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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)

  • 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

  • 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.

    TAKING A STAND Judges 6:1-22 In the mountains of East Tennessee, there is a beautiful little church with a strange name. On the sign out front the name is artfully written: “Compromise Church.” There is a story behind the name. The church had been built early in the 20th century and 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Man For All Seasons

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    A message for Baptist Men’s Day.

    A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Nehemiah 2 INTRO: A sports personality who participates in more than one sport is referred to as a man for all seasons. Nehemiah was a true man for all seasons. He mastered the seasons of stress and success. When we first meet him in Scripture, he was a slave. But he more

  • The Leader's Philosophy

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jun 20, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Appreciating the fact that we are born for success

    The Leader¡¦s Philosophy (I’m Born for Success) Is. 40:1-5 The responsibility of leadership is often viewed as difficult. It is common to hear leaders complain about how difficult their job is. The expression "it ain’t easy" overweighs "it is well" or "it can be done". Many look at more

  • How To Manage Conflicts

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 17 ratings

    Why Try to Manage Conflicts? - Some conflicts are beyond our ability to resolve so learn to do what is within our area of responsibility and leave the rest of pressures to the Lord’s control

    1. Why Try to Manage Conflicts? - Some conflicts are beyond our ability to resolve so learn to do what is within our area of responsibility and leave the rest of pressures to the Lord’s control. (I Pet. 5:7,8) 2. Every conflict situation has thc potential for making us bitter or better (Heb. more

  • Three Traits Of The Christian

    Contributed by Chanon Mullens on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Christian’s Possess many Important traits, Here are three that Stand out

    1. POWER • As Christians we have power; this power exists both in the Spiritual and Physical realm and can only be obtained by those who believe in God’s ability to endow it • One New Year’s Day, in the Tournament of Roses parade, a beautiful float suddenly sputtered and quit. It was out of gas. more

  • Bear All Adversity With Joy

    Contributed by Kyle Foley on Jan 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon inspires the reader to accept adversity more cheerfully.

    do not complain. your ever constant prayer must be: thy will, Lord, not mine be done, it is your wisdom that irradiates blissado, not my limited, human intellect. it is your love unfathomable, Lord, that decrees the shape and the shine, not my frailties and shortcomings. whatever obstacles more

  • Stressing Out?

    Contributed by Mitch Davis on Jul 9, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Every person under the sun – from the young to the old, those with little or much – each live with stress each day of their lives. Are you able to identify - and more importantly - deal with the stress that come your way?

    Stressing Out? Theme: Learning to lean on God and His word when faced with stressful times. INTRODUCTION A. David – after Saul knew God was going to make him king – was in great distress as his enemies sought his life. 1. For a period in his life he lived constantly and wearily more

  • The Light

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Jan 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    We are called to let our light you?

    1 JOHN 1:5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship more

  • Rising Above The Rubble

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Apr 28, 2008

    Take the first step in rising above the rubble of failure, disappoint, discouragement, and defeat.

    (To open this sermon I showed a picture of the rubble from 9-11. I stated “The rubble from 9-11 or any catastrophe is not a pretty sight. Maneuvering through rubble is not easy. However, the good news is that we can rise above the rubble. All of us have or will have rubble in our lives. There is more