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  • Dealing With Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jun 7, 2014
    based on 10 ratings
     | 21,031 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
     | 1,855 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
     | 5,806 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

  • Christmas - Joy Or Despair?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 422 ratings
     | 15,341 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

  • Hope In A World Of Despair

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 345 ratings
     | 14,835 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
     | 23,859 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

  • Delivered From Despair

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Feb 2, 2014
    based on 24 ratings
     | 11,919 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

  • Jesus Is The Answer To Despair Series

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on May 3, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,930 views

    Let me introduce you to an old friend you’ve know for a long time. A friend is someone that makes you a better person. That friend is trouble...

    Jesus Answer to Despair: Jesse Bennett Let me introduce you to an old friend you’ve know for a long time. A friend is someone that makes you a better person. Sometimes a friend loves you so much he will even hurt you to help you. Proverbs says the wounds of a friend can be trusted, but ...read more

  • Hope In The Middle Of Despair

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 18, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,832 views

    This message focuses on Lamentations chapter 3, especially where Jeremiah pivots from all his sorrow and introduces hope in God's mercies and faithfulness.

    Hope in the Middle of Despair Lamentations 3:19-58 CHCC – November 6, 2011 INTRODUCTION: The picture on the screen is a 1630 Rembrandt oil painting titled Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem. If you look in the background you see people fleeing a city that is in ...read more

  • When Despair Descends Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,808 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

  • Hope On The Midst Of Despair Series

    Contributed by John Davis on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,502 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 The Midst Of Despair

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Aug 23, 2004
    based on 91 ratings
     | 8,747 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
     | 9,651 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

  • Hanging In There Through Despair Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,606 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

  • Bliss Or Despair—which?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 25, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 959 views

    A sermon about the choices we make. Based on life of Joshua.

    BLISS OR DESPAIR—WHICH? Joshua 24:15 INTRO: Joshua, the servant of God and leader of His people, is about to pass to his eternal reward. Before going, however, he gives to the nation he had so faithfully served his final command. Let us ...read more