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  • "Difficult Times"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 17, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,572 views

    The number of ’nay’ sayers, discouragers, destroyers in the church will increase. But true believers have the knowledge that leads to salvation.

    There may have been other letters from Paul to Timothy, and more than likely, some going the other way. It becomes very obvious in the reading of these two that we have, that Paul loved Timothy very dearly. Even calls him ‘son’. He mentions Timothy in Romans, in First and Second Corinthians, ...read more

  • Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on May 15, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,533 views

    As the consummation of the Age nears, the infiltration of evil into the churches will become more pronounced, requiring awareness and resistance from the faithful.

    “Understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, ...read more

  • Faithful Living In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Clarence Clough on Jan 13, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,673 views

    A look at the Biblical Doctrine of Sanctification

    FAITHFUL LIVING IN DIFFICULT TIMES Intro: Second Peter may be titled "The Believer’s Conflict in the Last Days." or "How To Live When Surrounded By The Problems and Perplexities of the End Time." Theme: Faithful Christian living in difficult times demands sanctification. I. A ...read more

  • God Provides In Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Jun 22, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,059 views

    Part 4 of the Sermon Series, "God of Elisha"

  • Trusting God In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 45,061 views

    The beliefs we must commit ourselves to when facing suffering are: 1. God is good, even when life is bad. 2. God can redeem the evil that comes into our lives. 3. We must do the right thing, even when it does not seem to pay off.

    Those of you who have seen the classic movie Fiddler on the Roof remember the scene where Tevye, the main character, is walking on a dusty road, pulling both a milk cart and a lame horse. He says: “Ah, dear God, was that necessary? Did you have to make him lame just before the Sabbath? That ...read more

  • Managing Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Phillip Day on Jan 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,352 views

    Paul finishes Chapter 3 by further preparing Timothy for the challenges that would await. He gives Timothy guidance in not only surviving but also thriving during ministry challenges.

    Managing Difficult Times 2 Timothy 3:10-17 I. Recall God’s Track Record of Deliverance (v. 10-11) a. Recall all the difficulties of the past (2 Corinthians 11:23-27) b. Recall God’s rescue (Romans 15:30-32) II. Know that Persecutions Will Increase (v. 12-13) a. Persecution is certain ...read more

  • Being Thankful In Difficult Times

    Contributed by George Alves on Oct 6, 2001
    based on 189 ratings
     | 34,942 views

    In the midst of chaos there is hope, there is One who is our strength and refuge.

    How can we be thankful during difficult times? When our world is falling apart… When we have more questions than answers… When bad things happen to good people… When evil seems to be gaining ground… When the last penny is spent and retirement is decades away… When your retirement ...read more

  • How To Handle Difficult Times

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 15, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,044 views

    This is a devotional given to my leadership board for the month of November.

    How to Handle Difficult Times Selected Passages November 13, 2001 Three Ways to handle difficult times I. Be Thankful 16 Be joyful always; 17 pray continually; 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 A. God has blessed ...read more

  • Surviving Difficult Times

    Contributed by Jimmy Giffin on May 8, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 5,533 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

  • Comfort For Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Apr 25, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,732 views

    This is on the Letter to Smyrna.

    This is the only mention in the Bible about the Church of Smyrna. Smyrna was very close to Ephesus, which we looked at last week. Paul likely started the church while he was in Ephesus for three years. Acts 19:10 says, “This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the ...read more

  • Encouragement For Difficult Times

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Dec 13, 2005
    based on 90 ratings
     | 21,142 views

    This sermon gives encouragement for facing difficult times.

  • Giving Thanks In Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Mar 26, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,738 views

    Knowing Jesus is enough to give the foundation for us to give thanks in difficult circumstances. The future will bring great difficulties for the people who experience it; knowing Jesus is their only foundation for hope.

    Introduction: We're tempted to just throw things away that don't do what we want. Luke 13:6-9 gives one of Jesus parables, about a fruitles fig tree, that was fertilized to give it another chance, its best chance for growth. If no growth was forthcoming, it then would be destroyed. The ...read more

  • Encouragement In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Tyranne Mcmillan on May 6, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,613 views

    During times of difficulty, we find it hard to belive God. Trusting in God will bring peace to our heart and joy in our struggles.

  • Thanksgiving In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 31, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,704 views

    THANKSGIVING SERMON This is an expositon of Daniel chapter six with an alliterated application. In 2007, America's longstanding fiscal carelessness came gushing to the surface for all to see. Many lost jobs, investments and homes. Yet in difficult times,

    Thanksgiving in Difficult Times Daniel 6:10 November 18 and 25, December 2, 2007 Dan 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave ...read more

  • Dealing With Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Robert Allen on Dec 9, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,155 views

    Keeping the right persceptive and hope in difficult times

    We are going to read of a man during the next few weeks that had everything taken from Him. Job would lose his wealth, his health, his family, his happiness and everything that could possibly give him any type of comfort emotionally or physically. His so called friends even were not ...read more