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  • The Bleakest Of The Bleak Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,209 views

    The Work Christ accomplished on the Cross is more than we can know, but we can at least understand a few of the most important accomplishments. The events surrounding the crucifixion picture the theology behind this monumental climax of history.

    The Bleakest of the Bleak (Matt. 27:45-55, John 19:30, Luke 23:47-48) Intro 1. I am into spot removing and solvents---at least a little bit. 2. Here are some common spot or stain treatments: (show removers, bleach, ammonia, etc.) 3. Some solvents will remove only some stains 4. ...read more

  • The Bleak Time

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 25, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,142 views

    The Work Christ accomplished on the Cross is more than we can know. As we look at some of the details, we can appreciate the benefits of Jesus’ death on our behalf.

    The Bleak Time (Matt. 27:45-55, John 19:30) [note: I originally preached on this text ten years earlier; this outline is revised and I have added some significant bits of information from my developing Jewish Roots perspective] 1. Spots on my tan shoes from rubber over boots. Tried olive ...read more

  • When Life Feels Bleak Press 4, 6, 3

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 887 views

    God shows up in the chaos of life.

    Title: When Life Feels Bleak Press 4, 6, 3 Text: I Kings 19:1-15 Thesis: God shows up “in” the chaos. The message on the answering machine at a mental health clinic says, “Hello, and welcome to the mental health hotline. • If you are obsessive-compulsive, press 1 repeatedly. • If you ...read more

  • Trusting In God: What To Do When The Future Looks Bleak Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,455 views

    When the future looks bleak, God asks us to trust Him.

    There was once a monk who joined a very strict monastic order. In fact, they were so strict that the monks had to take a vow of silence which could only be broken every five years, and then only with two words. After his first five years, the monk went to see the abbot for his two-word interview. ...read more

  • Faith When Your Future Looks Bleak Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 8,033 views

    The fact that we live in time means that we tend to worry about the future. In this talk, we will examine some of God’s His attributes that can help us face an uncertain future. When we get to know God, we find greater hope for facing life’s challenges.

    The pessimist mainly complains about the wind. The optimist simply expects it to change. The realist wisely adjusts the sails. This is a talk for the optimist who just expects things to get better, but rarely is willing to take action. So, the future never really gets brighter. And it’s a ...read more

  • A Community Lament Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 26, 2010
     | 2,386 views

    When God’s people experience disaster, heartache, or disappointment, they can raise their voices to God and ask Him to intervene; their plea is based on three criteria.

    A Community Lament Psalm 85 1. I can remember a few times when America mourned as a nation. Three of the most solemn times where when John Kennedy was assassinated, September 11, 2001, and the Tsunami. 2. Israel had her times of trial and grief as well, and this Psalm of community lament is ...read more

  • Silver And Gold Have I Much- But What Good Does It Do Me? Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Mar 23, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,589 views

    God's bleak message of certain judgment continues as Ezekiel describes the basis for judgement, the certainty of judgment, and the completeness of this judgment. A bleak, doom and gloom text reminds us of the holiness of God.

    Ezekiel’s proclamation from the Lord in chapter 7 is one of the strongest prophetic messages ever offered. It is a message of sure and certain judgment that is no longer something that is coming—but something that has arrived. This message is something of a summary of the message of ...read more

  • Taking Care Of A Dead Baby

    Contributed by J Richison on Aug 14, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,484 views

    If we do not entice the Youth of our day to receive an intimate relationship with God the future of our church world is Bleak at best.

    Taking Care of a Dead Baby I Kings 3:16-28 II Samuel 21:8-10 There is no controversy that the future of our world rest in the infants of today. There can certainly no future spring from the retirement centers and convalescent homes of the land. As it is with the world, so it seems to ...read more

  • Avoiding Spiritual Amnesia Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 62 ratings
     | 4,056 views

    Knowing the Bible helps us remember how to navigate through life issues, how to interpret what is happening in our lives, and how to find hope in bleak times.

    At the very end of the longest chapter of the Bible, 176 verses about God’s word, comes this stout declaration, “I do not forget your commandments.” “I do not forget your commandments.” That is a tall order, to promise that you will not forget. How can you promise that you will not forget? ...read more

  • The Light Of Christmas

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,650 views

    - Two things Lucy saw coming into Narnia - First it was Winter - Second a lamppost in the middle of a wood - Have you noticed that the Christmas story is told in bleakness of hard taxation & darkness? - Not much different than today

    PowerPoint - + New Slide, > New Transation The Light Of Christmas ---------------------- Lk 1:78-79 + Christmas Lights in town — The Light of Christmas 7x (Slides of Christmas Lights) + - Two things Lucy saw coming into Narnia was Winter > - Second a lamppost in the middle ...read more

  • Be Not - M O V E D

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Oct 31, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,332 views

    HANG ON! What are we to BE. What are we NOT to BE. We can look at the ’NOTS’ in the negative. This is looking at the POSITIVE. When things look bleak. Be Not MOVED from your Faith. STAND FIRM.

    10.19.08 Sermon.Be Not-Moved By William Akehurst, HSWC 1 Thessalonians 3:7-9 Philippians 1:27 For the last 2 weeks, we were looking to scriptures regard what it was to be a Christian, and what we were to be... Be Kind, Joyful, Patient, Loving, Gracious, Forgiving, Forbearing In Acts we ...read more

  • When God Called Moses

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on May 6, 2013
     | 4,739 views

    God gave Moses a call to serve him at a time when Moses's schedule was busy, His situation was bleak, and his previous efforts for service had been barren.

    *WHEN GOD CALLED MOSES* Call of Moses Series Exodus 3:1-12 Dorn Ridge September 16, 2012 (Apx. 25% of message from Preach for a year #2 by Roger Campbell) INTRODUCTION 1.) The Setting of This Text. A.) Moses is in Midian. B.) Israel is in misery. 2.) God Calls Moses to Deliver His ...read more

  • Surviving Life's Dark Times Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,504 views

    Life’s dark times can pull us in all directions and produce all sorts of feelings; we must cling God during those bleak experiences.

    Surviving Life’s Dark Times (Jeremiah 20:1-18) 1. After Jeremiah’s trip to the pottery shop, he had been commanded to assemble the elders and leaders of the city and smash a completed piece of pottery to pieces before them. Then he preached a message that God was going to do just that with ...read more

  • A Confessing Adulterer Series

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Nov 8, 2014
     | 1,248 views

    Jesus appears to stongly condemn remarriage after a divorce. This tends to create a bleak future for a lot of folks. But was this his intent? This sermon covers the message that Jesus was delivering concerning divorce and remarriage.

    We are in the midst of a series entitled “Upsetting the Apple Cart.” We have already discovered that murder is wrong but Jesus equated being angry with someone to murder. We have already discovered that adultery is wrong but Jesus equated looking with lust to adultery. Today He really ...read more

  • Wonderful Counselor Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 58 ratings
     | 28,499 views

    What is a "counselor"? And what difference is Jesus as our "wonderful counselor" from the many good "counselors" listen to every day?

    OPEN: The year was 1809. The world was in an upheaval. Napoleon was sweeping through Austria and soldiers from many countries were dying on the battlefield. The fate of entire kingdoms and nations hung in the balance and the world seemed on the very edge of collapse It was 1809... And in ...read more