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  • I Have Seen Your Tears

    Contributed by Reggie Corfield on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 11,222 views

    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 ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 159 ratings
     | 14,250 views

    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 ...read more

  • Job: Responding To Criticism

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,160 views

    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 ...read more

  • Lepers Can't Be Choosy

    Contributed by Bobby Cagle on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,474 views

    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 Introduction: 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, ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Hardship In Our Lives

    Contributed by Ray Carver on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,758 views

    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 ...read more

  • Learning To Make Lemonade Series

    Contributed by Robert Dyson on Dec 22, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 6,736 views

    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 ...read more

  • God' S Concern For The Way We Think And Why It Matters Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 21, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,001 views

    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 ...read more

  • Facing The Future

    Contributed by Joe Durai on Aug 20, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,642 views

    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 ...read more

  • Deciding To Suffer?

    Contributed by Steve Moore on Oct 6, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 3,099 views

    A look at the difficult area of suffering and how the Christian can begin to gain understanding of its purpose.

    INTRODUCTION 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 ...read more

  • When Faced With A Crisis

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 6,804 views

    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 ...read more

  • Job: The Big Picture Series

    Contributed by James Dunn on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 165 ratings
     | 9,445 views

    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 Job 1-2 Intro: 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, ...read more

  • It Ain't Over

    Contributed by Bridgette Nevils Gloster on May 7, 2005
    based on 101 ratings
     | 33,414 views

    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 ...read more

  • Proposing A New Image For Old Age

    Contributed by Richard Pfeil on May 23, 2005
    based on 74 ratings
     | 11,711 views

    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 ...read more

  • Paul's Thorn- Power In Weakness Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,070 views

    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’… ...read more

  • What Kind Of People Ought You To Be

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Sep 9, 2005
    based on 82 ratings
     | 4,688 views

    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 ...read more

  • Can God Be Trusted

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Sep 9, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,485 views

    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. ...read more

  • What To Do With Your Burdens

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Oct 7, 2005
    based on 815 ratings
     | 128,217 views

    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 Gal. 6:2-5 [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 ...read more

  • Worship From The Cave Of Danger Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jun 25, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,822 views

    IN THE MIDST OF DANGER WE CAN WORSHIP GOD FOR HIS KINDNESS AND TRUTH

    BIG IDEA: 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 DESTRUCTION 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 "under ...read more

  • He Can Overcome Our Hurts

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 3, 2001
    based on 895 ratings
     | 65,467 views

    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 (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #203.) A. When you look around at the people who attend church on Sunday, what do you see? Do you see ...read more

  • Tired And Weary

    Contributed by Steven Glover on Jul 13, 2001
    based on 406 ratings
     | 38,552 views

    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 ...read more

  • Strong Winds On Deep Waters

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Aug 3, 2001
    based on 121 ratings
     | 7,726 views

    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 -- Luke 8:22-25 INTRODUCTION: (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 ...read more

  • God's Healing For My Life

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Aug 29, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 2,710 views

    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. ...read more

  • "Wisdom From Above For Living Here Below" Series

    Contributed by Chris Santasiere on Jan 17, 2002
    based on 276 ratings
     | 25,042 views

    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” Proverbs 2:1-9 January 13, 2002 Introduction 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, ...read more

  • "God...i Have A Problem"

    Contributed by Alan Chandler on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,096 views

    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 I) Intro 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) 1) ...read more

  • Beaten To Bear Light

    Contributed by Derek Anglin on Mar 6, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,768 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Soldier's Story

    Contributed by Duran Johnson on Mar 15, 2003
    based on 120 ratings
     | 14,703 views

    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) Introduction 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 ...read more

  • Defeating Disappointments

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 27, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,567 views

    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 ...read more

  • "My Will Be Done" (Hezekiah) Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,214 views

    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) Introduction: A friend of mine serves as a ...read more

  • Survivor 6: How To Survive Your Finances Series

    Contributed by Geoff Baggett on Oct 21, 2002
    based on 189 ratings
     | 8,248 views

    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)

    Opening Activity 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 ...read more

  • Every Scar Tells A Story Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Oct 22, 2006
    based on 37 ratings
     | 11,859 views

    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 ...read more