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  • Overcoming Pessimistic And Complacent Opinions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2006
    based on 39 ratings
     | 7,146 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

  • Optimist Vs. Pessimist

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 200 ratings
     | 16,958 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

  • Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,121 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.

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

    Contributed by Randy Edwards on Aug 15, 2016
     | 2,923 views

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

    Hebrews – Encouragement for a life of Faith Part 6 “There has to be a pony in here somewhere” Hebrews 6:18-19 Have you ever stopped to consider the difference between an optimist and a pessimist? There was a research team at a college who received a grant to study just ...read more

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

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Aug 8, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,111 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
     | 3,149 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
     | 9,389 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
     | 1,602 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
     | 13,169 views

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

  • Grapes, Giants, Grasshoppers And God

    Contributed by Denny Feasby on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 67 ratings
     | 6,129 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

    Grapes, Giants, Grasshoppers and God Num 13:1-4, 23-33 Intro: This month makes the 200rth anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In May 1804 President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to search out a possible route to the Pacific Ocean. Jefferson, ...read more

  • Prayer And The Cynical

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 25, 2010
     | 1,388 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

  • Why We Can Be An Optimist This 2017

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Jan 9, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,434 views

    You can look pessimistically this New Year or you can look optimistically. We must choose to be optimistic. Our outlook will determine our ultimate destiny.

    WHY I AM AN OPTIMIST THIS 2017 INTRODUCTION: Happy New Year to everyone. Welcome to 2017. A bright new year is ahead of us. I wonder if you have the same feeling or outlook in this year as I do. Many years ago, former President Reagan in his news conference at the start of the new year ...read more

  • Strength Out Of Weakness

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Dec 12, 2004
    based on 105 ratings
     | 8,998 views

    Often the world considers trouble to be a terrible intruder into life. For many people the problems of life are viewed as nothing more than minus factors. But the Christian perspective of trouble is not pessimistic. Paul experienced a thorn in the flesh,

    Title: Strength Out of Weakness Text: "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me" (2 Cor. 12:9). Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians ...read more

  • Hope

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,050 views

    As Christians we can see the world physically decaying and spiritually degenerating with this sin. However, we do not need to be pessimistic, because we have a blessed hope. Brighter days indeed lie ahead for the whole creation.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: A number of years ago researchers performed an experiment to see the affect hope has on those undergoing hardship. Two sets of laboratory rats were placed in separate tubs of water. The researchers left one set in the water, and found that within an hour they had all ...read more

  • The Ascension

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 9, 2012
     | 3,856 views

    Jesus knew and suffered due to the reality of sin in the human heart. But when He physically left the earth, His message was not a pessimistic one. Summarizing who he was and what difference this should make for everyone is stated in what is known as the

    Avid readers often will credit this or that writer for luring them into a lifelong love of a genre. For those who love science fiction, it offeres grand, cosmic landscapes on which to project the boundless possibilities of life. Yet for one writer, Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012), who ...read more