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  • Overcoming Despair

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 11, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 8,242 views

    We all experience despair at times and God will help us to overcome it.

    Title: Overcoming Despair Text: Psalm 13:1-6 “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. ...read more

  • From Despair To Hope Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 29, 2021
     | 3,820 views

    Paul comes to the end of his rope, but he does not come to the end of his hope. He had no resource in himself, and all he could do was to surrender his life and future to the providence of God.

    Paul Aurandt tells the story of one of the fastest rising young singers back in the early 50's. He was called the Romantic Voice Of America. Teenage girls would give anything to see him, but he never appeared anywhere. He was not even seen in photographs. He was strictly a radio voice. Soon ...read more

  • A Boundless Hope Series

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,268 views

    The coming of the Christ was the arrival into this hopeless world of a boundless hope all wrapped up in one wonderful life.

    Sermon - November 28, 2004 - Advent I - “A Boundless Hope” THE PROBLEM: Proclamation I - Isaiah 8:18-22 18 Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion. 19 When men tell you to consult mediums and ...read more

  • Living The Kingdom Life: An Instrument Of Your Hope Series

    Contributed by Marty Boller on Feb 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,793 views

    #6 in a series focused on the foundational biblical truths found in The Peace Prayer of St. Francis: Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace.

    Where There Is DESPAIR, HOPE Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O, Divine ...read more

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 18, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,492 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 and ...read more

  • Hanging In There Through Despair Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,434 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

  • Psalm 42

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 2, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 20,484 views

    A psalm of despair with an antidote

    Psalm 42 This morning’s psalm is Psalm 42, which has been called a psalm of despair. But it is more than that. It does also contains the antidote. There is a lot in the psalm, but I would like to look at three aspects of it today: These aspects are: 1. Despair is disabling 2. Despair can lead ...read more

  • When Despair Descends Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 15, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 10,357 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

  • Out Of Despair...hope Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 21, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,702 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 Hyssop Of God's Love!

    Contributed by Rick Roberts on May 13, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 8,104 views

    Being cleansed by God’s amazing grace.

    Jeremiah 31:31-34 5th Sunday in Lent Psalm 51:1-13 April 6, 2003 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 The Hyssop of God’s Love! Sin has a terrible way of making us all dirty and giving us feelings of despair! At one time or another, we all experience times of despair. ...read more

  • How To Get Out Of The Pit Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Joseph Marshall on Oct 22, 2022
     | 643 views

    Have you ever despaired? David did. We might hide our despair from others (Ps 73:15), but we still go through them.

    Have you ever despaired? David did. We might hide our despair from others (Ps 73:15), but we still go through them. The Bible records the despairing occasions of great men & women... • To show us that they are made of the same stuff. • So that those in despair can identify with them and ...read more

  • How Long, O Lord? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 17, 2020
    based on 5 ratings
     | 13,817 views

    Psalm 13:1-6 shows us how a believer moves from despair to delight in the Lord.

    Scripture Shortly after the statewide “Stay At Home” directive was implemented, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco invited local pastors to attend a weekly telephone conference call. These calls focus on security information and concerns about our current situation. Sheriff Nocco caught my attention ...read more

  • The Reality Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 4, 2021
     | 1,509 views

    The very group of men Jesus hand picked to be the foundation on which He would build His church were the first body of skeptics in the Christian church.

    Ministers frequently call at a home when the man alone is there, and he will respond in some such manner as this: "I'm sorry my wife isn't home. She takes care of the religious matters in our home." I have not just read about this, but have experienced it, and have wondered how ...read more

  • The Reality Of Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 27, 2021
     | 1,340 views

    G. Campbell Morgan said, "The resurrection is a fact that cannot be proved except to the faith of the heart." The evidence must be approached with faith, or it will not convince the skeptic.

    Ministers frequently call at a home when the man alone is there, and he will respond in some such manner as this: "I'm sorry my wife isn't home. She takes care of the religious matters in our home." I have not just read about this, but have experienced it, and have wondered how ...read more

  • From The Mountain Of Victory To The Valley Of Despair

    Contributed by Bright Adeyeye on Feb 6, 2022
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,101 views

    As it was with Elijah, we, too, often face despair.

    FROM THE MOUNTAIN OF VICTORY TO THE VALLEY OF DESPAIR “And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also if I do not make your life as the life of ...read more