By SermonCentral on Oct 5, 2022
"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 Chris Surber on Feb 15, 2019
The Gospel is for everybody everywhere. Is your sermon?
By Randy Alcorn on Nov 11, 2022
"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 SermonCentral on Aug 12, 2020
Tailoring your message to fit the audience is good planning. Changing the content of the gospel is something else entirely.
By Lance Witt on Aug 6, 2023
Over the last few years my single most consistent prayer has been for spiritual courage.
By Norman Geisler on Mar 19, 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 29, 2018
Use these methods to practically reach people suffering from real hurts, problems, doubts, fears, and anxieties gnawing at their faith.
By Matt Wade on Feb 1, 2022
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 Josh Reich on Oct 9, 2021
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 Dr. W. Robert Godfrey on Aug 10, 2022
The Psalms teach us how to express our emotions to God in all the circumstances of our lives.
By SermonCentral on Jan 14, 2022
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.”
By Dave Furman on Jan 19, 2022
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 SermonCentral on Jun 20, 2022
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 3, 2022
"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?"