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  • The Discomforting Christ

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Apr 30, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    Could it be the will of God that you feel disturbed when you in the presence of Christ?

    The Discomforting Christ Uncomfortable, Bothered, Uneasy and Disturbed --Pain and discomfort many times are the very thing that leads or drives us to get something done about our problem. Without it, we are prone to ignore or pospone dealing with the issue. Mt. 15:21-28--the Syrophoenician ...read more

  • The Discomfort Of The Christian Life

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    What sort of commitment to Christ do WE have?

    Sermon: The Discomfort of the Christian Life There are really only two types of people who profess to follow Christ 1. The FRINGE BENEFIT FOLLOWERS 2. The FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS 1. FRINGE BENEFITS: We are all acquainted with the term “fringe benefits.” It usually refers to the ...read more

  • Is God Your Encourager Or Discomforter?

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    God "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable" and frequently they are one and the same people.

    1. Which of these two words do you most readily and easily associate with God? • Encourage • Discomfort (At the time of delivery 98% raised their hands for "Encourage" and 2% for "Discomfort".) 2. Well, I would like to suggest to you that as you study the scriptures, both of those words can ...read more

  • What Should I Do When God's Leading Makes Me Uncomfortable? Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 30, 2013

    A look at moments when where God is pointing us is not where we want to go.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN GOD'S LEADING MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE? There are times we’re fine with the Lord and then He pushes us in a direction we don’t like. - Jonah 1:3. - Our walk with God seems fine. Everything is going ok. We’ve been fine with what He’s asked of us in ...read more

  • Hosanna

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 2, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Do we take the events of Palm Sunday and Easter for granted and not fully understand or appreciate their full significance in our lives?

    Mark 11: 1 – 11 / Hosanna Intro: “HOLD THE PICKLE, HOLD THE LETTUCE, SPECIAL ORDERS DON’T UPSET US – ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU LET US HAVE IT YOUR WAY.” Recognize this little jingle? --- People flocked to Burger King because they could have a burger the way THEY wanted it. We love customization, ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Manure Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on May 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    It is often life’s inconveniences and discomforts that produce the greatest opportunities for grace!

    THE PARADOX OF MANURE Mark 6:30-44 {NIV} Sermon #2 from the “Life on the Farm” Sermon Point: It is often life’s inconveniences and discomforts that produce the greatest opportunities for grace! SERIES INTRO: We are beginning a sermon series today from Mark’s Gospel called “Life on the ...read more

  • Cut To The Heart Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Before we can take the land, we will have to go through the pain and discomfort of spiritual preparation.

    Cut to the Heart Text: Joshua 5:1-12 Introduction 1. Illustration: The Butterball Turkey company set up a hotline to answer consumer questions about preparing holiday turkeys. One woman called to inquire about cooking a turkey that had been in her freezer for 23 years. The operator told ...read more

  • Extravagant Worship Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 19, 2015

    Mary risked discomfort and rejection in order to offer Jesus an extravagant gift. What do we risk in our worship?

  • Be Bold Take A Step Of Faith

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 134 ratings

    God is not only our Comforter, but from time to time He is our discomforter. We need to take a bold step of faith and move out of our comfort zones.

    Be Bold Take a Step of Faith Luke 1:26-38 Matthew 14:22-33 This morning we are looking at two Biblical examples of individuals that moved beyond their comfort zones. Mary the Mother of Jesus by faith was willing to accept God’s plan for her life and move beyond her comfort zone and waited ...read more

  • Too Close Makes Us Uncomfortable Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Mar 1, 2011

    is the fourth message in a series that will be a journey of discovery to gain a better understanding of the Holy Spirit's power, presence and role....This message looks at how we often experience discomfort with getting closer to the Holy Spirit.

    The majority of Christians are extremely curious in regard to the Holy Spirit. We have heard accounts of people supposedly getting the Spirit. The vast majority of us over the years have received some vague teaching in regard to Him. However, if we were really honest we would have to admit that ...read more

  • Prayer + Faith = Healing Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 23, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    When should we pray for health? When should we confess our sins? James compels his readers to think about their relationship to one another as a cause of their discomfort.

    JAMES 5:13-16a PRAYER + FAITH = HEALING “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of ...read more

  • Parental Discipline Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 11, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    The end result of all discipline's good benefits is children that have the learned ability to control themselves. A loving parent inflicts temporary discomfort on his children to spare them the long range disaster of an undisciplined life.

    PROVERBS 13:24 PARENTAL DISCIPLINE / INSTRUCTION [Hebrews 12:6-11] Affection is not enough. Love must also discipline. Good Christians or even good citizens cannot be produced in homes where children have good reason not to respect their own parents. Permissive homes (those where ...read more

  • Jesus Said What? Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Oct 29, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    Let us learn to examine ourselves in light of Jesus and not examine Jesus in the dim light of ourselves. It will cause discomfort, but how wondrous it is to serve a true King and to experience the mercy of a Lord that we truly fear.

    Introduction In the movie “The Kid,” Bruce Willis plays an image consultant. We see him racing in to save clients who have said or done something that makes them appear insensitive to people, which in their cases they actually are. “What did I say?” “What did I ...read more

  • Troubled At His Appearing And Presence?

    Contributed by Victor Ramlall on Dec 20, 2011

    The presence of the righteous can be a source of discomfort to those who are bent on unrighteous pursuits since it makes the unrighteous uncomfortable and guilty; a condition that should not be found in a believer who is in the presence of the Lord.

    Mat 2:1-6 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 3 When Herod the king had ...read more

  • Don't Tithe! Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Apr 11, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Why is it a pastor seems to have your permission to talk about your marriage, your family, your workplace, but when they start to talk about your personal finances and giving there seems to be this real discomfort, and we get the rap right away of always

    Imagine we’re worshipping in heaven and you give me a shove, you say to me, “I’m really mad at you”. I say, “Oh, why is that”. Because you never told me how important it was to settle my account with the master. What do I mean? If you look at the parable of the ...read more