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  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,559 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

  • Buised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,695 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

  • Healing Life’s Hurts

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Feb 1, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,469 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
     | 4,235 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

  • Living In A Fallen, Broken World

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,411 views

    We live in a fallen and broken world. We should expect disappointments in all facets of life. We know also that Painted on the canvas of our lives is the tender touch of a Creator who has a special place for the bruised and weary of the world

    Living in a fallen, broken world Luke 4:16-19 KJV Is there anything more frail than a bruised reed? We have all seen one at the water’s edge. A once slender and tall stalk of sturdy river grass, it is now bowed and bent. It’s bruised and broken. That’s a pretty accurate picture of what ...read more

  • "Meet The Messiah!"

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 12, 2014
     | 1,823 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
     | 151,506 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

  • Fragile: Handle With Care

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 7,253 views

    Our eternal salvation is secure because of Christ, but when it comes to the daily routine of following the Lord, we desperately need God's grace each day.

    Every now and then I receive, or send, a package labeled "Fragile: Handle With Care." It might be a very expensive crystal vase inside, or maybe it is just a small toy, but the purpose of the label is to warn the friendly UPS, or Postal Service, employee that if they are not careful how they handle ...read more

  • Germinating Gentleness Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 11,514 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
     | 1,420 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
     | 2,535 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

  • Sunday Night-A Man Worthy To Follow

    Contributed by Jim Caswell on May 17, 2017
     | 1,453 views

    Jesus is described by God as One worthy to be followed.

    Sunday Night: A Man To Follow Place: BLCC Date: 5/21/17 Text: Isaiah 42.1-7 CT: Jesus is worthy to be followed. Two months before [Orthodox priest] Aleksandr Menn was felled by an ax, he was asked in a radio interview broadcast across Russia, "Does one need to be a Christian, and if one ...read more

  • Introducing The Lord's Servant

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 8, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,704 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

  • Joseph’s Just Love Series

    Contributed by David Mcbeath on Jan 27, 2012
     | 3,201 views

    THE ONE THING TO DO: In difficult, hurtful situations follow Joseph’s countercultural example and demonstrate “just” love by knowing God’s word well enough to allow it to teach you to turn your anger into grace.

    Series: Christmas 2011, Advent Message: Joseph’s “Just” Love Topics: Love, Christmas, Advent, Joseph, Anger, Hurt, Justice, Grace, Bible, Marriage Text: Matthew 1:18-20, Isaiah 42:1-6 Date: Dec. 18, 2011 Pastor: David McBeath (Credid: In this sermon I rework part of a 1st person sermon on ...read more

  • In God We Trust Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jun 15, 2009
     | 1,817 views

    The only way America will ever once again be defined by the words “In God We Trust” is for the people of God to choose to live out their faith in society.

    IN GOD WE TRUST Matthew 12:15-21 (The second in a sermon series from Matthew 12 called “Words We Live By”)* Sermon Objective: The only way America will ever once again be defined by the words “In God We Trust” is for the people of God to choose to live out their Biblical Faith in society -- in ...read more