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  • The Melancholy Psalm

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 19, 2015
     | 2,149 views

    What can we learn from a psalm without a happy ending? (Material adapted from Shawn McMullen in an article in Lookout Magazine and from Peter Slofstra at: http://www.crcna.org/resources/church-resources/reading-sermons/dark-ending-bright-beginning)

    HoHum: Gloom, despair, and agony on me; Deep, dark depression, excessive misery; If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all; Gloom, despair, and agony on me WBTU: Started studying on depression and went to Psalm 88. Psalm 88 has been called the most melancholy of all the psalms. One ...read more

  • The First Melancholy Christmas

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Dec 23, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 943 views

    The Christmas season is a difficult time for some to celebrate when they have suffered tragedy during the year. That first Christmas also had their share of tragedies.

    Matthew 2:13-23 The First Melancholy Christmas Introduction – I Heard the Bells Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was filled with sorrow at the tragic death of his wife in a fire in 1861. The Civil War broke out that same year and it seemed this was an additional punishment. Two years later, ...read more

  • Winning The Battle Of Depression Series

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Aug 15, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,521 views

    This is the second sermon in the series - Dealing with Depression It is followed with a deeper look at depression that is designed for an evening class

    Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-18 Theme: Following Jesus: Caring For One Another - Galatians 6:2 Sermon # 2 - Winning the Battle of Depression INTRO: Good morning! Last week we started our new sermon series called: Caring For God's People, by looking at the Parable of the ...read more

  • The Defeat Of Depression

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 19, 2015
     | 1,715 views

    Let's talk about the lot, the lamenting and the Lord of the depressed (Material adapted from Bill Kirk at: https://billkirk.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/victory-over-depression.pdf)

    HoHum: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. SAD starts in the fall (right now) and continues into the winter months. Know of one woman who has dementia that suffers from ...read more

  • Good News From The Graveyard

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,996 views

    Good News from the Graveyard Matthew 28:6-7 Intro The message of Christianity is good news from a cemetery. Graveyards are always melancholy places because they are associated with grief, sadness, and separation from our loved ones. The cemetery i

    Good News from the Graveyard Matthew 28:6-7 Intro The message of Christianity is good news from a cemetery. Graveyards are always melancholy places because they are associated with grief, sadness, and separation from our loved ones. The cemetery is the last place from which one would expect ...read more

  • Christmas Hope

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Dec 9, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 7,515 views

    I was in one of my melancholy moods last week while driving on Rt. 48. If our American civilization experience is consistent with all other civilizations, there will come a day when another civilization will be conducting excavations in what used to be kn

    SERMONIC / WORSHIP THEME Opening Statement: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of ...read more

  • Four Traits To Embrace For A Joyful Life In Christ Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 27, 2015
     | 1,518 views

    PAUL IS NOT IN THE BEST OF PLACES – HOUSE ARREST. HE WAS ALSO NOT IN THE BEST OF HEALTH. YET, PAUL IS NOT DOWN TRODDEN OR MELANCHOLY. IN FACT, IN THIS PASSAGE, HE TAKES THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE A SHOUT TO ANOTHER – EPAPHRODITUS, SAYING SIMPLY LOOK AT HIM.

    FOUR TRAITS TO EMBRACE FOR A JOYFUL LIFE IN CHRIST INTRODUCTION: THE BOOK OF PHILIPPIANS IS A BOOK ABOUT LIVING AND JOY. IT LOOKS AT THE LIFE OF PAUL, AND THE LIVES OF THOSE HE TOUCHES. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THIS BOOK IS A HANDBOOK OF HOW TO LIVE JOYFULLY. PAUL IS NOT IN THE BEST OF PLACES – ...read more

  • (Secion 1) Intro, Personality Types, Stages Of Love Series

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Jul 6, 2018
     | 245 views

    After an introduction, What causes attraction, four temperaments

    RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGE INTRODUCTION I. BEFORE YOU MEET Attraction, Love, Beauty, Temperament, God designed you to be married II. WHEN YOU MEET Stages from meeting to intimacy. III. BEFORE YOU PROMISE Things to consider IV. YOU PROMISED Taking it serious V. ...read more

  • How To Be Used By God

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Feb 18, 2004
    based on 97 ratings
     | 7,831 views

    What does it take to be used by God? Do you need a dynamic personality? A great word flow? A lot of education? An young, energetic person? This sermon is an examination of Jeremiah’s life to see why he was used by God, and draw principles from this f

    How to be Used of God INTRO: What do you think of when you think of a person who can REALLY be used of God? - A dynamic personality? - Someone who always seems cheerful? - Someone who never meets a stranger? - A young person? - An older person? - Highly trained? Do you ever ...read more

  • Personality Defined

    Contributed by Jerry Dsouza on Nov 20, 2014
     | 3,340 views

    The Article is On Personality and Basic Temperaments.

    Personality Defined Personality can be defined as consistency in a person’s way of being — that is, long-term consistency in their particular ways of perceiving, thinking, acting and reacting as a person. Organised patterns of thought and feeling and behaviour. To some extent, people ...read more

  • Processes Of Maturity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 968 views

    God supplies us with hope despite all the discouraging things that happen to us. A right sense of God’s love to us will make us not ashamed, either of our hope. When we are taunted about why we are waiting on God we can rest confidently in His promises.

    Unit 14 – Patience Lesson 39 – “I Want Patience – Quickly!” – Rom. 5:1-5; Rom. 12:12; James 1:2-8; Heb. 12:1-15 Preparation for the Teacher 1. Aim: To lead the people to understand God’s processes for helping us develop patience that leads to Christ like maturity. 2. Explanation of the ...read more

  • How To Train Up A Child

    Contributed by Greg Addison on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 8,625 views

    An overview of training your child based upon who they are to learn to walk with God.

    Unlocking your child’s potential Proverbs 22:6 As you turn to this verse, let’s review some truths about proverbs. A proverb is not a given promise. It is an instruction of Godly wisdom. It is a principle that when generally applied brings about general results. It is often made up of 3 ...read more

  • A Bitter Pill To Swallow Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,779 views

    CAPTIVITY SILENCES THE SONGS OF JOY AS WE WEEP OVER OUR LOST GLORY

    BIG IDEA: CAPTIVITY SILENCES THE SONGS OF JOY AS WE WEEP OVER OUR LOST GLORY INTRODUCTION: cf. son Steve hates to swallow pills I. (:1-3) CAPTIVITY IS A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW A. Because of Memories of Lost Glory “By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we ...read more

  • The Master Will Return And Settle Accounts

    Contributed by David Mcnally on Nov 9, 2011
     | 1,781 views

    We are justified by faith, saved by grace and the shed blood of Jesus Christ, but this does not mean we should not do 'good works', and while the Bible is not specific there are references to 'rewards' that will be showered on Christians for their work fo

    Matthew 25: 14-30 One day the Master will return and He will settle accounts As we come to the last two weeks in the Church’s calendar, before the 1st Sunday of Advent and a new Church Year, the Bible readings always about the End Times. They remind us that we will have a personal ...read more

  • Now What?

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 30, 2001
    based on 232 ratings
     | 9,807 views

    Early in Jesus’ life, Satan loses, and prophecies are fulfilled. So it goes throughout Jesus’ life, and in our lives today.

    Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 NOW WHAT? Another year is quickly drawing to a close. The holiday season is just about over. The rush of preparation has culminated in a few hours of quality time spent with friends and family, but now that’s done. The gifts have been opened, the food has been ...read more