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  • How To Prolong Your Wilderness Seasons

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Aug 9, 2018

    No one enjoys being in a wilderness season. Here's how to not prolong it.

    I used to take a fair number of road trips. I took personal trips, too, but I traveled with my work as well, for about ten years. I always planned my trips carefully to avoid rush hours in large cities, and to be able to stay in a safe place each night. In order to make reservations for each more

  • Time Apart Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Feb 13, 2018

    Let’s see the value of quiet times apart for meditation and reflection on our lives. We will look briefly at Jesus’ wilderness experience before beginning His ministry, in Mark 1:9-15.

    Prelude What does fasting have to do with anything? Why should we take time apart before Easter? What is the purpose of Lent? Purpose: Let’s see the value of quiet times apart for meditation and reflection on our lives. Plan: We will look briefly at Jesus’ wilderness experience before more

  • Trials And Wilderness Period

    Contributed by Karen Buck on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Trials and Wilderness times, either one can be a test. This outline examines the difference between the two.

    I. TYPES OF TRIALS A. Physical a. Health; handicaps;physical; addictions B. Emotional a. Our emotions are involved in it. C. Spiritual a. Soul ties; occult activities have not been renounce. b. Legal Right of Satan c. Importance of walking in more

  • The Wilderness.

    Contributed by W. Leon Morrow on Feb 27, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A Communion Meditation for the first Sunday in Lent. After Baptism, Jesus was compelled to deal with a wilderness situation. What is our wilderness? Jesus was helped by angels. Can we help others in their wilderness times?

    Background: I read about Boy Scouts preparing for a backpacking trip to a wilderness area—I think it was Alaska. The scout leader told them to pare down their packs as much as possible. Then he told them to open their sleeping bags, and lay everything out and remove any other extra items. more

  • What Refining Looks Like

    Contributed by Glynda Lomax on Aug 2, 2018

    Many people are entering into wilderness seasons in their lives. Most have no idea what is happening as the Spirit of God gently leads them into the wilderness, just as He led the Israelites through Moses thousands of years ago.

    Because we know so many are entering times of refining, we need to really understand what refining is, what it does and what it may look like. That way we will recognize it when it shows up, and work WITH God and not against Him in the process. If you work against Him, you will only be in the more

  • Speechless (So You Had A Bad Day?)

    Contributed by on Apr 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Even though the Christian life is primarily characterized by abundant life and joy, there are seasons where the Lord allows us to go through dark valleys. It is often during those wilderness times that we encounter God, and our faith is strengthened.

    SPEECHLESS (SO YOU HAD A BAD DAY?) OPENING TEXT: “Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?” (Job 26:14). INTRO: Personal story & search for God in the midst of suffering. • The sewer backup in our more

  • "Come Out Of The Wilderness"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 4, 2006
    based on 35 ratings

    The wilderness is an important place to visit, but not a place to stay.

    Mark 1:9-15 “Come Out of the Wilderness” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA Jesus’ wilderness time came immediately after His baptism and the powerful affirmation of Who He was: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you more

  • Coming Out Of The Wilderness

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Apr 22, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon talks about transitions. When God saved Israel and led them into the wilderness it was to transition them, or prepare them for the next step in their journey with God. This sermon has many seeds on lessons to be learnt to position ourselves to

    COMING OUT OF THE WILDERNESS Deuteronomy 32:10 “He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Desert = “to speak” Location, Vocation and Education. Deuteronomy 8:2,3 more

  • "Fear Not" Series

    Contributed by Nick Panico on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    God’s ultimate intention for all believers is to conform us to the image of Jesus. Part of the process includes going through times when you can’t feel His presence. Walking Through the Wilderness series deals with temptations you face during these trying

    “Wilderness – Pt. 1” “Fear Not” by Pastor Nick S. Panico (Rom 8:28-29 NKJV) "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. {29} For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, more

  • Invitation To The Wilderness

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Nov 30, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    God does some amazing things in the wilderness of our life. The thing we need to do is learn from it.

    Invitation to the wilderness Hosea 2:1-14 Introduction- Hosea is in the Old Testament between the book of Daniel and the book of Joel. I want us to look at being in a wilderness experience. Most every time you think of “The wilderness”, we always think that we have been bad and more

  • God Can Series

    Contributed by Larry Stockstill on Apr 20, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Breakthrough to Blessings

    “Breakthrough to Blessings” March 28-29, 2009 “GOD CAN” Bethany South Campus “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?” (Ps. 78: 19, NKJV) “I have commanded the ravens to feed you THERE…” (1 Kings 17: 4)  The “wilderness” is a place where you have to trust God for supply. more

  • Godly Ways In The Wilderness Of Life

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 22, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    When we try to live life in our own power, it only leads to a wilderness of complaining, moaning and groaning. However, as we allow God to have control supernatural results happen. People see us from a distance and say man they are really getting it don

    Intro: Many years ago A.J. Gordon went to the World’s Fair. From a distance he saw a man pumping water with one of those old hand pumps. The water was pouring out and he said as he looked, "That man is really pumping water." But when he got closer, he discovered that it was a wooden man connected more

  • The Glory Of God: Show Me Your Glory

    Contributed by on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 28 ratings

    There was a day wnen the people of God would go to church, not just to sing songs about God or to hear stories about what God did in the past, but they came to church to meet with God. To see His power and His glory.

    THE GLORY OF GOD: I came across this humourous story on the internet recently: Little Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room. He emerged a couple minutes later and informed his mother that he had thought things over and had even said a little prayer. The mother was very happy and more

  • Wilderness Joy

    Contributed by Peter Ghalayini on Feb 29, 2016

    Time in the wilderness of life doesn't have to be bad news. It may be a time of spiritual renewal

    The wilderness is indeed a strange place. It’s a place we feel we need to avoid. And how many of us have been there and not enjoyed it? That feeling in our Christian walk that we are lost and alone. The wilderness experience is a place we feel we need to get out of when we are there. We more

  • Lessons From The Wilderness

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jun 19, 2018

    Lessons we learn from the time the Jews spent wandering in the wilderness

    Lessons from the Wilderness - 2/13/05 - Exodus 15+ Turn with me in your Bibles today to Exodus 13. As we have been looking at the Old Testament together, we are reminded that these lessons in these first books of the Bible are very relevant for us today. This was the Bible that Jesus knew and more