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  • Opposition Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 5, 2011
     | 1,203 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 Scott Hippler on Feb 6, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,612 views

    3/5 - Anytime that we attempt great things for God, oppostion is going to come

    The Bible tells us to love our neighbors and also to love our enemies; probably because the are generally the same people. This was certainly true in Nehemiah’s time. His arrival in Jerusalem was a threat to those leaders and tribes and nations around him. A strong Jerusalem would endanger ...read more

  • In The Face Of Opposition Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,836 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

  • Opportunity And Opposition

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 16, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,498 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

  • Overcoming Opposition

    Contributed by Lisa Foy on Jan 20, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,350 views

    Opposition and problems are a part of life, it is important that we learn how to overcome problems through Christ.

    When Paul went into Ephesus he encountered a set of problems with a throng of people behind it. Paul states that he wanted at times to throw his hands up and go home. Most of his problems came from people that were unwilling to change. 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 Paul explains that we are not going ...read more

  • Introducing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,265 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

  • Growing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,316 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

  • #10 -- Opposition Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,345 views

    As followers of Jesus, we should expect to face opposition, but we can trust that God has "cut the cords of the wicked."

    Introduction Pastor Eugene Peterson tells a story from his childhood—a story about having to deal with enemies. For him it came in the form a school bully who beat him up every day after school. It seemed no matter how young Eugene tried to avoid him—in the forms of alternate routes and ...read more

  • The Faces Of Opposition

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 834 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

  • Opposition Comes

    Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Feb 28, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,016 views

    When we do things for God we will face opposition.

    Three contractors were touring the White House on the same day. One was from New York, another from Missouri, and the third from Florida. At the end of the tour, the guard asked them what they did for a living. When they each replied that they were contractors, the guard said, "Hey we need one ...read more

  • Polar Opposites Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 12, 2015
     | 1,568 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 21, 2015
     | 1,934 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

  • Polar Opposites Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Nov 15, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,700 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

  • Living With Opposition Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,340 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

  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Jul 24, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 8,102 views

    Further opposition to be faced before the inheritance is gained

    Study 13 Chapter 10&11 Introduction I suppose, like me, many of you have turned your hand to a little bit of decorating at some time or another. Maybe you decided it was about time that your living room was freshened up a bit and so you got your tins of paint, your emulsion for the ceiling ...read more