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  • The Temptation Of Pessimism

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Sep 10, 2015
     | 3,593 views

    This was a two week Bible Study on how to be optimistic in a pessimistic world

    THE TEMPTATION OF PESSIMISM MATTHEW 11:2-6 IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY EASY TO FALL INTO THE TRAP OF PESSIMISM IN OUR WORLD. THE NUMBER OF EVIL THINGS IN THE WORLD CONTINUES TO INCREASE, AND AS IT DOES WE MAY FALL INTO THE TRAP OF SAYING “THAT’S JUST THE WAY THINGS ARE, AND WE ...read more

  • Optimistic Pessimism Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 28, 2021
     | 1,181 views

    Jesus is not being a pessimist here, however, in spite of the gloomy nature of His prophecy. He is being a realist with an optimistic foundation. You can afford to face the worst when you know the best will finally triumph

    A man stood before the judge and told him this story. One day when my rheumatism was bad, and my daughter had just eloped with a good for nothing scalawag, and fire had destroyed my barn, and my best hog had up and died of the cholera, and they had foreclosed the mortgage on me, and the sheriff ...read more

  • Realistically Optimistic

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 30, 2019
     | 3,395 views

    According to Statista, a leading survey company, in 2013, 50% of adult Americans considered themselves optimistic. As we get ready to step into the new year, let's see if we can do something to shift our thinking to being realistically optimistic more often.

    REALISTICALLY OPTIMISTIC According to Statista, a leading survey company, in 2013, 50% of adult Americans considered themselves optimistic. Only 4% identified as pessimists and 43% said they were somewhere in between. 3% declined to identify as anything. I'm interested to know how often those ...read more

  • The Purposeless Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Dec 5, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,597 views

    Have you ever thought about the purposeless driven life?

  • The Battle Of Attitudes!

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Oct 8, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,246 views

    LIFE IS BUT A BATTLE OF ATTITUDES! THE BATTLE IS BETWEEN PESSIMISM AND OPTIMISM.

  • The Power Of Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Jeremiah Menyongai on Sep 5, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 14,833 views

    There is a plague sweeping churches, individuals, governments & nations. It’s not Ebola, Zika or West Nile Virus, cancer, or the flu. It’s called Epidemic of Discouragement. This outbreak is universal, deadly as the most dreaded disease. David faced it.

    SERIES: DAVID - A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART: Part 9: The Power Of Discouragement 1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall ...read more

  • Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 11, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 12,691 views

    How often do you struggle with having a bad attitude? How often do you spend your time moping around or angry at the world? Do we go around, thinking everything around us stinks when in fact it’s not everything around us, but our attitude that stinks? Som

    DO YOU NEED AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT? INTRODUCTION: Anyone ever say that to you? “You need an attitude adjustment!” How often do you struggle with having a bad attitude? How often do you ...read more

  • The Human Spirit Fails, But The Holy Spirit Prevails

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on May 24, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,318 views

    Where are you on the line between optimism and pessimism? What is the right balance? Let's see what we learn from the tower of Babel. A. The human spirit triumphs. Not! B. Like at Babel, so still today C. The Holy Spirit centers us on Jesus and his cross

    Text: Genesis 11:1-9 Theme: The Human Spirit Fails, But the Holy Spirit Prevails A. The human spirit triumphs. Not! B. Like at Babel, so still today C. The Holy Spirit centers us on Jesus and his cross Season: Pentecost - c Date: May 23, 2010 Web page: ...read more

  • Do You Have Eeyore Syndrome?

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Nov 5, 2012
     | 7,894 views

    Could your nickname be ‘Eeyore’? Are you known as ‘Negative Nellie’ or, ‘Gloomy Gus’? Being a negative person and being a Christian is not a workable combination. Let’s see what we can do about that.

    DO YOU HAVE EEYORE SYNDROME? INTRODUCTION: "Good morning, Pooh Bear," said Eeyore gloomily. "If it is a good morning; which I doubt." "Why, what's the matter?" "Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can't all, and some of us don't. That's all there is to it." "Can't all what?" said Pooh. "Gaiety. ...read more

  • From Famine To Feasting

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Sep 8, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,236 views

    For many Christians, there is a famine for God's Word that can easily affect their ability to face their problems. But it is possible to have spiritual feasting in the insurmountable riches of Christ. Let us learn from these characters from Genesis.

  • Pontius Pilate: Stuck In People-Pleasing Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 12,612 views

    Pilate was a classic people-pleaser, who found that his behavior produced popularity that masked contempt, pessimism, and powerlessness.

    The story has it that during creation, as God was sitting up in heaven turning out all these creatures, some of the angels asked if they could help. It looked like fun, making plants and animals, birds and beasts. And so God, who had just finished fashioning something, said, "All right. Come ahead. ...read more

  • Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 7, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 13,434 views

    We live in a negative world. The Bible is full of positives. In the parable of the Prodigal Son & the Elder Brother, we see both optimism & pessimism.

    “Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World” INTRODUCTION: There are many books on POSITIVE THINKING. The book “The Power Of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale was required reading when I was a student at Trinity College. There are all kinds of “helps” out there to help us maintain a ...read more

  • Finding And Keeping Joy In A Joyless World

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 17, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 8,184 views

    Thanksgiving reminds us to choose a life of praise and thanksgiving. A life of praise and thanksgiving means the difference between a life of optimism or a life of pessimism.

    Finding and Keeping Joy in a Joyless World Psalm 100 As we approach a day set aside for national Thanksgiving God’s Word reminds us that we need to give God heartfelt thanksgiving. Thanksgiving from your heart is the way to find and keep joy in your life. On December 4, 1619 38 English ...read more

  • Chaos And Control - Positive Perspective Or Faith Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,464 views

    Where does a positive perspective end and faith begin? Faith is not simply hoping that things will work out someday. If a positive perspective is what brings me success, then why do I need God?

    A rabbi was at odds with his congregation. The president of the synagogue said, ”Rabbi, we must have a conference to settle this dispute once and for all.” So the rabbi, the president an the ten elders met together to discuss the issue – but the rabbi soon discovered that he was the sole dissenting ...read more

  • Dealing With Disappointment

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Nov 21, 2012
    based on 100 ratings
     | 34,245 views

    Expectation plus reality often times results to disappointment. Disappointments if not address in the proper perspective will result in negativity and pessimism. Christians are not exempted on this. And worse we may become critics of God as we can blame H

    DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTMENTS Expectation plus reality often times results to disappointment. Disappointments if not address in the proper perspective will result in negativity and pessimism. Christians are not exempted on this. And worse we may become critics of God as we can blame Him for ...read more