Biblical and Contemporary ProblemsSolutions in ser Essay

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Biblical and Contemporary ProblemsSolutions in sermons




How To Handle Anger 1 Sam. 18:1-7
In this sermon Dr. Evans discusses what anger is and how it can and does affect our lives.
He first states the root causes of anger, frustration, disappointment, and resentment. He
then goes on to describe how anger if left unresolved affects every aspect of our lives
from the physical to the spiritual and how this anger, if left unresolved, leads to
serious health problems and spiritual danger. Dr. Evans speaks about several different
ways that we handle anger both constructive and destructive. He further expound that by
handling our anger constructively we seek to remove the barriers that this anger places
between us, those around us, and God. He concludes the sermon by showing us that if we
will rely on God’s resources we will be able to reconcile our anger and have our lives
made stronger in Him as well as have a clear conscience before God.

Biblical Problem: Saul’s anger towards David has caused conflict.
Biblical Solution: David gives Saul the chance to resolve his anger towards him.
Contemporary Problem: Our Christian walk can be placed in danger by unresolved anger.
Contemporary Solution: We must rely upon God to help us resolve the issues surrounding our
anger and restore our relationships.





Preaching Today Tape # 4340 Stuart Briscoe
Ordinary Folks Make Great Disciples Mark 8
In this sermon Briscoe tells us what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ. Being a
disciple is not some higher status for Christians nor does having a denominationally
correct title make one a true disciple of Jesus. A true disciple is one who has a growing
relationship with the teacher. In order to say that we are truly disciples of Christ we
have to be willing to hand over our lives entirely to Him and not try to retain any of our
self-interests. We have to trust wholly in Christ and be careful not to try and make
Christ fit into a mold that we create for Him. We must deny ourselves completely in order
to follow after the path that Jesus has laid out for us and we must daily reaffirm this to
Him and ourselves.

Biblical Problem: The disciples of the Scribes and Pharisees are more concerned with not
breaking the laws than having a personal relationship with God.

Biblical Solution: Become a true disciple of Jesus.
Contemporary Problem: People are more caught up in correct titles than in pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Contemporary Solution: Rather than worry about “Correct Titles” we as Christians must follow after Jesus.






Preaching Today Tape # 4046 James O. Rose
A Day In The Life Of Simon The Cyrene Mark 15
In this sermon Rose gives a first person presentation of a minor character by the name of
Simon the Cyrene who witnessed the closing days of Jesus’ ministry, His death on the
cross, the stories of His resurrection, and the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the
disciples of Christ. In giving this first person account Rose, as Simon, constantly refers
to the Jewish beliefs of the day and the prophecies of Isaiah concerning the Messiah.
Acting as Simon Rose gives us a vivid and personal look into these events as they unfold,
from Jesus speaking with the people to the point where Simon is commanded to carry the
beam of wood for Jesus, we are allowed to take a small part in the feelings of a Jew
during this climatic time. Rose then goes on to tell of the journey from skepticism to
belief that this Jesus who was crucified is the true Messiah, the one spoken of by Isaiah
and proclaimed by Peter on the day of Pentecost. Rose concludes this dramatic presentation
by having Simon issue the challenge of accepting the cross of Jesus, not as an unjust
burden imposed by a roman soldier, but rather as a gift from God that leads to salvation.

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The Finney Sermon Collection Volume 1, pp 3-12
Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Matthew 5:3 Charles G. Finney
In the first part of this sermon Finney describes what it means to actually be “Poor in
spirit.” He describes this, as a total dependence upon God to reveal and strengthen our
faith, to be poor in spirit is to fully realize that we cannot of ourselves fully believe
in God and accept what He has to say. We find it much easier to believe what a fallible
man tells us than we do believing the promises that God has made. Only by completely
surrendering to God can we fully realize that God’s word is truth. In the second part of
his sermon, Finney tells us why those who have completely surrendered to God are blessed.
They are blessed because they have passed beyond the mere theory of salvation and embraced
the factual release from sin that allows them to no longer rely upon themselves to make
their lives acceptable to God. Rather they let God have His own way within their lives,
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