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  • Hope In Despair Series

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Apr 24, 2019

    Even in death, we have hope in Christ

    March 27, 2019 - Good Friday Service Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Mary Erickson John 18:1-19:42 Hope in Despair Brother Charles de Foucauld wrote what he entitled The Prayer of Abandonment. He imagined that it was Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. It seems appropriate to read on Good more

  • Hope Vs Despair Series

    Contributed by Ken Little on Jul 23, 2014

    Freedom in Christ means we can break free from despair and live in boundless hope.

  • When Despair Descends Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 28 ratings

    The absence of hope is despair.

    Many years ago an S-4 submarine went down off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank with a full compliment of sailors aboard. The US Navy did everything possible to rescue the men trapped inside, including sending down deep divers. But time was not on their side and the air supply began to run out. more

  • New Life For Dry Bones

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Apr 2, 2017
    based on 2 ratings

    As God brought new life and hope to the dry bones scattered across Ezekiel's valley, God can do the same for us. When there seems to be no way forward, God knows our future. And as we trust him, we get to know God better in the process.

    Ezekiel 37:1-14 New Life for Dry Bones When I became a “new cadet,” in basic training at West Point, I had to memorize various items and be willing to recount them at will. One was a paragraph from the 1962 speech of retired 82-year-old General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the Corps of more

  • Finding Answers In The Book

    Contributed by Ronald Fair on May 31, 2002
    based on 12 ratings

    It ministers courage to the discouraged, hope to the despairing, guidance to the bewildered, forgiveness to the penitent, consolation to the sorrowing, rest to the weary, and peace to the inwardly distraught.

    Finding Answers in the Book Text, Psalm 119:130 “The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Introduction: A little girl busy at her arithmetic lesson had one ear open to the conversation of her parents about some of their problems. Finally, she more

  • In The Middle Of It All

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Sep 19, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Heaven and Earth; Life and Living; Sin and Righteous; Hope and Despair... Jesus is right in the Middle of it All!

    Quotes: “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.” -Ayn Rand “Then answered the Jews, and said unto him [Jesus], Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?” –John more

  • Victory In Jesus

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Mar 2, 2011

    We are able to live a victorious life if we abide in Christ.

    Focus Passage: Romans 8:35-39 (Key verse – 37) Supplemental Passage: John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Introduction: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, more

  • Coping With Death - With Or Without Jesus

    Contributed by Charles Degner on May 2, 2003
    based on 21 ratings

    What would it be like to face death without Jesus? Because Jesus lives, we won’t have to find out!

    How do you cope with the idea of death without the resurrection? Walt Disney made a stab at it in the cartoon classic, “The Lion King.” The little lion’s father died. But you don’t have to be afraid. You don’t have to be sad. Because after all, it’s all about the “circle of life.” Life and more

  • The Old Paths

    Contributed by Steaven Snow on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 59 ratings

    A sermon calling for a return to the "old paths" of the faith.

    The Old Paths TEXT: Jeremiah 6:9-16 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets. 10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and more

  • A Well-Worn Path

    Contributed by Lyndon Marcotte on Jun 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Faith is a journey, but it is not one we ever take alone. We can be draw strength and encouragement from those who have paved the way ahead of us.

    Hebrews 11:29-12:2 – “A Well-Worn Path” I learned the stories of the Bible through flannel board narrative in Sunday School as a child. While not as high tech as a 3D Moses crossing the Red Sea on Blue Ray, it stretched my imagination to make room for these people and their more

  • Briefly Outlineing 1 Samuel

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 17, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    It was the best of times and the worst of times in the life of David & Saul

    - VIDEO - 11 Best of Times Worst of Times - american funniest videos - A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. - Over 200 million copies sold - The book opens with “It was the best of times, it was the more

  • What Does This Mean?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon for Pentecost, 2011

    Acts 2: 1 – 21 / What Does This Mean? Intro: Children love to celebrate their birthday with a party, cake, ice cream and most importantly, presents. But as we get older, we are less prone to celebrate our birthdays. I don’t like to put candles on my birthday cake because the sheer more

  • The Gift Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Oct 13, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    This message focuses on the gift of the Holy Spirit

    INTRODUCTION * “Gifts You Won’t Find Under the Tree” series = these gifts are unique because of their source; take away God and you have no opportunity to receive the gifts * Today: the gift of the Holy Spirit - To understand the gift of the Spirit we must first understand the more

  • "Why Did This Happen"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Nov 3, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    Have you ever wondered "Why" things happen. Hopefully this passage out of John Chapter 9 will help answer those questions.

    In the new book I have coming out in late December “Failing Doesn’t Mean You’re a Failure” one theme rings true throughout the book. The theme pertains to the first part of John Chapter 9. John 9:1-3 “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples more

  • The Gospel According To You

    Contributed by Danny Moss on Feb 1, 2002
    based on 48 ratings

    This sermon stresses the importance of preaching the true Gospel of Christ, and also living it.

    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO YOU Text: 2nd Corinthians 3:2 Introduction- This message is really for preachers. It can apply to all believers, but specifically, I have ministers of the Gospel in mind in the things that I will say today. It is a great and more