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  • Who Did It?

    Contributed by Mark Berry on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 13,669 views

    This sermon deals with marriage issues. In counseling couples I have found that they use the blame game. This sermon deals with some of those issues that cause strife in marrage and how to deal with it.

    “All Right…Who Did It?” 1 Cor. 7:2-5 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. [3] The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. [4] The wife’s body does not belong to her alone ...read more

  • How God Can Use Struggles For Good

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,020 views

    God works all things together for His good and our good - even the worst struggles in life.

    HELPING THE WOUNDED TO SEE HOW GOD CAN USE THEIR STRUGGLES FOR GOOD Illustration; When I hear my friends say they hope their children don’t have to experience the hardships they went through--I don’t agree. Those hardships made us what we are. You can be disadvantaged in many ways, and one way ...read more

  • The Sacrifice Of Jesus

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Mar 21, 2002
    based on 287 ratings
     | 55,108 views

    The sorrow, struggle and submission of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

    THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS For most part of the Gospel accounts, we see the charming side of Jesus - His power to heal the sick; His compassion for the weak and poor; the authority He has when He preached the Word of God. We don’t often see Jesus struggling in sorrow. Today, we’re looking at ...read more

  • The Greatest Temptation

    Contributed by Richard Wilson on Nov 19, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 6,309 views

    Jesus faced his greatest temptation as he struggled with the cup in the garden of Gethsemnae.

    The Greatest Temptation Luke 22:39-46 Heb 4:15 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are-- yet was without sin. Jesus faced many temptations. We know of the temptations he faced in ...read more

  • His Gentleness

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,167 views

    We consider the fruit of gentleness and how we struggle with this. Moses show us what gentleness is.

    1. It had been a tough couple of days for Moses. It was not easy to lead such a large group of people. 603,500 men over 20 years of age, plus their wives and families. 2.They had just complained about their hardships and that had angered God. He showed His anger by sending a fire that consumed ...read more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 177 ratings
     | 17,805 views

    Today we begin a series on the fruit of the Spirit. We consider why we struggle with manifesting the fruit and how we are able to do so.

    1. The days are getting longer, the temperature slowly warming up. We can see and feel that soon it will be spring. 2. One of things I used to enjoy doing in late spring, is looking at the beautiful gardens people have. Last year remember handing out brochures for VBS. I admired well-landscaped ...read more

  • "Meeting God In Depression”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 238 ratings
     | 14,798 views

    Depression strikes about 10 million Americans within any six- month period. Some of the most Godly people in the Bible and in Christian history struggled with depression.

    Intro: Researchers at Columbia University conducted the study with 199 women at an in vitro fertilization clinic in Korea. Unknown to the patients and their doctors, groups of strangers from the US, Canada, and Australia were asked to pray for their success in getting pregnant. Pictures of ...read more

  • Saul And Goliath

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 5,933 views

    We like to identify with David as he dealt with Goliath but we often are more like Saul in this story. David shows how we are to deal with the struggles of faith which we share with Saul.

    Introductory Considerations 1. As children we often have heroes- people who we look up to and people who we want to be like. Heroes can be people we know - who we admire for the things they do, can be leaders or sports stars, - as I child when I played baseball, I would sometimes pretend to be ...read more

  • Put Away Your Suspicions And Be Like Ananias

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,611 views

    Have you ever struggled to go out of your way to help people who are considered to be suspicious fellows? Imagine the hesitancy of Ananias when the Lord told him to render assistance to the murdering Saul of Tarsus.

    Illustration:A poor workman always finds fault with his tools. Bits & Pieces, May 1990, p. 10. Illustration:Ten Most Used Excuses: 1. I forgot. 2. No one told me to go ahead. 3. I didn’t think it was that important. 4. Wait until the boss comes back and ask him. 5. I didn’t know ...read more

  • Overcoming Anger Toward Belligerent People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,925 views

    Belligerent people often struggle to control their anger. Their harsh words and sharp tone of voice tend to escalate feelings of hostility in some situations. 70% of arguments are caused by a harsh voice tone. "A harsh word stirs up anger, but a soft ans

    HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ANGER TOWARD BELLIGERENT PEOPLE Eph. 4:28-32 Illustration:Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. B. Franklin. Belligerent people often struggle to control their anger. Their harsh words and sharp tone of voice tend to escalate feelings of hostility in some ...read more

  • How To Overcome Debilitating Guilt

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 2,413 views

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church b

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church because he doesn’t want a group of ...read more

  • How Jesus Brought Comfort To Those Who Were Hurting

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,948 views

    Jesus knew how to comfort the hurting because He had compassion for the way people struggled with every problem. The Lord Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every

    Quote: Many people are drawn to the love of Jesus by His ministry of consolation more than anything else. When we are weary, stressed out or hurting, our human tendency is to call on God for help in our time of need. Illustration: For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 2, 2001
    based on 166 ratings
     | 46,216 views

    A message on settling the issue of an authentic relationship with God.

    "Wrestling With God" Genesis 32.27 Of all the mysteries I would like solved before I die, it is the one that says you must struggle if you are going to grow. Growth always means struggle in one form or another. I struggled when I was a youth, trying to grow physically. We all struggled as ...read more

  • From The Depths--Prayer

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 147 ratings
     | 10,032 views

    A sermon for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 24 A sermon about Prayer

    20th Sunday after Pentecost Gen 32:22-31 Luke 18:1-8 "From the Depths--Prayer" When I was in college, my first two years I was a drama major. I really enjoyed the theater, and the different plays I got to act in, and the different plays I had to read or see. One of my favorite plays, and ...read more

  • Free At Last

    Contributed by Jerry Hammonds on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 4,954 views

    Living the Spirit filled life. Knowing that Sin cannot control, condemn, or claim you!

    Introduction: We want to please God! When we were born again, God implanted within us a new nature. This new nature desires to live in accordance with God’s Word and will. But the old sinful nature, constantly seeks to reassert itself in our lives. What generally results is a ...read more