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  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,787 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
     | 4,003 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

  • The Resurrection - The Real Reason For Hope And Optimism

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 243 ratings
     | 13,153 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

  • Unshakeable Confidence Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Sep 18, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 9,401 views

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

  • The Battle Of Attitudes!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 8, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,048 views

    LIFE IS BUT A BATTLE OF ATTITUDES! THE BATTLE IS BETWEEN PESSIMISM AND OPTIMISM.

  • When You Have Nothing Else To Lose!

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Apr 16, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,235 views

    Sometimes in spite of all the positive thinking we can generate, life is really terrible. Simple optimism will not do.

  • Finding And Keeping Joy In A Joyless World

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 17, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,628 views

    Thanksgiving reminds us to choose a life of praise and thanksgiving. A life of praise and thanksgiving means the difference between a life of optimism or a life of pessimism.

    Finding and Keeping Joy in a Joyless World Psalm 100 As we approach a day set aside for national Thanksgiving God’s Word reminds us that we need to give God heartfelt thanksgiving. Thanksgiving from your heart is the way to find and keep joy in your life. On December 4, 1619 38 English ...read more

  • Characteristics Of The Proverb Mother Series

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on May 6, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 10,856 views

    A message perfect for Mother’s day to encourage women with the seven godly characteristics of purity, trustworthiness, committment, diligence, optimism, compassion, and dignity.

    SUCCESS - HOW DO WE REALLY DEFINE IT TODAY? THE WORLD HAS ESTABLISHED VARIOUS METHODS FOR US SO THAT WE CAN "CHART" OR KEEP TRACK OF OUR PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LIFE. SOME OF THOSE METHODS THE WORLD GIVES US TO USE TO CHART OUR PROGRESS ARE THE ...read more

  • Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,145 views

    We live in a negative world. The Bible is full of positives. In the parable of the Prodigal Son & the Elder Brother, we see both optimism & pessimism.

    “Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World” INTRODUCTION: There are many books on POSITIVE THINKING. The book “The Power Of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale was required reading when I was a student at Trinity College. There are all kinds of “helps” out there to help us maintain a ...read more

  • How Does It Look To You Now?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 576 ratings
     | 32,251 views

    "How does it look to you now?" This is a good question to ask during the first few weeks of a New Year. (Powerpoints available - #330)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #330.) Our scripture text this morning is Haggai 2:3-7. The easiest way to find it is to go to the end of ...read more

  • Unwrap The Gift Of Joy This Christmas

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 24, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,465 views

    The angel said, “I bring you good news.” Christ is our good news of great joy.. Regardless of the circumstances, the pain, or problems, we look to Jesus, He is our good news. In Christ we can face life with optimism and joy.

  • Chaos And Control - Positive Perspective Or Faith Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,663 views

    Where does a positive perspective end and faith begin? Faith is not simply hoping that things will work out someday. If a positive perspective is what brings me success, then why do I need God?

    A rabbi was at odds with his congregation. The president of the synagogue said, ”Rabbi, we must have a conference to settle this dispute once and for all.” So the rabbi, the president an the ten elders met together to discuss the issue – but the rabbi soon discovered that he was the sole dissenting ...read more

  • Qualities Of Low Conflict Christians Series

    Contributed by Mark D. Stetler on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,194 views

    Do you want little or no conflict in your life? Look here!

    Qualities for Low Conflict Christians John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Intro… This week I believe it would be profitable for us to begin where we left off last week. Last week we talked about seven things you need to know before you ...read more

  • #5 Learning To Wait In Joy And Gladness Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 62 ratings
     | 4,381 views

    God has designed today for us to WAIT in JOY and GLADNESS. There are consequences if we make bad choices for today.

    LEARNING TO WAIT IN JOY AND GLADNESS By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is #5 in a series on waiting. 1. Waiting and Patience -- the dirty words? ; 2. Habakkuk’s Waiting Room; 3. Danger of waiting and spiritual rust; 4. The five levels of waiting; 5. Waiting with Joy and ...read more

  • Three Great Words From God

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 10,757 views

    Often we hear people speak disparagingly of making New Year’s resolutions. They think these promises are worthless. This cynicism could indicate that they have no hope for the coming year being better than the last. It is certainly easy to give way to

    Three Great Words from God for the Coming Year Romans 15:7-13 Intro Often we hear people speak disparagingly of making New Year’s resolutions. They think these promises are worthless. This cynicism could indicate that they have no hope for the coming year being better than the last. It is ...read more