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  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jun 7, 2014
    based on 10 ratings
     | 21,427 views

    Looking at the proper response to despair.

    Dealing With Despair II Kings 4:1-7 During the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century, German pastor Paul Gerhardt and his family were forced to flee from their home.One night as they stayed in a small village inn, homeless and afraid, his wife broke down and cried openly in despair. To comfort ...read more

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,903 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

  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,936 views

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

  • Overcoming Despair

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,625 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 ...read more

  • "A Mothers Despair"

    Contributed by Chris Carter on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,686 views

    A sermon for Mothers

    -We are told of the woman whose worth is far above rubies. Proverbs 31 is very descriptive of a good mother and wife. Some things laid out in that passage is that she is a caretaker of her house, by that I mean God has given her an instinct to provide for her children, nurture them, and protect ...read more

  • Don't Despair

    Contributed by Fred Mueller on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,449 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

  • The Grave: A Place Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,727 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.

    A little boy was sick on Palm Sunday and stayed home from church with his mother. When his dad returned from the service he was holding a palm branch. The little boy was curious and asked his father, “Why do you have that palm branch, dad?” He explained that when Jesus came into town, everyone was ...read more

  • Hope In A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 345 ratings
     | 14,998 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
     | 24,018 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

  • When Despair Descends Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 6,173 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
     | 2,707 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

  • Christmas - Joy Or Despair?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 423 ratings
     | 16,128 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

  • Delivered From Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Feb 2, 2014
    based on 24 ratings
     | 12,742 views

    A sermon examining the fact that God is our hope and our help.

    DELIVERED FROM DESPAIR II Corinthians 1:8-11 Soon after arriving in New Hebrides as a pioneer missionary, John G. Paton and his wife rejoiced in the arrival of a baby son into their family. But the joy was short-lived. Soon death took both his wife and child, and Dr. Paton had to dig their ...read more

  • Hope In The Midst Of Despair

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 91 ratings
     | 8,914 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

  • Hope In Times Of Despair

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 7, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,818 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.

    Hope In Times of Despair Lamentations 3:1-24 Jeremiah was a prophet just before and during the first part of Israel’s captivity by Babylon. Jeremiah was known as the Weeping Prophet. He was doing and saying all that God told him to do and to say and no one was listening. They turned to the ...read more