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  • Work Hard, Pray Hard

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,284 views

    We serve God and others in our daily labors and activities. As we share God’s love and the good news of Jesus Christ, God calls us to work hard and pray hard.

    Ecclesiastes 2:24-26, 12:9-14 “Work Hard, Pray Hard” INTRODUCTION For over one hundred years, the people of the United States have celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of September. Labor Day began as a concession by the government for its poor, violent handling of the Pullman ...read more

  • Hard Words To Hard Hearts

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Mar 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,507 views

    Jesus words of rebuke in Luke 11 hit the nerve. Those he spoke to were determined to get revenge. If only they could have seen who He is. If only we could see today.

    We are entering the middle of Luke’s gospel now and already Jesus is engaging battle with the Jewish leaders. This is an ongoing battle that will ultimately lead to Jesus’ crucifixion and he knows it well, but does not show any signs of shrinking back. Jesus’ very presence should command respect, ...read more

  • A Hard Sermon For A Hard Heart Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Jun 13, 2020
     | 2,027 views

    Ahab was the quintessential bad example

    Ahab I Kings 21:1-19 The party aboard ship was in full swing. Speeches were being made by the captain, the crew, and all the guests were really enjoying the week-long voyage. Sitting at the head table was a seventy-year-old man ...read more

  • Hard Lessons About Hard Times Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 9, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 9,143 views

    Trials are designed to teach us so that our conduct and character change.

    Hard Lessons About Hard Times 1 Peter 4:12-19 Rev. Brian Bill March 7-8, 2015 Several years ago I took one of our daughters to a Demolition Derby. I loved watching the drivers demolish and destroy one another. We saw some great smash-ups and did a lot of laughing. I didn’t know much ...read more

  • The Hard Life

    Contributed by Eugene Blankenship on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,211 views

    God wants you to stop limiting the awesome you.

    "THE HARD LIFE" ILLUSTRATION: Show overheads or on powerpoint projector, one of a birthday party, the other of a devil w/ a pitch fork, why do other people’s lives always look like a party compared to outs? Talk about how people portray their own lives and how others (we) portray people’s ...read more

  • War Is Hard

    Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 992 views

    Preached after the Asian tsunami. It shows that we have an enemy who wants to steal, kill and destroy.

    Job 1:6 -21 – War is Hard Well, a week ago I had planned to start a series on the life of David, from now until the Lent season. As the week progressed, I felt the growing need to speak about the situation in Asia. Three years ago, after 9-11, I preached on, ”Why, God?” And after the ...read more

  • Hard Decisions

    Contributed by James May on Sep 19, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,148 views

    Is it a Hard Decision to kill the idols that separate us from Jesus? It shouldn’t be.

    Hard Decisions by Pastor James May In the book of I Kings we find one of the most familiar incidents of the Bible concerning Ahab, the worst king that Israel ever had, and the Elijah, the prophet of God. Ahab had led Israel into absolute idolatry and the worship of Baal. But God had called ...read more

  • The Hard Truth

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Sep 4, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,938 views

    Truths are hard because they are hard to grasp, hard to accept, or hard to practice, or live out. They’re hard to practice because the hard truths of scripture require something of us.

    The Hard Truth TCF Sermon September 4, 2005 I could very easily title this morning’s sermon, Lessons from LouAnn. That’s because several weeks ago, the inspiration for this morning’s message came from Lou Ann Goodbary. Do you all know LouAnn? LouAnn has been here at TCF longer than most of ...read more

  • Hard Knocks

    Contributed by Ronald Fair on Apr 20, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,329 views

    God has not promised skies always blue Flower strewn pathways all our lives through God has not promised sun without rain. Joy without sorrow, peace without pain But God has promised strength for the day Rest from the labor, light for the way

    Hard Knocks Introduction: Many times I have watched a boy going along the street kicking a tin can. The can would fly through the air, bounce on the pavement, scrape along the curb, and before very long it became a battered object of ill treatment. His battered can reminds me of life. ...read more

  • The Hard Gospel

    Contributed by David Moore on Feb 17, 2001
    based on 113 ratings
     | 8,206 views

    The gospel of Christ makes tough demands on people’s lives, these demands cannot be negated or compromised.

    The Hard Gospel By Pastor David Moore, Braehill Baptist Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Aim: To show that the gospel is “hard,” that its truths are tough and that it requires some difficult decisions. Text: Mark 10:17-23 Introduction: I will never forget many years ago visiting Belfast ...read more

  • Hardness Of Heart

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on May 28, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 6,290 views

    These words were spoken of the disciples. The occasion of their utterance was this — the evening of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand, Christ walked out upon the water and met His disciples, who were crossing the sea in a boat.

    HARDNESS OF HEART “For they considered not the miracle of the loaves, for their heart was hardened.” Mark 6:52 These words were spoken of the disciples. The occasion of their utterance was this — the evening of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand, Christ walked out upon the water and ...read more

  • A Hard Walk Series

    Contributed by Matthew Wright on May 27, 2003
    based on 254 ratings
     | 16,161 views

    Abraham and Isaac

    Title: A Hard Walk Text: Genesis 22 Subject: Trust Series: The Walk Series; #3 Introduction: The old man stopped walking. It had been a long day and he was tired. To look into his eyes though, you would have realized that it wasn’t his body that was tired, but his spirit. The ...read more

  • Hard Heart

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 24 ratings
     | 9,924 views

    What kind of person comes to your mind when you think of a person with a hard heart? Do you think of a mean person who mistreats little puppies? A mean person with no consideration for man nor beast is no doubt a hard hearted person, but I’m going to te

    What kind of person comes to your mind when you think of a person with a hard heart? Do you think of a mean person who mistreats little puppies? A mean person with no consideration for man nor beast is no doubt a hard hearted person, but I’m going to tell you something the devil doesn’t want you ...read more

  • Hard Or Simple?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,210 views

    In one of the final debates with the Pharisees, Jesus exposes their penchant for complicating the simple meaning of God’s Word, while ignoring those parts of God’s word which truly are full of mystery.

    Hard or Simple? Matt. 22:15-22 A university research wished to study the differences in perception that are related to ones vocation. So, they devised a simple test in order to detect how a person’s professional vocation influenced their answer to a simple question. The first to be ...read more

  • The Hard Stuff

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Mar 13, 2014
     | 2,222 views

    Jesus tells us that much is required if we are to be true followers.