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  • The Misery Of Futility Series

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,402 views

    Shows the different ways that men try to find fulfillment and how all of these ways leave the person miserable.

    From the beginning when Adam and Eve first sinned by eating from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, mankind has been separated from God. But the problem is that man was created for the distinct purpose of having an intimate relationship with God. But God is holy and cannot have ...read more

  • "Faith Or Futility" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 2,797 views

    God enables us to find fulfillment in vocation and in family relationships. How are we touching the lives of others?

    Psalm Steps> Psalm 127, “Faith or Futility” Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts There’s an old German saying: “An Gottes Segen ist alles gelegen”, or “Everything depends on God’s blessing. In Edinburgh, Scotland, the city seal reads in Latin, “Nisi ...read more

  • The Futileness Of Worry Series

    Contributed by Keith Andrews on May 24, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,169 views

    Jesus makes his point that we are not to worry. It is a useless pursuit that produces nothing. He gives us three reasons why worry is futile.

    The Futileness of Worry CH(CPT) Keith J. Andrews May 25, 2008 Ordinary Time/Second Sunday after Pentecost (Green) All Scripture marked ESV: The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Mt 6:24-34). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society. Let us pray While I was in Seminary, I watched the ...read more

  • The Futility Of Human Efforts Without God

    Contributed by Rev. Roberto D. Abella on Oct 24, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,697 views

    At this present situation families are openly in trouble and others were broken. How can we solve this problem and make it a strong family? And how can we receive the blessing from God?

    “Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.” OUTLINE I) THE FAMILY SUCCESS WILL BE FOUND IN GOD (v.1a). How to became successful in building family? a. by seeking GOD’S direction b. by depending ...read more

  • Rebuilding Broken Walls

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 161 ratings
     | 16,815 views

    This message provides hope in the most futile situations.

    "Rebuilding Broken Walls" Introduction: Our Nation is filled with broken walls.The walls of human morality have fallen. The wall of the Christian family have fallen. The walls of peace are crumbling all around us. The walls of our military might have been weaken by exploitation and evil ...read more

  • Why I Need A Purpose Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on May 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,679 views

    Focusing on me will never reveal the truth about the purpose of my life. My Theology Professor at SWBTS told us….you cannot begin with man. You must begin your search for God with God.

    Joke: Two men were seated next to each other as they were flying across the US, along with each of their sons. During the flight, they became acquainted and were discussing their respective occupations (something men tend to talk about). One man was an evolutionary biologist at a major university. ...read more

  • Lessons From The History Of Israel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,963 views

    THE LESSONS OF HISTORY CAN HELP US ESCAPE THE FUTILITY OF CYCLES OF DISOBEDIENCE AND DISCIPLINE

    BIG IDEA: THE LESSONS OF HISTORY CAN HELP US ESCAPE THE FUTILITY OF CYCLES OF DISOBEDIENCE AND DISCIPLINE (:1-8) INTRODUCTION - LESSONS OF HISTORY NEED TO BE SHARED WITH THE NEXT GENERATION A. (:1-4) Lessons of History Communicate a Positive Message 1. It is important to listen closely to ...read more

  • Anchors For The Soul

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Apr 5, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 7,577 views

    My life is not futile. My failures are not fatal. And my death is not final.

    ANCHORS FOR THE SOUL I Cor. 15:1-8 INTRO.- Anchors and fishing. ILL.- Two men were out fishing on Sunday morning and were feeling pretty guilty, especially since the fish weren’t biting. One said to the other, "I guess I should have stayed home and gone to church this morning." The ...read more

  • The Cost Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,881 views

    The COST of Christmas includes the Cause of our salvation, the futile Contradiction of the truth of God’s sign, and the Calvary payment plan.

    Dr. Tom Doubt, Senior Pastor Four Mile Creek Baptist Church Richmond, VA THE COST OF CHRISTMAS Luke 2:33-35 BACKGROUND: A. Two weeks ago, we began looking at the “C”s of Christmas. The 1st “C” was the Coming as the shoot from the stump of Jesse that will have ...read more

  • Amazing Grace +

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 88 ratings
     | 5,703 views

    This message compares the simple beauty of grace with the futile attempt to "behave" our way to perfection.

    AMAZING GRACE PLUS “WHAT A GOOD BOY AM I” (AN ORIGINAL SERMON BY ED SKIDMORE) MAY 26, 2002) TEXT: Mark 10:17 - 22 SCRIPTURE READING: Mark 10:17 - 22 INTRODUCTION: Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner, Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum, And ...read more

  • The High Price Of Idolatry

    Contributed by Robert Brent on Sep 1, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,996 views

    Idolatry, in any form, carries a very high price tag. That’s why we need to be aware of the futility of idolatry.

    "The High Price Of Idolatry" [2 Kings 1:1-18] Context: 1 Kings 22:40; 51-53. Introduction: We were created to worship and serve God. When we fail to worship Him in spirit and in truth, we fill that vacuum with something else. We may not bow down to images of wood and stone, but ...read more

  • Building Towers

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,182 views

    We learn from the story of the Tower of Babel the futility of trying to make a name for ourselves.

    I. Making a name We see in the first chapters of Genesis that people basically chose one of two paths. A few of them humbled themselves and followed God, trusting in him and his protection. Such were the descendents of Seth. The other group was principally the descendents of Cain. These ...read more

  • Life Under The Sun V. Life Under The Son

    Contributed by James Vilgos on Dec 17, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,583 views

    In Ecclesiates Solomon writes of the futility of life under the sun. Contrast this with life under the Son, Jesus, God the Son

    Life “Under the Sun” v. “Life Under the Son” Chaplain James Vilgos Scripture Reading Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 Life “under the s-u-n” v. life “under the S-o-n” When I was young a song titled Richard Cory was popular it was based on a poem of the same title, the lyrics state in part: They say ...read more

  • Finances: Building A Stable Future (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Marcus Naugler on Nov 23, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,643 views

    Building a foundation by monetary means is useless and futile without Godly wisdom. Honoring the Lord with our finances is the key to a stable future.

    Finances: Building a Stable Future (Part 2, Building a Stronger Family) Text: Proverbs 3:7-18 (page 450 in pew Bible) TOP 10 SIGNS YOU ARE BROKE 10. American Express calls and says: "Leave home without it!" 9. You’re formulating a plan to rob the food bank. 8. Long distance ...read more

  • Professions & Possessions Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 74 ratings
     | 17,953 views

    Greed is good? If our primary goal in life is material wealth, we will end up with empty, futile lives and spiritual bankruptcy.

    Overcoming Futility, a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Professions and Possessions”, 5:8-20 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Some of us remember Jack Benny. In a skit on his radio show, a robber held him up, pointed a gun at him and said, “Your money ...read more