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  • Contrasting Defeatist And Overcoming Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings

    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 more

  • Contrasting A Defeatist Versus An Overcomer's Attitude

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings

    As pressed but not crushed, as perplexed but not in despair, as persecuted, but not abandoned, as put down but not put out. Always carrying about in our body the death of the Lord Jesus that the life of Christ may be made manifested in our body. (2 Cor. 4

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12:21) I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power. (Phil. 4:13) Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. (I John 5:4,5) As unknown, yet well known, as dying yet behold more

  • For The Lord Watches Over The Way Of The Righteous

    Contributed by Jose R. Hernandez on Apr 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Developing and nurturing a defeatist attitude is something that we can’t afford to do. We can’t develop and nurture a defeated mind, because to do so will stop us from seeing and appreciating the blessings that God pours out upon His people.

    Seeing what’s happening around us, in other words, the conflicts and wars in the Middle East; the financial problems in Europe; and the financial problems here in the U.S., where the government is at the brink of a shut down, unemployment continues to grow, and foreclosures continue to more

  • Taking A Stand

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 106 ratings

    Gideon moved from being a defeatist and doubter to being a doer.

  • Breaking The Mind Siege

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Feb 23, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    When we break the defeatist mentality and move towards God we will win our battles.

    2Ki 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? 2Ki 7:4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, more

  • Have You Any Idea How Much God Has Paid To Set Us Free; Free To Do What?

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Nov 29, 2016

    To whom to we go is a great answer to a very difficult question, it sounds almost defeatist, but it is really a revelation so strong that it will change your life so that we are no longer slaves to this word, belonging to another.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s in Maybole, and St John’s in Girvan Ayrshire, Scotland on the 26th August 2012; both churches being Scottish Episcopal Churchs in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 more

  • In And Out Of Depression Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 48 ratings

    Just as David went into a "funk" of depression while he waited for God, we too need to watch out for periods of depression as we wait for God to work in our lives.

    What can make us fall into “the pits?” -Taking the wrong viewpoint “David said in his heart…” -Pessimism “I shall now perish…” -Defeatist thinking “There is nothing better for me…” What happened to Israel’s future king? +He lost his own identity and became displaced “Make more

  • The Backbone Of The Church

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 30, 2005
    based on 22 ratings

    In a time when the role of the church is becoming fuzzy we need the spiritual discernment to see that, despite external circumstances, the fullness of the power of Christ is in the church.

    Ephesians 1:15-23 The Backbone of the Church Scripture Readings:- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. Ephesians 1:15-23. Congregation in the Lord, Let me start by raising a hypothetical question. In a hundred years when people look back to this period of church history in Australia, how will it more

  • Journey Through The O.t. #3: Strong And Courageous Series

    Contributed by on Jun 20, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    The story of Joshua and Caleb and the 10 spies gives us the keys to being strong and courageous as we face giants in our own lives today.

    JOURNEY THROUGH THE OLD TESTAMENT #3: STRONG AND COURAGEOUS OPENING TEXT: “22 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ’This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: 24 "The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine more

  • Negative Ninnies And Nincompoops

    Contributed by Sam Peters on Feb 28, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    A contemporary message on dealing with negative people and those that keep you from being the Pastor, teacher, Christian God is calling you to be.

    Negative Ninnies and Nincompoops Deut 1:8 8 See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore he would give to your fathers — to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — and to their descendants after them." 19 Then, as the LORD our God commanded us, we set out more

  • Revival Part I Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Apr 6, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    Dr A. T. Pierson once said, ’There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.’ Let me recount what God has done through concerted, united, sustained prayer. “They tell me a revival is temporary;

    Disclaimer Please note that all my sermons come from the Lord. But I get my info from many sources from my library and other sources. I do not claim all material as my originality. I don’t quote all sources but I give credit to the Lord who is the author of all sermons. “All originality and no more

  • Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Contributed by Frank Walker on Oct 9, 2001
    based on 9 ratings

    A Christian should be happy no matter the circumstances.

    DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY! (Romans 8:26-39) Introduction: Many people who refuse to admit that there is a real, personal God, end up with a “defeatist” mentality. They see life as full of suffering and ending in nothing. These people usually spend their life rebelling against life itself. They more

  • Avoid The Negative Messagethe Spirit Of Defeat

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    We must examine why we feel defeated and develop a plan that will lead to deliverance and victory. Listening to the negative crowd can hinder God’s work.

    Listening to the Negative Message THE SPIRIT OF DEFEAT By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is a two part lesson. YOU CAN NEVER OVERCOME THE NEGATIVE, YOU MUST OVERWHELM IT! I. INTRODUCTION: A. A BIG PART OF WINNING IN ANY GAME IS ATTITUDE. I am told when a professional more

  • Fredom From Infirmities

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Sep 3, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Keys to walking in deliverance and fulfilling one’s purpose

    FREEDOM FROM INFIRMITIES LK.13:10FF Infirmity = Asthenia (Greek) • It speaks of weaknesses. • Lacking strength (want of strength). • Inability to produce results. • Also translated as diseases. There is an evil spirit behind it – The spirit of Infirmity. The spirit of infirmity is the more

  • If Only

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 30, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    An "If Only" attitude keeps us focused and living in the past. We are commanded by Christ to live with and for Him in the present.

    John 11: 32 – 44 / If Only . . . Intro: While pulling out of her driveway, Georgene noticed a mangled ball of fur laying in the street. She pulled the car back into the driveway and walked over to discover that her son’s cat had been run over by a car. Not wanting to upset Billie, she more