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  • No Long Faces Allowed!

    Contributed by Russell Veldman on Oct 19, 2000
    based on 244 ratings
     | 6,121 views

    This sermon lifts out three markers for the Christian life from Philippians 4:4-9.

    “No Long Faces Allowed!” Philippians 4:4-9 October 10, 1999 Introduction Can you pick a Christian out of a crowd of people? Maybe not, unless the crowd in doing something clearly wicked and there is one person who is not participating, which might suggest that they are a Christian. But ...read more

  • How Could You Allow This?

    Contributed by Anthony Delaney on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 3,968 views

    Using the parable of the wheat and the tares, addresses the problem of evil and specifically the terrible events the American people have suffered, with love and prayers from England.

    Minute’s silence. None of us can have failed to be moved, shocked, numbed perhaps in disbelief at the sights we’ve seen this week. · The Terror of the events as they unfolded, the graphic images so familiar from action films yet so far removed from real life for most of us- until now. I’m ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 205 ratings
     | 8,765 views

    Our heavenly Father knows what is best even when He allows us to go through dark valleys of suffering.

    Suffering - To experience adverse effects of something unpleasant. To feel pain, grief or discomfort. Illustration:Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They’re the only ones who can take it." Unknown. "Although the world is full of suffering, ...read more

  • "Why Does God Allow Suffering

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Sep 12, 2004
    based on 56 ratings
     | 3,124 views

    Suffering is an all too common reality in our world. God permits suffering, obviously, but is He responsible for it?

    CATM Sermon - “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” September 12, 2004 Sometimes it’s too easy to find illustrations to a sermon. Sometimes as a preacher you search and struggle to find stories from the community and stories from other places that help to make what you’re trying to say ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Tragedy?

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jan 4, 2005
    based on 99 ratings
     | 3,010 views

    Discussion about the earthquake and tsunami in SE Asia and Africa.

    Why Does God Allow Tragedy? Various Scriptures January 2, 2005 Introduction As you all know, a major tragedy struck southeast Asia last Sunday. An earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale set off tidal waves that hit 12 countries including India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, where the ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Lee Strobel on Sep 26, 2004
    based on 236 ratings
     | 72,966 views

    “Why is there suffering in the world?" is the #1 question people would like to ask God. There are some answers we can give to that question.

    Faith Under Fire Part I Why Does God Allow Suffering? Lee Strobel Life ought to come with a list of side effects. There should be a tag on every newborn baby saying life can be full of fun and adventure and excitement and joy, but there are side effects. There’s illness . . abuse . . . ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Hardship In Our Lives

    Contributed by Ray Carver on Dec 13, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,882 views

    Have you ever look around at your life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? Hear are a few possible reasons why.

    WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP IN OUR LIVES? Text: Psalm 73:1-2 Intro: Have you ever look around at you life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? I want to share a few things from my own personal experience, only to illustrate the ...read more

  • Some Ask, "Why Does God Allow Evil And Suffering In The World?"

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 116 ratings
     | 11,469 views

    God is so great that nothing happens without His permission, and in that permission His ultimate plan unfolds. In His plan He is able to use for good what man intends for evil. God is in control

    Illustration:As C.S. Lewis wrote, "The greatest evil is not done in those sordid ’dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint...it is conceived and...moved, seconded, carried, and minuted...in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and ...read more

  • "Why Does A Merciful And Loving God Allow Suffering?"-Case For Faith Series Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Mar 8, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 7,658 views

    God doesn’t cause suffering. But in the midst of our doubt surrounding suffering, God uses those experiences to our benefit.

    “Why Does a Merciful and Loving God Allow Suffering?” The Case for Faith Series Job 1:6-22 (quotes taken from the NKJV unless noted) Wakelee Church ~ March 6, 2005 Theme: God doesn’t cause suffering. But in the midst of our doubt surrounding suffering, God uses those experiences to our ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Brings Change

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 294 ratings
     | 31,323 views

    The following are nine ways to allow the Holy Spirit to bring about changes that will please the Lord and allow you to bear greater fruit

    How the Holy Spirit Brings Change (2 Cor. 3:18) Quote: Everything continues in a state of rest unless it is compelled to change by forces impressed upon it. Issac Newton, First Law of Motion. "And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God ...read more

  • Stewardship Of Talent Series

    Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,737 views

    Allowing God to make the most of who we are.

    Stewardship of Talent Romans 12:3-8 Essential driving question of life "When I grow up I want to be " ". Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? –more specifically, "What is the meaning of my life? "I was made for " ". EVERYBODY HAS A PURPOSE -Given by God Psalm ...read more

  • A Whole New Wardrobe

    Contributed by Wes Humble on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 2,406 views

    Christ allows us to put on new clothes of righteousness.

    Colossians 3:1-17 (The Message) A Whole New Wardrobe The Message, “So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Helps Us Receive And Give Forgiveness

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Jun 23, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,665 views

    The Holy Spirit allows the grace of Christ’s forgiveness

    How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Receive and Give Forgiveness 4/21/02 Ephesians 1:7 Last week we spoke on speaking with grace next is forgiveness. This is one of the Hard ones to live let alone apply to our walks. Sometimes we are so safe in our position that we fail to see the sin we are ...read more

  • May I Help You?

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 145 ratings
     | 23,495 views

    This is about allowing the Lord to have his way with you.

    “May I help you?” That is a familiar greeting when we walk into a store. Anyone who has ever worked in a retail environment knows that question well. When we were in Haiti, we went to an open market to look at some souvenirs. The merchants were most eager to help us with purchasing pottery, ...read more

  • Why Am I Going Thru These Trials?

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on May 31, 2005
    based on 59 ratings
     | 4,063 views

    Sometimes God allows trials only to prove a point.

    Many are asking themselves; WHY AM I GOING THRU THESE TRIALS? If I?m serving god, why is there so many things happening in my life Revelation 1. Sometimes God allows trials only to prove a point to the devil. recall the story of job(THE RICHEST MAN IN THE LAND OF UZ) - He had seven ...read more