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  • An Unpleasant Surprise

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 107 ratings

    Jesus warns some people of the consequences of rejecting Him.

  • Accepting The Pleasant With The Unpleasant

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 16 ratings

    Secrets to learning how to take the good with the bad situations in a spirit of thankfulness

    Taking the Pleasant With the Unpleasant (Acts 14:1-8) 1. Why do you think some people grow tired of their jobs? Every job has its so called good and bad points. Yet, some aspects of service are not always considered as important as less enjoyable aspects. Even though many disciples more

  • Taking The Pleasant With The Unpleasant

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings

    Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free? NO there’s a cross for everyone and there’s a cross for me. Even though many disciples relished the privilege to preach in the name of Jesus, persecution caused many to quit. They thrived on the

    1. Why do you think some people grow tired of their jobs? Every job has its so called good and bad points. Yet, some aspects of service are not always considered as pleasant but nevertheless are necessary. Jesus said, "If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily more

  • Dealing With Unpleasant Realities Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Aug 19, 2016

    We all have to deal with the unpleasant realities in life--death and taxes among many others. Even the Son of God was not exempt from these. How Jesus handles these situations gives us wisdom for dealing with the our lives.

    Eyewitness to the Messiah Dealing with Unpleasant Realities Matthew 22:22-27 The old sage of American History, Ben Franklin, commenting on his hope of the new U.S. Constitutions permanency, wrote in 1789: “But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and more

  • When You Have To Do What You Don’t Want To Do Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 27, 2017

    God and His Word may dictate that we do things we would rather not do or be involved in unpleasant situations we would rather avoid. It is when we obey but don’t feel like obeying that we really honor God the most.

    When You Have to Do What You Don’t Want to Do (2 Kings 8:1-15, 9:1-10, 13:14-25) 1. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. In 1935, Charles Darrow brought his invention of Monopoly to Parker Brothers. The experts at Parker Brothers rejected the game for "containing fifty-two more

  • The Graciousness Spectrum Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 3, 2014

    We humans and yes, we believers, are not all good or bad, black or white. We exist on a spectrum; at one end is Christlikeness, graciousness, truth, love. On the other end is self-centeredness, withholding of grace, compromised truth, and control.

    The Graciousness Spectrum (Proverbs 22:8, 10-12) 1. Do you make fewer phone calls than you used to? 2. According to UPI, “…making phone calls is the sixth most common use of a cellphone, with first being sending text messages and second being receiving texts. Reading personal more

  • Lesson Of The Garbage Truck!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 15, 2018
    based on 4 ratings

    Paul mentions some negative things that are going on in his life - unpleasant circumstances, unreasonable people, & his uncertain future. But Paul shows that God was able to use those negative things in a very positive way. (Powerpoints Available - #357)

  • Sin: Separation Anxiety

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 28, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    God will let unpleasant things happen in our life to move us on spiritually

    Intro Story – swimming lessons. When I was about six years old I took swimming lessons one summer Remember, what it was like? I was scared – but it wasn’t so bad. We started by blowing bubbles, splashing in the pool, Dog paddle, pushing off from the side of the pool. The Instructor is always more

  • Praise Through To Victory

    Contributed by Jeremiah Parker on May 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Lessons from Jehoshaphat in how to handle life’s unpleasant surprises.

    Praise Through to Victory! Attention: You get home. The house is dark. You turn the key and open the door expecting to sit down and rest when…“SURPRISE!” All of your friends are there. They’ve thrown you a surprise party! OR: Someone calls you out of the blue and invites you to join them on more

  • Eulogy: A Virtuous Woman

    Contributed by James Groce on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    After much sorrow, painful meditations and many prayers, I undertake an unpleasant task: a eulogy on the death of a virtuous woman.

    ........................................................................................................... Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. (Proverbs more

  • God Is Good All The Time

    Contributed by Tim Wallace on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    God is good not only when life is pleasant, God is also good in life’s unpleasant circumstances

    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME Matthew 14:22-32 God is good all the time, All the time God is good. We tend to say that and perhaps only believe it when life is going great. You ask her to marry and she says yes. “GIG” (God is good) You get an unexpected raise. “GIG” Meryl beats Darcy in a more

  • Prayer Against Satanic Letters

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 167 ratings

    As a believer, what would you do if you receive a fearful and unpleasant letter, news or report?

  • Out Of The Whirlwind

    Contributed by J Richison on Aug 10, 2017

    No matter the circumstances of Our Lives God can still speak to us. He may even choose an unpleasant circumstance as a platform from which to speak.

    Out Of The Whirlwind Job 38:1-3 & 40:1-7 St. John 19:41 (whirlwind=a hurricane, tempest, or tornado) Oh! What unspeakable miseries Job endured at the hands of Satan. A perfect man and without a blemish of conduct or character; Job endured torment more

  • What Is A Living Sacrifice?

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Jun 24, 2014

    The word “sacrifice” in our text presents a problem to the minds of many devout Christians. They look upon a sacrifice as something that is painful, difficult, and unpleasant.

    Disclaimer Please note that all my sermons come from the Lord. But I get my info from many sources from my library and other sources. I do not claim all material as my originality. I don’t quote all sources but I give credit to the Lord who is the author of all sermons. “All originality more

  • Dare To Discipline

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 166 ratings

    Church discipline is a very unpleasant thing - But because we love God, because we love His church, because we love the people who are a part of it, it is something we need to be willing to do

    Fifteen years ago, next week, I was called to become the pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church, Wentworth, Wisconsin. As I began my first full-time ministry position, my rookie season, I found myself facing a couple of situations which were probably as difficult as any that I have dealt with the last more