Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 18, 2009
Finding God in Hardship
A dear friend of mine has been out of regular work for a couple of years. She has found enough temporary work to stay a float, but it has sometimes been a week-to-week challenge to pay the bills.
As we were talking the other day, she said to me, "I am walking through my
Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 15, 2008
WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP?
We live in a mixed-up, messed-up world. Sometimes terrible things happen that don't make any sense at all, and we wonder why?
Steven Curtis Chapman is one of the best known singer-songwriters of contemporary Christian music. Over the last 15 or 20 years his songs have
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 2002
God does not lead His children around hardship, but leads them straight through hardship. But He leads! And amidst the hardship, He is
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 11, 2010
HARDSHIP AND DISCIPLINE
No professional football team that plays its home games in a domed stadium with artificial turf has ever won the Super Bowl.
While a climate-controlled stadium protects players (and fans) from the misery of sleet, snow, mud, heat, and wind, players who brave the
HARDSHIPS FURTHER HIS KINGDOM
Bill Hybels' The Power of a Whisper (p.110-111):
"Don't ever buy into the idea that everything God prompts His followers to do will be uncomplicated or low-cost. Sometimes God asks His children to carry heavy loads, as He did with the apostle Paul. But even--and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 9, 2002
To the hardships of life, the famous poet Robert Frost would say this: "In three words I can sum up everything
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 1, 2008
DELIVERANCE SHOWED GOD'S PROTECTION (V. 28a)
God spared Joseph’s life, and through these adverse circumstances, that are recorded in our text, God is overseeing his safety. This is the sovereign purpose of God at work. The Midianites and the Ishmeelites only saw Joseph as a business opportunity
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2006
“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 16, 2004
A HEART FOCUSED ON GOD
One writer (Warren Wiersbe) wrote a book called Victorious Christian about a woman named Fanny Crosby. Crosby was the author of over 8000 songs including several that we sang today. In fact she wrote so many that she had to write under pseudonymns just so she could get more
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Aug 25, 2005
Cut To Fit! (08.29.05--Sickness!--Hebrews 12:6)
Arthritis is a real drag. As active as you would like to be this day or any, if you are weighted down with joints that are sometimes swollen and often stiff, the day always seems sometime a bit longer, somehow harder to bear.
I’ve been an arthritis
THE CAT WITH LIMITED VISION.
There was a beautiful pedigreed cat that lived in a hugh mansion on a hill. The cat had everything.
The cat was warm in the cold winter, cool in the hot summer. The cat had a choice of food: fresh tuna,
beef, or pork. The cat ate out of silver dishes. The cat drank
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 27, 2006
Dr’s Believe In Miracles: 3 out of 4 American doctors believe in miracles, finds a the survey conducted by HCD Research and the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. Perhaps the most surprising finding is that 55% of doctors have
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 2, 2005
A bird had no interest in learning the song its master wanted to teach it while its cage was full of light. Its master covered the cage to darken it. He then whistled the same song over and over until the bird learned it by heart. When it could repeat it note for note, the owner uncovered the cage
Contributed by James Bryant on Jul 10, 2006
In Pro Football, if you’re the last player selected coming out of college, you own the title, “Mr. Irrelevent.” Because being the last person selected, your not supposed to amount to much…
In 1992, the National Football League held it’s annual draft.
· Selected #1 overall was the much herald
Contributed by Ray Ellis on Nov 22, 2010
We can get victory over hardships by singing praise to the Lord.
"My mouth is filled with Your praise...all day long." Ps. 71:8 NAS
Roger Bennett, pianist and songwriter died in 2007. Prior to his death he wrote on his website:
Our enemy stalks us exactly the way the Bible