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  • David's Inaction (School Shooting)

    Contributed by Daniel Park on May 18, 2018
     | 926 views

    This sermon was in response to the horrific shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, FL. Lessons from David's inaction when...1. Tamar was raped by Amnon; 2. Absalom murdered Amnon; 3. Absalom was plotting to overthrow his throne.

    As a father of 2 kids in school, I still cannot process what I saw on the news this week. This is no longer a story that happened to some stranger in a different state, as a parent of 2 kids entering that age where they will be attending our school system very soon, this story affected me this week ...read more

  • And Yet

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 28, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,354 views

    God had chosen to work with the nation of Israel and yet they refused to do as God asked.

    And Yet . . . / Luke 4: 21 – 30 Intro: There was once a family that owned a treasure that had been handed down from one generation to another for decades. It was a genuine antique Tiffany vase. It was kept on the mantel in the living room as a special object of enjoyment. One day when ...read more

  • Have A Go!

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,543 views

    Fear of failure is no excuse for inaction.

    Text: Mt 25:14-30 I recently came upon this interesting list of words. Let’s see if you know what they mean: 1.Peladophobia: fear of baldness and bald people. 2.Aerophobia: fear of drafts. 3.Porphyrophobia: fear of the color purple. 4.Chaetophobia: fear of hairy people. 5.Levophobia: ...read more

  • The Apathetic Believer Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Aug 24, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,252 views

    There are believers in the fellowship of the church that kill the fellowship and steal the joy of the congregation by NOT doing what they are called to do!

    Sermon Brief Date Written: August 04, 2009 Date Preached: August 09, 2009 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: Murder and Robbery in the Fellowship! Sermon Title: The Apathetic Believer! Sermon Text: 1 Cor 9:19-27 [HCSB] Introduction: About 3:20 ...read more

  • God Is Workin'

    Contributed by Darren Woods on Oct 6, 2015
     | 3,556 views

    A brief peek inside the cover of the book of Habakkuk. Sermon based on Hab1:1-11 It's how God is still working and still working things out for our best - even when it seems He's indifferent to our situation or simply inactive

    God Is Workin’ - Habakkuk 1:1-11 Play Habakkuk video...... If God is love.... Where is the love?? Does he care?? Why isn’t he doing something??? Prayer.... Lord we look around our world and we see violence and injustice. We see suffering and evil, apathy and disillusionment. ...read more

  • Where Are The Rich? Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
     | 903 views

    Being wealthy monetarily does not mean we have the right be inactive spiritually.

    Where are the rich? James 5:1-6 Introduction I was looking at this scripture wondering what the Lord wanted to say from this passage and I thought well we are dealing with the rich maybe we should look at the Biblical perspective of money. I am learning when I think to much about a message it ...read more

  • 4 F Christians

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Mar 23, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,918 views

    Examining why so many Christians have become inactive in the Church.

    Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:1 – Title: “4 ‘F’ Christians” Introduction: During the FIRST two World Wars (1 – 2) a classifications system was used to determine which area of service the person would be assigned to. Every person that was of the acceptable age received a CALL to Service ...read more

  • Rise And Shine

    Contributed by Shad Comeaux on Sep 12, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,936 views

    This sermon helps us to understand the urgency of awakening out of spiritual inactivity.

    Do you remember during your childhood, and perhaps our youth can relate to this now, when you had fallen deep in sleep? I mean you were past counting sheep and you were on cloud 9. Everything was perfect, and you were having the best dream you had in months. Then you were suddenly awakened by ...read more

  • How To Profit From Mistakes And Failures Part 2

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Sep 6, 2011
     | 1,574 views

    Insecurity leads to inactive action, which leads to inexperience, which leads to inability

    How to Profit From Mistakes and Failures Ps. 145:14; Prov. 24:16 (Part 2) Things We Must Do To Profit: I. Reject The Cycle of Fear. Insecurity leads to inactive action, which leads to inexperience, which leads to inability. II. Fear Stops our Forward Progress. A. Fear of ...read more

  • Revival And Prayer Series

    Contributed by Maximiliano Zapata on May 14, 2001
    based on 56 ratings
     | 4,758 views

    The very word Revival implies that things aren’t as good as they need to be. It implies spiritual decay and inactivity.

    Last week, we talked about revival and the need for humility in seeking it. The very word, Revival implies that things aren’t as good as they need to be. To revive something implies that there is some kind of spiritual decay or inactivity going on and it needs to be revived, to be made alive ...read more

  • The Reluctant Sprit Series

    Contributed by James Macinnes on May 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,381 views

    The reaction of the tribes of Isreal to being called into battle and the results of such action/inaction and how it applies to the church today.

    The Reluctant Spirit. Judges 5:15b-18 “honorable mentions” and the “dishonorable mentions rebuke towards four and one half tribes whom did not come. “suppose they gave a war and nobody came?” Ruben: The tribe that was sentimental but not decisive . . . therefore could not act. Name ...read more

  • The Sin Of Settling Down

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 160 ratings
     | 10,110 views

    A sermon on the need to press on in our Christian lives and not settle down and become inactive in the Lord’s service

    THE SIN OF SETTLING DOWN TEXT - 2 Kings 2:1-14 INTRO. - We are living in difficult times. There are many temptations we all have to face. One of these temptations is for God’s people to go to sleep spiritually. It is the temptation to settle down spiritually and never go on to take and ...read more

  • From Frustration To Faith Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 215 ratings
     | 5,709 views

    Habakkuk was perplexed why god seemed inactive when both church and state of Israel was corrupt but was assured that God was working his purposes out.

    Do you sometimes get frustrated? If so, you’re not alone. The prophet Habakkuk did! The golden days for Israel when King David and King Solomon ruled a united and prosperous nation were long gone. The nation had split in two and was held in scorn by its powerful neighbours. But what was ...read more

  • #3danger: Waiting And Rusting Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 5, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,456 views

    The Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz would rust when he would get damp or be inactive. So do Christians. Spiritual rust can be very dangerous.

    THE DANGER OF WAITING: --- SPIRITUAL RUST! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is part #3 on Waiting on the Lord. 1. Waiting and Patience -- the dirty words? ; 2. Habakkuk’s Waiting Room; 3. Danger of waiting and spiritual rust; 4. The five levels of waiting; 5. Waiting ...read more

  • Some Assembly Required

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 1, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 5,951 views

    Designed for a day devoted to reclaiming inactive members, this sermon argues that the spiritual life is like a piece of equipment: unpack, read the instructions, assemble, plug in the power.

    Nothing you purchase comes ready to go. You can’t buy anything ready to use. Everything takes finishing and finagling before you can use it. You would think that when you have paid good money for your purchase, it would be ready. But not so. Something else always has to be done. ...read more