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  • Surviving Difficult Times

    Contributed by Jimmy Giffin on May 8, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,799 views

    How many times have we heard the first part of the text quoted? It seems to be the deep theological response to all calamity. All things do not work for the good for all people...

    SURVIVING DIFFICULT TIMES Text: Romans 8 : 28 How many times have we heard the first part of this text quoted? It seems that this is the deep theological response to all calamity. All things do not work for the good for all people. This text clearly states that only God’s people will reap this ...read more

  • Instructions On How To Handle Difficult Times

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Jan 29, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 15,946 views

    The Psalmist David gives us some good instructions on how to handle hard times when they come.

    PSALM 62:1-12 “INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO HANDLE HARD TIMES” A) I read about a man that was sitting at home one evening when the doorbell rang! * When he answered the door, a six-foot tall cockroach was standing there. * The cockroach immediately punched him between the eyes and scampered off. * ...read more

  • God Of The Mountain

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Sep 17, 2001
    based on 165 ratings
     | 11,341 views

    Help for difficult times

    Title: God of the Mountain and the Valley Text: I Kings 20:23-27 Intro: Have you ever faced a valley before? Where it seemed that you were out numbered; surrounded; and were completely and totally helpless. This must have been the way Israel felt this day. The year before Ben-hadad had brought 32 ...read more

  • When Disaster Strikes

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 20, 2003
    based on 275 ratings
     | 13,744 views

    This message based around the story of Lazarus will share five essential principles to making it though difficult times in our lives!

    When Disaster Strikes John 11:1-45 The following was written by Jack Jordan newspaper editor recording the events of April 3, 1974. An uneasiness nagged at me as I checked over proofs for the next day’s paper. It was Wednesday, April 3, 1974 about 4 o’clock on a gray afternoon. More than ...read more

  • Patience In The Face Of Suffering

    Contributed by Glenn Robinson on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 155 ratings
     | 18,790 views

    This is a sermon on James 5:7-11. It explains how we can become more patient in difficult times.

    James was speaking to people in trial. It can be difficult for us to be patient esp. when suffering. I) AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO BE PATIENT Vss 7, 8 A) What is patience ? "Patience is a calm endurance based on the certain knowledge that God is in control." Vs 7,8 - ...read more

  • In Times Like These

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 295 ratings
     | 19,637 views

    In difficult times we must: 1- Count the blessings 2- Consider the source 3- Continue the life

    INTRO.- ILL.- 22 year-old pop singer Britney Spears got married again for the second time in nine months. The first marriage lasted only about 55 hours. Someone calculated that if she kept up this pace by the time she is 50 she will be married some 39 times. SHE GOT MARRIED AGAIN. I say, so ...read more

  • How To Live Through A Crisis

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Feb 23, 2005
    based on 71 ratings
     | 9,294 views

    During one of the most difficult times in the life of David gives us an excellent model for how we can live through a crisis

    How to Live through a Crisis 2 Samuel 15:13-37 January 30, 2005 Morning Service Introduction Horatio G. Spafford, a successful Chicago lawyer, lost most of his wealth in the financial crisis of 1873. He sent his wife and four daughters on a trip to France, but on their way, their ship was ...read more

  • Nothing Is To Hard For Our Lord

    Contributed by Barbara Folsom on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 112 ratings
     | 11,715 views

    We face many difficulties in life but we can learn from Genesis 18:14 that nothing is to hard for our Lord. We must trust Him in the difficult times.

    Nothing is to hard for our Lord Genesis 18:14 “Is anything to hard for the Lord” v Have you ever felt like you just can’t do something? v Like maybe you aren’t smart enough, or talented enough, or strong enough to do a particular task, or to do what you know the Lord wants you to do? ...read more

  • Sarah: When God Is Silent Series

    Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Nov 20, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 37,168 views

    The most difficult times in life are when God is silent. We must learn to be patient and wait on God. Sarah was a woman in the Bible who learned that it is hard to deal with God especially when he is silent. Contains some valuable lessons to be learn f

    Sarah: When God Seems Silent Genesis 16 I’ve told you before the story of John Claypool who in his book The Light Within You tells of his young daughter who was diagnosed with Leukemia and was in a tremendous amount of pain. One night in the hospital she asked him, “Daddy, when will my pain go ...read more

  • A Proper Perspective On Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 2,461 ratings
     | 480,830 views

    This morning I would like to share with you three things we learn about thanksgiving from the Bible.

    "A Proper Perspective On Thanksgiving" Eph 5:19,20; 1 Thess 5:18 The following proclamation was made by Governor Bradford in 1623, 3 years after the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth; To all ye Pilgrims, Inasmuch as the great father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian ...read more

  • How Does God Do His Work?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,660 views

    Amidst the clouds of doom, gloom and stubborn opposition, God sheds His light to the dark regions of menâs minds. In this passage we learn a little bit more about how the Divine work of God overshadows every difficulty, discouragement or predicament. Alth

    1. Amidst the clouds of doom, gloom and stubborn opposition, God sheds His light to the dark regions of menâs minds. In this passage we learn a little bit more about how the Divine work of God overshadows every difficulty, discouragement or predicament. Although God’s purposes may not be clear ...read more

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Dec 31, 2002
    based on 421 ratings
     | 28,919 views

    This is a sermon I preached for a funeral for someone I didn’t know. The funeral was during the Christmas season.

    Funeral for Gertrude Kanan Introduction 2000 years ago, our world was a dark and gloomy place. It was dark politically, because the people were oppressed under the harsh Roman rule. It was dark spiritually, because it had been over 400 years without a prophet from God. When life seemed ...read more

  • Why Must We Suffer?

    Contributed by David Taylor on Apr 18, 2003
    based on 88 ratings
     | 5,759 views

    Instruction on the handling of suffering falls short because it leaves us with the resounding question of why, and it is in this sermon we see four reasons that Paul gave on why we suffer.

    CBS News anchor Dan Rather admits he was always fascinated by the sport of boxing, even though he was never good at it. “In boxing you’re on your own; there’s no place to hide,” he says. “At the end of the match only one boxer has his hand up. That’s it. He has no one to credit or to blame except ...read more

  • "A Mother's Split Decision"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on May 5, 2004
    based on 116 ratings
     | 33,346 views

    Motherhood & wisdom go hand-in-hand. Mothers aren’t perfect, and this message presents two imperfect mothers, and the wisdom of Solomon.

    “A Mother’s Split Decision” 1 Kings 3:16-28 INTRODUCTION: Today is Mother’s Day! Our text today has to do with MOTHERS … and WISDOM. The 2 need to go hand-in-hand … “Amen” mothers? God appears to King Solomon in a dream – 1 Kings 3:5. God gives Solomon a BLANK CHECK. Solomon asks for ...read more

  • Into The Hand Of God

    Contributed by Daniel Birchfield on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,746 views

    This sermon deals with some implications of placing our lives fully and completely in God’s hands.

    Into the Hand of God, Ex. 14:10-28, 11-4-01, AM EBBC Intro. A careful study of the life of Moses reveals how that he had to trust God throughout the entire ordeal of leading God’s people the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. What it required was that he place himself totally and completely in ...read more