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  • Facing Adversities

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 320 ratings

    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 more

  • Perseverance In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 37 ratings

    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 more

  • Responding To Adversity

    Contributed by Mike Turner on May 1, 2004
    based on 96 ratings

    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 more

  • Christian Adversity

    Contributed by Orvel Barker on Aug 2, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    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 more

  • Looking At Adversity

    Contributed by C.j. Moffett on Aug 12, 2003
    based on 98 ratings

    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 more

  • Facing Adversity

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Apr 21, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    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 more

  • Obedience In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Aug 6, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • In The Midst Of Adversity

    Contributed by Gerald Steffy on Sep 10, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    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 more

  • Wisdom In Adversity Series

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

    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] 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 more

  • Handling Adversity

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 29, 2010

    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, more

  • Dealing With Adversity Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 24, 2010
    based on 16 ratings

    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 more

  • Understanding Adversity

    Contributed by Keith Peters on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 16 ratings

    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 more

  • Joseph: Faithful In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 64 ratings

    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 more

  • Learn To Grow Through Adversity Series

    Contributed by Jim Mooney on Nov 1, 2000
    based on 298 ratings

    Reveals how we can grow through our adversities.

    Learn To Grow Through Adversity James 1:1-12 S02 God never intended for or made provision for us to stop in our spiritual growth. God's purpose for us is that we grow and become more like the Lord Jesus Christ in our daily lives. To reflect more of Him and less of us. Sometimes we become more

  • Students In The School Of Adversity

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Feb 26, 2004
    based on 111 ratings

    God knows what you are passing through, and will not come late into your situation for He is a God of suddenlies, make up your mind not to be discouraged.

    Proverb 24:10 – “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength in small” Let us consider the case of Daniel in the Bible. God has the power to prevent Daniel from being thrown into the lion’s den. While they were planning it, he was watching them. He could have asked them to fall down more