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  • Christian Solitude Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 37 ratings
     | 6,964 views

    The Spiritual Discipline of Solitude strengthens our soul.

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul March 12, 2006 Solitude There are many places in the Bible where we are compared to trees – trees that bear good fruit, like the fruit of the Spirit, or bad fruit. Have you ever looked at your life and wondered why there is so little of the fruit of the ...read more

  • The Discipline Of Solitude Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Sep 24, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,212 views

    Part of 5-part series on discipleship. This message examines solitude.

    LIVING ABOVE THE ORDINARY Part 1: The Discipline of Solitude There’s an old saying, one you’ve seen on many refrigerators and office walls before. It says, “It’s hard to soar with eagles, when you’re surrounded by turkeys.” In many ways that saying is true. It is also true that it can be ...read more

  • Discipleship: Silence & Solitude

    Contributed by Kemuel Travis on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 67 ratings
     | 7,411 views

    To show that silence and solitude are essential for any disciple.

    -I’m reminded this morning a little of the movie from several years back now, “Castaway” with Tom Hanks -In that movie, due to an airplane accident, Hanks’ character finds himself stranded alone on a deserted island with his only companion being a volleyball he named “Wilson” -As we see him ...read more

  • Finding A Balanced Life - Solitude An Act Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 39 ratings
     | 7,182 views

    This sermon looks at Four Benefits of Solitude 1. Helps Me Hear The VOICE Of God 2. Helps Me Build INTIMACY With God 3. Helps Me Express My FAITH In God 4. Helps Me Become SPIRITUALLY Restored (Sermon 7 in this series)

    Finding a Balanced Life – Solitude An Act Of Discipleship Have you ever lost your balance? Have you ever driven a car that had unbalanced tires? I know that I have. One time I went and bought new tires for my car. I had not driven very far when I noticed that something was wrong. The ...read more

  • Finding God In The Silence Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 19, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,364 views

    In considering the spiritual discipline of solitude and silence, we want to ask: 1. Why do we need solitude? 2. What are the benefits of solitude? 3. How do we move into solitude?

    We seem to be obsessed with our bodies. If you believed the commercials, you would believe that you really can lose 30 pounds in ten days while eating everything you want. Or if that doesn’t work, you can buy the Reduce-EZ girdle, and lose weight just by wearing it. If that doesn’t do it, you ...read more

  • Quiet Time

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Sep 8, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,265 views

    How do I balance activity with solitude?

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE It is said that Andrew Bonar, a great man of prayer, had three rules: (1) Not to speak to any man before speaking to Jesus; (2) Not to do anything with his hands until he had been on his knees; (3) Not to read the papers until he had read his Bible. - (Keith L. Brooks, ...read more

  • Transformation #2: The Secrets Of The Secret Place Series

    Contributed by on Nov 6, 2011
    based on 12 ratings
     | 5,675 views

    As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

    TRANSFORMATION #2: THE SECRETS OF THE SECRET PLACE OPENING TEXT: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Cor. 3:18). REVIEW: 1. The ...read more

  • A False Sense Of Security

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Jul 20, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,275 views

    We have gotten to a place we even believe our front yards are safe , Havens of solitude… because we control the gates to enter and exit.

    A False Sense of Security HHM July 21, 2002 Pastor Jim Parisi This week’s message is a hard one for me to deliver It is on a subject that touches me to the core You say pastor what could move you so. There is a place in my heart… that this subject just hits at the core ...read more

  • Sitting Before The Lord

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 11,090 views

    In an age when people have lost the art of solitude and contemplation, God is waiting for us to SIT before Him. But it matters HOW we sit.

  • Thinking Clearly About Marriage

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,766 views

    This sermon deals with the struggles associated with marriage and some of the pitfalls that we can avoid.

    Thinking Clearly About Marriage 2/13/2005 Genesis 2:19-25 1 Corin 7:1-7 For Christians, The date you set for your wedding, should not be based upon how much money you need to save for an elaborate wedding. It should not be based on how many more years of school you have left. It ...read more

  • How God Builds A Servant-Leader Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Oct 16, 2007
    based on 49 ratings
     | 14,702 views

    I. GOD BUILDS A SERVANT-LEADER IN SOLITUDE (v.19) II. GOD BUILDS A SERVANT-LEADER IN SECRECY (v.18) III. GOD BUILDS A SERVANT-LEADER IN SAMENESS (vs. 11,19, 17:15)

    HOW GOD BUILDS A SERVANT-LEADER Samuel 16:14-23 At one point in his life, King Saul had been used of the Lord to accomplish great things. Yet, these verses find the king living through desperate days. Because of Saul¡¦s rebellion, God removed His Spirit from the king and allowed an evil ...read more

  • How To Stay Focused In Life Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jan 24, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 25,304 views

    To stay focused in life and do the work God has entrusted us, we must constantly pose the questions of purpose and priority. We must do what is needful, and make time for God in solitude.

    Mark 1:35-39 How to STAY FOCUSED in Life What prevents us from living our life to the fullest? Distractions. 1. We lost sense of our purpose in what we are doing - gotten into a rut and not fully aware of what we are really trying to achieve. 2. We lost touch with our priorities - not clear ...read more

  • Shattering The Silence Series

    Contributed by Chris Stephens on May 2, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,325 views

    Inviting God to graciously Shatter the Silence in his communication to us requires that we position ourselves to hear his voice.

    Shattering the Silence: Hearing from God 1 Samuel 3:1-18 November 25, 2001 This Thanksgiving we went to Tulsa to spend time with some of our family who lives there and we had opportunity to meet up with a cousin of mine whom we haven¡¦t heard from in more than 5 years. We quickly got caught ...read more

  • Spiritual Disciplines - Silence

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Apr 5, 2004
    based on 62 ratings
     | 5,513 views

    Time of silence alone with God: · deepens our relationship with him · restores us in our life for Him · focuses us in our work for Him

    Spiritual Discplines Silence and Solitude It is a well-known fact that the people of this Church are extremely well read! I know that you all have the great classics of literature in your well-stocked libraries. I know that your children will reach Chaucer and Dickens instead of the ‘Cat in ...read more

  • Who' Driving Your Car

    Contributed by John Myers on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,274 views

    2,000 years ago the apostle Paul was changed in an astonishing conversion on the road to Damascus. The man who killed Christians, now became one. Yet after a life of hatred, killing, and deliberately finding violence on the open road of life, Paul k

    Who’s Driving Your Car? Acts 9:19-27; 13:13-15; 13:44,45; Galatians 1:15-18 Have you ever known anyone who needed solitude in their lives. Listen to this story John had married young, divorced young, came from a wealthy family, had moved from Central America to the U.S. when he was five, lived ...read more