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  • Our Lord Lifts Up The Downcast

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,140 views

    PENTECOST 11(B) - Our Lord lifts up the downcast: in the midst of despair God’s strength delivers.

    OUR LORD LIFTS UP THE DOWNCAST 1 KINGS 19:3-8 - July 31, 2005 - Pentecost 11 Dearest Fellow-Redeemed and Saints in the Lord: How was your week this past week? At times some days are better than others, and at other times the days seem to be worse. Of course, we all had to struggle ...read more

  • Even When We Are Downcast He Lifts Our Head

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 21, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 7,026 views

    We can praise God that He is the lifter of our head even when we are downcast. At a time of great despair, distress, discouragement and danger, David praised God with the words, "But You, O Lord, art a shield for me. My glory and the lifter of my head."

  • Entering The Dark Night Of The Soul - And Its Exit

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 5, 2000
    based on 86 ratings
     | 2,553 views

    The psalmist was downcast in spirit and gave voice to Dejection but after an outpouring of grief it gave way to Reflection on God’s gracious provision, which led him to Restoration in hope in God.

  • Talk Yourself Through The Sorrow With Tomorrow

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 4,448 views

    how the Sons of Korah teach us how to deal with sorrow

    March 10, 2002 Psalm 42-43 For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men ...read more

  • Between Two Worlds

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,739 views

    The values, priorities, and expectations of the kingdoms of this world are completely at odds with the values, priorities, and expectations of the Kingdom of God. Conflict is inevitable.

    During his last night with his disciples, before his arrest, Jesus concluded his teaching with these words: “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) In his Second Letter to the ...read more

  • Thirsty Souls

    Contributed by Alan Hughes Hughes on Oct 22, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,180 views

    Have you ever been homesick? As the deer thirsts for flowing streams in times of drought, so the psalmist longed for the living God, who never fails to satisfy. While these two psalms are separate, they make up a single poem.

    Thirsty Souls Psalms 42:1-43:5 October 20, 2004 PM Introduction: Have you ever been homesick? While these two psalms are separate, they make up a single poem. The poet was a person of deep faith who was living in exile at the headwaters of the Jordan River near snow capped Mount Hermon, ...read more

  • What, Me Worry? Series

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Apr 21, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 1,121 views

    Christ’s teaching about the destructiveness of worrying

    Matthew 6:25-34 INTRODUCTION: Where is it written that Christians have to be downtrodden and downcast people? We should be the happiest people on earth. We all need to be reminded of that once in a while. “Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” ...read more

  • The Walk, The Word, And The Witness

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 64 ratings
     | 6,204 views

    In Luke 24 we are presented with disciples who "walk" on the Road to Emmaus, encounter "the Word" along the walk, and become "Witnesses" of His resurrection.

    Let’s open our Bibles this morning to Luke 24. A Sunday School teacher had just finished telling her third graders about how Jesus was crucified and placed in a tomb with a great stone sealing the opening. Then, wanting to share the excitement of the resurrection, she asked: "And what do you ...read more

  • The Persistency Of True Faith Joy And Praise

    Contributed by George Barton on May 2, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,891 views

    Using Habakkuk 1 and 3 and Psalm 42 as texts, the sermon demonstrates that true faith persists in spite of unnumbered problems and apparently unanswered prayers.

    THE PERSISTENCY OF TRUE FAITH, JOY AND PRAISE REVISED 05-02-2006 This morning I want to talk about the persistency and growth of true faith, joy and praise. My sermon has two points: First, true faith, joy and praise persist and grow even when trials and troubles ...read more

  • My Cup Runneth Over ... With Contempt Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 1, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,179 views

    WHEN THE PROUD LOOK DOWN ON US WITH CONTEMPT, SEEKING GOD’S GRACE -- THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD NEED TO LOOK UP FOR GOD’S GRACE

    BIG IDEA: WHEN THE PROUD LOOK DOWN ON US WITH CONTEMPT, THE SERVANTS OF THE LORD NEED TO LOOK UP FOR GOD’S GRACE I. (:1-2A) WE LOOK UP TO THE LORD OUR GOD A. Because He is Enthroned in the Heavens B. Because He is our Master = the one who is responsible to meet our needs II. ...read more

  • It's A Heart Thing

    Contributed by Rodney Burton on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,256 views

    The conditions of the heart that Jesus described on the road to Emmaeus.

    n Two men were walking on the road to Emmaus discussing all that had happened, and wishing things were different. Jesus shows up and walks and talks with them, but they aren’t aware that it is Him. He breaks bread with them and they realize it is Jesus and then He disappears and they return to ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Teaches Us To Overcome Disappointments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,094 views

    Abraham Lincoln struggled with depression all of his life, but resigned himself to the fact that without God he could not succeed, but with God He could not fail.

    1. The Holy Spirit teaches us that through Biblical hope in God’s love we will conquer over all disappointments. Paul wrote, "And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." (Rom. 5:5) Application: Ask the Lord to ...read more

  • Psalm 42

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 14,020 views

    A psalm of despair with an antidote

    Psalm 42 This morning’s psalm is Psalm 42, which has been called a psalm of despair. But it is more than that. It does also contains the antidote. There is a lot in the psalm, but I would like to look at three aspects of it today: These aspects are: 1. Despair is disabling 2. Despair ...read more

  • Sin Kills

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,751 views

    There are three ways to die. You do get some options.

    Three ways to die GE 3:21-24 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live ...read more

  • Confronting Life's Great Challenges

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 30, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 6,891 views

    "Confront" is the word of choice when referring to the many and varied challenges we face in life. It means "to face, especially in challenge". (Webster)

    CONFRONTING LIFE’S GREAT CHALLENGES “…I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation. For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the ...read more