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  • Everything Is Failing, But Nothing Has Failed

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 7, 2001
    based on 84 ratings

    Sermon for Senior Adult Sunday; Joshua’s "retirement speech" identifies his sense of God’s promises kept and focuses on claiming the future for the next generation.

    Are you a little tired of all the pious platitudes about failure? You know, the folks who tell you that failure is a good thing because you will grow from failure and you will be a better person? I am a little tired of that. I do not want to grow from failure. I want to be a success. I do not more

  • Free To Fail Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    #2 of a 6 part summer series from the Book of Philippians on how we are free in Christ

    FREE TO FAIL Freedom Series #2 PHILIPPIANS 2:5-13 INTRODUCTION: Some of you are reading your sermon notes with transitional lenses or Bi-focals. Inventor? Benjamin Franklin, age 79. The computer, copy machine as the presses that printed our bulletin were powered by electricity. One of more

  • Failed Family

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Apr 25, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    . Many families aren’t working together well. 1) Instead of building each other up, they tear apart. 2) Much dissatisfaction and stress. 3) Unresolved problems often end up in abuse or divorce.

    1 Samuel 2:22-34 IS YOUR FAMILY PROBLEMATIC? ============================= I. What it means to be dysfunctional. A. Many families aren’t working together well. 1) Instead of building each other up, they tear apart. more

  • The Failed Journey

    Contributed by John Rohrbeck on Aug 3, 2008

    No matter how well we think we have made preparations, there are times that we fall short of our goal. It is not through our own efforts that we will attain eternal life - it is only through obedience to God’s plan and acceptance of Jesus as our Savior.

    Wednesday evening – How do we put that in perspective? We thought we had a plan. We were taking the youth to the Real Life Church in Macon to their Judgement House presentation called “the METH Effect”. I had called earlier in the week to try to make a reservation and was told that the earliest more

  • Faith That Fails

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 23, 2009

    A message that seeks to encourage believers to have faith in Christ, and not faith in faith or faith in themselves.

    JOHN 5:39-47 FAITH THAT FAILS “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. I do not receive glory from people. But I know that you do not have the love of God more

  • Failing Forward Series

    Contributed by Bryan Moore on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    As part of the Series, Strengthening Our Families, this sermon was aimed at graduates and youth on how to handle our failures and to embrace God’s unconditional love for us.

    FAILING FORWARD Luke 15: 11-24 Rev. Bryan Moore Fordtown Baptist Church Kingsport, Tennessee May 15, 2005 Graduates Sunday INTRODUCTION A.) The title for this morning’s sermon, Failing Forward, comes from a book written by former preacher and leadership expert, John Maxwell. The full more

  • Failing The Test?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug 18, 2017

    Many situations in life are but testing zones...Philip faced a test? Andrew faced a test? You will face situations that will test your faith.

    FAILING THE TEST? HINDER MY MIRACLE? THIS IS BIGGER THAN I AM... By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. WILL MY OWN LIMITATIONS DEFINE WHAT GOD CAN DO? Do I tend to focus on THE PROBLEMS and not GOD SOLUTIONS? Are we so blind that the facts define our faith? Facts that can kill our more

  • A Failing Priesthood

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Sep 9, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    The end of one priesthood, and the promise of another.

    A FAILING PRIESTHOOD 1 Samuel 3:11-20 What an initiation into the ministry of God’s Word! The boy Samuel was now informed of the judgment which the LORD had already given against the house of Eli (1 Samuel 3:12-14; cf. 1 Samuel 2:30-31). No wonder the LORD warned Samuel that it would cause more

  • Free To Fail

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    As far as the biblical record is concerned, some of the greatest achievements in the history of God’s kingdom have come from very ordinary, imperfect people who have overcome failure to be used of God in a significant way. Their lives model some biblical

    FREE TO FAIL Matthew 25:24-25; Philippians 4:13 Matthew 25:25 “And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.” and Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” are two very different statements. The first was more

  • A Failed Church?

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 17, 2003
    based on 65 ratings

    God’s view of "failure" vs. the world’s view.

    This morning, I’d like to offer some thoughts on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we go from here. I don’t claim that this is a comprehensive summary of our history as a church; nor do I present this as the final, authoritative word on what we’ve suffered and accomplished. For one more

  • Failing With An "A"

    Contributed by Stephen Windham on Aug 10, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    Discussing how one can do all the "right" things and still not have a personal relationship with Christ. Being good is not good enough.

    The scribes and Pharisees were thought of as having arrived at the highest pitch of religion. The scribes were most noted as teachers of the law. The pharisees were most noted as celebrated professors of the law. They fasted and were unto much prayer. They tithed. They were good people. They more

  • A No Fail Recipe

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 16, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    A witness is someone who by explanation and demonstration gives audible and visible evidence of what he has seen and heard without being deterred by the consequences of his action. S. Briscoe

    A No Fail Recipe - Acts 26:16-18 Acts 26:16 - But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 17 Delivering thee from the more

  • Resolve To Fail

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Jan 11, 2010

    A biblical look at change for the Christian is encouraging. Scripture teaches that not only is change possible, it is fundamental to the gospel message. Christ’s ministry was a call to move us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light.

    Intro: New Year is a time of new beginnings and more often than not we use this time to make many resolutions about what we would like to change or accomplish. Goal setting has never been one of my strong points. I am a classic type B personality—just ask Bonnie—I was not born with a more

  • Free To Fail

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Feb 27, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Abraham Lincoln suffered a string of failures before he was elected to the presidency. His country store went out of business. As a young lawyer he had trouble getting clients. He was defeated in his campaigns for the state legislature, the House of Repre

    FREE TO FAIL Matthew 25:24-25; Philippians 4:13 Abraham Lincoln suffered a string of failures before he was elected to the presidency. His country store went out of business. As a young lawyer he had trouble getting clients. He was defeated in his campaigns for the state legislature, the House more

  • Failed Plans

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Sep 7, 2008
    based on 19 ratings

    This word will teach believers not to trust in their feelings, but only in God’s word!

    Failed Plans Text: Matthew 4: 1-11 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, more