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  • Resignation

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 16, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    A heartfelt sermon as I resigned from a church to accept a call from another church.

    Sermon for 8/15/2010 Resignation Introduction: Conflicts are not uncommon, but when the preacher and song leader get into it, stand aside. One week, the preacher preached on commitment, and how we should move forward into doing service for others. After this sermon, the song leader led the ...read more

  • Resignation Or Restoration?

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 93 ratings

    Everybody feels like giving up sometimes. It’’s a very important time to consider your options carefully.

    When You Feel Life Giving Up (1 Kings 19:1-18) Elijah’s predicament. 1.) Everyone has felt like giving up at some time or the other. 2.) Even giving up the spiritual battle when it waxes hot, frustrations build, and energies ebb. 3.) We must face the question, “What do I do when I ...read more

  • How To Deal Part 3: How To Deal With Broken Dreams Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Sep 5, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    Ever wish life came with an instruction manual? We’ve all come to those points in life when we wonder where we can turn for answers to life’s tough problems. Fortunately, God has given us the roadmap for making the right choices in life.

    How to Deal Part 3: How to Deal with Broken Dreams Key Scriptures: Genesis 50:15-21 Icebreaker: We are born dreamers. We all have heroes – people that we look up to and want to be like. As a kid, I especially loved to dream of being a sports hero. Out in our driveway, I’d dream out having ...read more

  • Stepping Down

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    How to resign from ministry

    Intro: One of the things no one likes is to be a failure. We live in a very “success-oriented” society. Many judge their value as an individual on the basis of their success. Yet there are some times in our lives when the world sees a failure and God sees a success. One of those times ...read more

  • Acceptings Things We Cannot Change

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 11, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    How can we have the courage to change the things that we can, the serenity to accept the things that we cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference?

    Intro: How can we have the courage to change the things that we can, the serenity to accept the things that we cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference? Although it may be hard to admit, there are many things that we cannot change. No matter how hard you try some people resist ...read more

  • Do You Enjoy God

    Contributed by William Nieporte on Nov 19, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    This was preached two Sundays after my resignation, dealing with the approaching time of transition that the church (and pastor) will be experiencing.

    Introduction: Hold items dug up in the process of moving. Use them as references to all of the change that we have experienced individually and as a church. File – containing clergy records Church – nearly 75% of you were not actively involved when I arrived New article – 911 and all that ...read more

  • Dealing With Transition

    Contributed by William Nieporte on Nov 19, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    This sermon was preached a week after I have followed God’s call to resign as pastor of a loving church to follow a new call from God.

    Intro: There have been many kind reactions to my announcement (notes, phone calls, visits, chance gathering, compliments) Some more interesting reactions: To my lovely wife Jeana, one person said: “Can’t he go and the rest of you stay!” From Mary D. suffering with serious memory loss, I ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Teaches Us To Overcome Disappointments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 63 ratings

    Abraham Lincoln struggled with depression all of his life, but resigned himself to the fact that without God he could not succeed, but with God He could not fail.

    1. The Holy Spirit teaches us that through Biblical hope in God’s love we will conquer over all disappointments. Paul wrote, "And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us." (Rom. 5:5) Application: Ask the Lord to ...read more

  • To The Tired Christian Worker! See Beyond!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug 11, 2003
    based on 17 ratings

    In God’s highest graduate school courses, suffering is always the lesson.We learn through suffering not resignation nor patience, but rejoicing in tribulation. see beyond.

    TO THE TIRED CHRISTIAN WORKER! SEEING BEYOND! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. In God’s highest graduate school courses, suffering is always the lesson.We learn through suffering not resignation nor patience, but rejoicing in tribulation. When we are tired we must press on! ROMANS 8:37 Nay, in all ...read more

  • Jesus Christ - Yesterday, Today And Forever

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on May 20, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus Christ - Yesterday, Today and Forever. What does this mean when we face difficulties, when loss and change happen to us? Our congregation just learned of the resignation of its Senior Pastor. This sermon was written for that Sunday.

    "God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" 7Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 8Jesus ...read more

  • The Virtue Of Patience (5 Of 10) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Armbrester on Feb 23, 2003
    based on 71 ratings

    Patience is more than the ability to wait in line without getting frustrated. Patience is much deeper than waiting in the doctor’s office without getting irritated. Patience is an active endurance of opposition, not a passive resignation.

    A man’s car stalled in the heavy traffic as the light turned green. All his efforts to start the engine failed, and a chorus of honking behind him made matters worse. He finally got out of his car and walked back to the first driver and said, "I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to get my car started. If ...read more

  • Great Is Thy Faitfulness

    Contributed by Tony Earl on Nov 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon came after I had resigned from my church. It was helpful for the congregation and myself to realized that God is faithful and would bless all as we went our separate ways as long as those ways were HIS!

    GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS Lam. 3 Intro: Of course this book of 5 laments takes place just after the Fall of Jerusalem [587] and the destruction of the temple. Surely there was something to cry about. More so than anything else was not just what had happened rather why it happened. These ...read more

  • The Contentment Challenge

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on May 30, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Preached to a church immediately preceeding the announcement of it’s Senior Pastor’s resignation over moral issues. It is only by knowing the true condition of my heart that I can be intentional and effective in aligning it with God’s heart!

    THE CONTENTMENT CHALLENGE 1 Timothy 6:3-21 September 4, 2005 Motive Check: “Gone Nutty” – Intro. from the movie, Ice Age Have you ever been like that about something before? Something you so much desire to attain or keep that nothing, not even a catastrophe (or the onset of the Ice Age) ...read more

  • Now What?

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jul 26, 2003
    based on 53 ratings

    After announcing my resignation from the Sunrise Presbyterian Church in order to accept a new call, I address the issue of "how do we seek and know God’s will for our lives?"

    My wife and I went to a baseball game last week. I bought the tickets at the stadium and when I was at the ticket booth, this young fellow behind the window sold me two tickets and he is about to take my money. And he insults me! I couldn’t believe it. I asked how much the tickets ...read more

  • Moses In The Midian Desert!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Jan 12, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Moses was faithful in his job, though insignificant! Moses did not resign and flee, he stuck to the petty job! He is on the backside of the desert, serving as a shepherd for forty years!

    Waiting in the back stage! Exodus 3:10”Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. " Cyrus P Mistry, 45, is the sixth Chairman of Tata Sons and was appointed as the Chairman of the board in December 2012. He has been a director of ...read more