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  • Believe It Or Not? Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Aug 29, 2021

    Unknown? Overlooked? Talented? Gifted? Able? Yes!! It is time to quit riding the pine, get off the sidelines, quit being a benchwarmer and get in the game!

    Bench Warmers Pt. 3 – Believe It Or Not? I. Introduction Teams with stars win championships. Teams that play their best with the game on the line win championships. But championship teams share another common trait: Often, they have the reserves and bench players that step up at the right more

  • Rollercoaster Cynicism Series

    Contributed by Steve Akins on Oct 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    What is a cynic? Oxford English Dictionary describes a cynic as a person “disposed to rail or find fault” and as one who “shows a disposition to disbelieve in … sincerity… and is wont to express this by sneers and sarcasm.” In short, the cynic is “a s

    What is a cynic? Oxford English Dictionary describes a cynic as a person “disposed to rail or find fault” and as one who “shows a disposition to disbelieve in … sincerity… and is wont to express this by sneers and sarcasm.” In short, the cynic is “a sneering fault-finder.” An attitude of more

  • Prayer And The Cynical

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 24, 2010

    Prayer emphasis fall 1987: common wisdom is that we will never change, and the cynic believes that. Like Koheleth we can lose hope for everything. But the Christ who will come gives us hope, life, companionship, and is at work in all things for change a

    One of the rules you learn when you study the discipline of marriage counseling is that you must try to help young people preparing for marriage to know at least this much: that whatever he or she is now, they will be more of it in fifty years. Whatever he or she is now, they will be more of it in more

  • Mountain Of Cynicism Series

    Contributed by Grant Macdonald on Nov 14, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    How cynical are you? How has it affected your faith?

    I want you to think back a few years ago to when you were three-years-old. If three is a stretch for you, how about thinking back to being five? What were you like at that age? Do you think you were more or less cynical than you are today? If you are anything like me, you don’t have to more

  • More Faith, Less Cynicism Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Mar 9, 2013

    Cynicism is the loss of trust and support of goodness. Cynicism is the loss of faith in the possibility to change, improve or move forward. Cynicism is the loss of hope.

    Intro Today Super Bowl Sunday. There will be 22 players on the field who desperately need rest... being watched by about 100 million people who could use some exercise. It's okay that most of us aren't playing that game... we aren't fit for it. But the tragedy is that it can reflect the way we more

  • Practical Advice With A Cynical Flavor Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 4, 2018

    This life is nothing like a fairy tale where we live happily ever after. Life is a constant challenge, and we fare better at it if we embrace some realistic realizations, some of which seem slightly cynical and ironic.

    Practical Advice with A Cynical Flavor (Ecclesiastes 10:1-20) 1. The dictionary defines a cynic as, “a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons.” 2. One definition of the word “irony” is “a state of affairs or an more

  • Finding Jesus Series

    Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jun 20, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    (PowerPoint slides and Cell Study Notes freely available by emailing Understanding the profound revelation behind Nathaniel’s confession on who Jesus Christ was - this is a ’wow’!

    Journeying with John, It’s a Trip (JWJ-10) Finding Jesus John 1:43-51 I had to smile this week as I came across some cynical statements that I thought you would enjoy - a few of them I had not yet heard.  If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.  For more

  • Developing A Grateful Heart

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 23, 2002
    based on 66 ratings

    We need to ask God to change our hearts from 1. Complaints to Praise. 2. Criticism to Encouragement. 3. Cynicism to Faith.

    Two men were walking through a field one day when they spotted an enraged bull. Immediately they ran toward the nearest fence. The storming bull ran after them in hot pursuit, and they realized that they were not going to make it. Terrified, one man shouted to his friend, “Say a prayer, John. more

  • "What Is Truth?” Series

    Contributed by Allen Hern on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    In the midst of a cynical world; cynical about politics; cynical about moral values; cynical about religion; we need a foundation of truth to sustain us.

     200416.ser “What Is Truth?” CLBC March 28, 2004 a.m. Subject: Truth Theme: Living in Truth Passage: John 18:28 - 38 Text: John 18: 38 Do you hear the note of cynicism in more

  • Setting Hearts Free

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 30, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    Jesus Christ sets us free from: 1. Cynicism 2. Despair 3. Self

    Comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who passed away earlier this month at age 82, made his living playing the part of someone chronically depressed and making fun of himself because he “got no respect.” He would complain to his audiences with lines like: “I tell ya I get no respect from anyone. I more

  • Snakes!

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Jul 20, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    We must learn to shake off those snakes!

    ACTS 28:1Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. 2The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. 3Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened more

  • The Metamorphosis Of James Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    A look at the changed life of James

    The Metamorphosis of James the Brother of Jesus James 1:1 Introduction James’ passion bleeds out over the words that he uses. He has the passion of a sincere Jewish Christian and may well be called the Amos (after the prophet) of the new covenant. It is thick with pastoral encouragement, and more

  • He Is Risen Indeed! (John 20:1-18)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    He is Risen Indeed! (an Easter Sermon) ...

    It is Easter Day, and here we gather, along with so many other people around the globe, to celebrate that fundamental event which gives birth to the Christian faith - namely, the resurrection of Jesus. I’ve been celebrating the resurrection of Jesus like this every year at this time for as long as more

  • Cynic Sage Or Son Of God

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 19, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Was Jesus merely a cynic rebel as some claim? Was He merely a wise man or prophet? He was and is the Son of God!

    "Cynic, Sage, or Son of God" Matthew 16:13-20 Introduction An American missionary one day overtook one of his converts in the woods, and after some conversation asked him, ‘Tell me what your heart says of Jesus.’ The Native American stood still, paused awhile, and then replied, ‘Stop, and I will more

  • Can I Have Doubts And Still Be A Christian? Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 25, 2002
    based on 259 ratings

    When it comes to doubt, we need to see that: 1. Doubts can build faith. 2. We will never have all the answers. 3. A cynical spirit leads us away from God.

    Philip Yancey in his book, Disappointment with God, tells of a letter he received from a woman who was struggling with life and her faith in God. He says, “A young mother wrote that her joy had turned to bitterness and grief when she delivered a daughter with spina bifida, a birth defect that more