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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, 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.

  • 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 Dr. Jerry N. Watts on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

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

    Romans – God’s Glorious Gospel Being Honest Romans 1:18-32 * When Grace Hawthorne and Buryl Red wrote a song entitled “Would You” over 30 years ago, the purpose was help us realize that the because of the difficulties we appreciate the good which comes our way. Life is filled with good and more

  • 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 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 more

  • The Mystery Of The Beast

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 45 ratings

    1. Today we may have one of the most difficult passages in the book of Revelation.

    1. Today we may have one of the most difficult passages in the book of Revelation. We can read it over and over and still not grasp what it is that we are reading. I hope to offer you an explanation that will not only be clear but help us to understand more fully how God is working throughout more

  • Walking In The Word Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. 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

    Walking in the Word Romans 9:6-17 * Turn with me to Romans 9 and let’s read verses 6-17. * Romans 9-11 are almost a “book” unto themselves. In fact, at least one preacher thinks this section of Romans needs to be dealt with independently of the rest of the book. Certainly there seems to be more

  • 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.

    Our passage today is a tough one. Probably one of the toughest ones in the Sermon. Jesus has just finished a little ditty about not judging people especially judging them religiously that includes are rather harsh judgment about hypocrites. Then he starts spouting off about hogs and dogs. What does more

  • 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.

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

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Nov 10, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • 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, more

  • 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.

    Introduction: Verses that I wish were not in the Bible, but they are and I must deal with it. • Ill: As a married men, it is often where we hear our wives say, “I have the right to change my mind at any time!” One minute the couch is perfect on that side of the room, ten more

  • Jesus Loves Me? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 25, 2008
    based on 66 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.

    OPEN: In 1948, Harry Truman authorized an expenditure of $10,000 to have a balcony installed on the south side of the second floor of the White House. He’d barely gotten around to enjoying it when he became the first president since James Madison to evacuate the White House out of fear for his more