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  • Skepticism Or Cynicism

    Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 1,641 views

    Our doubts can lead us to faith or away from faith.

    If I were to mention the names of certain Biblical characters to you and asked you to write down the first word that comes into your mind, it is doubtful that many of you would come up with similar words. If I were to mention the name of Judas many of you would write down the word betray or ...read more

  • "What Is Truth?” Series

    Contributed by Allen Hern on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 9,551 views

    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.

  • How Can The Lord Help Us Overcome Cynicism, Skepticism And Doubt?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,270 views

    Trust in the Lord’s reliability and be fully persuaded that He will fulfill every promise. The writer of Hebrews wrote, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith

  • From Doubt To Faith

    Contributed by Bob Hager on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 106 ratings
     | 3,895 views

    Highlights the difference between a healthy skepticism and cynicism

    If I were to mention the names of certain Biblical characters to you and asked you to write down the first word that comes into your mind, it is doubtful that many of you would come up with similar words. If I were to mention the name of Judas many of you would write down the word betray or ...read more

  • Forever Living In A Whatever World

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,824 views

    Living a life that contrasts with the cynicism and darkness of the surrounding culture.

    Forever Living in a Whatever World Philippians 1:27-28; 2:12-16; 3:20-21; 4:11-13 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: Whatever! That’s one of those little “young people’s” words that exists for one purpose and one purpose only—to ...read more

  • Setting Hearts Free

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 31, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,344 views

    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 ...read more

  • Developing Discerning Spirits Or One Might Say The Spirit Of Truth & Error

    Contributed by Ed Pruitt on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,751 views

    I remember a fellow saying: "Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see!" I was only a teenager when I heard this bit of wisdom from a heart that had grown cynical. However cynical the person who spoke these words, I realized there

    Developing Discerning Spirits Or One Might Say The Spirit Of Truth And Error Sunday, April 07, 2002 This morning I certainly hope that you all have your bibles with you as I will be using quite a lot of scripture in my sermon. Let’s turn if you will to, 1 John 4:1-6 Beloved, believe not every ...read more

  • Hope In The Lord And Renew Your Strength

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 11, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 9,125 views

    In a cynical age it a great assurance to know that we can spread the message that by hoping in God we can renew our strength. Too many people give in to the prevailing winds of cynical, skepticism and nay-saying but this command carries a promise of hope,

  • Contrasting Defeatist And Overcoming Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,901 views

    Too many people are succumbing to the cynicism of the postmodern mindset of defeatism. Paul writes, "Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good." (Rom. 12:21)

    Romans 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. Illustration:One salesman came back from a remote part of the world informing his boss that he could not sell any shoes to the people. When the supervisor asked the salesman why the people were resistant to purchasing shoes ...read more

  • Developing A Grateful Heart

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 17,228 views

    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. ...read more

  • Skepticism Or Commitment? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,324 views

    You can read "What is truth?" as cynical skepticism, as playful intellectualism, as the plaintive cry of a battered soul, or as the hopeful sound of a hungry heart.

  • How Can The Lord Help You Overcome Any Tendency To Act As A Judge?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,701 views

    Angry cynical people die young. Men who score high for hostility on standard tests are four times more likely to die prematurely than men whose scores are low.

    What are the problems with trying to play the role of a judge over others? Illustration:Angry cynical people die young. Men who score high for hostility on standard tests are four times more likely to die prematurely than men whose scores are low. Bottom Line, quoted in Homemade, February ...read more

  • Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 9, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,435 views

    This sermon was done while peeling off T-shirts, one by one. The focus is that the presence of the Lord in our lives, as an active participant, drives out cynicism and preserves our joy.

    I wish I had bought stock in the T-shirt industry. Of the making of souvenir T-shirts there is no end. People are using T-shirts to send all sorts of messages. Some T-shirts advertise products. Some T-shirts identify the work places. Some focus on the club memberships. And then some ...read more

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

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on May 26, 2002
    based on 259 ratings
     | 29,803 views

    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 ...read more

  • Getting Better Or Bitter?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 14, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 17,691 views

    Asaph started to regress toward bitterness because he struggled with over-reacting to the prosperity, pleasures and privileges of others. We all have to choose to become better or slip into bitterness, cynicism and negativity.

    Getting Better or Bitter? (Psa. 73:1-28) "See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many." (Heb. 12:15) Quote: " I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go" - ...read more