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  • Afflicting The Comfortable Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,340 views

    Like He did with Israel, God is in the business of afflicting the comfortable. When we are at ease in Zion, He sometimes has to shake us up with righteous affliction.

    1. Introduction (6:8) 2. Afflicting the comfortable—(what does righteous affliction look like?) a. Afflicted bodies (6:9-10) b. Afflicted buildings (6:11) c. Afflicted brains (6:12-13) d. Afflicted borders (6:14) 3. Conclusion a. We know what God’s righteous affliction looks like—how do we ...read more

  • Becoming Fruitful Through Affliction

    Contributed by Palitha Jayasooriya on Oct 28, 2015
    based on 16 ratings
     | 11,289 views

    This sermon is built around the story of Joseph. It shows how God can make us fruitful and enhance our skills in the midst of different challenges.

    BECOMING FRUITFUL THROUGH AFFLICTION SCRIPTURE - The name of the second (son) he called Ephraim: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction” (Genesis 41:52) NKJV. INTRODUCTION - In this sermon we will look at the life of Joseph. It’s an amazing ...read more

  • A Proper Response To Affliction

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on Jul 7, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,848 views

    The advice that James gives to his readers in the first century also applies to us as we deal with rising gasoline prices.

    A PROPER RESPONSE TO AFFLICTION Text: James 5:7 – 12 Introduction: • Affliction: a state of pain, trouble, or distress; misery (World Book Dictionary) • James’ readers were being afflicted by wealthy landowners o Becoming wealthy at poor’s expense (v. 3) o Withheld wages from ...read more

  • It Is Good For Me That I Was Afflicted Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,692 views

    APPRECIATING AFFLICTION IS THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE AND DISCERNMENT

    BIG IDEA: APPRECIATING AFFLICTION IS THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE AND DISCERNMENT I. THE GOOD SHEPHERD USES AFFLICTION TO DISCIPLINE AND RESCUE WAYWARD SHEEP "Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Thy word." II. APPRECIATING AFFLICTION SOUNDS LIKE A ...read more

  • The Afflicted Will Become The Affluent Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,758 views

    THE LORD’S PEOPLE, NO MATTER HOW DOWNTRODDEN, WILL BE BUILT UP TO ENJOY ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THEIR PRIVILEGED STATUS

    BIG IDEA: THE LORD’S PEOPLE, NO MATTER HOW DOWNTRODDEN, WILL BE BUILT UP TO ENJOY ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THEIR PRIVILEGED STATUS 3 EXHORTATIONS TO PRAISE THE LORD: I. (:1-6) THE LORD BUILDS UP AND HEALS HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE, NO MATTER HOW DOWNTRODDEN AND AFFLICTED THEY MAY BE A. Exhortation ...read more

  • God Meant It For Good!

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Apr 6, 2007
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,959 views

    This is a narrative sermon of the story of Joseph.

    Introduction: Joseph’s story is a story that has everything in it, including political intrigue, sibling rivalry, love and hate, jealousy and compassion, lust and ambition, heroism and pity. Of course, Joseph is the Hero, but as we will see God is the main character as well as the director. One ...read more

  • Test 9: Affliction Test, Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 12, 2008
    based on 40 ratings
     | 8,170 views

    This sermon looks at the second key to passing the affliction test--the corporate key.

    1. Corporate confession 2. Corporate prayer I saw a sports headline a couple of weeks ago that really surprised me. It turns out that one of the freshmen for the University of Tennessee’s football team got into some trouble with the law. That’s not really the surprising part. It seems that ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help Us In Times Of Affliction?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,562 views

    The following are some suggested responses to afflictions: 1. Let the Lord take away the pain of your afflictions. Paul writes, "Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow ...read more

  • Is God Your Encourager Or Discomforter?

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,172 views

    God "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable" and frequently they are one and the same people.

    1. Which of these two words do you most readily and easily associate with God? • Encourage • Discomfort (At the time of delivery 98% raised their hands for "Encourage" and 2% for "Discomfort".) 2. Well, I would like to suggest to you that as you study the scriptures, both of those words can ...read more

  • Wrestling With Loneliness Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,470 views

    Both the pervasiveness and pain of loneliness is well known and documented. But what does the Bible and the Church have to say and do about it? Bottom line: loneliness can only e overcome through intimate relationships with Jesus and other people.

    WRESTLING WITH LONELINESS Part 2 in Series: “Does Anybody Know, Does Anybody Care?” Rev. Todd G. Leupold, Perth Bible Church, Sunday October 5, 2008 AM INTRODUCTION: Paul McCartney famously sings: “All the lonely people, Where do they all come from, All the lonely people, Where do they ...read more

  • Knocked Down But Never Knocked Out

    Contributed by Jimmy Dillon on Nov 14, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,137 views

    Message about continually moving forward in the midst of the storms

    KNOCKED DOWN BUT NEVER KNOCKED OUT Romans 8:31-39 INTRODUCTION One of my favorite movies of all time is the movie “Rocky.” The movie depicted the struggles of a club boxer who had raw but untapped skills. During a championship fight, defeat appeared certain for Rocky. ...read more

  • How To Handle What You Can't Handle

    Contributed by Mike Logan on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,238 views

    Getting through tough times of affliction and hardship.

    How to Handle What You Can’t Handle Read Job 1:14-17 I was getting dressed for one morning, and suddenly the words on a can caught my eye and caught my attention… As they did, I picked up the can of shaving cream, and read the words on the label… over and over again… In fact, ...read more

  • Loosed In The Fire

    Contributed by David Dailey on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 169 ratings
     | 4,060 views

    Keeping your committment under persecution or affliction.

    Loosed In The Fire Have you ever noticed as you read the Bible, that many times in the Word of God we see great victories arise out of what looked like utter defeat? Now we could name several. Job. Paul & Silas bound and thrown into prison. They never lost their committment. Many times in ...read more

  • The Purposes Of Storms

    Contributed by David Wilson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 343 ratings
     | 19,046 views

    Those storms in our lives don’t always come from our sin-- in fact, following Christ will lead us directly into the eye of the storm.

  • Joseph's Prison Ministry Series

    Contributed by Kevin Burden on Sep 28, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 17,586 views

    Our text finds Joseph still in the midst of a great trial of faith. He has been mistreated, misrepresented, maliciously accused and imprisoned. In the midst of it all Joseph remained patient and kept his testimony intact.

    JOSEPH’S PRISON MINISTRY – #5 Genesis 40:1-41:1 TEXT: Genesis 39:23 “The keeper of the prison looked not to anything that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him (Joseph), and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.” Our text finds Joseph still in the midst of a great trial ...read more