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  • Resurrection Reluctance

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 690 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.

    What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the word "Easter"? Outside of a Christian group you’d probably say "The Easter Bunny," or "Easter eggs." Fluffy white bunnies and eggs have become so much a part of secular Easter that it wouldn’t surprise me if little kids thought that the ...read more

  • The Reluctant Sprit Series

    Contributed by James Macinnes on May 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,379 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
     | 5,035 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?

    #1) Count the Cost Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb. I think as Christians we would all like ...read more

  • The Reluctant Apostle Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 104 ratings
     | 8,770 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

  • A Reluctant Prophet

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 27, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 2,860 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 Hero

    Contributed by Duke Jeffries on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 794 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

  • Reluctant Lot

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jul 5, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,570 views

    To show that we need to be excited of GOD's mercies every morning.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you reluctant to receive GOD's mercies? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we need to be excited of GOD's mercies every morning. IV. TEXT: Genesis 19:16 (Amplified Bible) But while he lingered, the men seized him and his wife and ...read more

  • Reluctant Missionary

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Jan 26, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,666 views

    We all have Ninevahs and Tarshishes in our lives. Which one has the stronger pull in your life. Jonah found out some lessons from running: He Run from God, Ran into God, and Ran back to God.

    The Reluctant Missionary = El Misionero quien faltaba Animo Run to Win not to Renig (Corre a ganar, no a Renunciar) Jonah/Jonás 1:1-3 1 ¶ Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, {Jonah: Gr. Jonas} (KJV) 1 ¶ La palabra de Jehovah vino a Jonás hijo de Amitai, ...read more

  • Reluctant Recruits

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 1, 2018
     | 2,487 views

    Jesus did not present a rosy, unrealistic picture of the Christian life. In Luke 9 we encounter 3 potential recruits. Jesus appraises their resolve, exposes their excuses, and urges them to consider the cost of discipleship

  • The Reluctant Warrior Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 26, 2014
    based on 24 ratings
     | 17,927 views

    This is a first person portrayal of the life of Gideon. What was it like to become the man that God used to free Israel from their enemies? What changes did God bring into his life, and what struggles did he face in his journey to becoming a hero of God?

  • Moses - The Reluctant Hero Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 27, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,767 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

  • Faithfulness - Resolved Or Reluctant?

    Contributed by Jack Woodard on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,130 views

    In a day when so many were reluctant to be faithful to their Lord, Daniel resolved that not matter what, he would be faithful. Why is it that so many who claim to be Christians lack the resolve that Daniel possessed? Why must we be resolved to never compr

    TEXT: DANIEL 1:1-8 TITLE: FAITHFULNESS – RESOLVED or RELUCTANT? AUTHOR: JACK WOODARD Daniel Resolved To Be Faithful, Even Though He Knew He Would Be Thrown To The Lions For Doing So. INTRODUCTION: All of us are familiar with the ...read more

  • Good Givers And Reluctant Receivers

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Apr 19, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,705 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

  • Gideon, The Reluctant Hero Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,809 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.

    Do you remember the Sand People from the original Star Wars movie? They lived on Tatooine - I guess their proper name is: Tusken Raiders. Anyway - these nomads were covered all over with rags with little lenses or something to see and breath out of. They carried these big sticks and traveled on ...read more

  • Gideon: God's Reluctant Hero Series

    Contributed by Rick Bartosik on May 23, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,080 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.

    "Gideon: God’s Reluctant Hero" Judges 6:1-40 Mililani Community Church Pastor Rick Bartosik June 6, 1999 Today is a very famous day in history, called D-Day. On June 6th 1944, during WW II, thousands of allied troops landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Europe ...read more