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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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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.

  • 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.

  • Consequences Of Not Hearing From God Series

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Aug 7, 2016
    based on 3 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.

  • My Trials, So Hard, Will Soon Be Over

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 24 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • When Relationships Sour Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Without question many of our most painful chapters in life have to do with soured relationships. That’s why we’re considering this in our final message in our series "When Bad Things Happen to Good People."

    Introduction A 104 year-old woman was being interviewed by a Christian reporter. The reporter asked the woman if it was easier or more difficult to live the Christian life the older you get. The lady thought for a moment and said, “Well, there is less peer pressure.” Some things may get ...read more

  • When You Are In The Cave

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Nov 9, 2014

    Lessons from God are often better taught in a dark cave.

    Have you felt like you were in a cave driven there by despair, sin, your physical or spiritual enemies? It's dark and dank and you wonder if God sees your predicament and cares. You are afraid to even look out the entrance lest your enemies find you and torment you. David had a similar ...read more

  • Rx For Discouragement Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 18, 2011

    If we want to overcome discouragement and despair, then we must 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 ...read more