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  • The Distant Draw Near

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Aug 17, 2014
     | 1,674 views

    Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.

    THE DISTANT DRAW NEAR Matthew 15:21-28 Supporting Scripture: • Old Testament #1: Genesis 45:1-15 • Old testament #2: Isaiah 56:1-8 • Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28 1 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, "Have everyone leave ...read more

  • Desperately Distant From God

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jun 13, 2012
     | 2,305 views

    God invites us to Him, yet so many stay away.

    Desperately Distant from God February 1, 2009 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: God invites us to Him, yet so many stay away. Focus Passage: Exodus 20:18-21 Introduction: One time many years ago, the king of Hungary found himself depressed ...read more

  • The Misunderstood God: The Distant God Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 25, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,697 views

    God’s protection, trust and hope are based upon His unfailing love not on your unfailing works.

    THE MISUNDERSTOOD GOD: THE DISTANT GOD** 1 CORINTHIANS 13:7 Big Idea: God’s protection, trust and hope are based upon His unfailing love not on your unfailing works. Supporting Scripture: Romans 8:28-39; John 13:31-35, 14:23-24; 15:9-10 INTRO “Truck Speak” In a humorous 2011 ...read more

  • The Distant Disciple - Nicodemus

    Contributed by Steve Wilson on Mar 16, 2016
     | 2,472 views

    Though it is difficult for us to relinquish control of our lives to this one who lived long ago (Jesus), it was even more difficult to do so when He walked on this earth. That was especially true for a prominent ruler of the Jews by the name of Nicodemus.

    Introduction • Read John 3:12-16; 7:45-53; 19:38-42 • To you, I hope, Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, your Savior and your Lord. It is so wonderful that we live on this side of the cross and resurrection. Though it is difficult to relinquish control of our lives to this one who ...read more

  • When God Seems Distant Series

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Jan 30, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,761 views

    What do you do when God feels distant? It happens to all Christians.

    What about When God Seems Distant? Purpose Driven Life #14 Montreal/Cornwall November 15, 2003 When God is near and you can almost feel his presence, it’s easy to worship Him. If this happens here, you can have tremendous feelings of exhilaration and can go home tremendously buoyed up. If it ...read more

  • Distant Country, Better Country

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 1, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,316 views

    Funeral message for Michael Keys, age 36, whose parents requested a message from the parable of the Prodigal Son

    In my study there hangs a reproduction of a sixteenth century map. My son gave it to me several years ago. He knows that I have always liked maps. I like to look at maps, study maps, even sketch maps myself. There is something fulfilling about seeing how things are laid out, how streets and ...read more

  • The Distant Drew Near

    Contributed by Richard Deem on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 156 ratings
     | 4,530 views

    The contemplation of God is an awesome task. Any attempt to comprehend Him in His Fullness would prove to be as futile as trying to dam up the mighty Mississippi with a twig; reach the top of the magnificent Mt Everest with a step stool, or stop the laun

    TEXT: Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." INTRO: The contemplation of God is an awesome task. Any attempt to comprehend Him in His Fullness would prove to be as futile as trying to ...read more

  • When God Seems Distant

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,554 views

    When God seems to be miles away He’s doing His best work!

    When God Seems Distant Text: Job 23:8-10 “Look, I go forward, but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him; 9 When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him. 10 But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, ...read more

  • To The Distant Country And Back

    Contributed by Michael Trask on Mar 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,556 views

    The Prodigal went to "a distant country". "The Distant Country" is not a foriegn state, but rather a sinful state of mind....that leads to ruin. But there is a way back.

    “There was a man who had two sons. the younger one said to his father, ‘father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. Not long after that, the younger Son got together all he had, set off for a distant country....” The “distant Country”. The young ...read more

  • Why Does Jesus Seem So Distant? Series

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,471 views

    Sometimes finding God can be so difficult, and He seems so far away, but in reality, He’s around us all the time. There are some things however that can seem confusing at times

    Opener Activity: Clap This game is a variation of the old faithful "Hot/Cold" game. One person is chosen to be "it" and asked to leave the room so they can’t hear or see what is going on in the room. Take about 1 minute and pick an action as a group for "it" to do when he/she returns. (A ...read more

  • Temptation Management-101—4 Series

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 9, 2001
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,586 views

    Part 4 of a 4 part sermon dealing with the importance of managing temptation effectively so that it will not become sin, thus freeing God to work in our lives.

    Temptation Management-101—IV—Luke 4:1-13 A Texan wanted to go ice fishingRead up on Ice Fishing/Bought all the equipment/ Set out for the nearest frozen lake. Began to drill a hole in the ice. Suddenly ---from the sky--- a voice boomed, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE! DO NOT DRILL INTO THE ...read more

  • Return To Your First Love

    Contributed by Scott Hippler on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,303 views

    Has your relationship with Christ grown cold and distant?

    Return To Your Fist Love God wants to send real revival! More than just a banner stretched outside a church building, more than just a few conversions, more than just a temporary rush of emotions and more than a gathering like we have here this morning. God wants and God desires to send ...read more

  • Distancing Ourselves From God Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 31, 2016
     | 2,600 views

    God wants us to be close to Him, not emotionally or spiritually distant from Him.

  • Where Is God In All Of This?" Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 3, 2015
     | 1,942 views

    Rehoboam and the need for servant leadership divide the kingdom. God appears to be distant.

    1 Kings 12:1-17, 25-29 “Where’s God in All of This?” INTRODUCTION Today is All Saints Sunday. It is a day that we remember those faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who have gone before us. We celebrate those who have gone before us who have been more than a ...read more

  • When God Disappears

    Contributed by Dean Meadows on Sep 19, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,399 views

    This is a message that talks about the reasons and times that God seems distant.

    WHEN GOD DISAPPEARS 9/16/03 Psalm 10:1 I was infatuated as a boy with magic tricks. We had a Christian magician come to the church and I was hooked from then on. I began to get books and study magic at a very early age. I would spend hours and hours practicing the magic and when I got my ...read more