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  • Faith Endures Despite The Disappointments Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Oct 2, 2007
    based on 26 ratings
     | 11,236 views

    This message explores Joseph’s example of faith that endures disappointments.

    Have you ever wondered what determines if a person will or will not be a success? What are those vital ingredients necessary for success? For decades many considered the intelligence quotient or IQ test to be an important measure of potential. However, through the years we have seen many people ...read more

  • When All Seems Hopeless

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,301 views

    Job shows us how great our suffering can be and how we are able to process it.

    Introductory Considerations 1. I felt trapped. "Was there any way out of my situation?" I was tired and discouraged. People were depending on me but I had nothing more to give to them. When I tried to share my pain some people offered a quick word of comfort but they really did not have the ...read more

  • God Genuinely Surprises Us

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Nov 3, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,368 views

    God’s promises of faithful forgiveness to a fallen world are suprisingly refreshing

    GOD GENUINELY SURPRISES US! Several years ago my sister-in-law threw a surprise birthday party for her husband. It was a good one. I have to admit my brother was completely caught off guard. He never saw it coming. The best part was knowing that my brother was genuinely surprised. To ...read more

  • A Hope, That Doesn’t Disappoint

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Dec 12, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,735 views

    You don’t have to do anything to deserve God’s favor, and that’s one of the hardest things to learn about Gods goodness and Favor. The fact that you don’t have to do anything, just boggles a lot of peoples minds.

    A Hope that does not disappoint Romans 5:5 NKJ 5Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. But “hope” in the Bible is a confident and positive expectation of good. God wants you to have a confident ...read more

  • "When Life Seems To Be Closing In"

    Contributed by David Washburn on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,761 views

    We will each have a time in our lives where life seems to be closing in. We can turn to Stephen and draw stength and wisdom from how he coped when life closed in around him.

    One day a man falls off a cliff, but manages to grab hold of a tree limb on the way down. The man calls out, “Is there anyone up there?” A voice answers back, “I am here. It is I, the Lord. Do you believe in me?” “Yes, Lord I believe, I really believe, but I can’t hold on much longer.” “That’s all ...read more

  • "Waqlking And Swimming"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,196 views

    A sermon about the importance of keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.

    Matthew 14:22-36 “Walking and Swimming” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN eastridgeumc.org This morning we talked about the feeding of the 5,000 which happened right before our Gospel Lesson for this evening. And it is probably safe ...read more

  • What Would God Say About.. Handling Injustice Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Mar 26, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,836 views

    3rd in 5 lessons prepared and delivered at InSight - Discovery Christian Church’s Believer’s Service.

    What Would God Say About Handling Injustice? 1 Peter 3:21-25 INTRODUCTION: Don’t you just hate it when you suffer unjustly? Maybe it’s something small like being shortchanged at a drive-through window, or told one price but then upon installation given another. Or may it’s more ...read more

  • The Gift Of Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,326 views

    Forgiveness brings peace - both peace with God and peace with others. But it’s not easy...

    The Gift of Forgiveness Dec. 7/8, 2002 Intro: Earlier in our service, our children came and lit the second candle of Advent – the candle of peace. It’s purpose it to guide us in our preparation for celebrating the birth of our Lord by focusing our thoughts on the peace that Jesus came to ...read more

  • The Connoisseur Spirit In Churches?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 10, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,310 views

    Are we just spiritual connoisseurs or spiritual growers?The question is not where is the God of Elijah? The real question is: where are the Elijah’s of God.

    THE SPIRIT OF A CONNOISSEUR IN CHURCHES Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Luke 19:17 Well done thou good servant: because thou hast been FAITHFUL in a VERY LITTLE, have authority over ten cities. Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come ...read more

  • Is Jesus The Only Way Series

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Mar 19, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,976 views

    This sermon examines the question of whether or not Jesus claimed to be the only way, and if so, what evidence is there to prove that.

    March 14, 2004 John 14:6 “Is Jesus the only way?” INTRODUCTION The election for a new president is about 8 months away, but already, things in the political world are heating up. All week long, President Bush and John Kerry have been taking jabs at each other. They have been ...read more

  • Suffering & The Sovereignty Of God

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Mar 27, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,337 views

    Is God to blame? We find in Job that this life is often unfair, but there is a difference between the unfairness of this life and the just character of God.

    Sovereignty And Suffering, Job 1:13-20 Introduction A minister’s son was caught skipping school for three days. His father reprimanded him and prayed for him and though the boy wept and was truly contrite, he was still punished. “Son, one of the facts of life is that where there is sin, there ...read more