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  • Paul's Principles Of Dealing With Opposition In Ministry Observed At Ephesu

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 14, 2002
    based on 54 ratings

    Paul’s Principles of Dealing With Opposition in Ministry Observed at Ephesus: Acts 19:8-41

    Paul’s Principles of Dealing With Opposition in Ministry Observed at Ephesus: Acts 19:8-41 Illustration: (Controlling Anger) This brings to mind a story told about Tommy Bolt who was on the professional golfing tour in the 1950’s. Tommy had earned the reputation of being a man of anger. He more

  • Confident To Serve Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Aug 25, 2019

    As Jesus continued to provide instructions regarding the ministry He had called the disciples to engage, again He emphasized the difficulty they would encounter. Although this was a worthy task, with eternal implications, their opposition would be evident and extensive.

    Confident to Serve Matthew 10: 23-28 As we continue to study the conversation Jesus had with the disciples in order to prepare them for Kingdom ministry, again we find the Lord being totally honest with them about what to expect. While their task was certainly worthwhile, having eternal more

  • Seeing The Possibilities

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Jan 1, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Paul faced much opposition in ministry. He was forced to change his plans on numerous occasions, and yet he chose to see the possibilities instead of the obstacles. We too will face difficulty, but we must maintain our perspective, seeing possibilities.

    Seeing the Possibilities 2 Corinthians 2: 12-17 As you read and study Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church, you discover his ministry there was difficult at best. The church was situated in a city that was morally corrupt, and its influence was showing up in negative ways within the church. more

  • Picking Up Broken Pieces

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Aug 2, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    In a desolate place spiritually and in the midst of a time of oppressive persecution, Jesus fed the 5000 and taught his disciples that God will sustain us, will feed us and multiply our resources as we feed others the bread of life.

    Matthew 14__13-21 PICKING UP BROKEN PIECES TRINITY 11 Proper 13A Nehemiah 9:16-20 Then Ezra the priest said to the people, “But they and our fathers acted presumptuously and stiffened their neck and did not obey your commandments. They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that more

  • Opportunity And Opposition

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    Does your witness stand up in the face of opposition?

    Pastor J. H. Crowell, when about sixteen, sailed on a shipping vessel, where he was the only Christian in a crew of twelve. Before leaving his mother, he promised to meet her three times a day at the throne of grace. So regularly, he went below and prayed aloud. He thought he must. His fellow more

  • Staying True

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 8, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Communion meditation for May 7, 2006

    One of things that I thought about doing in my 20’s was running a marathon race. There was something appealing and challenging about running 26 plus miles. (It’s not appealing now but I did think about it.) I remember that as I ran during my college days, my endurance got better as I ran more and more

  • The Fight Within The Wall Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Feb 21, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    The greatest problem in ministry is often the fight within. Beware of the seeds of discontent, distrust and rivalry that the evil One can sow within the Body of Christ. Don't let selfishness gets the better of us.

    What we learn last week: There will be oppositions in ministry. • We cannot stop what people will say but we can choose not to allow their words or deeds to discourage us from doing what is good and right, what is the will of God. • We choose not to be distracted; we FOCUS on what more

  • Our Cornerstone Series

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Dec 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Learning how to be the church in today's world through learning from the book of Acts.

    God is so faithful! He’s faithful to us as individuals and faithful to us as a church. And as long as we continue to be a church that’s all about [2] loving God and loving others, God will continue to bless us and show us His faithfulness. We show our love for God when we’re more

  • Fellowship In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 1, 2002
    based on 69 ratings

    Paul’s ministry, like ours was one which relied not just on the power of God, but on many fellow workers sharing the load in the fellowship of the gospel.

    Rom 15:14-16:27 The King of Syria was having trouble in his war with Israel. Every time he set up an ambush, Elisha, the prophet, would warn the king of Israel. So the King of Syria decided to send an army to capture Elisha to put an end to this nuisance. The army arrived at Dothan where Elisha more

  • The Misunderstood Missionaries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 41 ratings

    How to overcome people who misunderstand God’s word, His will and His ways

    The Misunderstood Missionaries – Acts 14:1-20 Misunderstanding = Failure to understand people so as to disagree with them. Many misunderstandings lead to quarrels, conflicts or failure to show love to one another. Illustration:Army Law: An order that can be misunderstood will be more

  • Five Features Of Christian Service

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jun 11, 2018

    Five Features of Christian Service - Colossians chapter 1 verse 24 to chapter 2 verse 5 – Sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

    SERMON OUTLINE: (1). Ministry Involves Suffering (1:24). (2). Ministry Involves a Sense of Duty (1:25a). (3). Ministry Involves Preaching the Word (1: 25b-27). (4). Ministry Involves Exhortation and Education (1:28-29). (5). Ministry Involves Genuine Care for God’s People (2:1-5). SERMON more

  • "How To Receive God's Blessings" - Ii

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jul 6, 2004
    based on 49 ratings

    Everybody wants to be blessed by God. This message, the second in the series, gives us step-by-step instructions from the Psalms as to how we can be blessed by God.

    “How To Receive God’s Blessings” – II INTRODUCTION: A couple of weeks ago, we began a new series on “How To Receive God’s Blessings”. Last time, we looked at Psalm 1, where David gave us a description of the person who is “blessed” by God. EVERYBODY WANTS God to bless them … AMEN? NOBODY more