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  • The Pessimist And The Optimist Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 23, 2021
     | 728 views

    It is foolish to talk about the good old days of the church. The church never did live in good days, and never has, for the present evil age covers all days from Paul's time to ours

    Sam Levenson told of how his father took the 6 children, chained hand to hand, through a museum. Suddenly, in irritation at the slowness of their progress, he said, "Look kids, if you're gonna stop and look at everything, you ain't gonna see nothin." Anyone who has been in a ...read more

  • Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 13,436 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

  • Optimist Vs. Pessimist

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 200 ratings
     | 20,191 views

    The optimist says: “My cup runs over, what a blessing!” The pessimist says: “My cup runs over: what a mess!” We need both… And you know, most times the pessimist and the optimist are right. Both of them are right. The difference is that the optimist tries

    Let me ask you a question: it’s an embarrassing question but here in the church is the place we can say anything... Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Maybe the person who sit closest to you, and who know you the best, can answer the best. None of us like to be labeled as pessimist, right? And ...read more

  • Overcoming Pessimistic And Complacent Opinions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2006
    based on 39 ratings
     | 8,936 views

    A little girl had just finished her first week of school. "I’m just wasting my time," she said to her mother. "I can’t read, I can’t write and they won’t let me talk!"

    Overcoming Pessimistic and Complacent Opinions (Zeph. 3:16,17) "The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty. He will save. He will rejoice over you with love. He will rest in His love. He will shout over you with singing." OPINIONS On the first day of school, a first-grader handed ...read more

  • Optimistic Pessimism Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 28, 2021
     | 1,182 views

    Jesus is not being a pessimist here, however, in spite of the gloomy nature of His prophecy. He is being a realist with an optimistic foundation. You can afford to face the worst when you know the best will finally triumph

    A man stood before the judge and told him this story. One day when my rheumatism was bad, and my daughter had just eloped with a good for nothing scalawag, and fire had destroyed my barn, and my best hog had up and died of the cholera, and they had foreclosed the mortgage on me, and the sheriff ...read more

  • The Attributes Of Optimism Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 23, 2021
     | 682 views

    This letter to the Galatians gives us a beautiful opportunity to see how a great optimist like Paul reacts to negatives.

    Bob Harrington tells of how he was standing on the street preaching when an angry bartender took a mug of beer and poured it on his head. He said to the bartender, "Come here." When he came over he said to him, "I want to thank you for that." The bartender said, "You want ...read more

  • Hebrews- Part 6- " There Has To Be A Pony In Here Somewhere" Series

    Contributed by Randy Edwards on Aug 15, 2016
     | 5,794 views

    Part 6 of our Hebrews study- Optimist or Pessimist in Christ?

  • Pessimistic, Optimistic Or Realistic? Living With An Authentic Spirit Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Aug 8, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,754 views

    The pessimist says the glass is half empty. The optimist says the glass is half full. The realist knows there is water in the glass. Who are you?

    Pessimistic, Optimistic or Realistic? Living with an Authentic Spirit Which of these words would you use to describe yourself? Pessimist / Optimist / Realist Which would you use to describe yourself? The pessimist says the glass is half empty. The optimist says the glass is half ...read more

  • "Thomas Twin Didymus”

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Apr 19, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,734 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to inspire the hearers to affirm to others that believers are often inclined to look at life through the eyes of gloom, and need VISUAL EVIDENCE before accepting CHRIST at His Word.

    19 April 2009 Second Sunday of Easter U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Fortress Chapel Contingency Operation Site (C.O.S.) Sykes Tall-afar, Iraq BIG IDEA: Believers are often inclined to look upon life with the eyes of gloom and need VISUAL PROOF before accepting CHRIST at His ...read more

  • Unshakeable Confidence Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Sep 18, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 14,165 views

    How to effectively deal with insecurity, difficult tasks and pessimists.

    We’re in the pre-series "Getting Ready for Something More." Last time we saw Nehemiah, a Jew living in exile in the foreign land of Persia, serving as the king’s cupbearer, the person who tested the food and drink served to the king to make sure it wasn’t poisoned. He had received a ...read more

  • The Temptation Of Pessimism

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Sep 10, 2015
     | 3,593 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

  • Proper Perspective

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 7, 2003
    based on 144 ratings
     | 18,642 views

    This is a sermon on how we preceive things. Are we optimistic or pessimistic?

    PROPER PERSPECTIVE Philippians 4:4-9 INTRO: ILLUS: Here you see a glass (use a glass as a visual). Is it half empty, or is it half full? It all depends on your perspective, on how you see the glass. ILLUS: Two shoe salesman were sent to Africa. One sent a telegram home that said: “Get me ...read more

  • Grapes, Giants, Grasshoppers And God

    Contributed by Denny Feasby on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 67 ratings
     | 9,226 views

    In life there are optimists and pessimists. Optimists focus on what can be; possibilities, opportunities, and potential. Pessimists on the other hand tend to focus on problems, obstacles and potential doom. Optimists tend to operate by faith not by sigh

  • Prayer And The Cynical

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 25, 2010
     | 2,484 views

    Prayer emphasis fall 1987: common wisdom is that we will never change, and the cynic believes that. Like Koheleth we can lose hope for everything. But the Christ who will come gives us hope, life, companionship, and is at work in all things for change a

    One of the rules you learn when you study the discipline of marriage counseling is that you must try to help young people preparing for marriage to know at least this much: that whatever he or she is now, they will be more of it in fifty years. Whatever he or she is now, they will be more of it in ...read more

  • Optimism

    Contributed by Isaac Magsino on Mar 11, 2019
     | 3,435 views

    “The optimist recognizes a responsibility in every crisis; the pessimist sees a crisis in every responsibility.” – copied

    Theme: Optimism Text: I Samuel 17: 1-58 Place: FBC Kodiak, Alaska Date: January 8, 2k6 Intro: Illus: a man lost a leg in an accident and when he was picked up and discover what had actually happened, he said to those around him, “Thank God it was the ...read more