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  • Seeing Past Our Circumstances Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 16, 2003
    based on 29 ratings

    The second message in a series looking at what keeps us from really dreaming great things for God.

    SEEING PAST OUR CIRCUMSTANCES ACTS 17:22-28 Introduction: We exist in a society that is increasingly becoming more and more polar in its beliefs. On the one end is a group, expounding the belief that we only go through life once, and as such, we should focus on making that trip as pleasurable more

  • How To Give Thanks In Every Circumstance

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 303 ratings

    Jeremiah wrote, "From them shall proceed the voice of thanksigiving and the sound of those who make merry and I will multiply them and they not will be diminished." (Jer 30:19)God does not want more grumps but grateful people to give Him greater glory, ho

    Have you ever noticed that people who habitually ungrateful are stranger to happiness? Illustration: One day a TV reporter asked a mason, "How do you like your job? I hate it, he said. Its this most boring job in the world." That same reporter asked another mason on the other sided of the more

  • "Celebrating The Season Whatever Your Circumstances" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 69 ratings

    We can have the joy of the Lord no matter what our circumstances

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches Third Sunday of Advent Joy December 15, 2002 “Celebrating the Season Whatever Your Circumstances” Psalm 126 INTRODUCTION: No Christmas This Year We won’t have a Christmas this year, you say For now the children have all gone away And the house is so more

  • How To Feel Encouraged Despite Your Discouraging Circumstances

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 114 ratings

    Remember the famous old hymn, "Do you have any rivers you think are uncrossable? Do you have any mountains you can't tunnel through? God specializes in things thought impossible. He does the things others cannot do! Sometimes people feel depressed, disheartened and frustrated when those around them more

  • When God Stands Between You And Your Circumstances

    Contributed by Elizabeth Mccaskill on Jul 25, 2003
    based on 128 ratings

    sometime in life we find ourselves hemmed into situations where we can not go forward and we cannot go backward.

    God stands between us and our circumstances Sometimes in our life, God will allow us to be hemmed into situations where it is humanly impossible for us to get ourselves out of. In other words, sometime in life we find ourselves in situations where we cannot go forward and we cannot go backward. more

  • Is Divorce Okay? Series

    Contributed by Derek Helt on Nov 7, 2000
    based on 375 ratings

    Divorce touches Christians as much, or more, than it does those outside of the church. How should we deal with it?

    Is Divorce Okay? Text: Mark 10:1–12 Derek Helt One time a couple of years ago my wife and I were talking with a friend of ours. Our friend happens to be a single mother with two children. In the course of our conversation, she began telling us about her marriage to the father of her children. more

  • God Will Use Unusual Circumstances To Bring Us To A Greater Level

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on May 19, 2003
    based on 66 ratings

    This text will show the believer the uniqueness of Divine ways.

    Introduction: God’s ways are not our ways. His dealings with mankind are a cause for wonder. In today’s text, we find God using a storm to bring His disciples to a greater level. Those who expect to grow should expect storms and difficulties. There is a saying that " no one can climb a smooth more

  • Skunks, Chains And The Joy Of The Lord

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on May 19, 2002
    based on 423 ratings

    Sermon on posessing Joy inspite of circumstances

    The Joy Stealers #1 ‘Skunks Chains, and the Joy of the Lord’ Philippians 1:13-21 Introduction: A funny thing happened in Darlington, Maryland several years ago. Edith, a mother of eight, was coming home from a neighbours house one Saturday afternoon. As she walked into the living room, more

  • I Can Do All Things Series

    Contributed by Matt Condon on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 336 ratings

    Paul and Silas lived their victory in Christ no matter their circumstances

    Acts 16:22-30 "I can do all things..." The other day I saw a guy who says he can predict earthquakes. And he doesn't predict the actual day of the quake, he just looks for indicators that say a quake is likely during a certain period of time. And he has indicators like the phases of the moon more

  • Frustrated With God

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 61 ratings

    We can trust God in every circumstance.

    FRUSTRATED WITH GOD Psalm 10:1-18 S: Trust Th: Prayer: A Passion for His Presence Pr: WE CAN TRUST GOD IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE. ?: Inductive KW: steps TS: We will find in our study of Psalm 10, three steps that will help us understand how to handle frustration with God. The ____ step is more

  • But God!!!

    Contributed by Phillip Ramey on Mar 12, 2003
    based on 101 ratings

    Circumstances change when GOD gets involved.

    Circumstances change when Jesus gets inolved: *the blind boy (" Jesus passed by...")-John 9 *woman with issue of blood("...when she heard of Jesus...")-Mark 5 *Lazarus("...then when Jesus came...")-John 11 *The world (Changed forever at Calvary) *Me (I got more

  • Rx For The Soul - Peace For The Mind Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 26, 2003
    based on 123 ratings

    Jesus promised a peace unlike that offered by the world. What was the difference between the two, and how can we lay hold of God’s peace?

    OPEN: Several years ago, I visited the historic site of Appomattox and heard an amazing story. As I remember it, our guide told of Wilmer McLean who owned a home near Bull Run. His house was seriously damaged during the opening battle of the Civil War, and so, falsely believing he would be safer more

  • Dare To Be A Daniel: Dare To Pray Series

    Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Jun 28, 2001
    based on 101 ratings

    Daniel in the face of persecution and threatening circumstances prayed as he always did.

    Daniel is an incredible person to look at for a life study. He shows us with living example what it is to live in a society wants nothing to do with God and His Word. Looking to his life we learn how to live in the world around us … to separate ourselves from the grip of the world and at the more

  • I Will Praise The Lord

    Contributed by Joe Harding on May 7, 2002
    based on 107 ratings

    : True Disciples Praise the Lord regardless of the immediate circumstances of life!

    I WILL PRAISE THE LORD ACTS 16: 16-34 MAY 5, 2002 INTRODUCTION: I AM BLESSED – MARTINA MCBRIDE Blessed (Hillary Lindsey/Troy Verges/Brett James) I get kissed by the sun each morning Put my feet on a hardwood floor I get to hear my children laughing Down the hall through the bedroom more

  • "Radical Hope"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 200 ratings

    The Christian life is one of radical matter what the circumstance.

    1 Peter 1:3-9 “Radical Hope” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Is there any hope? This is a question that many of us face at some point in our lives. Is there any hope...for the married couple who seem to wind up at the same dead-end of more