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  • Overcoming Setbacks In Life

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jul 18, 2003
    based on 611 ratings

    Naaman overcame his setback in life when he was challenged to put his faith in God. We overcome life’s problem by seeking God, submitting to His way and trusting Him completely.

    2 Kings 5:1-14 Overcoming Setbacks In Life Imagine this: You graduated from the University with honours. You are intelligent and were soon employed by a big and famous company. You did well and were promoted a few times. Now a CEO of the company, and business continues to expand to the more

  • Lessons On How To Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Sep 20, 2004
    based on 74 ratings

    We must cling to God even when we cannot find comfort in Him. Sermon idea & title borrowed from Eugene Pansler. Great Sermon, Brother Eugene.

    Lessons On How To Turn Setbacks into Comebacks Job 13.15 September 19, 2004 Chester FBC, Chester, IL Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A During the loss of first baby, Kaylea, a well-intentioned deacon named Brother Allen came to the house for a visit. (Scan picture of Kaylea from more

  • How To Prepare For A Flood

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 33 ratings

    Preparing for the flood of adversity, trouble and setbacks

    Why the Flood Happened and How God Helped One Family Prepare for the Flood – Genesis 6:1-7:5 Illustration:It was a stormy night in Birmingham, England, and Hudson Taylor was to speak at a meeting at the Severn Street schoolroom. His hostess assured him that nobody would attend on such a more

  • Try Again! Series

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    Find encouragement to keep on in spite of setbacks.

    Do you ever face setbacks? Do you ever get discouraged? Are you ever afraid to move forward for God? If so, then you have something in common with the Old Testament leader, Joshua (and the Israelite people). This is the context. Joshua had led the Israelites out of the years of wilderness more

  • Broken Wings Of Faith

    Contributed by Steven Cook on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 152 ratings

    This message teaches of God's grace in helping us overcome setbacks in our faith.

    “Broken Wings of Faith” Mark 9:14-29 By Dr. Steven G. Cook I. Introduction A. Read Text - Mark 9:14-29 B. Jesus, with Peter, James, and John, had been on the Mount of Transfiguration where Jesus had allowed them the privilege of seeing a glimpse of His glory. C. Peter had wanted to build more

  • A Time Of Trust Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on May 2, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    A Time of Trust 1. Trust God in his promises 2. Trust God in your setbacks

    Lent 2 Genesis 12:1-8 Human beings generally are pretty picky about whom we place our trust in. We don’t give away our trust too easily; it often has to be earned. And once our trust in someone is gone, it is extremely difficult for them to ever earn it all back. We are continuing our series as more

  • Bounce Back

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Jul 3, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    All of us at one time or another have fallen, had a setback or an emotional battle. It can either make you bitter or better, the choice is yours. I say it is time to bounce back. The team may have suffered some minor setbacks but we are going to bounce

    It’s Time to Back Bounce Pastor Jamie Wright * Maranatha Fellowship Church If you have ever played sports you know what it means to bounce back. You have suffered a defeat and you need to come back with a win. In the business world if you have suffered a set back you need to bounce back with more

  • Learning From God's People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 23, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    We must realize that it is in order to stimulate and sustain this faith, God allows the soul to be buffeted and swept away by the raging torrent of so much distress, so many troubles, so much embarrassment and weakness, and so many setbacks. For it is

    Hebrews’ Hall of Great Faith – Hebrews 11 Illustration:Definition of faith: Hebrews 11:1. "What is faith, unless it is to believe what you cannot see." (Augustine) Faith is derived from the Word of God: Romans 10:17 Faith’s demand: Hebrews 11:6 Faith’s design: 2 Corinthians 5:7 The more

  • Overcoming Life's Challenges

    Contributed by Seth Aryee on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    Many times, it takes years of failures and setbacks to become an "overnight success". Abraham Lincoln had two failed businesses, one nervous breakdown, endured the death of his sweetheart, and was defeated for public office no less than 10 times over the

    SERMON BY BRO. SETH A. ARYEE LOCAL PREACHER, BETHANY METHODIST CHURCH, DZORWULU, ACCRA-GHANA THEME: OVERCOMING LIFE’S CHALLENGES GENESIS 39:1-23 TEXT: “And the Lord was with Joseph” [Genesis 39:2]] In my Christian life I have noticed that God doesn’t waste anything? Everything more

  • The Folly Of Not Following The Wise Men

    Contributed by Jim Mccutchen on Dec 26, 2010
    based on 9 ratings

    There are 5 keys the demonstrate how the kings were really wise men. Life if full of obsticles, challanges, and setbacks. It is imperative to seek Godly wisdom to direct the course of your life. The wise men were wise because they were able to discern t

    THE FOLLY OF NOT FOLLOWING THE WISE MEN! You have heard the phrase, “Out of the mouth of babes?” It comes from the simple truth that sometimes it takes a child to reveal lasting wisdom. It seems foolish but it isn’t! For example: Patrick, age 10, said, “Never trust a more

  • What Are You Waiting For? Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Jan 13, 2008
    based on 37 ratings

    God had faithfully restored everything required for the remnant to start building the temple. Now the only thing left for them to do was to start building. But they were satisfied, so they delayed.

    1. The first setback is satisfaction with religious activities 2. The second setback is satisfaction with raw materials 3. The third setback is satisfaction with royal grants Let me tell you a story about a 33-year old California man named Larry Walters. Several years ago, Larry had an more

  • All These Things Are Against Me

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Aug 8, 2001
    based on 39 ratings

    This message focuses on Jacob’s complaint as seen in the title. We learn, as he learned, it was not so. Brief mention is made of Paul’s triumph over his difficulties. There are lessons and applications for our daily Christian walk.

    Charles W. Holt email: ALL THESE THINGS ARE AGAINST ME By Charles W. Holt But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; (Phil. 1:12) And Jacob their father said unto more

  • Learning From Mom

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on May 14, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    The Canaanite mother’s steps to blessing

    For all the mothers I know.... Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby . Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, "Normal," is history. Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ... Somebody never took a three-year-old more

  • How The Spirit Guides Us To View Success From God's Perspective (Phil. 4:12

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 21, 2002
    based on 70 ratings

    How the Spirit Guides Us To View Success From God’s Perspective (Phil. 4:12,13)

    How the Spirit Guides Us To View Success From God’s Perspective (Phil. 4:12,13) Illustration:George MacDonald said, "In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserably or succeed more miserably" Warren W. Wiersbe, The Integrity Crisis, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1991, p. 42. 1. The more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Realize That Things Are Not As Bad As They Seem Or As Successful As They Might Appear

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings

    The Holy Spirit gives us the wisdom and the adaptability to see our situations more from God’s evaluative perspective. Paul wrote, "I know how to enjoy plenty and live in abundance. I have learned in any and all circumstances the secret of facing every si

    How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Realize That Things Are Not as Bad as They Seem or as Successful as They Might Appear (Phil. 4:8-13) Illustration:Faith understands that God intervenes in the natural course of events; on the other hand, if the natural course of events should happen to answer more