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  • The Beautiful Letdown

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    In our text today – Peter as he continues to talk to believers (who were undergoing some serious; trails, hardships, suffering and letdowns…) Is going to try to get them to see these letdowns from a different perspective. (Living God’s Way - 8)

    The Beautiful Letdown Living God’s Way – part 8 1 Peter 4:12-19 One day – a tough, strong fisherman leaned up against a wall, grabbed a pen, a piece of paper and guided by the Holy Spirit, wrote the words that we as a church 2,000 years later have been studying – for 8 weeks now FRIENDS – more

  • Expectations And Let-Downs At Christmas Time

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 8, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    John the Baptist wasn’t sure if Jesus was the one he was to be expecting. Sometimes, our expectations don’t come true either, especially at Christmas.

    Matthew 11:1-11: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AND RECOGNIZING THE MIRACULOUS “Why do I feel depressed right now, when I’m supposed to feel happy?” “Why do I feel frustrated right now, when I’m supposed to feel joyful?” “This isn’t the way it was supposed to be. This isn’t what I was expecting.” What more

  • Letdown Sunday Through The Eyes Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Apr 8, 2018

    This is the 3rd sermon in the "Through The Eyes Of Jesus" series.

  • The Day After Easter

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Apr 20, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    What do you do when the band stops playing and the “Amen’s” are no longer shouted? What do you do when it seems like faith has been misguided? Consider the condition of the disciples on the day after Easter.

    THE DAY AFTER EASTER John 21:1-19 Introduction: Edgar Allen Poe wrote, “When the excitement dies, the elevation of soul ends and so does the poem, in so far as it is a poem.” What do you do when the band stops playing and the “Amen’s” are no longer shouted? What do you do when it seems like more

  • Looking Beyond Christmas - Now What?

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The days after Christmas shouldn’t be a let-down for us. They should be a launching point, a glorious beginning in our lives.

    Looking Beyond Christmas - Now What? Luke 2:36-40 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - Dec. 30, 2007 BACKGROUND: *Looking beyond Christmas: In the Scripture today Jesus is 41 days old, and in vs. 22 His parents have taken Jesus to the temple to present Him to the Lord. While more

  • "Post-Christmas Blues"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 484 ratings

    After Christmas there is sometimes a big letdown. This message deals with Joseph and Mary and their flight into Egypt, and the lessons we can learn about God’s care.

    “Post-Christmas Blues” INTRODUCTION: Christmas 2003 is over! The tree is still up, but it looks mighty empty underneath. All that’s left of the turkey is a bare skeleton. Visiting family members have left to go back home. The excitement of Christmas took weeks to build to a crescendo … and more

  • New Year's Resolutions

    Contributed by John Hickman on Dec 29, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Recognizing the feeling of "let-down" after Christmas may mean we're following the wrong calendar. This sermon is a different take on the resolutions to Eat Better, Lose Weight and Exercise More.

    (Need large Snow Globe hidden behind pulpit) For too many people this is what Christmas looks like. (BRING OUT AND SHAKE SNOW GLOBE WHILE SINGING): “You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry. You’d better not pout, I’m telling you why. Rudolph the Red-Nosed more

  • Surviving Christmas

    Contributed by Pat Cook on May 16, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    Life is hard. Sometimes so is Christmas. This is about more than surviving it.

    Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7 – Surviving Christmas These two Grand Mananers took a ferry off the island and went deep into the woods on the mainland, searching for a Christmas tree. After hours of subzero temperatures and a few close calls with hungry wolves, one Grand Mananer turned to the more

  • Dying To Live

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jan 11, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Following Jesus can be difficult, but all who choose this path will be greatly rewarded in the end.

    [If you would like to receive a sermon each week by email, please contact] Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life more

  • A Party To End All Parties

    Contributed by Matthew Doebler on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 84 ratings

    Ever wonder how you get into heaven and what it will be like. Jesus helps keep our focus on it by reminding us of these things.

    May 4 A Party to End All Parties! When my Grandpa died, we shed some tears. But he had been sick off and on for so long that his passing was a bit of a relief. Besides that, his funeral was the first time that many of our family had been together for years. So, as soon as the funeral dinner more

  • Victory On A Snowy Day

    Contributed by Noah Martinez on May 15, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    Even when the odds are against us, with the help of GOD we can overcome.

    Victory on a Snowy Day 2 Samuel 23:20 This was one of David’s mighty men. We find him in 2 Sam 20: ‘Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and over the Pelethites:’ the archers and the slingers. ‘The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, more

  • The Flight To Egypt

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings

    After all the excitement and celebration, Jesus and his parents are alone. The realities of the opposition to Christ are to be dealt with.

    Introductory Considerations 1. Illustration of when I worked for land developer. After new subdivision launched, we would build model homes and have big opening celebration. Next day, I would return to fond lonely real estate agent waiting for a potential buyer to come. The reality of the work more

  • The Motivated Christian Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 4, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    When a heart/mind is set on a course of faith, the motivation just flows.

    The Motivated Christian INTRO 1. Jack had been saved for many years. At one time he had attended Sunday School and church every week; but now, he casually attended a service here and there. 2. There was a time in Jack’s life when he craved the Word of God; daily devotions, Bible studies, more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Use Let Downs For Our Advantage

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 16 ratings

    1. The Holy Spirit assures us of God’s abilities to work everything together for good as long as we love God and obey His will.

    1. The Holy Spirit assures us of God’s abilities to work everything together for good as long as we love God and obey His will. Paul wrote, "We are assured and know that God being a partner in our labors works together all things to fit into His plans for good to and for those who love God and are more

  • "Only Believe" Series

    Contributed by Danny Moss on Jan 5, 2002
    based on 46 ratings

    This is an evangelistic message, dealing with the way of salvation.

    ONLY BELIEVE Text: Mark 9:14-29 "And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to more