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  • How To Intepret Difficult Passages

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 14, 2001
    based on 26 ratings

    How to Intepret Difficult Passages

    How To Deal With Problems In the Bible 1. Believe that the Bible is the word of God without error, completely true, and entirely inspired by God. Once you approach the scriptures with this presupposition it is just a matter of time before you will see that there are no contradictions, errors, ...read more

  • Peeking Into The Closet Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 10, 2016

    This is a four week series looking at some hard stories from the bible. In our first week we examine why we need to look into the closet.

    Skeletons in God’s Closet, intro They are lurking in of our closets, things that we wished we had never done, words we wished we had never spoken. Families have them, churches have them and individuals have them. Because we all make mistakes. We all have skeletons in our closets. Some ...read more

  • When You Feel Like All Others Have Turned Away!

    Contributed by David Wilson on Nov 23, 2015

    Paul writes in his letters to Timothy and warns about those who have turned away or deserted him!

  • Being Honest Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    From one of the most difficult passages of all the Bible.

  • Who Are You Going To Believe? Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    This is perhaps one of the most difficult passages in the New Testament. There is no doubt that this is the most difficult passage in first John. Scholars have debated this passage, commentators have commentated, even some who copied the ancient text of

  • Words That Cause Stumbling Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Sep 11, 2015

    The word "doctrines" has almost become a "dirty word" in many Christian circles. Often times when people hear a difficult teaching, or "doctrine", they become disenchanted and at times even divisive. Jesus spoke to this tendency in John 6.

    “Words that Cause Stumbling” John 6:59-64 Last week we ended with these verses from John 6:56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live ...read more

  • How God Grows Us Through Struggles Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Nov 7, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    This difficult passage points us toward who we are in Christ and how He grows us.

    HOW GOD GROWS US THROUGH STRUGGLES: 1. AN EASY LIFE? God does not take away our struggles, though He does ensure they don’t overwhelm us. - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9. - In verses 8-9, Paul shares four statements that we’d rather not hear. They speak clearly to an uncomfortable truth: God’s goal is ...read more

  • Walking In The Word Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Nov 18, 2008

    When we take our time and "Walk" through the word, we discover personal principles in even the most difficult passages

  • Women And Worship

    Contributed by Greg Powell on Apr 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    An expository message on the difficult passage of head coverings in 1 Corinthians and its implications toward submission.

  • Who Let The Dogs Out? Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Sep 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Dogs and hogs. Is Jesus showing some signs of ADHD? A difficult passage like this needs the context to help us understand it.

  • Shouldn’t We Put Family First?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 20, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    A look at the difficult passages where Jesus calls us to "hate" our families. Why would He ask something like that?

    IT SOUNDS GOOD AND RIGHT: “Family first.” - “Family first” comes naturally for us because it’s so easy to love your family more than anything. - Sure, they aggravate us sometimes, but they are our deepest earthly relationships. When a family is as it should be, ...read more

  • We Do Not See Enough Divine Healing In Our Churches.

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Nov 10, 2018

    This is actually a difficult passage to speak with authority, but I will try as we although we believe in healing, we don’t see enough of it in our churches.

    This sermon was delivered Gordon McCulloch to the congregation at Holy Trinity in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 28th October 2018; Holy Trinity is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 “Please ...read more

  • Jesus Loves Me? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 25, 2008
    based on 65 ratings

    This is one of the most difficult passages in the Gospels because it seems to portray a harsh, callous and uncaring Jesus. But it’s not. Find out why.

  • No One Likes A Wishy, Washy God Series

    Contributed by Troy Luttrell on Jan 27, 2014

    This difficult passage seems to suggest that God changes His mind, but a closer look reveals that God does not change His mind as men do.

  • Santified In The Lord - Get In The Boat Series

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jan 17, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    Peter’s theme throughout the 1st book is one of suffering. We continue in this difficult passage as a part of the whole. Learn what it is to be Sanctified in the LORD and in the 'same boat'.

    2011.01.16b.Sermon Sanctified in the LORD (part 2) 1 Peter 3:13-22 Peter’s message on suffering and the hope of our faith continues as a theme throughout the first book. This passage is a difficult passage to traverse without keeping in mind this theme. Last time: 1 Peter 3:8-15 ...read more