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  • "Persistent Faith"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Dec 4, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    It isn’t about praying for something God is slow to give. It’s about being steadfast and holding on to faith.

    “Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, 2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. 3 “There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection more

  • The Value Of Persistent Faith

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 14, 2007

    Message about the please of a Canaanite woman for her daughter’s healing.

    The Value of Persistent Faith Matthew 15:21-28 January 14, 2007 When Noble was just a little baby, he faced a life-threatening illness (details); we’ve also had other children who, when we went to the hospital, had rather slim outlooks. And all Debra and I could do was cry and cry out to more

  • Casting Away

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 18, 2018

    We must have confidence in the Word of God with no ifs or maybes if we expect to see our reward

    Casting Away “Cast not away therefore your confidence which has great recompense of reward” (Hebrews 10:35). 1. Ifs and Maybes: Ifs and Maybes are what get us into trouble. What if God doesn’t do it? What if He won’t do it? What if He won’t do it for me? We never say God can’t do it more

  • Faithfully Persevering In Times Of Trial Series

    Contributed by Ned Bartlebaugh on Aug 21, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    James encourages us to persevere in times of trial by choosing to have an attitude of spiritual joy, an attitude of persistent faith and an attitude of humility.

    1)Introduction a)Statements made: children don’t come with an instruction manual. b)Society says that there is no standard way to live your life. Just do it your way, make yourself happy, and according to Nike “Just Do It.” c)The Book of James however, is a Do It Yourself Guidebook on more

  • Story 17 Jeremiah Was A "Bulldog"

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 27, 2014

    Jeremiah displayed a persistent, faithful quality. He was tenacious in his mission to a hard-hearted people.

    1. Decisions (A Poem by Dr. Seuss) Did I ever tell you about the young Zoad - who came to a sign at the fork of the road? He looked one way and the other way too - the Zoad had to make up his mind what to do. Well, the Zoad scratched his head, and his chin, and his pants. -- And he said to more

  • A Faith That Won't Fold Up

    Contributed by Michael Cariño on Jan 2, 2017
    based on 11 ratings

    Big Idea: God finds pleasure when your faith persists in spite of pressure.

    A FAITH THAT WON’T FOLD UP Matthew 15:21-28 Introduction: He was seven years old when he had to work to support his poor family. At age nine, his mother died. He was 23 when he incurred a huge debt due to a failed business. At 28 and after four years of engagement, he asked his girl more

  • A Mother's Faith

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on May 9, 2016
    based on 6 ratings

    A sermon for Mother's Day talking about the faith of the Canaanite woman seeking a healing for her daughter from Jesus. In this sermon we see she had a persistent faith to overcome all the barriers lined up against her, where Jesus called her faith great.

    Mother’s Day Sermon A Mother’s Faith Matthew 15:21-28 When Robert Ingersoll, also known as “The Great Agnostic” came into a town giving a series of lectures. Two college students attended his lectures, and one of them said, “I guess he knocked the props out from more

  • The God Who Promises

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on May 2, 2001
    based on 46 ratings

    An exposition of Abraham’s (then Abram’s) travels into Egypt reveals the persistant faithfulness of God in spite of out faithlessness and forms the foundation to challenge us to believe the promises made to us in Jesus Christ.

    10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, `This is his wife.’ Then more

  • Alright, Already!

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Oct 13, 2010
    based on 9 ratings

    Jesus asks, "When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" The parable of the widow and the unjust judge shows the kind of persistent faith that Christ would hope to find in each of us.

    We have a tendency to think that parables teach one lesson and one lesson only. The parable of the Good Samaritan is about helping your neighbor in need. The parable of the Rich Ruler is about the total sacrifice required to follow Jesus. And we could certainly say that this parable of the widow more

  • The Path Toward Victory Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 24, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Every winning team has a game plan that will bring them the victories. So too with Christians. Watchfulness, persistence, faithfulness and God’s power and presence pave the pathway for victory.

    Luke 21:5-19 “The Path Toward Victory” INTRODUCTION What does the future hold? Is the world going to get worse, get better, or stay the same? Many people in the United States fear the future. After 9/11 they are scared. Certainly Islamic terrorism remains a threat not only to the United more

  • Jesus Ministers 24/7 With Compassion And Pity

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Sep 9, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus desires to get away for a time of solitude with his disciples but it isn';t to be

    Weekend Message/Devotion Mark 7:24-37 September 9, 2018 Jesus Ministers 24/7 with Compassion and Pity As we read and ponder Mark’s gospel reading for today, one cannot help but picture Jesus seeking a little time to get away from the crowds and the harangue of the Pharisees that followed him more

  • How Persistent Is Your Faith Series

    Contributed by William Noel on Dec 31, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    Lessons From A Faith That Wouldn’t Quit!

    Intro. · Persistent is defined as ‘refusing to give up’, ‘never ceasing’, or ‘continuing to exist despite interference or treatment’ · Ill.: There’s a supposedly true story of a Welsh woman who lived in a remote valley in Wales. She went to a great deal of trouble and expense to have electrical more

  • How To Expand Your Faith Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    How to make faith grow

    Title: How to Expand Your Faith Text: John 4:46-53 One man said that faith is: Forward Action Inspired Through Him Forward is the direction of faith Action is the proof of our faith Inspired is the motivation of faith Through is the power of faith. Through God not our self. Him is more

  • "A Night Of Anxiety"

    Contributed by Brian Credille on Jun 16, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon focuses on the problem of anxiety and how believer’s can face it and overcome it.

    "A Night of Anxiety" Genesis 32:24-30 INTRODUCTION What does anxiety do in a person’s life? 1. It does not rid tomorrow of it’s sorrow, but it does rob today of it’s strength. 2. It does no keep you from experiencing evil, but it makes you incapable of coping with it when it more

  • Love Covers It

    Contributed by Jeff Pearce on Feb 26, 2013

    Quick lesson on paint night with the youth on how love covers sin.

    Love Covers it 1 Peter 4:8 Intro: Peter says above all 1: Things a) Thinking b) Feelings c) Preconceived notions or ideas d) What you’ve heard or think you know Point: above all these things, sometimes, no, at all times we have to turn our brains down a bit and let our hearts more