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  • When Your Attitude Goes Against God Series

    Contributed by Keith Walker on May 18, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    Jonah did not know the mind of God or feel the heart of God or accept the will of God. Therefore Jonah quarrels with God, quits on God and is quietened by God.

    INTRODUCTION I like Charles Swindoll’s outline of the Book of Jonah. He says in chapter 1 Jonah is running away from God; in chapter 2 Jonah is running to God; in chapter 3 Jonah is running with God; and, in chapter 4 Jonah is running against God. I have preached a message on each of the first more

  • Go Against The Flow Series

    Contributed by T D on Dec 31, 2010

    Living for Christ instead of living like the world.

    Series: It’s Backwards Go Against the Flow Matthew 7:13-23 Residents of a small Australian town have been left speechless after fish began falling from the sky. Hundreds of spangled perch bombarded the 650 residents of Lajamanu, shocking local Christine Balmer, who was walking home more

  • Is There Any Thing That God Cannot Do?

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Aug 16, 2008

    there are a few things that God can not do.

    IS THERE ANY THING THAT GOD CANNOT DO? 2 Timothy 2:13 "If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: He cannot deny himself." The Bible does tell us that there are some things that God cannot do. 1ST of all; God cannot be contained, put in a test tube and analyzed. A. Job 37:23 "Touching more

  • Are We Joining God In His Plans? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Sep 1, 2014

    Only a fool will go against God's plan which will always happen!

    Please open your Bibles to the book of Ruth…. We will finish our study of Ruth today and next week Lord willing we will study 1 Samuel before going back to the New Testament. Let us summarize what we’ve learned so far from Ruth. Ruth 1: Israelites Elimelech and family moved to a more

  • The Plumb-Line Test

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jun 3, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    Aligning ourselves with God, as opposed to going against His Word.

    THE PLUMB-LINE TEST. Amos 7:7-17. When I was at High School, we were building a garage. We were taught how to mix mortar, lay bricks, and to check everything was lined up straight with a plumb-line. The work had been begun by those of the Year above mine: but in mid-January 1968 ‘Hurricane more

  • The Backslidden Church Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. Watts on Aug 1, 2011

    The church at Ephesus had much going to it and only one thing going against it - that thing was THE THING...It was now backslidden.

    The Backslidden Church Revelation 2:1-7 * Today we begin ‘Part 2’ of the Revelation. Chapter 1 constitutes Part 1 of this book because it highlights the things which “have been.” Chapter 2 begins with the things which are. While we “THINK” it will be a good thing to get to the present-day more

  • Against The Grain Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Sep 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Let us learn from the example of Horace Bushnell. Let us find the courage in Christ, to go against the grain.

    Against The Grain, Acts 23:11 Introduction When I was a teenager I spent a couple of years living with my Dad and Grandpa in Butte, Montana. It was a true bachelor lifestyle with three generations of Surber men living under one roof. The only place we shopped was as the local butcher shop more

  • Jesus Christ - Master Military Strategist

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 64 ratings

    We need to trust Christ’s "war plan", even when it seems the battle is going against us.

    Over the past couple of weeks, since the war in Iraq began, we have been subjected to a barrage of television commentators expressing their views on the conduct of the war. Every channel has their own set of talking heads – retired generals arguing about whether we have enough troops and tanks on more

  • Challenging "Me First" Christianity

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    A look at a couple of the sayings of Jesus that go against the grain of our natural human desire to “look out for number one”.

    August 27, 2006 Dakota Community Church Challenging “Me First” Christianity Mark 9:33-35 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?" But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. more

  • Moses' Faith Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jul 22, 2019

    Moses took courageous actions in faith including going against the Mighty Pharaoh of Egypt!

    Thinking of our loss of Evie Morris Gutzmer, my 27 year old recently married niece, I actually thought of not coming to church today. But in spite of our pain, God is always worthy of worship! Nothing is impossible with our God! God could have healed Evie’s body last Tuesday night; but God loved more

  • It's So Unnatural

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 12, 2012

    As Christians we are called to stand out. We are to be in the world but not of the world. It's not easy to go against the flow but it is worth it.

  • Courageous Faith Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Dec 27, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    In our Quest for God, we sometimes have to go against the flow and stand up for God's words. This takes courage and commitment. It promises a great reward!

    1. Doing the right thing: A man dies, arrives at the Pearly Gates, and (as always in stories like this), St. Peter is there and asks him to relate a good deed he had done. He thinks for a moment then says, “Well, there was the time I was driving down a road when I saw a group of hoodlums more

  • Raising The Bar: Let Your Life Count For Something Pt 4 Series

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Oct 13, 2014

    We are called to let our lives count for Christ even when it means go against the cultural standards and political correctness of society.

    Raising The Bar—“Let Your Life Count For Something” 10/13/152 2 Chronicles 33:21-34:8 Philippians 3:7-16 Today is the final message in our series “Raising The Bar.” We have looked at letting our yes mean yes, our attitudes towards those around us, and our more

  • Lessons Learned From Achan

    Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Jun 20, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    What can one expect when they go against God’s commands. We learn more about this lesson from the story of Achan.

    LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM ACHAN JOSHUA 7:1-13 (6:17-19) I. TAKE GOD SERIOUSLY 1.The nation today has an authoritative problem 2.State of the Union (innogural address) A.1/3 of all babies conceived in our nation end in abortion B.School Districts are being sued for allowing more

  • When We’re Scared To Go Against What Everyone Else Is Saying

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Apr 29, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    A look at Pilate's desire to please the people and the ways that we often behave in the same way.

    AN EASY TEMPTATION: We want to satisfy the crowd. - Mark 15:15. - Most of us like being liked. We want people to approve of us. - And it is nice when everyone is backing what we’re saying or what we’re doing. - This is probably the most important phrase in our passage for more