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  • The Temptation Of Pessimism

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Sep 10, 2015
     | 1,547 views

    This was a two week Bible Study on how to be optimistic in a pessimistic world

    THE TEMPTATION OF PESSIMISM MATTHEW 11:2-6 IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY EASY TO FALL INTO THE TRAP OF PESSIMISM IN OUR WORLD. THE NUMBER OF EVIL THINGS IN THE WORLD CONTINUES TO INCREASE, AND AS IT DOES WE MAY FALL INTO THE TRAP OF SAYING “THAT’S JUST THE WAY THINGS ARE, AND WE ...read more

  • The Purposeless Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Dec 5, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,507 views

    Have you ever thought about the purposeless driven life?

    THE PURPOSELESS DRIVEN LIFE Ecclesiastes 1:1-18 Introduction: Rick Warren has caught a lot of people’s attention with his books The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life. Have you ever thought about the purposeless driven life? This is the first sermon in a series on the ...read more

  • The Battle Of Attitudes!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 8, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 4,881 views

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

  • Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 11, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,954 views

    How often do you struggle with having a bad attitude? How often do you spend your time moping around or angry at the world? Do we go around, thinking everything around us stinks when in fact it’s not everything around us, but our attitude that stinks? Som

    DO YOU NEED AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT? INTRODUCTION: Anyone ever say that to you? “You need an attitude adjustment!” How often do you struggle with having a bad attitude? How often do you ...read more

  • The Human Spirit Fails, But The Holy Spirit Prevails

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on May 24, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,251 views

    Where are you on the line between optimism and pessimism? What is the right balance? Let's see what we learn from the tower of Babel. A. The human spirit triumphs. Not! B. Like at Babel, so still today C. The Holy Spirit centers us on Jesus and his cross

    Text: Genesis 11:1-9 Theme: The Human Spirit Fails, But the Holy Spirit Prevails A. The human spirit triumphs. Not! B. Like at Babel, so still today C. The Holy Spirit centers us on Jesus and his cross Season: Pentecost - c Date: May 23, 2010 Web page: ...read more

  • The Power Of Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Jeremiah Menyongai on Sep 5, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,422 views

    There is a plague sweeping churches, individuals, governments & nations. It’s not Ebola, Zika or West Nile Virus, cancer, or the flu. It’s called Epidemic of Discouragement. This outbreak is universal, deadly as the most dreaded disease. David faced it.

    SERIES: DAVID - A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART: Part 9: The Power Of Discouragement 1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall ...read more

  • Pontius Pilate: Stuck In People-Pleasing Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 8,529 views

    Pilate was a classic people-pleaser, who found that his behavior produced popularity that masked contempt, pessimism, and powerlessness.

    The story has it that during creation, as God was sitting up in heaven turning out all these creatures, some of the angels asked if they could help. It looked like fun, making plants and animals, birds and beasts. And so God, who had just finished fashioning something, said, "All right. Come ahead. ...read more

  • Do You Have Eeyore Syndrome?

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Nov 5, 2012
     | 5,354 views

    Could your nickname be ‘Eeyore’? Are you known as ‘Negative Nellie’ or, ‘Gloomy Gus’? Being a negative person and being a Christian is not a workable combination. Let’s see what we can do about that.

    DO YOU HAVE EEYORE SYNDROME? INTRODUCTION: "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning; which I doubt." "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh. "Gaiety. ...read more

  • From Famine To Feasting

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Sep 8, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,717 views

    For many Christians, there is a famine for God's Word that can easily affect their ability to face their problems. But it is possible to have spiritual feasting in the insurmountable riches of Christ. Let us learn from these characters from Genesis.

    FROM FAMINE TO FEASTING Text: GENESIS 43:1, 16, 31 Genesis 43: 1 "Now the famine was still severe in the land." Genesis 43: 16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Take these men to my house, slaughter an animal and prepare a meal; they are to eat ...read more

  • Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,864 views

    We live in a negative world. The Bible is full of positives. In the parable of the Prodigal Son & the Elder Brother, we see both optimism & pessimism.

    “Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World” INTRODUCTION: There are many books on POSITIVE THINKING. The book “The Power Of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale was required reading when I was a student at Trinity College. There are all kinds of “helps” out there to help us maintain a ...read more

  • Finding And Keeping Joy In A Joyless World

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 17, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,203 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.

    Finding and Keeping Joy in a Joyless World Psalm 100 As we approach a day set aside for national Thanksgiving God’s Word reminds us that we need to give God heartfelt thanksgiving. Thanksgiving from your heart is the way to find and keep joy in your life. On December 4, 1619 38 English ...read more

  • Fire Of Glory, Fire Of Drought

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 8, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,348 views

    We have experienced the warm glow of God’s blessings, but the fire of judgment is also at hand, for worship becomes ritual, there is a critical spirit, and pessimism spreads. Diligence and integrity bring vitality in worship.

    In all the annals of human history, there is one item which has held out more hope and yet offered more terror than any other. Wherever human beings gathered, in the infancy of our race, there this one item, this one element, both attracted them and repelled them; it drew them close and yet it ...read more

  • Dealing With Disappointment

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Nov 21, 2012
    based on 99 ratings
     | 23,027 views

    Expectation plus reality often times results to disappointment. Disappointments if not address in the proper perspective will result in negativity and pessimism. Christians are not exempted on this. And worse we may become critics of God as we can blame H

    DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENTS Expectation plus reality often times results to disappointment. Disappointments if not address in the proper perspective will result in negativity and pessimism. Christians are not exempted on this. And worse we may become critics of God as we can blame Him for ...read more

  • Selective Memory Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,002 views

    We use selective memory either to remember only pleasant things (denial) or only negative things (pessimism). God’s memory is an occasion of grace, for which we can be grateful.

    The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. Isn’t that ironic? The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. That could be due to several things. That could be ...read more

  • If God Is With Us? Why All This Trouble?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan 21, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,180 views

    This is a lesson about attitudes to problems using Gideon and several illustrations. Consider the renewal of our minds... Your focus? Your perspective, pessimism, optimism, and realism. Caterpillars crawl in mud before they fly with the wind.

    IF THE LORD IS WITH US, WHY ARE WE HAVING ALL THIS TROUBLE? THE CHALLENGE: GOD'S PERSPECTIVE & CHANGE! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I have a bucket, and I asked someone to bring me a bucket of water. They can not see that I have cut the bottom of the bucket out. Always they ...read more