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  • The Resurrection Brings New Peace

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Apr 2, 2018

    When we look on our world we see all sorts of violence, terror and war. Innocent men, women and children caught up in situations way beyond their control so they flee for their lives. The Resurrection of Jesus brings peace - an inner peace.

  • When We’re Afraid Of God’s Voice

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon deals with the fear that often comes with hearing God’s voice and how to move past it.

    GOD’S VOICE: Our first reaction to God’s voice is often fear. - Luke 1:12. - Where do we fear God’s voice today? a. In sermons. b. In the Word read ourselves. c. Counsel of godly friends. d. When He speaks directly to us in prayer. WHY DO WE FEAR? 1. Because sometimes more

  • What's In Your Barrel?

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Jul 9, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    There are times when we are afraid • When circumstances appear hopeless. • When there seems to be no way out.

  • Doubting Ahaz Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Sep 18, 2016

    The problem is not that God will not give a sign, but that we are afraid of seeing one. The implications for how we have been living and how we must live are too unnerving.

  • Kingdoms!

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Mar 28, 2012

    Kingdoms come and kingdoms go. And there is a huge one that is coming, and may already be here! Should we be afraid? Not if we are part of God's kingdom

  • Boo!

    Contributed by Michael Brown on May 28, 2018

    Teaches what God's Word means in "fear God" & "fear of the Lord" passages. Many people think these scriptures mean we are to be afraid of God. Boo! teaches what these verses are really leading us to do.

  • Progressing Through The Storm

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 31 ratings

    Whether we progress or not often depends on whether we more afraid of God or men. Peter knew that it was impossible to withstand the power of God without losing big time! Making progress despite difficult circumstances

    Progressing Through the Storm (Acts 11:10-26) Illustration:"THEY MAY TRIP SEVEN TIMES, BUT EACH TIME THEY WILL RISE AGAIN." (PROVERBS 24:16 NLT) GET UP, GET OVER IT, GET GOING Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine that wiped out polio, conducted 200 experiments before he got more

  • I Dare You! Series

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Courage doesn’t mean we’re not afraid. It means we do what we know is the right thing to do even though we’re afraid.

    What does “I Dare You!” mean? Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Whenever someone dares us to do something or be something, it means they want us to do something that’s hard for us to do. Story of “The Cat and the Mice” by Aesop… Mice had a problem… Q: Why was the young mouse’s suggestion a more

  • Ambassadors Of Christ

    Contributed by Austin Mansfield on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    All Christians are supposed to be ambassadors of Christ. As his ambassadors, we carry his authority. But we avoid showing it because we’re afraid of what people may think of us.

    Other Scriptural passages: Isaiah 66:10-16 Galatians 6:(1-10)14-18 Psalm 66 or 66:1-8 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. (Psalm more

  • Flesh And Spirit: Love And Self-Control Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Self-control is difficult for us because we are afraid of responsibility. But to have no form of control is to choose chaos. The answer is to build a relationship with Christ so close that His will becomes ours.

    Scene One: You are standing in front of your freezer. You opened the door just to explore, nothing particular in mind, just to see what’s there. In front of you is a container label1ed, "Gourmet Ice Cream: Cherry Almond Fudge". Lifting the lid, again just to explore, just to see what’s there, you more

  • Moving Ahead When You Don't Think It Is Necessary Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 8, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Many times we do NOT move forward because we are afraid, but very often we also find ourselves NOT moving ahead because we are comfortable where we are and we just do NOT see the need to move ahead...

    Sermon Brief Date Written: January 07, 2014 Date Preached: January 12, 2014 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Moving Ahead Sermon Title: Moving Ahead – When You Feel There is NO Need Sermon Text: Acts 10:1-43 [ESV] Introduction: Last week we more

  • How To Witness To Skeptics

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 135 ratings

    Most of us do not witness because we are afraid of being hurt by skeptical people. Jesus gives us a great example of a blind man who overcame his fears and shared the truth of Christ’s love with the power of his personal testimony.

    How to Witness to Skeptics (John 9:1-41) Most of us do not witness because we are afraid of being hurt by skeptical people. Jesus gives us a great example of a blind man who overcame his fears and shared the truth of Christ’s love with the power of his personal testimony. Illustration:I was more

  • It Was A Setup Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 13 ratings

    We set ourselves up for failure if we are afraid to risk using all we have been given, if we are shy about our average-ness, and especially if we are ashamed of our poverty. Sermon for Martin Luther King Sunday

    On one of our trips to Louisville to see about my mother-in-law, we stayed at a motel right next to a Baptist church. It happened to be a church which had been started as a mission congregation by my home church back when I was a teenager. I told Margaret that I remembered that vacant lot between more

  • Following Christ

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jan 22, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    When we consider what Christ desires from us we feel uneasy. Our relationship with Him affects all our other relationships ... For some of us these demands may seem too hard to achieve. We are afraid of whole-hearted obedience to Christ will cost us.

    Opening illustration: S. I. McMillen, in his book None of These Diseases, tells a story of a young woman who wanted to go to college, but her heart sank when she read the question on the application blank that asked, "Are you a leader?" Being both honest and conscientious, she wrote, "No," and more

  • Serving Without Fear

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Often, we fear what we cannot see. Perhaps we are afraid to truly follow where God leads because we can’t see where we are going and are afraid. But God, in Christ has brought light into the world to illuminate our path and show us the way so that we ma