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

    Contributed by Rick Long on Feb 12, 2004
    based on 84 ratings
     | 7,060 views

    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

  • My Trials, So Hard, Will Soon Be Over

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 7,093 views

    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
     | 1,757 views

    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 Power Of Mom Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 14, 2007
    based on 66 ratings
     | 25,810 views

    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 ...read more

  • Jesus Appears To Us

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 118 ratings
     | 3,920 views

    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

  • Beholding The Glory Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 11, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,579 views

    Despite the entire Gospel's truth & power, it remained hidden to most. Here the Apostle tells us why the Gospel is hidden to the lost & so clear to the saved.

    2 CORINTHIANS 4:1-6 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] BEHOLDING THE GLORY Any of us who try to serve God in any way often have reasons for being discouraged. The awareness of our human limitations and our imperfections gnaw at our self-confidence. The indifference of people to whom we try to ...read more