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  • A Reluctant Prophet

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 27, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 2,993 views

    The story of Jonah and how it parallels our reluctance to reach the lost.

    I can still the scene from Titanic where the orchestra is brought out on deck to play music while the ship is sinking. Drinks and food are passed out in the dining room to maintain a sense of normalcy. People were eating, drinking and dancing as the ship was going down. It reminds me of what ...read more

  • The Reluctant Apostle Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 104 ratings
     | 9,006 views

    The characteristics of genuine salvation as displayed in Paul’s Damascus Road experience.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 17 “The Reluctant Apostle” Acts 9:1-23 Saul has been mentioned three times in our study as a bitter opponent of Christ and his church. (7:58), (8:1), and now in (9:1). Today’s text reintroduces Saul by saying, he was “still breathing threats and murder ...read more

  • The Reluctant Hero

    Contributed by Duke Jeffries on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 863 views

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. In our study last week we met B __ __ __ __, one of those less-than-perfect "heroes" that appear here and there in the Bible. His careful and cautious approach to the revealed will of God stood in sharp contrast to both the confident assurance of Deborah and the opportunistic ...read more

  • The Reluctant Sprit Series

    Contributed by James Macinnes on May 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,424 views

    The reaction of the tribes of Isreal to being called into battle and the results of such action/inaction and how it applies to the church today.

    The Reluctant Spirit. Judges 5:15b-18 “honorable mentions” and the “dishonorable mentions rebuke towards four and one half tribes whom did not come. “suppose they gave a war and nobody came?” Ruben: The tribe that was sentimental but not decisive . . . therefore could not act. Name ...read more

  • Reluctant Disciples

    Contributed by Scott Epperson on May 26, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,175 views

    To be a true disciple we must be willing to follow the lamb where ever he may go. The question you should ask is how far will you go?

  • Resurrection Reluctance

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 716 views

    Easter should be a happy day, but for those who first experienced the risen Lord it was anything but joyful. This speaks to how you might experience Jesus at first too.

  • Good Givers And Reluctant Receivers

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Apr 19, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,767 views

    We examine a slice of Isaac’s life and find an illustration of the "not of works" principle for success in living the Christian life.

    A Study by Charles W. Holt email: cholt@gt.rr.com Good Givers and Reluctant Receivers Genesis 25:5 and 24:36 Abraham is truly one of the greatest men of the entire Bible. He is not great in an all-encompassing sense. No one has ever attained to that status, except our Lord Jesus Christ. ...read more

  • Moses - The Reluctant Hero Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 27, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,900 views

    Most of the time we think of spiritual giants just itching to do God’s work. Moses was actually very reluctant to answer God’s call. This gives us ordinary folks hope. God takes us - whatever we have in our hand - and uses it for His glory.

    What are you like when God calls you? Do you actively listen for His voice then jump at the chance to obey? Or are you just kind of going along, doing your job, minding your own business and when God calls you might reluctantly go along if He twists your arm enough? You might think that a ...read more

  • Gideon, The Reluctant Hero Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,887 views

    Have you been afraid that your lack of skills, background, or ability to hear God disqualifies you for service? Learn how God worked with a timid man and turned him into a hero.

  • Gideon: God's Reluctant Hero Series

    Contributed by Rick Bartosik on May 23, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,331 views

    Gideon was an unlikely hero. But God used him in a powerful way, just as He uses all who will believe Him and obey.

  • Becoming More Undignified

    Contributed by Carl Barnhardt on Aug 5, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,613 views

    Encourages worshipers to not be ashamed or reluctant to display their faith publically

    Do you know that today is a special Sunday? Every Sunday is special but today is most especially special because it is congregation participation Sunday. I want to know who in the early service told you what was coming. Today we’ve seen some things, we’ve seen some very small children display ...read more

  • Meek But Not Weak

    Contributed by Keith Shuler on Nov 5, 2002
    based on 92 ratings
     | 1,702 views

    Meekness:a reluctance to assert oneself. It means to be tamed. It means to plow a field.

    Meek But Not Weak Matthew 5:4 Its been said that God is more concerned about our character than he is our comfort. And I have found that God knows how to engineer circumstances so that He can develop our inner man. He is after conformity. He desires that the citizens of the kingdom reflect his ...read more

  • Please Don't Ask Me To Pray

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Sep 2, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,765 views

    This sermon deals with why we are reluctant to pray to God in both public and private.

    Please Don’ Ask Me To Pray 9/4/2005 Psalms 51:1-13 Hebrews 3:10-15 How many of you have ever been at a meeting and it came time to open in prayer or close in prayer and you were saying on the inside “Please don’t ask me to pray.” One of our members who lived to be about 105 was Mr. ...read more

  • Confirm Your Calling And Election

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Mar 5, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,969 views

    Many sincere Christians are reluctant to delve to any extent into the doctrine of election.

    CONFIRM YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:10-11 NIV) ...read more

  • When God Calls Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 287 ratings
     | 39,769 views

    When God Called Moses he was reluctant to respond. But God kept calling until he went.

    Exodus 3:1-4:17 If you’ve ever read missionary biographies, they’re full of stories of people who have given up a normal life, and in many cases extraordinary careers, to go to other parts of the world to tell people about Jesus. I guess most of us are familiar with the film Chariots of Fire: ...read more