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  • Why Me, Why Now?

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 48 ratings

    Trying to get a grip on the hardships of life.

    Title: Why Me Why Now? Text: Philippians 4:10-13 Do you know someone whose life is falling apart? ‒ The business man who’s business is great until the market goes south. ‒ The college kid who has a career in baseball ended with a torn ligament. Introduction: Have you ever more

  • The Let Down Of Life Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    Most of us will come or have come to the point in life where we realize that life is disappointing, that our dreams will not all come true, and that our impact on this world is marginal. The let down of life will get to us sometime, somewhere. We Christ

    The Let Down of Life (Ecclesiastes 1) Intro Note: most of these illustrations were borrowed from Sermon Central; further info on Larry Walker, the man who ascended 16,000 feet in a lawn chair with weather balloons can be found at Do a search there--it is a great more

  • The Test: Is Foolishness The Better Choice? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Both foolishness and wisdom fail to satisfy. Both lead us to find the answer somewhere else.

    The Test: Is Foolishness the Better Choice? (Ecclesiastes 2) Note: The illustrations in this sermon were mostly borrowed from Sermon Central Intro 1. This is the 100th anniversary of powered flight! It was 100 years ago that the Wright Brothers successfully flew the first airplane at more

  • Be Strong And Not Afraid

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Jul 19, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    How to deal with paralyzing fear...

    “Be Strong and Not Afraid” Deuteronomy 31:6 INTRODUCTION: • Open in Prayer • Read Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." ILLUSTRATION: Did you know more

  • Never Invite God To A Pity Party

    Contributed by Jeffrey Samelson on Sep 1, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    When we’re tempted to focus on everything that’s wrong in our lives, God directs us back to him and leaves us no room for self-pity.

    July 11, 2004 — Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Christ Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD Pastor Jeff Samelson 1 Kings 19:14-21 Never Invite God to a Pity Party I. He Won’t Agree with You II. He Won’t Let You Wallow III. He Won’t Leave You Alone Grace and peace to you from God our Father and more

  • Decisions, Deception And Destiny

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    The devil is deceptive. He will trick the believer and lie to them, getting their minds off of the issue, thus causing them to make poor choices. Christians can never get to the destiny God has for them by making poor decisions. The devil has deceived

    DECISIONS, DECEPTION & DESTINY Pastor Jamie Wright * Maranatha Fellowship Church Genesis 25:21-28 The Person of Deceit * Twins are born to Isaac and Rebekah: Vs. 25 the first came out red and hairy and was thus named Esau Vs. 26 the second came out after his brother and his hand took more

  • That's Not Fair! Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Nov 12, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Malachi; the Final Prophet (Part 5) Godly Insight for today.

    ✎ How often have parents heard their children cry, "That’s not fair?" Just this week Mikey complained when he was put in bed before his older brother and sisters who were upstairs watching a movie; "it’s not fair!" None of Mikey’s siblings were crying for fairness; they were not demanding more

  • Beat Down? Series

    Contributed by Greg Huguley on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    First in a series of sermons about the things in life that beat us down. Here we explore how other people beat us down and how we respond in a CHristlike and God-honoring way

    LifeBeaters: Taking Back The Life God Promised You (Wk. 1, 7/13/30) Beat Down? 2 Corinthians 4:8-10,17 Introduction—What’s A Life Beater? Lifebeaters? The things in this life that beat you down. There are a lot of them you know, Things like worry, stress, depression, anger, guilt . . . They more

  • He Has Shown You, O Man

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Mar 31, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    A sermon given at the London School of Theology. When things go wrong in our lives God is the first to get blamed! Here, God challenges the Jews to remember (his past goodness) and recognise (that THEY are in fact the ones who have grieved Him)

    Micah 6:1-8. LBC (London School of Theology). Monday 10th Jan 94 Walking home from work one lunchtime this week I passed one of the guys I know in the street (because his son’s a christian...) sweeping snow off his car. Seeing me he said "thank you God" (kind of Eyore style) as he swept a load more

  • What Did They Do To Deserve That?

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Apr 5, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    When disaster strikes, the question is not ’what did they do to deserve that?’. The question is - ’What am I going to do about it?’

    Luke 13: 1-9 What did they do to deserve that? We have had another week of disaster. Once again we’ve seen large numbers of people killed and maimed, most particularly in the awful disaster at Madrid. At once again we might ask the question ’what on earth have they done to deserve that?’. And more

  • Jesus Is Waiting Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 22 ratings

    What really matters in life.

    I have done 3 funerals in the last month. I’m getting tired of doing them, so all of you knock it off. I don’t want to do any more funerals for a while. Two of the funerals I did I didn’t know the people personally, so their families had to give me something to talk about at the funeral. It is a more

  • Experiencing Loss Without Becoming Lost Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    Seeking the Lord’s guidance during times of loss and grief.

    YOUNG GIRL AT COVENANT HOUSE WITH PAINT CAN OF MOTHER’S ASHES Some years ago I read the story of a young girl that came what became well known as Covenant House here in L.A…. “She came to our front door Tuesday morning, dressed in dirty rags, holding a little aluminum paint can in her arms. more

  • How Can I Trust A God Who Allows Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Dealing with the problem of pain in the world

    As we conclude our series this morning entitled “Faith Has Its Reasons” I want to take up one of the most common questions raised to those who commit their lives to God: How Can I Trust in a God Who Allows Suffering? On a philosophical level this is often referred to as The Problem of Evil. It more

  • Cast It Off

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Dealing with life’s issues.

    Cast It Off Scriptures: Psalm 55:22; Matthew 11:28-30 Introduction When I was growing up, there were times when my father and I would play catch. Sometimes He would throw the ball hard and if I caught it wrong it would really sting in my hand. Now when the ball was in my hand, I more

  • Overcoming Your Past

    Contributed by Kevin Bockus on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    There are negative things from our past that hold us back, we can overcome the past and experience a great today and tomorrow.

    Text: Philippians 3:12-14, Luke 15 - Prodigal Title: Overcoming Your Past Subject: Overcoming sin and faults Proposition: You can overcome your past. Interrogative: How can I overcome my past? Transition: Scripture shares with us several truths to help us overcome our past. Objective: more