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  • Facing Adversities

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 320 ratings
     | 2,292 views

    Story of how the mule faced a tough situation

    The mule in the well! A parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule "braying", or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided ...read more

  • Perseverance In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,535 views

    Nehemiah persevered when the chips were down

    III: PERSEVERE IN ADVERSITY Neh. 2:10 & 19 & 20. Sanballat the Horite and Tobiah the Ammonite opposed him. Both non-Jews. Not part of the OT covenant. Jealousy and fear of the consequences. Nehemiah would become powerful. Note Nehemiah rebukes them, not by name calling but merely by ...read more

  • Responding To Adversity

    Contributed by Mike Turner on May 1, 2004
    based on 96 ratings
     | 15,719 views

    This sermons looks at Paul’s response to being in prison. How do we respond to adversity ?

    Responding To Adversity 2 Timothy 1:6-12 We may not be able to control much of the adversities that we encounter in life, but we may be able to control our response by putting into practice what Paul did. Being in the ministry for over 25 years now has allowed me to see people with all kinds ...read more

  • Christian Adversity

    Contributed by Orvel Barker on Aug 2, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,979 views

    Adversity is to be expected in the life of a Christian, but how we handle adversity will determine it’s effect and outcome in our life.

    Intro: Paul’s main emphasis here seems to be that God has opened a door for effective ministry and that he has faced much opposition. Opposition was not new to Paul neither is it uncommon for any believer, for the Bible tells us that we have an adversary the devil, who goes about as a roaring ...read more

  • Looking At Adversity

    Contributed by C.j. Moffett on Aug 12, 2003
    based on 98 ratings
     | 5,401 views

    No one in their right mind enjoys pain and hardship, but do they hold a redeptive purpose?

    --Nietzche said, "Whatever doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger." --Illus: Kia Jurgenson was a student at a Christian University. A gifted high school basketball player (she was all state), she received a full-ride scholarship and started as a freshmen on the University team. During those ...read more

  • Facing Adversity

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Apr 21, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,875 views

    This re-write of "Dealing With Disappointment" was delivered during the April 8, 2008 chapel service at Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, TN. When facing trouble for Christ’s sake, count it all joy!

    Facing Adversity by Thomas Cash 2 Chronicles 36, Daniel 1, James 1 Introduction: He lived a life of dashed hopes and shattered dreams. His mother died when just a boy. He had to work in the fields to help his family. He only attended school sporadically, but read every book he could get his ...read more

  • Obedience In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Aug 6, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,765 views

    Bad things happen but we are still called to obedience even through the storms of life.

    Sermon Date: January 21, 2007 Sermon Text: Job 1:12-19 (NASB) 12 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him." So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD. 13 Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and ...read more

  • Understanding Adversity

    Contributed by Keith Peters on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 6,163 views

    This message discusses principles that help us keep problems in perspective.

    Understanding Adversity Proverbs 24:10-12 Adversity: Tightness, affliction, tribulation or trouble Adversity can be our greatest motivation for growth, or our deadliest means of discouragement. The difference depends on our understanding of God’s purposes. It is inevitable that each ...read more

  • In The Midst Of Adversity

    Contributed by Gerald Steffy on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,151 views

    A person that is in the midst of adversity learns that the Lord is working in their life for good even when there are adverse circumstances being faced.

    IN THE MIDST OF ADVERSITY Philippians 1:12-21 Proposition: A person that is in the midst of adversity learns that the Lord is working in their life for good even when there are adverse circumstances being faced. Objective: My purpose is to challenge people to realize that the Lord is ...read more

  • Wisdom In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,913 views

    A wise person is able to turn a bad day into a good day.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] THE CROOKEDNESS OF LIFE Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the ...read more

  • Handling Adversity

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 29, 2010
     | 2,724 views

    Today from this passage of scripture I want us to see how Daniel handled adversity, so that when adversity comes into our lives, we will be able to handle it as well.

    Handling Adversity Am October 11th 2009 Daniel 2: 12-28 Introduction We began a six part series titled “Faith under Fire” last week we will be studying this topic from the book of Daniel, last week in part one we learned what four tests of our faith are: Isolation, ...read more

  • Dealing With Adversity Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 24, 2010
    based on 16 ratings
     | 9,988 views

    As we look at the life & experiences of Nehemiah we find again & again that Nehemiah deals with problems & decisions that are very relevant to us today. (Powerpoints available - #321)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (This is the seventh of a Leadership series featuring Nehemiah. Some ideas & illustrations in these messages were based on or ...read more

  • Surviving Adversity

    Contributed by Daren Mitchell on May 22, 2012
     | 1,337 views

    The story of Ruth teaches us about surrender, sovereignty and salvation. Jesus Christ is actually the main theme.

    Benjamin Franklin, who I don’t think ever professed a faith in Jesus, did have an appreciation for the Bible from a literary perspective. When he was the newly formed US government’s representative to France he indulged in a group of literary intellectuals. This group held no respect ...read more

  • The Prosperity Of Adversity

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Aug 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,304 views

    I am not here to tell you that you will be completely free from trouble or adversity. I am going to tell you that the Church has always been under adversity. And the Church is still the Church Because God is still God!

    II Cor. 6:1-10 Song of Sol. 2:9 “My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.” If God can use: A bird to tell Noah that there is some dry land, A rooster to tell Peter that ...read more

  • Joseph: Faithful In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,497 views

    Sermon on Joseph being faithful in adversity

    JOSEPH: FAITHFUL IN ADVERSITY GENESIS 37:12-36 03/14/96 There was once a golfer who was having a perfectly horrible day on the gold course. When he didn’t hook the ball he sliced it, and when he didn’t slice the ball he hooked it. On each hole things got worst and worst. Finally on the 11th ...read more