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  • Kingdom Building 101: Overcoming The Opposition

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 4,344 views

    WHEN WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF OUR GOD, OPPOSITION WILL COME AND WE CAN OVERCOME THE OPPOSITION!

    KINGDOM BUILDING 101: OVERCOMING THE OPPOSITION NEHEMIAH 4: 1-23 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2004 INTRODUCTION: THOUGHTS ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY AND OVERCOMING ALL OPPOSITION TO MAKE IT TO THIS GAME: GO PANTHERS! There once was a not so bright fellow who saw an advertisement for a cruise. The ...read more

  • Man Your Battle Stations

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 21, 2003
    based on 144 ratings
     | 8,501 views

    There are things we can do to overcome the opposition.

    INTRO.- ILL.- A Mr. Duffy said, “MY SON David enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent to San Diego. At the base, he was greeted by a poster of a ferocious-looking drill sergeant, placed on a wall where no recruit could possibly miss it. “As the DI glared out of the picture, the caption ...read more

  • Pergamum--A Compromised Congregation Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,919 views

    We’re to stand firm & faithful in the midst of a fallen world, in spite of opposition.

    "Pergamum--a compromised congregation", Revelation 2:12-17 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts -Series on the 7 Churches of Rev 2-3 Do you have a mentor, someone with experience and expertise, who helps you learn to do a better job? Mentors care enough to ...read more

  • If I Struggle With Doubt, Can I Still Be A Christian? Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 80 ratings
     | 12,038 views

    Doubt is not the opposite of faith. In fact, doubt can be used to build faith.

    SERIES: “ANSWERS TO SOME OF LIFE’S DIFFICULT QUESTIONS” TEXT: LUKE 7:18-28 TITLE: “IF I STRUGGLE WITH DOUBT, CAN I STILL BE A CHRISTIAN?” INTRODUCTION: A. A trial attorney was defending a man charged with murder. There was strong ...read more

  • Can God Bless Me? Series

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on Jun 11, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 29,333 views

    A message on how God can bless his people despite the situation, their sins, or opposition.

    Genesis Series #50 June 16, 2002 Title: Can God Bless Me? Email: pastorsarver@yahoo.com Website: www.newlifeinchrist.info Welcome to New life in Christ. Today we continue with message #50 in our verse-by-verse study of the Book of Genesis. Read Genesis 26:1-33 Opening ...read more

  • The Open Door

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 20, 2000
    based on 307 ratings
     | 54,618 views

    When Paul saw that great door opening for him, he saw that it was a door of opportunity, a door of obligation, & a door of opposition.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX A. As all of you are now very well aware, this is a special morning for us here at Central. And it is an emotional one, too. We feel sadness in saying "goodbye" to some who are a precious part of our ...read more

  • A Time To Rebuild

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jul 14, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 15,790 views

    Every new project or ministry has several hands in it: hand of God, hands of outsiders, hands of believers, and hands of opposition.

    A Time To Rebuild Nehemiah 2:17-20 Dr. Tom Doubt, Senior Pastor Four Mile Creek Baptist Church July 13, 2003 BACKGROUND: A. Parable: There once was a thriving little church in the country. Internal squabbles developed that tore the church apart. Attendance dwindled until the church died. ...read more

  • Progress With Your Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 22, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,503 views

    Paul wants to provide the Thessalonicans with every possible incentive to continue in the faith as they develop their church in the midst of opposition.

    Paul’s Missionary Approach To the Thessalonicans Coming to Thessalonica, Paul and Silas were able to preach in the synagogue for only three weeks with outstanding success despite incredible opposition. Quickly, the Jews incited a riot against the missionaries and their host, Jason. (Acts ...read more

  • Don’t Laugh Too Soon At The People Of God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 76 ratings
     | 11,323 views

    It’s dangerous to laugh at God’s people, because God is on their side. So the people of God can have confidence in facing opposition

    According to Jeff Kennet, Christians are "People of the Past". That’s what he said. He said it when Christians raised objections to the Crown Casino. "To object to something like that," he said, "meant you were out of step with the community." How could you possibly object to something that would ...read more

  • Take Courage

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 234 ratings
     | 16,420 views

    This text is all about contrary winds - really opposition; those things that come into our lives and make us wonder if we will EVER get anything accomplished.

    This text is all about contrary winds - really opposition; those things that come into our lives and make us wonder if we will EVER get anything accomplished. What kinds of contrary winds did Jesus face? Mark’s gospel (v.1) tells us that Jesus had just been rejected in his home town, Nazareth. ...read more

  • Grapes, Grasshoppers, Giants, And God

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Jul 10, 2003
    based on 121 ratings
     | 20,822 views

    Opportunity is usually accompanied by opposition. Strength usually is accomplished through struggles. This sermon explores the challenges faced by God’s people, and the choice they made !

    Grapes, Grasshoppers, Giants, & God Numbers 13:17-33, 14:1-9, 26-32 17. And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain: 18. And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be ...read more

  • The Road To Success- James 2:14-26 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Nov 5, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 23,158 views

    Success in life comes from the following equation: Faith + works = success. The opposite also applies: Faith – Works, or Work – Faith = no success only failure in life.

    The Road to Success in Life Thesis: Success in life comes from the following equation: Faith + works = success. The opposite also applies Faith – Works, or Work – Faith = no success only failure in life. Text: James 2:14-26 NIV: 14What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith ...read more

  • Mango Of Meekness Series

    Contributed by James Westervelt on Mar 30, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 7,724 views

    This is what Biblical meekness is all about: "Strength under control," "being unoccupied with self and genuinely concerned for God and others." It is the exact opposite of "self-assertiveness" and "self-interest."

    THE MANGO OF MEEKNESS Intro: A mango is a tropical fruit which hasn’t really "caught on" like the orange, the pineapple or the banana. For those who have acquired a taste for it, it’s sweet and delicious. But for those who haven’t, it’s "different" enough to taste "funny." ...read more

  • Schism With The Scribes And Factions With The Family

    Contributed by Michael Bird on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 13,515 views

    This sermon describes the opposition Jesus faced from both his own family and from the Scribes. It attempts to highlight how Christians today can face similar accounts of rejection by both the world and from family.

    Schisms with the Scribes and Factions in the Family Introduction I would like set before you a couple of stories in order to illuminate the background to this passage. Scene 1: A Carpenter Shop in Nazareth The road for Sepphoris to Nazareth consisted mostly of rolling hillsides. It ...read more

  • Greatness In God's Kingdom

    Contributed by Shishir Bhandari on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 6,051 views

    The Lord’s value system in His Kingdom for greatness is the total opposite of what we have known in this Satan - controlled world so we must become servants of all to become great in God’s Kingdom.

    Introduction: The Lord’s philosophy is in reverse with the world’s philosophy. To be great in the world is to put importance on oneself. In the eyes of the world, you are great based on the position or title that preceeds or follows your name. You may be a lawyer, an engineer, a doctor, and ...read more