Tagged - Loneliness (40)
Loneliness is a catchword for a variety of feelings associated with being by oneself. The "feelings" associated with being alone are usually caused by the reasons why a person finds themselves alone to begin with.
In Solomon's experiment with wealth and power, he concludes that life at the "top" is filled with grief (oppression, envy, disillusionment). (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
Prime 31m Class
Change is very difficult. Whether it's changing a habit or attitude or job or city - change is always a challenge, and change is even more difficult when it's imposed on us suddenly or without our approval.
This sermon looks at the qualities of character that are appealing in the opposite sex from a Christian perspective.
Pride and self-centeredness are the topics of this lesson. How to combat this natural human tendency and cultivate an accurate sense of self are discussed.
The Bible refers to Jesus in ways that describe His sovereignty (e.g. Lord of the Harvest, Lord of the Sabbath, etc.). In this lesson Mike will explore Jesus' Lordship over the most hopeless of situations in our lives. (Matthew 9:36-38)
The world's solutions to stress involve things like drugs, vacations or some type of therapy. As Christians, however, we believe that even if these methods might be helpful, the most satisfying and permanent solution to the problems of worry and stress can only be found through faith, and specifically through faith in Christ. (I Kings 19:1-18)
In this section the writer of Genesis not only describes the unique creation of woman but also sets forth God's foundational principles for marriage and the family unit. (Genesis 2:21-25)
Prime 35m Class
This class will provide information and statistics concerning blended families and several strategies for successfully integrating two families into one.
Prime 42m Class
This lesson will examine how God created the impulse in man that is his will as well as his sense of need. (Genesis 2:8-20)
Prime 29m Class
James explains the radically different way Christians deal with trouble in life, and why they do so. (James 1:2-12)
Prime 39m Class
From the opening verse, we immediately see Mark's goal of presenting Jesus as a divine being through the witness of His teaching and miracles. (Mark 1:1-45)
The story of Jacob's family focuses in on one particular son, Judah, through whom the Messiah would eventually come, and examines his unusual relationship with his daughter-in-law Tamar. (Genesis 38:1-30)
Prime 33m Class
In this lesson we examine 3 strategies Satan uses to steal your soul. We'll also give you 3 strategies to combat his attach and teach you how to fight back. (I Peter 5:8-11)
The suffering psalms described both the trouble and the effect on the author as he poured his heart out before God in prayer.
Prime 36m Class
One of the main objectives people who do not believe in God use is the argument of pain. If God is good and kind why is there pain in the world? This lesson will discuss the reasons why people suffer and offer some solutions as to how we can deal with the pain in our lives and maintain faith.
Mike shares some of the priceless benefits awaiting those who remain together in Christ for a lifetime.
In this sermon, Mike examines the things we must actually do in order to forgive completely.
This lesson describes the dramatic entrance of young David to the stage of Israel's history and recounts the model story from which all later 'underdog' narratives are taken. (I Samuel 17)
Prime 34m Class
After languishing in prison for several years Joseph is called upon to interpret Pharaoh's dreams and in doing so successfully is transformed from being a prisoner to becoming a prince of Egypt. (Genesis 41:1-57)
Lessons on Christian perseverance from Joshua's leadership experience in the desert and in the Promised land.
Solomon examines one final area of life (the pursuit of wealth and power) in order to find contentment apart from God. (Ecclesiastes 4:1-8)
Prime 31m Class
In chapter five there is an abrupt change as Solomon comments on the attitude necessary for proper worship and then goes on to talk about the enemy of spirituality - materialism. (Ecclesiastes 5:1-6:12)
Dealing with Pain at Christmas
Perhaps the reason why Christmas time is "special" is because, for some reason or other, everything seems more intense at Christmas. We spend more, eat more, take off work days. Being in love at Christmas is more romantic. We appreciate our families and the blessings we have that much more at Christmas.
Luke's gospel describes a "modern" woman of that age who became the first truly liberated woman of the New Testament.
The Hebrew writer gives his readers four habits to cultivate in order to preserve their faith in difficult times.
9. God's Plan for Sexual Fulfillment
The 7th Commandment
In this lesson, Mike reviews the basic rules about sexual intimacy as well as the various strategies one can use to keep this commandment.
In this sermon Mike explores the types of feelings experienced when one is in a personal and intimate relationship with God. (Psalms 5:1-12)
12. The Desire for what is Forbidden
The 10th Commandment
In this final lesson dealing with the tenth commandment, Mike explains the thin line that separates good versus evil desires and how to avoid the sinful trap of coveteousness.
Practical ways to overcome the reality of failure, injustice, and adversity in our present lives. (Hebrews 12:14-15)
Mike finishes up this section of the course by laying out some of the basic do's and dont's for people caught up in a personal divorce.
Prime 42m Class
When We Respond
If you come to church regularly you will probably hear about 150 invitations to respond to the lesson or sermons a year. That means thousands of invitations in a person’s lifetime.
Dealing with Addiction - Part 2
Part one of this topic is not available, however, part 2 provides a review of part one and goes on to describe the actual sinful consequences caused by addictions and a Biblical approach to a cure.
Stress from Grief
In Case of War
If we understand the times and circumstances correctly, the time for war has come upon us and as Christians we need to be prepared for this fact.
The cycle of worry, loneliness and depression can make the single life more difficult than it needs to be. In chapter 7 of I Corinthians, Paul talks to singles and provides them with some solutions to their particular problems. (I Corinthians 7:25-35)
My youngest was feeling a little low last week. The teacher sent home a long list of things that had been forgotten, ignored and left incomplete.
10. The Dynamics of Change
In their book, "Coming Out of Homosexuality," Bob Davies, executive Director of Exodus International and Lori Rentzel, author and former counselor with the ex-gay ministry group "Love in Action," describe their spiritual journey in coming out of the homosexual lifestyle.