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  • Opposition Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 5, 2011
     | 1,218 views

    Humankind has always opposed God's will and sought to limit God's movement among us. God's hand is upon his people and he is with them as they faithfully do God's will.

    Matthew 2:13-23 “Opposition” INTRODUCTION The warm, cuddly scene of a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger and surrounded by his parents, shepherds, and the Magi, is theologically called the incarnation. Jesus shed his godliness and became human. From another ...read more

  • The Reality Of Opposition Series

    Contributed by Matthew Sullivan on Mar 30, 2008
     | 1,797 views

    In any good and worthwhile project Satan will throw opposition our way

    Visioneering The Reality of Opposition Nehemiah 4 Matthew Sullivan A Quaker farmer was having a hard time with his mule. No matter what he tried the mule would not get up. He told the mule I am a Quaker and you know I cannot hit you and I cannot curse you. However, I can sell you to my ...read more

  • Opposition At Paphos Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Aug 22, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,401 views

    To get the listener to understand that although we will face opposition from many, we are still on the winning side.

    OPPOSITION AT PAPHOS Acts 13:6-12 My brothers and sisters life is full of opposition. Even in the smallest of things such as playing your favorite game or choosing a place of worship there will always be someone who will oppose you. Even in nature we ...read more

  • Living With Opposition Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,434 views

    Paul teaches us how to endure opposition

    Philippians 1:27-30 April 13, 2008 Living With Opposition When Paul first visited Philippi, he and Silas were arrested and beaten for setting a young girl free from a demon and for preaching the Good News of Jesus. Although they were released, for a traveling missionary, Paul saw the ...read more

  • Dealing With Opposition

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Nov 25, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,411 views

    All change, even good change, even godly inspired change will receive opposition. How will you deal with it?

    Introduction I. I would like to commend every person in this room this morning. A. For the past few years, and especially the last few months we have been 1. Praying for 2. Planning for 3. And implementing changes in our church, that B. We believe will better allow God to make ...read more

  • Introducing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,342 views

    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.

    http://brushforkbanner.blogspot.com/ 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. ...read more

  • Polar Opposites Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,748 views

    In the story of General Namaan, the Lord teaches us about a few traits that are polar opposites of each other: Faith & Unbelief...Humility & Pride.

    Epiphany 6 II Kings 5:1-14 Try doing this sometime. Take an empty 2-Liter bottle, and fill it up half way with just plain water, and the other half fill up with vegetable oil. Then try shaking that bottle up and mixing those two things together. What’s going to happen? Well, you can shake that ...read more

  • In The Face Of Opposition Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Oct 28, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,879 views

    Part 3 of a series; When Christ grows the church, we can expect opposition both inside and outside the church, illustrated in Acts 4 and 5.

    Trinity Baptist Church October 27, 2002 How Christ builds His Church In the Face of Opposition Acts 4:32-5:42 I’ve used it with you before and I will again because it’s a zinger. It’s one of Chuck Swindoll’s: "Where there’s light, there are bugs." The point is, where truth, or light, ...read more

  • Enduring Opposition

    Contributed by Mark Elkins on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,578 views

    Are the winds and waves of life crashing in on your boat? Discover truths that will enable you to endure the storms of opposition and enable you to experience the Peace of Christ.

    There are two prisoners shackled to a deep dark dungeon. Spread-eagled, they are securely lashed by manacles and chains and actually hanging suspended, side by side, a few feet above the dungeon floor. There is only one small window high above their heads, maybe thirty, or forty feet up. They ...read more

  • Opportunity And Opposition

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,539 views

    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 ...read more

  • Opposition To Faith Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jun 3, 2014
     | 1,857 views

    There will be opposition to the christian faith and so how do we handle them?

    Please open your Bibles to Titus….. All Christians are to pursue godliness; and godliness is pursued through His Word and through Jesus Christ! And as we noted last week, God calls on godly leaders to encourage others and refute false teachings. Let us note a little background of ...read more

  • Polar Opposites Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 10, 2015
     | 1,595 views

    Paul teaches the Ephesians that what we learn in Christ is polar opposite of what we naturally do in the flesh.

    I was studying wisdom this week, reviewing some of the resources I had recently received. One defined wisdom as, “The ability to look at things that look very similar, but the nature of them is quite different.” This is the focus of our message today. Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators ...read more

  • The Leader And Opposition Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 20, 2015
     | 1,951 views

    Despite opposition Nehemiah keeps them building. He organises the work to go on. We too experience opposition but can trust God to help us to persevere.

    Sermon by Rev George Hemmings Sometimes you read these stories from the Old Testament and they seem so remote, so removed from our modern world that you wonder whether they can have any relevance for us. I mean, as George pointed out last week, we wouldn’t even think of getting out and ...read more

  • Growing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,338 views

    What to do when opposition increases.

    Tonight I want to start by just jumping right into the text for this evening. Grab your Bible and open to Nehemiah 4:7-23. Instead of just reading through the whole text at once, keep your Bibles open as we will be walking through it piece by piece. If you can remember where we left off last ...read more

  • The Faces Of Opposition

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 855 views

    We should not be surprised that the gospel is opposed. We’d like to think that everyone will just accept this wonderful news, but that is not the case. Let’s look at the faces of that opposition.

    Passage: Acts 17:1-33 Intro: One of the recurring themes of Acts is opposition. 1. mostly from the Jews, but others as well. 2. it was as well as recurring theme in the life of ministry of Christ. 3. we can draw this principle; that where the gospel goes, opposition will arise in one form or ...read more