By Brandon Cox on Nov 7, 2017
Mourning with those affected by the devastating events that took place last Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
By Chris Surber on Feb 16, 2019
The Gospel is for everybody everywhere. Is your sermon?
By Matt Wade on Oct 17, 2016
The cold winter of depression or anxiety isn't forever, because seasons do change. No, not because our pain disappears, but because we have been here before and we made it out.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 8, 2017
"The God who draws near to Sutherland Springs is the suffering, sympathetic God-man, Jesus Christ. No one else can feel what he has felt. No one else can love like he can love. No one else can heal like he can heal. No one else can save like he can save."
By Sermoncentral on Oct 7, 2017
"The forces of American culture are almost all designed to build the opposite worldview into our people’s minds. Maximize comfort, ease, and security. Avoid all choices that might bring discomfort, trouble, difficulty, pain, or suffering. Add this cultural force to our natural desire for immediate gratification and fleeting pleasures, and the combined power to undermine the superior satisfaction of the soul in the glory of God through suffering is huge."
By Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2017
For Shane Barnard, it came in the hospital room at the passing of his father. When the doctor informed Barnard and his mother that his father was dead, the flood of pain and shock came. As Barnard held his mother to comfort her, he says, as she wailed, she sang softly underneath her breath, the words of Job 1:21, "He gives, he takes, blessed be the name of the Lord."
By Randy Alcorn on Dec 7, 2017
"If a young man without modern medicine and dying of an excruciating disease could make choices that brought him happiness in Christ, surely we can too."
By Lance Witt on Oct 24, 2016
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage.
By Josh Reich on Mar 7, 2017
If you talk to any pastor or his wife and ask them about friends, more than likely you will get a sad, longing look.
By Norman Geisler on Mar 20, 2018
The topic of evil offers many onramps to preaching powerful sermons and proclaiming the gospel. Dr. Norman Geisler offers insight for preaching and pastoral conversations.
By Rick Ezell on Mar 30, 2018
Use these methods to practically reach people suffering from real hurts, problems, doubts, fears, and anxieties gnawing at their faith.
By Dr. W. Robert Godfrey on Apr 1, 2017
The Psalms teach us how to express our emotions to God in all the circumstances of our lives.
By Dave Furman on Sep 24, 2016
God delivered me from the darkness of despair through my friends and family as they shared their hope with me. I’m not talking about a shove-it-in-your-face kind of “sharing.” They didn’t try to explain all my problems away or attempt to explain all of God’s intentions for my suffering.
By Randy Alcorn on Oct 9, 2017
"In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, sometimes it feels, even unheard?"
By Sermoncentral on Sep 17, 2016
From Genesis to Revelation, we find a consistent element present in the lives of persevering saints of God. And it is captured in this brief sentence in Psalm 119:67: “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”