You can change the mind of God with prayer, a broken heart and tears!
Text - 2 Kings 20:1-11
1. In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover."
2. Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and
James 5:13-16, 2 Kings 20:1-11
Hardship Of Life
Looking at the life of Elijah, this sermons examines how we can overcome discouragement in our lives
A little girl had been trying for months to learn the art of tying her shoes. She finally grasped the knack and was able to do it by herself. Her parents expected the child to be delighted, but were surprised by her disappointment. Her father asked why she was crying. She sobbed, "I just learned
1 Kings 19:1-21
How Job dealt with criticism
“Job: Responding to Criticism”
Intro: As we have read through the books of Job this past week, we have seen one thing for certain: Job faced a lot of criticism. The book of Job teaches us many lessons: the faithfulness of God, the battle of the spiritual realm, the nature of suffering, and
This message offers hope for those who are sick in body.
Title: Leper’s Can’t Be Choosy
2 Kings 5:1-14
Date: 10 Jun 01
C. S. Johnson shares this family lesson:
"My son, Michael, was four years old the night I found him sobbing uncontrollably in the hallway. Concerned, I knelt next to him and drew him close.
" ’What’s the matter,
2 Kings 5:1-14
Have you ever look around at your life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? Hear are a few possible reasons why.
WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP IN OUR LIVES?
Text: Psalm 73:1-2
Intro: Have you ever look around at you life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? I want to share a few things from my own personal experience, only to illustrate the
This sermon is designed to encourage believers to make the most out of difficult situations.
Series: “How To Have Joy In A Jail Cell”
Pastor: Robert E. Dyson
City of Refuge Bible Baptist Church
True Blue, VA
PHP 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until
Today, we are going to look at a few more areas in which we need God¡¦s help, and then look at WHY we need to be concerned about such non-churchy, non-stained glass, everyday mundane things.
God’s Concern for the Way We Think and Why It Matters
(Eccl. 11:1 to 12:14)
1. It is a challenge to preach sermons that are Biblical, relevant, and spiritual.
2. Some pastors do this by skipping around and avoiding the drier or more detailed sections of Scripture.
3. What many people
How do I face the many crossroads that will come up in an uncertain future?
FACING THE FUTURE
Let us reflect and absorb the Bible’s perspective of facing the future.
A popular saying is Religion is man’s attempt to reach God but Jesus is God’s attempt to reach man. We all come to crossroads at several junctures in our lives and we wonder which is the path we should
2 Corinthians 5:15-21
A look at the difficult area of suffering and how the Christian can begin to gain understanding of its purpose.
These verses are one of the all-time best passages in scripture concerning how we live & work within the work place. Submission to the grueling boss for the sake of Jesus. There’s a great 3 point sermon in here concerning Christianity in the work place.
But, instead, we are
1 Peter 2:18-25
In these chapters God’s people are facing a crisis. And in their bad choices we discover 4 things we need to do when we face a crisis.
"WHEN FACED WITH A CRISIS
TEXT: ISAIAH 8-12
FOR EVERYTHING THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE PAST WAS WRITTEN TO TEACH US, SO THAT THROUGH THE ENDURANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE SCRIPTURES WE MIGHT HAVE HOPE." -- RM 15:4
"THESE THINGS HAPPENED TO THEM AS EXAMPLES AND WERE WRITTEN
Christian/Church Of Christ
One of the questions that has been around for thousands of years is: "If God loves me, why on earth would He allow me to suffer so much?" Dr. Dunn helps us take a look at the big picture surrounding this question as it relates to suffering.
Job: The Big Picture
Kurt Cobain ended his life about 10 years ago (4/1994). filled with bitterness and anger. He was the founder and lead singer of the group "Nirvana." His violent suicide prompted a lot of questions. "Why? He had it all…a great career, dedicated fans,
NO matter what life may deal out to us we can stand tall knowing that God has purposed our lives and because He has spoken into our spirits, we can keep faith that His word will not return back void.
Scriptural Text: Psalms 118:17 -18
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
Sermonic Topic: It Ain’t Over
There are no two ways about it, in the life of every person we sometimes find that
A message for "older members" month (May) that challenges myths about aging and what people can do in thier twilight years.
Proposing a New Image for Old Age
Sunday, May 5, 2002
TEXT: II Corinthians 4: 7, 16-18
You might find today’s sermon title a little funny. It’s a beautiful Sunday in May and we’re talking about getting old. What made me start thinking along this line was something in our Presbyterian
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
What was Paul’s thorn in the flesh, and what can we learn from it?
Paul’s thorn- power in weakness. 2 Cor 11:30-12:10 WBC 10 July 5am
How many people do you know who, when they are challenged as to their credentials, as to whether "God is with them" respond
- "actually, I’m an utter coward. I’ve had to cry off with my tail between my legs. (… ’take time out’…
2 Corinthians 11:30-12:10
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina many of us want to ask God why? In this message we will answer that question and also allow God to ask us a question.
What Kind Of People
Ought You To Be?
Slide Show Of Katrina Devastation
As The Song ‘All I Can Say’ By David Crowder played
This week like so many of you; my eyes, my mind and my heart have been literally flooded with hundreds of disturbing images. The devastation that Hurricane
A short sermon for our older congregation on whether God can be trusted (or better asked ’what can God be trusted for?’)
