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  • Can We Start Over? Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Aug 29, 2021

    Revival doesn’t happen with wishful thinking, my brothers and sisters, but with purposeful prayer, amen?

    I know that I’ve been talking about a lot of discouraging things lately … there’s a lot to be discouraged about. I’ve got my list and you’ve probably got yours. But today, I want to remind us that it is never too late. There is always … hope! You see … as crazy as things are right now … as more

  • Caution: God Working Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Sep 15, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Is the idea that God is working just wishful thinking? What does that look like if he is?

    (Introduction) (Other ideas might be the pains of road construction: and the signs that say, “Completed in 2011 as promised) The grief of my grandfather’s loss was still fresh. His wife, my step grandmother, had passed away unexpectedly. She was alive and well as they went to bed. He more

  • Dream On!

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Are dreams more than just wishful thinking? Can God use our dreams? Here’s some dreamers we should ask!

    Dream On! Ephesians 3:20-21 Ephesians 3:20-21 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! more

  • God's Healing Gift Of Hope

    Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jul 9, 2019

    An exposition of hope, its meaning, how it differs from wishful thinking, how it impacts upon our life, and how it can be rekindled after it has been lost.

    (If you have found this sermon helpful, we invite you to join us at or Many critics of the Christian religion criticize it because they feel that Christianity is based upon mere hope, that is, wishful thinking. In fact, hope, like faith more

  • The Missionary Hope Of God Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Dec 18, 2010

    Hope is not wishful thinking. Our confidence is Jesus. He is our anchor that connects us to God. This sermon deals with how that confidence or joyous expectation changes us and charges us to love God and love people until His return. This is why Jesus

    Intro: The Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans had their many gods—gods of war, gods of industry, gods of agriculture, gods of cities, gods of towns, and various others. But in religions entire galaxy of gods, there never was one called “god of more

  • The Christmas Story And The Coming Of Hope

    Contributed by David Scudder on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    The world can only offer wishful thinking. Only Christ offers a hope that has substance.The Christmas story may be familiar to us, but how did the ancient prophets envision what the story of the coming Messiah would look like? To understand that we have t

    Purpose: To show how Christ's first coming gives us hope. Aim: I want the listener to embrace and rejoice in the hope Christ brings. INTRODUCTION: For centuries many Christian churches have celebrated the four Sundays before Christmas as the Season of Advent. Advent means "coming" or "arrival." more

  • The Pleasure Of Positive Thinking Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 5, 2021

    Positive thinking does not mean, if you always think positive nothing will ever go wrong. That is wishful thinking, and it won't work. Positive thinking is telling yourself that even when things do go wrong, that is never the last word.

  • What A Day That Will Be

    Contributed by Pastor Glen Key on Mar 3, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    Liberals deny existence…say it’s a state of mind/wishful thinking…but is a literal place it will be 1,500 miles squared…a perfect cube…in other words, it’s that high, that long, that wide! There will be room for every human who has ever lived if they had

    Don’t you look forward to going to heaven? “What a day that will be…” Facts about Heaven Rev 21:1-8… 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God more

  • A Living Hope For The Hopeless Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 12, 2019
    based on 6 ratings

    When Jesus rose from the dead, Thomas got a 5 minute show and tell. By contrast, the 2 men on the road to Emmaus received a 3 hour dissertation. Why the difference? Perhaps Jesus spent more time with these hopeless men, to show us how to have a living Hope in a hopeless world.

    OPEN: A preacher told of going through his father’s effects after his dad died, and among the things he found was father’s 7th grade report card. Back in the Fall of 1941 this 7th grade report card showed the grading scale on the back of it. There was A, B, C, D, F, and something he’d never seen more

  • The Final Enemy, Death, Is No More!

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on May 4, 2020

    by Jesus's resurrection, death no longer had dominion over us

    If life has a way of killing dreams, Christ’s resurrection has a way of bringing them back to life. Life has a way of killing dreams, doesn’t it? You set out with high hopes—for your schooling, your career, your family, and your golden years. You have plans, aspirations, and expectations. But more

  • The Final Enemy, Death, Is No More!

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Jan 30, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus has conquered death for all of us

    If life has a way of killing dreams, Christ’s resurrection has a way of bringing them back to life. Life has a way of killing dreams, doesn’t it? You set out with high hopes—for your schooling, your career, your family, and your golden years. You have plans, aspirations, and expectations. But more

  • Hope In The Midst Of Suffering Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 21, 2016

    Job struggles with his mortality. He blames God for his suffering, yet speaks of God's faithfulness.

    Job 14:7-15, 19:23-27 “Hope in the Midst of Suffering” INTRODUCTION In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes, “And now faith, hope and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Paul is certainly correct. Life more

  • The Lord Of Life And Death Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 25, 2021

    Jesus said with His tears that He approved of that kind of sorrow. There is a valid place for tears in the Christian life. We need never fear nor be ashamed of the tears of the hopeful.

    One of the oldest and most universal of all questions is the one of Job, "If a man die shall he live again?" In the ancient world almost everyone believed that death was a gateway into another world, and so they buried their dead with food and tools to be used when they arrived. This is more

  • Fruit Of The Spirit # 7

    Contributed by Dr. Odell Belger on Apr 1, 2022

    There are people who attend football games because that stuff is real to them. They eat, sleep, breathe, and live for football!

    There are others who attend football games and you wonder why they are there. Probably it is: • Because someone invited them to attend • Because they were bored and had nothing better to do • Because some like to be part of large crowd Illus: Did you hear they have new postage stamps depicting the more

  • A Saving Hope

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 12, 2013

    1. Unrealistic Hope 2. Genuine Hope 3. Demonstrated Hope 4. Our Hope

    Hal Lindsey "Man can live without food for 30 days. Man can live without water for 3 days, Man can live without oxygen for 3 minutes. But man cannot live without hope for 3 second.” - WOW! That’s some statement - “Hope Again” - Charles R. Swindoll -"(Hope) is more