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  • Optimism

    Contributed by Isaac Magsino on Mar 11, 2019
     | 2,350 views

    “The optimist recognizes a responsibility in every crisis; the pessimist sees a crisis in every responsibility.” – copied

    Theme: Optimism Text: I Samuel 17: 1-58 Place: FBC Kodiak, Alaska Date: January 8, 2k6 Intro: Illus: a man lost a leg in an accident and when he was picked up and discover what had actually happened, he said to those around him, “Thank God it was the ...read more

  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,730 views

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impact our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the ...read more

  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,940 views

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impacts our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the ...read more

  • Biblical Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 7, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,339 views

    This sermon contrasts biblical optimism with worldly optimism. Foundations for Christian optimism are explored.

    Biblical Optimism Rom. 5:8-11 7-26-09 My purpose this morning is to stir up holy optimism. There is a strange contradictions going on in the world. Unbelievers who have the most horrible future in store are filled with a vain optimism; and Christians who have every reason to be the most ...read more

  • Optimism 101

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 25, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,278 views

    The challenge is to choose hope for the future rather than learn helplessness from the past.

    Title: Optimism 101 Text: Joel 2:23-32 (1:4-13, 12-18) Thesis: The challenge is to choose hope for the future rather than learn helplessness from the past. Introduction Learned Helplessness is a term I came across in my reading this week. It is a technical term originally used in ...read more

  • "The Brighter-Side Of Life"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Sep 13, 2016
     | 1,387 views

    Jeremiah gave not such a bright sided outcome for Israel. But there is a bright side there is a balm, it our choice or decision to repent and return to God.

    Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 The Brighter-side of Life Jeremiah is known as the weeping Prophet because his message from God was always gloom and doom 1. Jeremiah does not seem to live on the brighter-side of life "My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my heart is sick," writes the prophet ...read more

  • Optimism In The Face Of Tragedy

    Contributed by Sean Smuts on Jan 15, 2003
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,663 views

    A reflection on 9/11/01

    Optimism In The Face of Tragedy 10/30/01 “We all face tragedy. What’s more, we’ve all received the symbols of tragedy. Yours might be a telegram from the war department, an ID bracelet from the hospital, a scar, or a court subpoena. We don’t like these symbols, nor do we want these symbols. ...read more

  • Optimal Mental Health Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 30, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,790 views

    I want to start today by telling you what my success rate was for healing mental illness when I was a counsellor. Zero! I never saw one person ever get cured of a mental illness, and I am pretty sure not many others have either.

    I want to start today by telling you what my success rate was for healing mental illness when I was a counsellor. Zero! I never saw one person ever get cured of a mental illness, and I am pretty sure not many others have either. These are not diseases that can be cured, they are mental and ...read more

  • Optimal Health God's Way Series

    Contributed by Bill Naugle on Mar 4, 2018
     | 1,974 views

    In order to achieve optimal health we must consider food as the main ingredient in which we are to obtain the nutrition and health that God has designed for our bodies. First of all what is food? What does God consider as being food for mankind?

    Optimal Health God's Way In order to achieve optimal health we must consider food as the main ingredient in which we are to obtain the nutrition and health that God has designed for our bodies. First of all what is food? What does God consider as being food for mankind? God's definition of food ...read more

  • The Resurrection - The Real Reason For Hope And Optimism

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 244 ratings
     | 14,193 views

    What makes you hopeful and optimistic? Only one thing really works, and here it is.

    John 20:10-18: THE RESURRECTION: THE REAL REASON FOR HOPE AND OPTIMISM This past week there was a major earthquake in Afghanistan – the death toll is pretty high, and it continues to rise. Earthquakes always mean trouble. But not always. On Easter morning, the Bible tells us that there ...read more

  • This Godless World Is Headed For The Wrath Of God In Spite Of Their Optimism Series

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Jul 3, 2014
     | 3,713 views

    This world is totally oblivious to where they are really heading, they remind me of a fat, happy, dumb lamb heading for the slaughter house.

    Intro: 1. The world’s hope is like the little boys definition of hope, who said, “Hope is wishing for something real hard you know you ain’t gonna get!” 2. This world is totally oblivious to where they are really heading, they remind me of a fat, happy, dumb lamb heading ...read more

  • Faith’s Response To The Word For Optimal Profit

    Contributed by James Awosina on Jul 2, 2019
     | 811 views

    To profit from the Word requires an action of faith. Reading, hearing and receiving the Word passively and superficially is of no profit to a person.

    FAITH’S RESPONSE TO THE WORD FOR OPTIMAL PROFIT Hebrews 4:2 “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it” “The Word preached did not profit them…” What a fearful declaration! From the text ...read more

  • Unshakeable Confidence Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Sep 18, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 12,221 views

    How to effectively deal with insecurity, difficult tasks and pessimists.

    We’re in the pre-series "Getting Ready for Something More." Last time we saw Nehemiah, a Jew living in exile in the foreign land of Persia, serving as the king’s cupbearer, the person who tested the food and drink served to the king to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. He had received a ...read more

  • "I Will Always Have Hope”

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jul 19, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,764 views

    There's a desperate need for hope in the world. People have often died because they had no hope. Many people today are hopeless because of Coronavirus, shuttered businesses, and racial and political tensions. Bring them the real Hope!.

    “I WILL ALWAYS HAVE HOPE” Ps. 71:14-15 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. Three lady-church-attenders saw each other at the store. One said, “Covid-19 has our attendance down to 90 on Sunday mornings!” 2. “That’s nothing,” said the other, “Ours is down to 40!” The third, a single old maid said, “It’s ...read more

  • Hebrews- Part 6- " There Has To Be A Pony In Here Somewhere" Series

    Contributed by Randy Edwards on Aug 15, 2016
     | 4,583 views

    Part 6 of our Hebrews study- Optimist or Pessimist in Christ?

    Hebrews – Encouragement for a life of Faith Part 6 “There has to be a pony in here somewhere” Hebrews 6:18-19 Have you ever stopped to consider the difference between an optimist and a pessimist? There was a research team at a college who received a grant to study just ...read more