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  • The Hard Gospel

    Contributed by David Moore on Feb 17, 2001
    based on 112 ratings

    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

  • Hard Knocks

    Contributed by Ronald Fair on Apr 20, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    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

  • Hard Times

    Contributed by Steven Glover on Aug 29, 2001
    based on 71 ratings

    The trials of Job.

    Text: Job 1:6-22; 2:1-10; 13:15 Intro: If ever there has been a man who has seen hard times it was Job. Job suffered the loss of all that he had within a moment measured only by hours. These were hard times in the life of Job indeed. In Job we see a clear demonstration of how a child of God ...read more

  • A Hard Walk Series

    Contributed by Matthew Wright on May 27, 2003
    based on 254 ratings

    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

  • Hardness Of Heart

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on May 28, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    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

  • Hard Decisions

    Contributed by James May on Sep 19, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    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

    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

  • The Hard Life

    Contributed by Eugene Blankenship on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    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

    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 Or Simple?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    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

  • Fasting The Hard Way

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 87 ratings

    God isn’t as impressed with our pious religiosity as he is about the way we live our lives.

    Now the Israelites had a problem. They practiced their religion faithfully, and they did everything that was expected, but God didn’t seem to be listening to them. What was the problem? This is a good question. And it’s an important question to ask ourselves as well. God, through his prophet, ...read more

  • Handles For The Hard Times Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 18, 2001
    based on 160 ratings

    First in a series of sermons for dealing with difficult times.

    “Handles for the Hard Times” (Sermon #1) TEXT: I Thess 2 :17 - 3:5 INTRODUCTION · Army Chaplain had a sign on his door that said, “If you have troubles, come in & tell me all about them. If you don’t have troubles, come in & tell me how you do it.” · Regardless of ...read more

  • Life Is Tough, Pray Hard!

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 10 ratings

    Based on the prayer of Jabez, though life was tough, he was able to rise above the pain of his life. Here are the 4 aspects of his prayer.

    Life is tough, pray hard! The Prayer of Jabez Citation: The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez saying “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would ...read more

  • "Hard To Learn Lessons"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 27 ratings

    There are many hard to learn lessons in the Christian life.

    "HARD TO LEARN LESSONS" Dr. Dennis Deese - Fan The Flame Ministries, Inc. EZEKIEL 24:15-27 ETS: Ezekiel and the Jews had to learn some hard to learn lessons ESS: There are many hard to learn lessons in the Christian life. Introduction: The August 1992 Hurricane Andrew left more than ...read more

  • Marital Rocks And Hard Places

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 71 ratings

    The Christian attitude and activity when it comes to sexuality.

    January 6, 2002 There is a strange dichotomy which exists on the sexual frontier in America. Recently Ann Landers received 100,000 responses to a question she asked her readers. She found that 72% of women said they would be content just to be held close and treated tenderly and forget about ...read more