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  • Caution: God Working Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Sep 15, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,783 views

    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 ...read more

  • Dream On!

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,280 views

    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! ...read more

  • God's Healing Gift Of Hope

    Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jul 9, 2019
     | 2,156 views

    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.

  • The Missionary Hope Of God Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Dec 18, 2010
     | 2,631 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Christmas Story And The Coming Of Hope

    Contributed by David Scudder on Dec 30, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,042 views

    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

  • What A Day That Will Be

    Contributed by Pastor Glen Key on Mar 3, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 10,016 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Living Hope For The Hopeless Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 12, 2019
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,211 views

    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.

  • The Final Enemy, Death, Is No More!

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on May 4, 2020
     | 673 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Final Enemy, Death, Is No More!

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Jan 30, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,904 views

    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 ...read more

  • Hope In The Midst Of Suffering Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 21, 2016
     | 3,814 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Saving Hope

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 12, 2013
     | 1,787 views

    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 ...read more

  • Colossians 1:1-8 Inductive Sermon Outline Series

    Contributed by John Allen on Oct 1, 2020
     | 469 views

    Inductive sermon outline ideas for Colossians 1:1-8.

    The following notes reflect ideas based on the homiletics recommended in "Preach with No Pants" (https://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/preach-with-no-pants-john-allen-sermon-on-inductive-250167). It proposes an inductive-deductive five-point outline: Trip, Tension, Twist, Truth, ...read more

  • Believe It Or Not Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 14, 2012
     | 3,065 views

    WE have to decide if what we believe really matters in the way we live. Our faith is based on our hope in God.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 PC VIDEO DEFEAT • SLIDE #2 • We all need something to hope in, the hope that we have can inspire great faith and confidence. • Hope and faith are linked very closely together. • The key I wanted you to take from the clip is this; your ...read more

  • The Gift Of Hope Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on May 16, 2017
     | 5,466 views

    The birth of Jesus gives us hope that extends to every aspect of my life - past, present, and future.

    Advent This morning is the first Sunday of Advent. Most of us are probably familiar with that concept, but for some of us our familiarity may be limited to those calendars with little windows that open up revealing a gift or treat for each day of the month leading up to Christmas. The word ...read more

  • Hope Is Alive

    Contributed by Jarrod Jones on Apr 6, 2016
     | 4,677 views

    Hope is so much more than crossed fingers and waiting for the unknown to happen or not happen. Hope in the resurrected Jesus means that although your world is shaken, your soul will not be. Pastor Jarrod shares this hope in today’s message.

    In an ESPN interview last month, a reporter shared what NBA super-star, Steph Curry, said regarding his “killer instinct” in playing opposing teams. He said, “I want to make them lose all hope.” That’s a zinger. And Curry does an exceptional job doing that. Ponder ...read more