"Can God be trusted?" Silver Service. 8th Sept 2005
I’m a police officer and occasionally park my cruiser in residential
areas to watch for speeders. One Sunday morning I was staked out in
a driveway when I saw a large dog trot up to my car.
He stopped and sat just out of arm’s reach.
Some burdens are meant to be SHARED, some burdens are meant to be SHOULDERED, and some burdens are meant to be SHED. Link included to formatted text version, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.
What To Do With Your Burdens
[Some burdens are meant to be SHARED, some burdens are meant to be SHOULDERED, and some burdens are meant to be SHED. Link included at bottom to formatted text version, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.]
We all have burdens. Some have a physical
Galatians 6:2-5, Matthew 11:28, Matthew 6:32-34:32, Philippians 3:8
IN THE MIDST OF DANGER WE CAN WORSHIP GOD
FOR HIS KINDNESS AND TRUTH
IN THE MIDST OF DANGER WE CAN WORSHIP GOD
FOR HIS KINDNESS AND TRUTH
I. (:1-3) GOD’S KINDNESS AND TRUTH WILL SHELTER ME FROM
A. (:1) Take Shelter in God
"He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock"
1. God’s Shelter is Gracious
2. God’s Shelter is Safe
Here was a man, for 38 years unable to walk, a burden to others, & probably with little sense of self-worth. Let's see how Jesus motivated him to become a candidate for healing, because I believe the same things are necessary today. (Powerpoints - #203)
MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER
RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK
(Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and request #203.)
A. When you look around at the people who attend church on Sunday, what do you see? Do you see
Healing, Desire, Hardship Of Life
We find rest in the Lord.
Text: Matthew 11:28-30 28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30. For my yoke is easy, and
Direction, Tired, Change, Cooperation, Invitation, Weary, Rest, Hardship Of Life
The Storm Jesus Calmed provides three indisputable themes that demonstrate that IT REQUIRES REAL FAITH AND NOT MERE PRETENSE TO FOLLOW THE LORD THROUGH STRONG WINDS ON DEEP WATERS.
Lessons from Storms in the Bible #5 -- July 29, 2001-- AM
STRONG WINDS ON DEEP WATERS
-- The Storm Jesus Calmed --
(1) Jim Nicodem took his two youngest kids to the Batavia quarry. It has a beautiful sand beach with shallow water. [Anyone can play in the
Peace, Power, Canute, Deep Water, Hardship Of Life, Peace In Storm
Healing is to be sought within the God given resource of the local church, but will we have the faith to use it.
God’s Healing for my life
by Andrew Chan, Senior Pastor, PBC, Vancouver, BC
A man was driving along a rural road one day when he saw a three-legged chicken. He was amused enough to drive along side it for a while, and as he was driving, he noticed the chicken was running at 30 mph.
This sermon comes from Proverbs 2:1-9 and focuses on the hope we can find from heavenly wisdom.
“Wisdom From Above For Living Here Below”
January 13, 2002
With as crazy as our world is around us, we need every advantage that we can possibly get to help us in life. When times are tough as they are now…our country at war, many people laid off from their jobs,
Love, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom, Solomon, Fair, Honest, Hardship Of Life
Facing a problem or challenge? Here is God’s 5 step strategy for working through it!
"God…I Have a Problem"
Acts 1: 12-26
January 27, 2002
A) Find current illustration of a problem that people are familiar with.
1) From the illustration make the connection that we all have problems to deal with
B) Recap (See notes from Sermon titled Change is Constant)
Depression, Hardship Of Life
Every Christian should understand the importance of being beaten to bear light in the is world because of the following truths outlined in Exodus 25:31
In this portion of scripture, the candlestick can be compared to a Christian. The candlestick was made with a purpose and that was to bear light. We learn from the text that the candlestick started out as something valuable, gold. It was not bearing light as gold but the gold was used as it was
This message is to encourage the people of God to endure the hardships and trials of life.
"Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." (2 Timothy 2:3)
I have become a big fan of the Apostle Paul as I continue reading and digesting the letters written by him in the NT. I’m particularly intrigued by his multi-faceted personality. In this second
2 Timothy 2:2-3
Church Of God
Looks at dealing with the disappointments in our lives.
Have you ever been disappointed? Really disappointed? Maybe you watched as your dreams crashed and burnt, or perhaps someone you loved and trusted let you down. My cousin’s 17 year old daughter has been planning her audition for Canadian Idol since it was first announced. She has an incredible
Understanding God’s purpose in illness
"My will be done" (Hezekiah)
Rev Dr Robert Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts
Outline: Hezekiah’s: Illness (vs 1)
Outcry (vss 2-11)
Outcome (vss 12-21)
A friend of mine serves as a
2 Kings 20:1-21
This is the sixth message of my SURVIVOR series, focusing upon a proper perspective for personal finances and the ongoing battle against materialism. (10-20-02)
Begin this message with a fun activity. The following items are needed:
1. An empty, old bottle
2. A large key made of cardboard and spray painted gold. The key will have the
verses of Matthew 6:19-21 printed and attached to one side.
3. A treasure map with the following
How to allow the painful things in life to be used for God’s glory.
Dare to Pursue
“Every Scar Tells a Story”
October 22, 2006
ME: Pain is a part of life. In fact, it is one of the very first parts of life. In childbirth, there is pain and it is a difficult experience. Unfortunately, that is not where the pain ends in our lives. We deal with pain everyday in
2 Corinthians 1:8-11