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  • Buised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,889 views

    In the midst of our "throw away" society, Jesus restores broken lives. Let Jesus give you a "before and after" story of restoration, renewal and hope.

    Intro: You have probably heard the story about the preacher who would put a breath mint in his mouth as he would step to the pulpit to begin to preach. Not only did this keep the preacher from having bad breath to offend his congregation as he would greet them at the conclusion of the ...read more

  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,795 views

    The Lord shows compassion and mercy to those who are broken and bruised by life. We are called to be people of compassion as well.

    Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks Matthew 12:15-21 In her book entitled "It’s not in the Ministry Manual," Mary Ann Cejka relates a time when the students in her Spanish class welcomed a refugee for Thanksgiving dinner one year. The following is an excerpt from this story: Fernando did ...read more

  • Healing Life’s Hurts

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Feb 1, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,881 views

    Healing LIfe's Hurts looks at Isaiah passage about bruised reeds and smoldering wicks. We look at God's main goal to heal humanity, and to bring justice through the grace and mercy Jesus showed when He willingly went to the cross and died for our sins.

    Healing Life’s Hurts Isaiah 42:1-9 Many today are abandoning the faith because of all the suffering and injustice in the world. And it’s disheartening to see, and so I’d like to address this and talk about the true nature and character of God. In the passage we’ll ...read more

  • Ouch, That Hurts!

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,366 views

    Nothing is more fagile than a bruised reed or a smoldering wick. Jesus can uncover our hidden pain and bring healing to our lives.

    Imagine you are in the doctor’s office. The patient has had your patience tested because it’s now 4:10 and your appointment was scheduled for 3:00. You didn’t really want to be there for your general physical; you feel just fine, but you had no choice. Nevertheless you smile as the doctor ...read more

  • "Meet The Messiah!"

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 12, 2014
     | 1,950 views

    How God’s Ancient Announcement Delivers Contemporary Comfort

    Well, the roster for the Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team was announced last week. Not surprisingly hockey enthusiasts are debating the selection of athletes. It was a no-brainer of course to include Sydney Crosby on the team, but was it wise to leave off a veteran like Joe Thornton? In ...read more

  • A God Who Still Moves Stones - An Easter Resurrection Message

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jan 22, 2004
    based on 809 ratings
     | 151,771 views

    Does God still move stones in our lives? Does the Resurrection of a man 2000 years ago really affect the day to day decisions in our lives today? Let’s explore some answers.

    A God Who Still Moves Stones John 20:10-18 This being Easter our leadership met and decided, "You know, we want to get a really special speaker. Why don’t we call the best preacher in the world and ask him to speak." And they did and he said "No". So they said, "Well if we can’t have ...read more

  • Germinating Gentleness Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 11,827 views

    A gentle spirit gives the world a taste of the presence of Jesus. As we become as gentle as Jesus, we will treat others like He does.

    Germinating Gentleness Rev. Brian Bill 7/29/01 Pastors are not always known for their gentleness because many of us talk too long or preach too loud. On the other hand, people are not always real gentle with pastors either. I heard about a minister who received a note from ...read more

  • Hope For The World

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Mar 23, 2015
     | 1,457 views

    Christ is the Hope for the world without hope

    Intro: - There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them. ~ Clare Boothe Luce I. Proclaim Justice to the Gentiles v.18 - The gospel is not just about being saved from hell II. Will not quarrel, cry aloud, or be heard in the streets v.19 - Jesus was ...read more

  • The Bruised And Dim

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Jun 15, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,632 views

    Where we are quick to speak and quick to react, God’s ways puzzle us. Where we might be too proud and too quick to consider aggressively taking charge, God in His infinite wisdom demonstrates His loving mercy, humility, a

    THE BRUISED AND DIM Text: Isaiah 42: 1 - 7 Someone (Dr. Thomas Long) reiterates how this passage of scripture illustrates who God is as someone who will neither break a bruised reed, nor quench a dimly burning wick but will bring justice. Beside these metaphors ...read more

  • Introducing The Lord's Servant

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 8, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,866 views

    Introducing the Lord’s Servant 1) Look at what he will do 2) Look at how he will do it

    If you ever played varsity sports, you know how exciting it is to be introduced to the crowd before the game. My heart pounded both times I got to start a basketball game. As our teammates formed a tunnel leading out to the center of the floor, the four other starters and I sat on the bench waiting ...read more

  • Prince Of Peace

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,981 views

    Jesus came as the Peaceful Warrior and the Gentle Conqueror

    Prince of Peace Matthew 12:9-21, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 42:1-4 SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 42:1-4 INTRODUCTION: Just before Christmas Paul Harvey told the story of a father whose son had gone off to fight for the Union Army during the American Civil War. After months of camp fever, his son ...read more

  • "Bread From Heaven"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Aug 5, 2014
     | 1,765 views

    Jesus offers bread from heaven that is real.

    Matthew 14:13-21 Bread from Heaven 1. Even in times of Crisis He gives Bread from Heaven. Jesus is incredibly charitable to the crowds in the face of a extremely difficult time. Listen to the difficult situations Jesus had just faced before he would feed ...read more

  • Finding The Light On A Dark Night Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,891 views

    The Servant of the LORD had a special mission to perform: To bring the revelation of God in his glory to human beings.

    FINDING THE LIGHT ON A DARK NIGHT I’ve told you about my telescope before. My Visa card has these reward points with which you can redeem for various items. I traded mine in for a refracting telescope. It has always been my desire to gaze at the moon and the stars and just observe their ...read more

  • Only Time Will Tell

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 108 ratings
     | 6,687 views

    Intro.: 1. A few years ago a popular T.V. commercial featured a rather large man named Orson Wells holding glass of wine in hand. a. As he looked into the camera with elevated eyebrow, he said "We will sell no wine before its time." 1) Good commercial--spoke of quality & integrity. 2) ...read more

  • Healing Hearts

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Apr 23, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,236 views

    A message about Gods desire to heal our inner wounds and what we need to do in order for that to happen.

    23, April 2006 Dakota Community Church Healing Hearts I want my faith to be real, dynamic and growing. I want God’s power to be at work both in me and through me. I don’t want to be a pretender, having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof. As I have said before we want to be ...read more