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  • Overcoming Despair

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 12, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    We all experience despair at times and God will help us to overcome it.

    Title: Overcoming Despair Text: Psalm 13:1-6 “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my more

  • Peter: How To Overcome Despair In Times Of Failure Series

    Contributed by Rick Long on Feb 12, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    Second in the series "Meet the Cast." To really understand how to overcome despair in times of failure, we must see the transformation in Peter’s life after Jesus conquered death and rose from the dead.

    Thank God He uses failures! I’m not sure where I would be if God did not use people who continually mess up. I believe there is man in scripture who can totally relate to this. It’s Peter. As I read the accounts of Peter while he faithfully followed Jesus, I also see a passionate more

  • Do Not Lose Heart! (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Nov 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon offers resources for coping with discouragement and help in overcoming despair.

    Last week we began a series entitled “Do Not Lose Heart.” We established the point that many people lose heart as they travel the path of life. I mentioned Jim Ryun, who was a long distance runner. At one point in his life he lost heart with running and walked off of the track. He quit. He was more

  • Do Not Lose Heart (Part I)

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Nov 4, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon offers resources for coping with discouragement and help in overcoming despair.

    Have you ever seen someone lose heart? Maybe today you are struggling with issues and are on the verge of losing heart. Maybe you have already lost heart. I will share a few examples I have observed. When I was a boy there was a man I idolized. His name was Jim Ryun. Jim Ryun was one of the more

  • Do Not Lose Heart! (Part 3)

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Nov 12, 2009

    This sermon offers resources for coping with discouragement and help in overcoming despair.

    Ask the congregation to write a one sentence description of their life purpose. Instruct them to leave out any reference to their family or their job. Ask for volunteers to share their sentence. Review: The past two Sundays we have been involved in a series entitled "Do Not Lose Heart.¨ The more

  • Consequences Of Not Hearing From God Series

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Aug 7, 2016
    based on 2 ratings

    We will learn from this chapter that there will be corresponding negative consequences that can happen in our lives whenever we do not hear from God. God wants us to obey His voice always.

    I Samuel chapter three is about the importance of hearing the voice of God from the example of Samuel. We learned that we must be sure of hearing God's voice and not the voice of the enemy because there are many voices out there trying to get our attention. We had to reject other unfamiliar more

  • My Trials, So Hard, Will Soon Be Over

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 23 ratings

    Everyone has trouble and the psalmist displays 3 attitudes that will allow God to draw us out of despair.

    The Psalmist displays 3 things that will help overcome despair: 1. Passion (42:1) a. There’s a story of a young American engineer who was sent to Ireland by his company. It was a two-year assignment. He had accepted it because it would enable him to earn enough to marry his long-time more

  • The Wrong Side Of Easter

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 17, 2002
    based on 18 ratings

    There are two sides of the Easter story. The side of darkness and death and the side of resurrection and life.

    THE WRONG SIDE OF EASTER Mark 16:10 INTRO. Here are the followers of Jesus "weeping and mourning" but just fifty days later they would be in great joy, singing psalms and telling of their great experiences with Christ. The difference is as dramatic as the reason. That is, in our text, the more

  • Rx For Discouragement Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 15, 2017

    If you want to overcome discouragement in your own life, then believe the good news, believe God’s Word, and be with God’s people on a regular basis.

    An optimist and a pessimist were at the coffee shop where the optimist commented, “Isn’t this a wonderful, bright, sunny day?” The pessimist replied, “Yea, but if it doesn’t stop soon, all the grass, flowers and crops will dry up. Two days later, it’s raining and the optimist says, “Isn’t more

  • The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Mar 28, 2013

    An Easter Sunday sermon about trusting in the eyewitness accounts of Jesus' resurrection and believing in the power of Christ's resurrection to change our lives.

    Today, Christians around the world celebrate the greatest event of the Christian faith and we believe the history of the human race; the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Now, this isn’t just about the resurrection of one man from the grave. What this event means is what is profound more

  • The Power Of Mom Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 14, 2007
    based on 66 ratings

    For Christians Psalm 22 is a "messianic" psalm. But when it was written many would have seen the picture of a man struggling with doubt and despair, who overcame that hopelessness by what his mother taught him.

    OPEN: An anonymous son wrote the following observations about his mother. He said that: His Mother taught him LOGIC... She once asked: "If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you do it too?" His Mother taught him MEDICINE... "If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to freeze that more

  • Jesus Appears To Us

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 118 ratings

    Introduction 1. I felt that God had gone away. I felt little hope and the joy of ministry had disappeared. I no longer had the desire, the mission to bring the good news that had motivated me into ministry. It was a dark time, one of the worst times of my life. 2. Do you know what I am more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit - Goodness Series

    Contributed by David Quackenbush on Feb 24, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A continued look at the manifestation of the Spirit in the life of the believer. Goodness is synonymous with God and as such should also be in the life of the believer

    The Fruit of the Spirit - Goodness Scripture: Galations 5:22-23 22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23. gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (NASV) Introduction Thus far we have examined the Fruit of the more

  • Eruption

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Apr 22, 2001
    based on 69 ratings

    Christmas is the reality of God’s plan for salvation for all humanity.

    “ERUPTION” LUKE 1: 68-79 DECEMBER 10, 2000 INTRODUCTION: In 1994, two Americans answered an invitation for the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics (based on biblical principles) in the public schools. They were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, the fire and more

  • A Chronicle Of Despair Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jul 25, 2016

    Even godly people struggle with bouts of despair and depression. Take a look at Elijah's life and find biblical ways to deal with these issues.

    What a strange turn of events in the life of our hero we read in 1 Kings 19. Why would this man of God be so despondent that he hoped to die? Let’s recount the circumstances that brought Elijah to this point as we explore a chronicle of despair. First, Elijah had stood boldly before King Ahab more