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  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Oct 21, 2018
     | 3,192 views

    When we do God's work, we can expect opposition. We don't have to be discouraged. God will finish what He has started.

    We started Ezra 1 with the move of God and the edict of King Cyrus, and the start of a long and difficult journey for the exiles returning back to Jerusalem. • In Ezra 2 we have the list of the returning exiles, by families and towns, and the various roles they play. • In Ezra 3 we saw the altar ...read more

  • Overcoming Obstacles (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 11, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,865 views

    In this sermon, we wrestle with the doubts, fears and compromise that comes when we face obstacles and opposition.

    Introduction: A. Life is full of obstacles. 1. So the most important question is not: “Will we face obstacles?” 2. Rather, the most important question is: “How will we overcome the obstacles we face?” B. I like the story told of three men who were hiking in the ...read more

  • Satan Strategies On God

    Contributed by Rev. Moses Assniyi on Apr 18, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,886 views

    the scripture warned us not to be ignorant of satan strategies. when we are fully aware of his plans and who he is we can confidently fight him.

    SATAN STRATEGIES ON GOD’S CHILDREN TEXT: EZRA 4:1-24 I: INTRODUCTION There was a couple who hope one day there child will be a successful person in life and they tried to train him at their very best. He was offered a scholarship to study in oversees. His parent objected, but after much ...read more

  • Opposition: Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 13, 2010
     | 4,037 views

    Sermon 7 of the series. Ezra is very quick to remind us of the truth that ... 2 Tim. 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. While Ezra is recording the opposition to the rebuilding of the temple, he adds materia

    The Book of Ezra Study #9 (Ezra 4:6-23) Opposition: Part II INTRODUCTION: 1. In what ways does Christianity go against the flow of society today? 2. What sacrifices do you think Christians have to make for their faith today? 3. What would you do if it were illegal to go to ...read more

  • Building And Battling Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 4, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,145 views

    Building Christ’s church on earth is not easy work. There will be Satanic opposition.

    1. A SUBTLE APPROACH "Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel; Then they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye ...read more

  • Swimming Upstream Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 27, 2008
    based on 40 ratings
     | 19,218 views

    Do you ever feel like everything is opposing you? That is what the remnant was experiencing. The first step to facing our opposition the right way is to "know our enemy."

    In our walk as Christians and in our work as a church… 1. We must stand against the persistence of our opposition (4:4-7) 2. We must stand against the pervasiveness of our opposition (4:8-10) 3. We must stand against the persuasiveness of our opposition (4:11-16) 4. We must stand against the ...read more

  • It's Time To Get The Ashes Off The Altar

    Contributed by Bishop William Bryant Wilmore, Jr. on Jul 19, 2007
    based on 145 ratings
     | 53,782 views

    Often our lives are cluttered by the residue of past experiences, making it difficult for us to receive the full blessings of God.

    Text: Numbers 4:13 "And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon..." My brothers and sisters, biblically, the origin of the altar goes clear back to Genesis when Noah built an altar to offer sacrifices after the flood. Genesis 8 & 20 says: "And Noah ...read more

  • How To Stop The Church From Charging Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jun 18, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,128 views

    How do you stop a rhino from charging? Take away his credit card!! :) But seriously, there are those who would stop the church from charging forward. How will the church combat these enemies?

    Introduction 1. Last Sunday Night, I told the (lame) joke about how to stop a charging rhino (you take away his credit card)… • In spite of how lame that joke was, I did get a few laughs… • During that service, we learned some of the challenges that face our missionaries… • Disease, danger, ...read more