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  • Opposition Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 5, 2011
     | 1,235 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

  • Opportunity And Opposition

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,579 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

  • In The Face Of Opposition Series

    Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Oct 28, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,922 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
     | 1,643 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

  • Growing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,378 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

  • Overcoming Opposition

    Contributed by Lisa Foy on Jan 20, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,398 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

  • Polar Opposites Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,780 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

  • Introducing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,361 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

  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 8,273 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

  • Overcoming Opposition

    Contributed by Robert Odle on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,566 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

  • The Reality Of Opposition Series

    Contributed by Matthew Sullivan on Mar 30, 2008
     | 1,828 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

  • Defeating The Opposition

    Contributed by Jose R. Hernandez on Jul 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,129 views

    Don’t allow the oppositions of this world to interrupt your relationship with God.

    One thing that oftentimes stops the spiritual growth, and stops the walk of many believers is the opposition that we encounter in this world. This is especially true when we receive a calling from the Lord. But, what is an opposition? An opposition is everything that looks to distance us from ...read more

  • #10 -- Opposition Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,476 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
     | 875 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 To Faith Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jun 3, 2014
     | 1,896 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