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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 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 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 more

  • Knowledge By Revelation & Discomfort Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 28, 2016

    The best knowledge comes by revelation . . . & God makes us uncomfortable when He does His best work.

    Ephesians 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In 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 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, 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 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 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?

    1. John 12.1-8 2. Selective Hearing (2 Slides) I like the story about a hobo who walked up to the front door of a big farmhouse, and knocked on the door until the owner answered. The hobo said, "Sir, could I please have something to eat? I haven't had a meal in days." The well-to-do owner of the 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 more

  • 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 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 more

  • Turning Thorns Into Roses

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 3, 2018

    The decided weakness of Paul, which he called his “thorn” was kept vague so everybody could relate to whatever type of aggravating affliction, discomfort, constant temptation, emotional or physical or bouts.

    14B Elif Shafak wrote “be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses”   1). The thorn “thrown”at Our Lord in our Gospel reading today was actually the rude comments by his hometown folks who dismissed him as being “all too 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 more

  • Abandon

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Jul 1, 2016

    As Christians we are called to live on the straight and narrow, not the wide. Don't live in the world, don't live in the wide Abandon the wide! WARNING! THIS SERMON IS LIKELY TO CAUSE SOME DISCOMFORT!

    Abandon Matthew 7:13,14 As you are turning I want to tell you a story The story of Champion Coach Champion Coach is a charter bus company ran by Craig and Hazel Dance out of Greenville S.C. The Dances are devout Christians and they run this very successful business that caters to college more