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  • The Sweet Fruit Of Bitter Times

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
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    What are trials? 1. The term is used to speak of afflictions and adversities that we encounter in life. 2. These trials are of various kinds. It could be illness, financial reverses, problems at work, persecution for our faith, etc. They come in all sh

    Mayor Gerardo Balmori The Salvation Army I. A Proper Attitude Toward Trials (v. 2). A. What are trials? 1. The term is used to speak of afflictions and adversities that we encounter in life. 2. These trials are of various kinds. It could be illness, financial reverses, problems at ...read more

  • The Suffering Of A Christian

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 22 ratings

    You can be sure that a person is saved when overcoming trials!

    You can be sure that a person is saved when overcoming trials. I. The characteristics of trials a. Trials are painful v.12a b. Trials cause sufferings v.12,15,16 c. Trials sometimes strange v.12b II. The Christian attitudes toward trials a. Do not be surprised v.12a b. Rejoice in ...read more

  • Bitter To Better Part 2

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Mar 12, 2008

    Letting go of bitterness

    Bitter to Better part 2 [2] Last week we started talking about how to go from bitter to better. If bitterness has crept into your life, there is a way to alleviate the pain. There is a way to get better. Last week we focused on what to do when another person has caused the pain and ...read more

  • Finding Calmer Waters Series

    Contributed by Roger Nelmes on Jan 29, 2008

    We are going to mix up our group a bit and have some discussion and interaction as a way to review and find application for our series "The Perfect Stor,." We are going to break into small groups.

    Finding Calmer Waters Tonight we are ending our series with a message entitled “Finding Calmer Waters”. We’re going to do things a little different and we’re going to have some fun. We are going to mix up our group a bit and have some discussion and interaction. We are going to break into ...read more

  • Facing The Trials Of Life

    Contributed by David Seeley on Jan 15, 2005
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    Learn to understand the meaning of trials and understand that God is at work in spite of your circumstances. He requires simple trust in Him.

    The Christian Attitude toward Trials and Temptations Text: James 1:1-16 I. Count it joy when trials come your way. This is not possible until one realizes that God is in control and has a purpose for each circumstance that we face. The sinner has nothing to be joyful about when difficulties ...read more

  • Letter To The Church At Smyrna, Perseverance Series

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on Feb 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Perseverance is trusting God no matter how painful or difficult your situation is.When our faith it tested understand it produces perseverance. Let us look at the perseverance of the Church at Symrna.

    Series – Revelation: Letter to the Church at Smyrna Title – Perseverance Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11 Introduction: Have you ever felt like you are losing your patience waiting for God’s promises in your life? Times you may feel nothing in your life seems to be coming near the promise. There ...read more

  • Anointed To Stand

    Contributed by Joshua Moran on Feb 1, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    Using the anointing of David we look into the power of God’s anointing

    Anointed To Stand: Standing For Jesus An elderly woman walked into the local country church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. "Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely. "The front row please." she answered. ...read more

  • When Storms And Troubles Won't Go Away Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    2nd in the series James Troubles and Storms come into the life of a Christian. Not "if" but "when" James provides direction and hope

    In Jesus Holy Name August 27, 2006 Text: James 1:1-4,12 Pentecost XII, Redeemer “When Storms and Troubles Won’t Go Away” The Book of James 2nd in the Series Max Lucado in his book “Eye of the Storm” tells this story: Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. Once second ...read more

  • A Promise For Testing Times Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 17, 2009
    based on 54 ratings

    James closes this section on times of testing with a promise for the believers who are suffering under trial by reminding them that God rewards those who remain faithful.

    JAMES 1:12 A PROMISE FOR TESTING TIMES [Hebrews 12:1-2] Chippie THE PARAKEET never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a ...read more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 11, 2010

    as we proceed in our study of the book of James, we come to a section here in Chapter 1, verses 12 through 15 where James gives us some simple truth. Truth about trials and truth about temptations. James looks at the origins of both, the results of both

    THE BOOK OF JAMES LESSONS FOR THE MATERIALIZING CHURCH -- PART 3 James 1:12-15 – TEMPTATIONS James 1:1-7, 12-15 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face ...read more

  • Understanding Trials And Temptations Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Jan 15, 2010
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    There is a difference between a trial and a temptation. there is a difference in the way that we approach our trials. God has to be in charge.

    Faith that Works; Understanding trials of Life James 1:1-18 Introduction: We are starting a new series this week called Faith that works. We will be studying the book of James. Possible other lessons; Listening and living the Word of God. Taming you ...read more

  • Wisdom In All Situations Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Learning the right attitude in all situations

    A millionaire decides to throw a massive party for his fiftieth birthday. During the party he grabs the mic and he announces to his guests that down in the garden of his mansion he has a swimming pool with two great white sharks in it. “The man who dares to swim across that pool gets 1 MILLION ...read more

  • Our Relationship To Other Christians Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010

    Our relationship to other Christians (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    Session 3: Our relationship to other Christians Reading: Romans chapter 12 verse 9-13. Ill: • High in the Andes mountains is an enormous statue of Christ; • Known as El Cristo de los Andes (The Christ of the Andes). • It sits right on the border dividing Argentina ...read more

  • Persevere Through Problems Series

    Contributed by Peter Toy on Mar 8, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Problems are the path to perfection.

    Problems are the path to perfection. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like having problems in my life. In fact I’ll do just about anything to avoid them. But avoiding problems doesn’t make them go away. Instead often they only get worse. Neville Chamberlain became the prime minister of ...read more

  • Part Ii Of The Book Of James Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    Part Two of James Study this is the first part of the series

    James 1:5-18 A Heart that Wants to Believe (vv. 5-8)—“Let him ask of God who giveth liberally” a. “Asking” is 90% of praying, but what are we to ask for? The answer is “wisdom.” b. James has a lot to say about “wisdom” (1:5; 3:13-18). Knowledge is the ability to take things apart, while ...read more