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  • Opposition Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 5, 2011
     | 1,257 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

  • Opposition Comes

    Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Feb 28, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,205 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

  • The Reality Of Opposition Series

    Contributed by Scott Hippler on Feb 5, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,714 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

  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 8,310 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

  • Growing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,392 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

  • Righteous Opposition

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 30, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,819 views

    The doctrine of justification is such an important doctrine that a breech of it by Peter caused him to be rebuked by Paul. If the apostles can get it wrong so can we, therefore we need to understand what is at stake.

    Galatians 2:11-14 Righteous Opposition Scripture Readings:- Romans 3:21-31 Galatians 2:11-21 Galatians 2:11-14 (text) Congregation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Does it strike you that Paul might be overreacting? After all Paul is making some pretty strong allegations. • Paul states ...read more

  • Overcoming Opposition

    Contributed by Lisa Foy on Jan 20, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,418 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

  • Responding To Opposition Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,466 views

    THE PASSAGE BEFORE US THIS MORNING IS THE RESULT OF ACTIVITIES IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER. IF YOU WERE TO FLIP THE PAGE BACK INTO CHAPTER 3, YOU WOULD SEE THAT PETER AND JOHN, WHILE WALKING UP TO THE TEMPLE, ENCOUNTER A MAN WHO CANNOT WALK, AND THROUGH THE

    RESPONDING TO OPPOSITION ACTS 4:16-22 Proposition: OUTWARD OPPOSITION NEEDS TO BE RESISTED AS A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST. Introduction: THE PASSAGE BEFORE US THIS MORNING IS THE RESULT OF ACTIVITIES IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER. IF YOU WERE TO FLIP THE PAGE BACK INTO CHAPTER 3, YOU WOULD SEE THAT PETER ...read more

  • Unbelief And Opposition

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Apr 17, 2012
     | 1,775 views

    We are going to look at unbelief and opposition to Christ. It’s a lesson that needs to be studied in detail. How tragic it is that religious positions sometimes become political. How tragic it is that men reject Christ for the things of this world. How

    Tonight we are going to look at unbelief and opposition to Christ. John 11: 47-57 gives a good lesson on this. It’s a lesson that needs to be studied in detail. Let’s begin in v. 47. READ v. 47. Jesus has just raised Lazarus from the dead. Scripture tells us that some believed ...read more

  • Polar Opposites Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,808 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

  • Opportunity And Opposition

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,628 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 Robert Odle on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,584 views

    How to overcome opposition in accomplishing God?s work.

    Overcoming the Opposition (Nehemiah 1:1 - 2:12) Introduction. A. The Fall of God?s People: 1. 722 B.C. - the Northern Kingdom fell forever to the Assyrians. 2. 586 B.C. - the Southern Kingdom fell to the Babylonians. B. The Restoration of God?s People: 1. 539 B.C. - the Babylonian ...read more

  • Enduring Opposition

    Contributed by Mark Elkins on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,678 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

  • The Faces Of Opposition

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 889 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

  • #10 -- Opposition Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,523 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