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  • The Calm After The Storm

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Nehemiah, Pt. 6 (Final)

    THE CALM AFTER THE STORM: FROM ACCUSATION TO ACHIEVEMENT (NEHEMIAH 6:1-16) There was a large group of people. On one side of the group stood a man, Jesus. On the other side of the group stood Satan. Separating them, running through the group, was a fence. The scene set, both Jesus and Satan began more

  • Where Is God? Series

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Feb 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    How we can know we know God through opposition, growth, and salvation.

    Where is God? How we can know that we know God. 020409 Illus: We have a "Christian Cat"…she lays on the Bible! But having a Bible doesn’t mean you know God! How can we know we know God? Background: The church in Acts is coming out of its “honeymoon” phase of Pentecost and going through some more

  • The Name We Claim Series

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Early believers were able to face opposition and tribulation because they focused upon their identity, following Jesus. What is our identity?

    Sometimes, we get suckered in by the idea that identity and relationship are not important. We buy into Shakespeare’s rhetorical question and answer from Act II, Scene II of Romeo and Juliet: What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. more

  • Introducing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Anytime you step out in leadership, you will face opposition. Since that is the case, it’s important to know what you’re up against and how to overcome it. Some people will tell you that there are no guarantees in life. Well, I’m not going to do that. I will make you an iron-clad guarantee tonight. This guarantee is as sure as I’m standing here. I’m not a betting man and I wouldn’t want you to make bets. more

  • Resistance Resistant

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Anytime there is a new initiative in the kingdom of God, resistance will arise. Where God is at work, the enemy is also at work. Rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem was certainly no exception to this. When people take kingdom priorities seriously, people res

    Resistance Resistant Nehemiah 4:1-8 Don Jones tells the story of a close friend who pastored in the Phoenix area but God had laid on his heart the desire to start new churches. He left to go plant a church in another state. The plans were laid for him to begin with the cooperation of two more

  • Plan The Work, Part 3: Defend The Plan Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Mar 22, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    When a leader knows, through prayer and the confirmation of God’s people, that he is in the will of God, he must defend his plan against ungodly opposition.

    One of the great lessons we get from the book of Nehemiah is that opposition is not a onetime deal. It would be nice if we could just deal with opposition once and be done with it, wouldn’t it? But we can’t. Because as long as we are doing the work that God calls us to do, we will have to face more

  • Opposition, Prayer, And Victory Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Preached in 1989. Sometimes opposition is deeply destructive and isolating; the only answer is through prayer, for ultimately integrity is given by the risen Christ.

    Opposition comes in all shapes and sizes. Opposition: feeling that somebody is out to stop you -- it takes many different forms. Sometimes it is just outright, straightforward, political campaigning. Sometimes folks choose up sides and define the issues and go after each other, and that‘s all more

  • Sticks And Stones Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Just as a tiny spark has the power to start a devastating fire, one word has the power to devastate lives, homes, churches and communities. Words can tear down but they also can build up. How do you think the Lord would have us use our words? We have all either heard or used the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Is that true? We’ve had kids all over this church who have broken bones in the past year or so. Things like that happen. People get hurt. more

  • Jesus - The Ultimate Survivor

    Contributed by David Elvery on May 7, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    A Sermon looking at how Jesus survived opposition to be able to give his life for us

    Jesus - The Ultimate Survivor Gladstone Baptist Church - 27/3/05 am Idea for sermon came from “The True Survivor” Tract published by the Bible Society in Australia 2002. We live in a society where surviving is held in highest regard. Being an ultimate survivor is a characteristic that is more

  • Facing Opposition, Finding Strength

    Contributed by Tim Hbc on May 7, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    In Acts 4 we see a church alive and on fire. But it is also a church under attack. How did the first believers cope with opposition?

    Introduction Once upon a time, an atheist lived in a small town. The atheist wasn’t a bad man, he just didn’t believe. He wasn’t interested in church… and there was only one in the area. It was cold and dead. More of a social club for the deceased. One day the church building caught on more

  • Courage Under Fire Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 19, 2013

    The work on the wall is nearly done, so we see their four acts of desperation to defeat God’s work: 1. Assassination plot (1-4); 2. Scandalous rumor (5-7); 3. Trap to violate the Temple (10-14); 4. Threat letters (15-19)...and truth to follow when we fac

    Our public schools have been dealing with the serious problem of bullying. Bullies are nothing new; we see examples of them in the Book of Nehemiah. As Nehemiah gets closer to completing the work on the wall of Jerusalem, the pressure and intimidation intensifies. The work was nearly done; all more

  • Jesus, The Rebel With A Cause Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 18, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we see a growing opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and the other religious leaders of the day. To understand that, we need to look at the religious landscape Jesus ministered in

    Jesus, the Rebel With a Cause Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we see a growing opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and the other religious leaders of the day. To understand that, we need to look at the religious landscape Jesus ministered in. In Jesus’ time, there were three sects of more

  • How God Moves People

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    God’s missionary plan in action. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    How GOD MOVES PEOPLE Reading: Acts 13 chapter 13 verses 1-12: Ill: The Guide to Estate Agent Clichés • “Would suit D-I-Y enthusiast” – MEANS - Would suit demolition • “Bijou property” – MEANS - Microscopic • “Convenient for motorway access” – MEANS - Triple-glazing more

  • Darkness Or Light

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 24, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus & Beelzebub. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: chapter 11 verses 14-36 Ill: Dedicated on March 13th 1904 a large statue of Christ; • Was erected high in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile. • It is called “Christ of the Andes,” • The statue symbolizes a pledge more

  • Crossroads Of Misunderstanding:

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 25, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Crossroads of Misunderstanding: (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Ill: Seatbelts, airbags & crash helmets have gone along way towards protecting lives in collisions: • But there is no safety device that will protect us, • In one of life’s most common collisions – misunderstandings. • They of course can happen anywhere more