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  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 11,799 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

  • "Meet The Messiah!"

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 12, 2014
     | 2,180 views

    How God’s Ancient Announcement Delivers Contemporary Comfort

    Well, the roster for the Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team was announced last week. Not surprisingly hockey enthusiasts are debating the selection of athletes. It was a no-brainer of course to include Sydney Crosby on the team, but was it wise to leave off a veteran like Joe Thornton? In ...read more

  • Bruised But Not Broken

    Contributed by Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr 23, 2015
     | 6,179 views

    A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench...

    Bruised but not Broken Matthew 12:10-21 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it ...read more

  • Healing Life’s Hurts

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Feb 1, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,958 views

    Healing LIfe's Hurts looks at Isaiah passage about bruised reeds and smoldering wicks. We look at God's main goal to heal humanity, and to bring justice through the grace and mercy Jesus showed when He willingly went to the cross and died for our sins.

    Healing Life’s Hurts Isaiah 42:1-9 Many today are abandoning the faith because of all the suffering and injustice in the world. And it’s disheartening to see, and so I’d like to address this and talk about the true nature and character of God. In the passage we’ll ...read more

  • Ouch, That Hurts!

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,803 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

  • Part #2 Ready, Watching, Vigilant (Think Ahead)

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 11, 2016
     | 1,052 views

    What message are we really sending to those around us. Could we be leaning on a bruised reed? This problem might reveal a real weakness within the heart?

    READY, WATCHING, VIGILANT--- Think ahead. PART #2 By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com DO WE UNDERSTAND IT OFTEN TIMES IS EASIER TO START A FIRE THAN IT IS TO KEEP THE FIRE BURNING? You have to be vigilant to keep the home fires burning. 1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an ...read more

  • Buised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,469 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

  • Broken But Not Beyond Repair

    Contributed by Steven Glover on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 19,442 views

    In the eyes of men we may be broken;however, in the eyes of Jesus we are not beyond repair.

    Title: “Broken But Not Beyond Repair” Text: Isaiah 42:1-3; Matthew 12:14-21 Introduction: It would appear that a delightful word picture is found within our text. The great prophet Isaiah had been gathering the thin reeds, which grew so plentifully in the Jordan valley. The reeds were useful ...read more

  • The Servant Of Isaiah 42

    Contributed by Adam Cain on Aug 21, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,958 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
     | 5,203 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
     | 12,677 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

  • The Battle Of Cold, Without,within?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 16, 2015
     | 1,613 views

    We consider the dangers of life with no passion and zeal. Can the COLD kill us? Cold without? Cold within?

    THE BATTLE OF BEING COLD (WITHOUT-- WITHIN)... By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my ...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
     | 4,925 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
     | 5,239 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

  • The Bruised And Dim

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Jun 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,904 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