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  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,452 views

    The Lord shows compassion and mercy to those who are broken and bruised by life. We are called to be people of compassion as well.

    Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks Matthew 12:15-21 In her book entitled "It’s not in the Ministry Manual," Mary Ann Cejka relates a time when the students in her Spanish class welcomed a refugee for Thanksgiving dinner one year. The following is an excerpt from this story: Fernando did ...read more

  • Ouch, That Hurts!

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,166 views

    Nothing is more fagile than a bruised reed or a smoldering wick. Jesus can uncover our hidden pain and bring healing to our lives.

    Imagine you are in the doctor’s office. The patient has had your patience tested because it’s now 4:10 and your appointment was scheduled for 3:00. You didn’t really want to be there for your general physical; you feel just fine, but you had no choice. Nevertheless you smile as the doctor ...read more

  • Buised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,613 views

    In the midst of our "throw away" society, Jesus restores broken lives. Let Jesus give you a "before and after" story of restoration, renewal and hope.

    Intro: You have probably heard the story about the preacher who would put a breath mint in his mouth as he would step to the pulpit to begin to preach. Not only did this keep the preacher from having bad breath to offend his congregation as he would greet them at the conclusion of the ...read more

  • Introduction Of The Servant Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Feb 4, 2004
    based on 124 ratings
     | 8,232 views

    There are 5 Servant Songs (some say 4--but I’m using 5). This sermon serves as an introduction of the series, and it serves as an introduction of Christ’s earthly ministry.

    (some of the ideas for this sermon I got from an old sermon of my dad’s (also Larry Brincefield). If he had an original source, it is unknown to me. If you recognize anything herein that I need to give credit for; please advise.) Sunday, January 18, 2004 Title: Bruised Reeds and Smoking ...read more

  • The Servant Of Isaiah 42

    Contributed by Adam Cain on Aug 21, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,155 views

    The purpose and identity of the servant described in Isaiah 42

    Ch 42 opens with 1st of 4 servant songs – 42:1-4, 49:1-6, 50:4-9, and 52:13-53:12 Berhard Duhm coined the term "servant songs" in his German commentary on Isaiah published in 1892 This whole passage talks of the servant – his purpose on earth and the source of his power in heaven Read Isaiah ...read more

  • Living In A Fallen, Broken World

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,340 views

    We live in a fallen and broken world. We should expect disappointments in all facets of life. We know also that Painted on the canvas of our lives is the tender touch of a Creator who has a special place for the bruised and weary of the world

    Living in a fallen, broken world Luke 4:16-19 KJV Is there anything more frail than a bruised reed? We have all seen one at the water’s edge. A once slender and tall stalk of sturdy river grass, it is now bowed and bent. It’s bruised and broken. That’s a pretty accurate picture of what ...read more

  • Germinating Gentleness Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 11,395 views

    A gentle spirit gives the world a taste of the presence of Jesus. As we become as gentle as Jesus, we will treat others like He does.

    Germinating Gentleness Rev. Brian Bill 7/29/01 Pastors are not always known for their gentleness because many of us talk too long or preach too loud. On the other hand, people are not always real gentle with pastors either. I heard about a minister who received a note from ...read more

  • Part 5 - Matthew 12:10-21 - Heal Me Or Kill Me But Not This! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Sep 29, 2010
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,455 views

    As I talked with Nancy that day she said "Why didn’t He take me too, instead of leaving me like this? It is so unfair. Why is God so unfair?" Where is the JUSTICE of God when you end up with a stroke instead of dying in the process? How am I supposed to a

    Part 5 - Matthew 12:10-21 - HEAL ME OR KILL ME BUT NOT THIS! As I talked with Nancy that day she said,"I pray to God every night and ask Him why He has been so unfair to me. Why did He leave me alive?" She is an elderly woman suffering the results of a stroke. She said "My Mother died of a ...read more

  • Finding The Light On A Dark Night Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,592 views

    The Servant of the LORD had a special mission to perform: To bring the revelation of God in his glory to human beings.

    FINDING THE LIGHT ON A DARK NIGHT I’ve told you about my telescope before. My Visa card has these reward points with which you can redeem for various items. I traded mine in for a refracting telescope. It has always been my desire to gaze at the moon and the stars and just observe their ...read more

  • Have You Been Smoking Lately

    Contributed by James May on Apr 12, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,891 views

    God never gives up on his children, even when they are giving up on Him.

    Have You been Smoking Lately? Matthew 12:18-20, "Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A ...read more

  • The Bruised And Dim

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Jun 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,511 views

    Where we are quick to speak and quick to react, God’s ways puzzle us. Where we might be too proud and too quick to consider aggressively taking charge, God in His infinite wisdom demonstrates His loving mercy, humility, a

    THE BRUISED AND DIM Text: Isaiah 42: 1 - 7 Someone (Dr. Thomas Long) reiterates how this passage of scripture illustrates who God is as someone who will neither break a bruised reed, nor quench a dimly burning wick but will bring justice. Beside these metaphors ...read more

  • Fragile: Handle With Care

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 7,169 views

    Our eternal salvation is secure because of Christ, but when it comes to the daily routine of following the Lord, we desperately need God's grace each day.

    Every now and then I receive, or send, a package labeled "Fragile: Handle With Care." It might be a very expensive crystal vase inside, or maybe it is just a small toy, but the purpose of the label is to warn the friendly UPS, or Postal Service, employee that if they are not careful how they handle ...read more

  • Prince Of Peace

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,044 views

    Jesus came as the Peaceful Warrior and the Gentle Conqueror

    Prince of Peace Matthew 12:9-21, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 42:1-4 SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 42:1-4 INTRODUCTION: Just before Christmas Paul Harvey told the story of a father whose son had gone off to fight for the Union Army during the American Civil War. After months of camp fever, his son ...read more

  • Not Of Lords ---Not Of Swords

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 833 views

    God is looking for more than bosses to lay down rules. God is looking for more than swords to cut ears off those coming in force. God wants you to know Him personally.

    NOT OF LORDS --- NOT OF SWORDS --- By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I. GOD HAS MADE A CHOICE. GOD’S SYSTEM IS NOT OF LORDS AND SWORDS. MANY WOULD DIE FOR THE LORD? THEY JUST WON’T LIVE FOR HIM? DO YOU DESIRE AN ADVISORY POSITION WITH GOD? BOSS OR SERVANT? A. God has often ...read more

  • Worshiping God In Truth Series

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Feb 26, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,737 views

    We worship God in truth when we understand something of the majesty of God, the misery of sin, the mercy of Christ, and the magnificence of praise.

    First Presbyterian Church Wichita Falls, Texas February 20, 2011 WORSHIPING GOD IN TRUTH The Glory Due His Name: Part 2 Isaac Butterworth John 4:21a, 23-24 (NIV) ‘Jesus declared..., “...A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in ...read more