miss the big event—they’ll actually be the first act! Most scholars think there is less more

  • Obedient Disobedience

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2014
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    Since childhood we know Daniel's story only from his perspective ... God shut the mouths of the lions. Let's reconsider the story from the lions perspective. How frustrating to see a large meal and be unable to eat it. If they don't get Daniel out of ...

    Opening illustration: In 1988, Wally Magdangal was pastoring an underground church in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was a Filipino lay pastor of Christian foreign workers wishing to gather for worship. In 1992, soon after the conclusion of the Gulf War, the house church had grown to over three hundred more

  • But If Not

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Apr 13, 2014
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    Making a commitment to serve the Lord no matter what.

    Daniel 3:16-19 KJV Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. more

  • How To Deal With Adversity

    Contributed by David Tack on Sep 3, 2013
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    Have you ever heard the boys with the most toys wins? Amazing how the world can contort things from God-centered fact to self-proclaiming malarkey! This morning I want to look at an ancient account of the suffering of Job and contextualize some of its components into today’s world!

    Job 1: How to Handle Adversity Have you ever heard the boys with the most toys wins? Amazing how the world can contort things from God-centered fact to self-proclaiming malarkey! This morning I want to look at an ancient account of the suffering of Job and contextualize some of its more

  • Growth Through Trials

    Contributed by Scottie Gray on Jun 21, 2013
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    God uses trials to strengthen us.

    Father God we pray to you, our one and only God. We worship your Holy name. We pray a mercy seat in the middle of the sanctuary, so that you may join us with your presence, and hear our praise. We ask for your cleansing, and a desire to hide your Word in our hearts. Father God, we ask that you take more

  • It's All About Faith #1 Series

    Contributed by Mac Hammond on Apr 9, 2013

    After you’re saved, you have to make the decision to receive the Word of God as the divine, final authority for your life, and invest your believing in the whole counsel of the Word of God. When you come to this point, you position yourself to grow in fai

    A. When we live by the Word of God, adversity will come our way because the enemy of our souls will do everything he can to resist the unfolding will of God in each one of our lives. B. Some of the trials we face are going to seem pretty fiery while we’re in the middle of them. Many more

  • Rise And Rebuild Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 4, 2013

    We may have no walls to repair, yet many of us have faced the challenge of restoring a ruined life. Whatever we may encounter, we can find in Nehemiah’s quest the confidence to handle adversity with grace. We can expect God to act--to be present when tr

    In the Army, we say that there are 3 kinds of people… -Those who make things happen; -Those who watch things happen; -Those who wonder, “What happened?” Nehemiah was a leader who--by God’s grace--made things happen. We may have no walls to repair, yet many of us have more

  • Beyond Our Strength Series

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Jun 16, 2015

    When you undergo afflictions, go over your convictions.

    JOSEPH BAYLY ONCE SAID, “Never doubt in the dark what you learned in the light.” But we do, don’t we? When we go through times of trial, we lose sight of what we believe. We have a tendency to see only the bad our afflictions. For example, when the heat’s on, we may more