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  • "Difficult Times"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 17, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    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, more

  • Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on May 15, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    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.

  • Faithful Living In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Clarence Clough on Jan 13, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    A look at the Biblical Doctrine of Sanctification

  • Surviving Difficult Times

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

    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 more

  • Trusting God In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 29 ratings

    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 more

  • Comfort For Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Apr 25, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    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 more

  • Managing Difficult Times Series

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

    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 more

  • Trusting God In The Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Jul 20, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    It is easy to trust God when everything is going okay. It takes trust when fear is bigger than your strength.

    Trusting God in difficult times. Matthew 6:33 Mark 4:35-4:41 Introduction- This morning we continue our series “Nuts and Bolts of life”. We have looked at building relationships, the intimacy and sanctity of marriage and this morning look at trusting God when you are in more

  • Mutual Prayer For Difficult Times

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jan 22, 2014
    based on 2 ratings

    "Mutual Prayer for Difficult Times" is an exposition of 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5. There is a powerful dynamic that works when pastor and people pray for one another, when saints pray for one another.

    MUTUAL PRAYER FOR DIFFICULT TIMES 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 In this brief letter to the young church at Thessalonica, Paul teaches about the last days or end times. There was confusion about the second coming of Christ. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul discusses the coming of the Lord to more

  • Dealing With Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Robert Allen on Dec 9, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • How To Handle Difficult Times

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 15, 2001
    based on 48 ratings

    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 more

  • Giving Thanks In Difficult Times Series

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

    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.

  • Being Thankful In Difficult Times

    Contributed by George Alves on Oct 6, 2001
    based on 189 ratings

    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 more

  • Encouragement For Difficult Times

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Dec 13, 2005
    based on 90 ratings

    This sermon gives encouragement for facing difficult times.

  • Encouragement In Difficult Times

    Contributed by Tyranne Mcmillan on May 6, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    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.