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  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Oct 21, 2018

    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 more

  • Opposition: Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 13, 2010

    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 more

  • Satan Strategies On God

    Contributed by Rev. Moses Assniyi on Apr 18, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Overcoming Obstacles (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 11, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Satanic Activity Series

    Contributed by J. Brad Campbell on Jun 15, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    this is the seventh sermon in a series dealing with things that will keep your prayers from being answered

    HINDRANCES TO PRAYER ------------------------------------------------- LESSON #7 SATANIC ACTIVITY TEXT: EZRA 4:4-6 REVIEW: What was our lesson on last week? Carnal motives. Is it possible to pray for something righteous and according to Gods will and still have our prayers 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

    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 more

  • Cyrus The Great Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 7, 2022

    Cyrus II of Persia, commonly known as Cyrus the Great and called Cyrus the Elder by the Greeks, was the founder of the *Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian empire.

    Cyrus the Great Cyrus II of Persia, commonly known as Cyrus the Great and called Cyrus the Elder by the Greeks, was the founder of the *Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian empire. Born: *Anshan, Iran, 600 BC Died: December 4, 530 BC, (aged 70) the *Syr Darya Full name: Cyrus II of more

  • Building And Battling Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Apr 4, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    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 more

  • Ahasuerus Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 1, 2022

    Xerxes 1 was the son of Darius 1 of Persia; his mother was the daughter of Cyrus the Great. During his reign, he dealt with revolts in Egypt and Babylon.

    Ahasuerus/ ?-HAZ-ew-EER Modern: 'A?ašveroš, Tiberian: 'A?ašweroš, commonly Achashverosh, Koine Greek: ?s??????, romanized: Asou?ros, in µ Septuagint; Latin: Assuerus in the Vulgate) is a name applied in the Hebrew Bible to three rulers and a Babylonian official (or Median King) in the Book of more

  • How To Stop The Church From Charging Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jun 18, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    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, more

  • Do Not Be Tongue Twisted

    Contributed by B H Grace on Dec 9, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    O, for one to prophesy and maybe a thousand to sing, but none for a vain thing.

    For over forty years I was a hardcore Cessationist, but now believe that God can do whatever He wants in any dispensation. The Holy Spirit has not run out of gifts nor was stripped of some by God after the first century or when the Bible was completed. That said, there are manifestations of more

  • God Remembers Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Oct 4, 2021

    Message introduces study of book of Zechariah focusing on THEME and HISTORICAL CONTEXT. Zechariah's message is highly relevant today. As theme suggests, it is a message of hope for God's people!

    Today I want to begin opening the book of Zechariah to you. For all practical purposes, this book and other minor prophets are closed books for most Christians. During our annual reading of the Bible, we read the words, but there is a vast difference between reading words and comprehending the more

  • Overcoming Opposition Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Mar 25, 2022

    There was a spirit of renewal and revival. Worship was renewed and sacrifices were made. But opposition lurked around the corner. When God’s people are doing God’s work opposition comes.

    How do you respond to opposition? What if someone is doing everything they can to sabotage your work for the Lord? When you can face and overcome opposition by depending on God’s strength you will ultimately accomplish great things. Does taking a stand for Christ necessarily mean that you will more

  • Swimming Upstream Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 27, 2008
    based on 40 ratings

    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."