How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

How Prayer Can Help You with Despair

Prayer is an antidote to despair. Notice I didn’t suggest a promise about depression I can’t guarantee? Truthfully, prayer is not much of an antidote to depression because mostly it’s just not. Working with depression is a reminder of how chronic it can be and how...

When Days Seem Darkest, Hope Still Trumps Despair

Recent events in the news have a lot of people upset and wondering, “What is this world coming to?” The massacre in Orlando, in particular, causes one to question the sanity of humankind. How could anyone do such a horrible thing? Of course, the Orlando...

When Your Church Dives into Despair, Try 20-Year Test

There is a school of thought running rampant in congregations these days. It is revealed in statements like the following: “This is the worst pastor/ group/recession/president/ situation/era/event that we have ever known! We must get rid of him/her/it/them...

Too Light a Thing

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. January 19, 2014 Isaiah 49:1-7; John 1:29-37 The late John Claypool tells a story from the early days of his pastoral ministry in Louisville, Kentucky. It was 1960, and courageously, John...

Starting Over

A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. November 17, 2013 Isaiah 65:17-25 What do you say to help someone who is at the lowest point in their life? This was the daunting challenge facing the prophet as he penned these words in the...