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  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,009 views

    WHEN YOUR LIFE IS FALLING APART, GOD IS THERE TO SEE US THROUGH.

    Title: Dealing with Despair Text I Samuel 30:1-6 Intro: We all have crisis in our lives. Times when we feel there is neither hope nor anywhere to turn for relief. Many of us feel that we are living in a perpetual state of crisis and that God himself has turned a deaf ear toward us. This ...read more

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,926 views

    Learn to encourage the despairing by understanding how to meet the four needs of the despairing

    If you’ve been with us for a while, you would know that on the third Sunday of each month, we study the Book of Job. We are on chapters 6 and 7 this morning. Chapters 1 and 2 of Job gave us the setting for the story. Job was a man who worshipped God and shunned evil. Job was wealthy, wise ...read more

  • Christmas - Joy Or Despair?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 423 ratings
     | 16,522 views

    Herod issues an order that all little boys two years old & younger in Bethlehem are to be murdered. In horror, we wonder how anyone could have reacted that way to a baby’s birth. (PowerPoints available - #180)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2014) (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #180.) A. Please listen as I read these familiar words found in Matthew 2:1-12. “After Jesus was born ...read more

  • Don't Despair

    Contributed by Fred Mueller on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,472 views

    A sermon about trusting God even in terrible circumstances. Trusting God even when the present seems so inferior to the past.

    The Reformed Church of Locust Valley Pentecost XXIII November 11, 2001 Haggai 1:13-2:9 “Don’t Despair” Just before midnight on the 12th of August, 2000, two US submarines and a Norwegian seismic research institute registered two powerful explosions in the ...read more

  • Hope On The Midst Of Despair Series

    Contributed by John Davis on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,666 views

    A five message series on the resurrection with Small group study questions for five weeks.

    Hope in the Midst of Despair The Resurrection of Jesus Christ and Believers 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 (Part One - vs. 1-11) The resurrection of Jesus and the promise of the believer’s resurrection offer the ultimate hope in the midst of a world of despair. We are caught between two resurrections ...read more

  • Hope In A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 345 ratings
     | 15,120 views

    1- A - all have sinned 2- B - Behold the Lamb of God 3- C - Come unto me

    INTRO.- We live in a stressful or stress-filled society. ILL.- A Tahoma, Washington newspaper carried the story of Tattoo the basset hound some time ago. Tattoo didn’t intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut the dog’s leash in the car door and took off for a drive – with ...read more

  • Responding To A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 334 ratings
     | 24,090 views

    1- Live your faith 2- Stand firm in your faith 3-Spread your faith

    INTRO.- ILL.- A grandmother overheard her 5-year-old granddaughter playing "wedding." The wedding vows went like this: "You have the right to remain silent, anything you say may be held against you, you have the right to have an attorney present. Now you may kiss the bride." ILL.- While ...read more

  • Hope In The Midst Of Despair

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 92 ratings
     | 9,004 views

    This is a funeral message, sermon, or homily preached at the funeral of a young suicide victim whose commitment to Jesus was unknown. It is a message of grace and hope for his family who has many unanswered questions.

    HOPE IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR! --a funeral sermon for a young suicide victim Romans 8:32, II Corinthians 6:2, II Corinthians 12:9, Romans 10:13, Genesis 18:25, Matthew 7:1-2, I Samuel 16:7 --by R. David Reynolds It is my understanding that every seventeen minutes a self inflicted death occurs ...read more

  • In The Midst Of Despair - A Child Is Born!

    Contributed by Thomas H on Feb 11, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,624 views

    In the book of Isaiah, God has been prophesying judgement and destruction upon the nation of Israel. Then all of a sudden, this wonderful prophecy is given - a prophecy about a child who will deliver them from the darkness. As Christians we know this pr

    Isaiah 9:1-7 (8:23-6 Hebrew and Czech Bibles) (This message was preached shortly before Christmas, 2003, in a church in the Czech Republic, my wife Marcela’s native country. The message was translated into Czech.) In a week and a half’s time it will be Christmas. What does Christmas mean to ...read more

  • Out Of Despair...hope Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,927 views

    Rather than shine light into the darkness, God brought light out of darkness, hope out of despair for Israel and will do so for us.

    Introduction: In America today, when most people think of Christmas, they think of images like these. (Show slides of Christmas images.) We have a very glamorous, glittery, plastic, cheery, bright image of Christmas here in America. It’s a holiday of parties, and gifts and shopping and ...read more

  • The Grave: A Place Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,771 views

    The parade of praises from Palm Sunday has been replaced by the cries coming from Calvary, as Jesus dies on the cross and despair begins to set in among the disciples.

  • When Despair Descends Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 6,271 views

    The absence of hope is despair.

    Many years ago an S-4 submarine went down off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank with a full compliment of sailors aboard. The US Navy did everything possible to rescue the men trapped inside, including sending down deep divers. But time was not on their side and the air supply began to run out. ...read more

  • Hanging In There Through Despair Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,763 views

    Through the experience of Elijah after Jezebel’s threat and his subsequent despair we can learn some ways to hang in there.

    In a certain household the family cat brought a mouse into the house. The father was going to do away with it. The children were mortified that Papa would do such a thing. So he waited until they life the room. Then he saw a glass of water on a table and he dropped the mouse into the glass. Later, ...read more

  • Hope In Times Of Despair

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 7, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,930 views

    This sermon is a good one for times of national or local tragady it teaches that even in times of trouble there is still hope in the Lord.

  • Take Sin Seriously Without Despairing

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 10 ratings
     | 471 views

    The Ministry of Christ Allows Us to Take Sin Seriously Without Despairing 1. Our Goal is to Completely Avoid All Sin (to take sin seriously) 2. Our Failure Casts Us Upon the Ministry of Christ a. Christ our Advocate with the Father -- Jesus Christ the righteous b. Christ our Propiation ...read more