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  • A Pleasant Mother

    Contributed by Donato Solano on Aug 8, 2006
     | 890 views

    What are the characteristics of a pleasant mother? Let us consider Naomi, not just because her name means “pleasant” but also because she demonstrated it in her life.

    INTRODUCTION “I wish I was dead. I wish I could kill my mother, too.” Says a note I found inserted in one the books at secondhand books Book Store. I think that one who wrote that note has an unpleasant mother. What are the characteristics of a pleasant mother? Let us consider Naomi, not just ...read more

  • Pleasant Interruptions

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 20, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,341 views

    We were created for community and we need community.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: We were created for community and we need community. While life is very enjoyable the journey of life and faith is often trying, difficult and painful. Discouragement. Relentless temptation. Debilitating sins. Doubts. Ridicule. Burdensome ...read more

  • Taking The Pleasant With The Unpleasant

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,541 views

    Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free? NO there’s a cross for everyone and there’s a cross for me. Even though many disciples relished the privilege to preach in the name of Jesus, persecution caused many to quit. They thrived on the

    1. Why do you think some people grow tired of their jobs? Every job has its so called good and bad points. Yet, some aspects of service are not always considered as pleasant but nevertheless are necessary. Jesus said, "If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily ...read more

  • From Pleasant To Bitter Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jul 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,205 views

    Upon Naomi's return home she said, "Don't call me Naomi [Pleasant] anymore. Call me Mara [Bitter]" This sermon examines her bitterness, now destructive bitterness is and how to deal with the trials in life.

    From Pleasant to Bitter Chuck Sligh Series: Ruth July 28, 2013 TEXT: Ruth 1:19-22 – “So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi? 20 And she said unto ...read more

  • Accepting The Pleasant With The Unpleasant

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
     | 782 views

    Secrets to learning how to take the good with the bad situations in a spirit of thankfulness

    Taking the Pleasant With the Unpleasant (Acts 14:1-8) 1. Why do you think some people grow tired of their jobs? Every job has its so called good and bad points. Yet, some aspects of service are not always considered as important as less enjoyable aspects. Even though many disciples ...read more

  • Good News And Pleasant Memories

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 16, 2008
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,583 views

    In our text, Paul speaks of good news and pleasant memories that come from his relationship to his Christian brothers and sisters. 1- Good news and pleasant memories come when faith is working 2- Good news and pleasant memories come when fellowship is en

    INTRO.- ILL.- The New York Times reported this story. For Coach, God and Archery Are a Package Deal, Aug. 19, 2008 BEIJING — Two weeks before leaving to compete in the Olympics, the archer Brady Ellison waded into a pool not far from the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., and was ...read more

  • Tell Us Pleasant Things

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 30, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,227 views

    The rebellious want to believe a lie, escape responsibility and avoid God, but the people of God are called to model truth and love.

    Very often, on my day off, I enjoy going to the state forest near Loudonville and hiking through the woods. I put something to eat and drink in my pack and head out. I am energized by being alone where there are no phones or other means of communication — except the best communication one can ...read more

  • Serendipity: An Accidental (But Pleasant) Discovery

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Apr 29, 2011
     | 3,272 views

    God addresses sin through judgment and mercy.

    First Presbyterian Church Wichita Falls, Texas May 1, 2011 SERENDIPITY: AN ACCIDENTAL (BUT PLEASANT) DISCOVERY Isaac Butterworth 2 Kings 22:1-3, 8, 10-12a, 13-17; 23:1-3 (NIV) 1 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years.... 2 He did ...read more

  • Naomi: From Pleasant To Bitter To Better

    Contributed by Jerry Owen on May 14, 2017
     | 1,075 views

    This sermon is about finding God's blessings for you when life has been bitter. It is also about being a good parent.

    NAOMI: FROM PLEASANT TO BITTER TO BETTER Ruth 1:1-2:1 1. THE PLEASANT WIFE AND MOTHER. Ruth 1:1-2 Now it came about in the days when the judges [a]governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab ...read more

  • Being Transformed Into Glory Is Not Pleasant, But It Is Necessary.

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Dec 1, 2016
     | 2,003 views

    We agree that we are being transformed into the likeness of Jesus, but this is not easy, nor is it painless. God therefore will use any means to achieve this, even our own families to agitate and root out an imperfection in us.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 15th August 2010; St Oswald’s is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: Jeremiah 23:23-29 Psalm 82 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke ...read more

  • Encouragement

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Feb 14, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,856 views

    HEALING WORDS FROM YOUR MOUTH

    ENCOURAGEMENT INTRODUCTION: PROVERBS 8:22-32 CLEARLY DESCRIBES CHRIST AS THE ULTIMATE HEALING BALM. HE IS MORAL, JUST AND RIGHT IN ALL HIS WAYS. SPIRITUAL INSIGHT: SEVERAL PROVERBS FOCUS ON WHAT GOD HATES. PROVERBS 15: 26 (NASB) EVIL PLANS ARE AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD, BUT PLEASANT ...read more

  • Gentleness

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Oct 3, 2013
     | 974 views

    I must say this, today there is a sadistic and egoistic pleasure in being snobby, overbearing, rude and curt? We have just forgotten to be kind, gentle and pleasant!

    Gentleness… Acts 11:2’And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him…’ It is sad that many are skeptical about fasting! Let us not do fasting as a ritual or a religious custom like many do these days without any change in them. Are ...read more

  • From Frustration To Your Wealthy Place

    Contributed by Adewale B T Shittu on May 14, 2013
    based on 13 ratings
     | 14,557 views

    The outcome of every situation and every circumstances that you are going through is a wealthy place. That is why God spoke in Jeremiah 29:11 ’that I know the thought that I have towards you, a thought of Good and not evil, to take you to your expected en

  • Opie's Newspaper

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 7, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,526 views

    A sermon on the tongue or the words that we use (Material adapted from Ben Patterson's book, He Has Made Me Glad, chapter 8 Words That Give Life; Opening illustration and title from Joey Fann's book, The Way Back to Mayberry, chapter 25)

    HoHum: “Opie’s Newspaper” is an episode on the Andy Griffith Show. Opie’s friend, Howie, received a small printing press as a gift, and the boys decide to go into the newspaper business. They work hard and produce an initial issue of what they call the Mayberry Sun. The ...read more

  • The Words Of The Wise Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 10, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,469 views

    God's wise men wrote His truths down so that we could be wise & so that we could readily share them with others.

    PROVERBS 22:17–21 THE WORDS OF THE WISE [1 Timothy 1:3-12] God's wise men wrote these truths down so that we could be wise and so that we could readily share them with others(CIT). [The sayings in 22:17-24:34 were written by wise men other than Solomon, and were compiled either in ...read more