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  • The Resurrection - The Real Reason For Hope And Optimism

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 243 ratings
     | 13,120 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
     | 9,308 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

  • The Battle Of Attitudes!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 8, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 4,980 views

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

    LIFE IS BUT A BATTLE OF ATTITUDES! THE BATTLE IS BETWEEN PESSIMISM AND OPTIMISM. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Proverbs 15:15 --- He that is of a merry heart ...read more

  • When You Have Nothing Else To Lose!

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Apr 16, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,154 views

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

    When you have nothing else to lose! Keep Hope Alive A student athlete was contemplating the height of the bar on the high jump. “I don’t think I can make it,” he said. “Think positive!” said a friend. “All right,” the athlete said boldly, “I’m positive I can’t make it.” 1 Peter 1:3-9 3Praise ...read more

  • Finding And Keeping Joy In A Joyless World

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 17, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,490 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.

  • How Does It Look To You Now?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 576 ratings
     | 32,140 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
     | 5,687 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.

    Un-wrap the Gift of Joy this Christmas Luke 2:10 “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” The angel said, “I bring you good news.” Christ is our good news of great joy.. Regardless of the circumstances, the pain, ...read more

  • Chaos And Control - Positive Perspective Or Faith Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,574 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
     | 1,167 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

  • The Owners Manual

    Contributed by Marty Baker on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 4,779 views

    This sermon is designed to encourage seekers and believers to read the Bible.

    The Owners Manual Living by the Book Series #1 / January 9, 2000 / Dr. Marty Baker www.stevenscreek.net The importance of proper vehicle maintenance is no secret. Every owner’s manual has a section entitled "Maintaining Your Car," which provides an upkeep schedule designed to assure ...read more

  • Three Great Words From God

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 10,651 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

  • Burdens We Bear And Burdens We Share

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jul 16, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,338 views

    The law of sowing and reaping

    Burdens We Bear, Burdens We Share, Gal 5:19-6:10 INTRODUCTION: A. I trust that as well a taught congregation as you are that you have no need for me to tell you that the chapter and verse numbering was added by man and is not inspired of God. There is a bad chapter division in Galatians ...read more

  • A Costly Meal

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jul 22, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,248 views

    Jesus, the bread of life!

    A Costly Meal, John 6:1-15, 35 Introduction A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I’ve gone for 30 years now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I ...read more

  • Our Basis For Decisions! - Postmodernity

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,449 views

    How does post-modernity affect the way Christians should live and how does it affect the way we present Jesus to a non-Christian world?

    Our Basis for Decisions! How does post-modernity affect the way Christians should live and how does it affect the way we present the ethics of Jesus to a non-Christian world? Pray Have you ever thought about what is the basis of your decisions in life? How do you make decisions about ...read more

  • A Reputation Worth Having Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 15, 2007
    based on 39 ratings
     | 7,300 views

    The faith of the Roman Christians gave them a reputation that was worth having. Paul shows us two qualities about their faith that gave them a reputation worth having.

    Scripture Benjamin Franklin once said, “Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked and never well mended.” William Shakespeare’s Othello lamented the loss of his reputation after he had acted foolishly, “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the ...read more