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  • Wrestling In Prayer

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,441 views

    There are times that much wrestling is required in prayer. Epaphras was an excellent example of this.

    Colossians 4:12-13 KJV Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. [13] For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and ...read more

  • Wrestling In Prayer Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Sep 13, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,219 views

    We all need to learn that satan wants to stop us praying (ephesians 6) and that we need to wrestle against that. added to this we need to be challenged to persevere in prayer - like the men and women of faith in scripture

    WRESTLING IN PRAYER Isn’t it amazing how quick the pace of life is? Are you not astounded that every 18 months or so the speed of a computer doubles? We all use to think the www was quick with a dial up connection but now we have broadband and isdn lines. We have instant everything. You can go ...read more

  • Wrestling In Prayer

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 13, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,077 views

    Proposition: Effective prayer is characterized by earnestness, ferverency and energy.

    WRESTLING IN PRAYER Text: Col. 2:1-5 Introduction 1. Illustration: During the dark days of the American Revolution, when the Continental Army had experienced several setbacks, a farmer who lived near the battlefield approached Washington's camp unheard. Suddenly his ears caught an earnest voice ...read more

  • Learning To Fight Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on May 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,996 views

    Showing the importance of fighting through Prayer.

    Title: Learning how to fight Theme: Understanding the importance of fighting for the kingdom and how to fight. Text: 1 Samuel 30:1 - 8 Prayer Time: Matthew_12:34 For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Hebrews_12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, ...read more

  • An Easter Sermon

    Contributed by Martin Ellgar on Dec 12, 2014
     | 1,948 views

    A perspective on Easter. When one is spiritually exhausted and even physically exhausted from wrestling with God in prayer, then there is only one way to go. That is, to surrender to the will of God and say, “Not my will, but your will be done”.

    (Luke 19: 28-40, Matthew 21: 1-11, Mark 11: 1-11, John 12: 12-19) An Easter Sermon Upon a white donkey, Jesus rode into the city of Jerusalem. It was a practice for a ruler of a city to ride his white donkey. It allowed the lord to reveal himself in a particular way to the people of the city. ...read more

  • If The Date Of Salvation Is Already Fixed By God, Then Why Should I Pray Ha

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Jul 15, 2018
     | 281 views

    The idea, ‘God is anyway going to save the person only in His time’, takes the onus away from intense praying, wrestling in prayer for the unsaved person, intense fasting and also thereby takes away the guilt of prayerlessness.

    If the date of salvation is already fixed by God, then why should I pray hard? Genesis 18:32 Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the ten." 19:24 Then the LORD rained on ...read more

  • How To Have Power With God

    Contributed by John Gaston on Feb 18, 2016
     | 3,098 views

    Of Jacob it was said, "As a Prince you have power with God." Why? Because he wrestled in prayer and prevailed. Do we wish to have "power with God?" Here's your chance to find out how.

    HOW TO HAVE POWER WITH GOD Gen. 32:22-30 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. JOKE. Two convicts were working on a chain gang. "I heard the warden's daughter up and married a guy down on cellblock D," the first con says to the other. "The warden's mighty upset about it too." "Why?" asks the second ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Aug 6, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,576 views

    There are moments in life that change us forever. Today's story looks at the second of two such moments in Jacob's life, where he wrestled with God in prayer and in pride, and was forever changed.

    Genesis 32:22-31 Wrestling with God Have you ever had a pivotal moment in your life that has forever changed you? For me, one such moment was the day I joined the military. I felt like God wanted me to do something truly significant with my life, and that decision forever changed me. In the ...read more

  • Praying At A Prize Fight

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Apr 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,286 views

    The stakes have never been higher!

    Prayer is a wrestling match! Colossians 4:12-13 12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard ...read more

  • The Qualities Of A Godly Man Or Woman Series

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Jun 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,466 views

    A study of the qualities of a godly person as seem in those who ministered with Paul.

    Text Colossians 4:7-18 Title: Father’s Day Message (Qualities of a Godly Man) Introduction: In Col. 4:7-18 Paul mentions the names of nine men who were co-laborers with him in the work of the Gospel. I will break it down like this: Of the 9 men who were co-laborers with Paul we are ...read more

  • Connecting With Others Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,981 views

    5 of 5 messages from Colossians. This message focuses on the importance of faithful friends.

    Life 101: Connecting with Others The Faithful Friend A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 Two friends were out hunting. As they were walking through the woods, one of them yelled and the other looked up to see a huge ...read more

  • A Metaphor For Prayer: Jacob's Wrestling Match

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 30, 2014
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,253 views

    A brief outline on which to build a prayer-night sermon.

    WRESTLING IN PRAYER Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob's wrestling, whilst factual and historical, is nevertheless a metaphor for prayer. 1. The place name, Jabbok, means pouring out, or emptying. This reminds me of the self-emptying of Christ (Philippians 2:7-8). It also reminds me of Jesus' ...read more

  • The Supremacy Of Christ Is Demonstrated In Our Church Life

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,115 views

    This sermon takes the list of names at the end of Colossians and turns them into an illustration of what the church should be.

    The Supremacy of Christ is Demonstrated in Our Church Life Colossians 4:7-18 November 25, 2001 Intro: A. [The Wrong Virgin] A minister had run out of time to prepare for a sudden funeral. Using the latest technology, he went to his computer and found the funeral service he had used ...read more

  • Final Thoughts For The New Man Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jun 14, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,211 views

    The 13th sermon of 13 in an expository series on the book of Colossians.

    Final Thoughts for the New Man Colossians 4:2-18 2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I ...read more

  • Closer Than A Brother

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 25, 2007
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,470 views

    In this text, Paul lists some good friends, which could be categorized in this way. 1- Staying friends 2- Praying friends 3- Straying friends

    INTRO.- Do you know what is closer than a brother? A good friend. A faithful friend is closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Do you have a friend who sticks closer than a brother? Or did you ...read more