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  • A Happy Heart Makes The Face Cheerful

    Contributed by Darrin Koone on May 12, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 9,250 views

    A look at what we have to rejoice about in Chrsit primarily from the Psalms and Proverbs.

    One sunny Sunday morning, Henry Jones awoke to find his wife standing over him,shaking him by the shoulder. "You have to get up," she urged. "We have to get ready for church.” "I don’t want to go to church," he replied. "I want to stay in bed.” Crossing her arms over her chest, his wife ...read more

  • Yes It's Worth It!

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 1, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,240 views

    Our main text today is I Corinthians 15:58. And in this verse Paul tells Christians what they need to do to overcome discouragement as they live for Christ, he tells them how to breakout, from the dungeons of despair.

    "YES! IT’S WORTH IT" TEXT: I CORINTHIANS 15:58 INTRODUCTION I am really excited about the study we will be doing together today. I was already to study another text with you this morning, BUT I was convicted, I believe by the Holy Spirit, of the need to share and study I Corinthians ...read more

  • No Success Apart From God's Blessing Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,564 views

    THE SUCCESS OF ANY ENDEAVOR DEPENDS ULTIMATELY ON THE GIFT OF GOD’S BLESSING

    BIG IDEA: THE SUCCESS OF ANY ENDEAVOR DEPENDS ULTIMATELY ON THE GIFT OF GOD’S BLESSING INTRODUCTION: There are many ingredients to success. The psalmist is not demeaning the value of hard work, of diligence, of ambition, etc. But there is one essential ingredient for success. I. (:1) 2 ...read more

  • It Is Always Too Soon To Quit! Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 131 ratings
     | 13,808 views

    How God intervened in the life of Paul when he was discouraged.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 31 “It is always too soon to Quit!” Acts 18:1-17 by Dr. John R. Hamby “A man was shoveling snow from his driveway when two boys carrying snow shovels approached ...read more

  • How Jesus Taught His Disciples To Be Overcomers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 9,322 views

    1. Jesus taught His disciples to be upbeat, confident and strong in the power of our heavenly Father. The Lord Jesus said, "In this world  you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) With the power of Christ we can prevail over any problem. The Lord Jesus gave ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us To Remain Upbeat Despite Discouragements

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,243 views

    Ask the Lord to remind you to plug into His infinite power, perspectives and resources whenever you are feeling any discouragement in your personal life, relationships or ministries.

    1. The Holy Spirit helps bring God’s purposes to completion in us and our ministries when we feel like giving up hope. Paul wrote, "Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it onto completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Phil. 1:6) Application: Trust the ...read more

  • How To Respond To Those Who Fail To Appreciate You 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,864 views

    Throughout history some of the greatest people have been the least appreciated. Even worse, some of the most deserving people have been misunderstood, despised and rejected by those they tried to serve. Moses was a noble man of God who qualified as one of

    1. Throughout history some of the greatest people have been the least appreciated. Even worse, some of the most deserving people have been misunderstood, despised and rejected by those they tried to serve. Moses was a noble man of God who qualified as one of histories most under appreciated heroes. ...read more

  • How To Prevent Real Failure

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 18, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,934 views

    Ways to avoid failure from God’s perspective

    Nobody wins all the time. Everyone occasionally faces setbacks. Illustration: The greatest baseball player who ever lived got on base 39.4% of the time. The greatest soccer player only scored goals on less than 3% of his shots. The greatest home run hitter of all time also struck out more ...read more

  • "Buildind A Christian Home" Series

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on Aug 30, 2004
    based on 134 ratings
     | 10,938 views

    Part one of the series; "Building a spiritual home"

    Building A Spiritual Home Rev. Jose Gomez Sr. Psalm 127:1A “ Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it”. Introduction This text that we are using today can refer to an institution such as the Church or to the family or home. Today’s context is going to be the ...read more

  • Success Is From The Lord - Prov. 21:31

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 9, 2002
    based on 174 ratings
     | 20,163 views

    Success is From the Lord - Prov. 21:31 - A horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.

    Success is From the Lord - Prov. 21:31 - A horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. Quote: Tim Salmon had a big day at the plate on Tuesday. The Anaheim Angels right fielder had a grand slam and drove in five runs in an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps You Pay The Price To Be A Great Leader

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 13, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,316 views

    The Holy Spirit guides you to Godly leaders who will serve as great examples for you. David wrote, "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you." (Psa. 32:8)

    How The Holy Spirit Helps You Pay the Price to be a Great Leader (Psa. 32:8) Illustration;Matthew Henry went to London, met a young lady of the nobility, who was also wealthy, and they fell in love. She went to ask her father if she could marry him and he said, "He’s got no background, you don’t ...read more

  • Defensive Strategies For Dealing With Difficult Superiors

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,500 views

    Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger while showing a Holy Spirit given wisdom.

    Defensive Strategies For Dealing with Difficult Superiors (James 1:19-22) ILlustration:Formula for handling people: 1. Listen to the other person’s story. 2. Listen to the other person’s full story. 3. Listen to the other person’s full story first. Gen. George Marshall, Bits & Pieces, April, ...read more

  • Keys To Steadfastness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 14,657 views

    Many people proclaim their loyalty but steadfast people are hard to find.

    Keys to Steadfastness (Acts 21:1-14) 1. Paul’s steadfastness serves as an inspiration and a challenge for any person who contemplates just settling for second best. ILlustration:Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ...read more

  • Stirred Up

    Contributed by James Roberts, Jr. on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,693 views

    Sermon about being excited about serving the Lord.

    IT’S TIME TO GET STIRRED UP 2 Peter 1:13 Intro: We as Christians do not get excited anymore about serving God. It seems all of our get and go has got up and went. We can get excited about a basketball game, a football game, a baseball game or some other sport but we get "quite" in God’s ...read more

  • Witnessing To The Skeptics

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,395 views

    "The Communist was very sober. After reading a couple of other passages from God’s inspired Word, this young man was obviously very moved. His entire countenance had changed. He made a life-changing decision."

    Illustration: From Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. "One day some years ago, I was speaking on a large university campus. A young radical student confronted me. I later discovered he was the head of the Communist Party on this big campus. He demonstrated and railed at me ...read more