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  • Learning Successful Obedience Through Adversity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 17, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    Christ showed us His formula for success. "The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard." Dietrich Bonhoeffer Everyone who wants to make a success out of his or her life has to remain teachable. Jesus humbled H

    Learning Successful Obedience through Adversity Hebrews 5:8 - "Even though He was a Son. He learned obedience through the things He suffered." Illustration: The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard. Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Everyone more

  • Flee From Harm Series

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on May 18, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    This is the last of 5 messages on the F’s of flying with spirutal engine failure, the emergency evacuation plan to FLEE from harm.

    FLEE FROM HARM BACKGROUND: A. Illustration: The pilot of a small Piper single engine plane developed engine failure. He continued to FLY the plane, gliding and trying find a place to land. He checked instruments, did everything he knew how, yet he was not able to FIX the problem. He more

  • Fix The Problem Series

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on May 18, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    This is the 3rd "F" on how to fly with spiritual engine failure: ask God for wisdom to FIX the problem.

    FIX THE PROBLEM BACKGROUND: A. Illustration: Apollo 13 lifted off 2:13 PM April 11, 1970 [Apollo 13 web site]. James Lovell, John Swigert, Fred Haise read their instruments at 55:52:31 into the flight. The master caution light was triggered by low pressure in hydrogen tank #1. At 55:54:57 more

  • Moving Beyond Life's Pain Series

    Contributed by David Haun on May 25, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    Each of us has times when pain attacks us. It may be physical or emotional, but it crashes against us like an avalanche. This sermon suggests how to move beyond the pain that comes.

    Moving Beyond Life’s Pain Dr. David L. Haun Hope Christian Church, May 23, 2004 Introduction All of us face times in our lives when we feel pain and hurt. We wish it never would happen. We wish we might move from birth to the grave free from all discomfort. However, that just doesn’t more

  • "Go Jump In A Lake!"

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on May 26, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    Looking at the times we need to trust God with the unique ways He chooses to answer our prayers. This is also a look at those who were near Naaman and chose to help him and bless him.

    “Go Jump in a Lake” II Kings 5:1-14 2KI 5:1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. 2 Now bands from Aram more

  • "Jailhouse Rock"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    Turning opposition into opportunity.

    Acts 16:16-34 “Jailhouse Rock” Contrary to the opinion of some, Christians are not immune from pain and disappointment. The idea of a cotton-candy theology that promises all health and wealth and no turmoil or tribulation melts away with every tragedy that reeks havoc in our more

  • The Dry Brook

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on Jun 2, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    How to turn your times of dicouragement {spiritual dry brooks}into times of victory.

    “The Dry Brook” I Kings 17:1-24 1KI 17:1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word." 2 Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah: 3 "Leave here, more

  • "It May Seem Muddy But Hang In There!"

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on Jul 20, 2017
    based on 96 ratings

    How to respond to the hardships and "slimy pits" we face in our lives...

    “It May Seem Muddy But Hang in There” Psalm 40:1-3 PS 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of more

  • Help God, I Hurt

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Jun 10, 2004
    based on 107 ratings

    We all hurt. This sermon looks at how two different people with two different hurts came both came to Jesus and had thier hurts healed.

    Dear Preacher, I am a member of your audience and I sit before you in silent desperation. I am a mother of a good Christian teen-age girl who just told me that she is pregnant. I am a husband whose marriage is falling apart and no matter what I do I can’t seem to stop it. I’m a child who has more

  • The Overlooked Importance Of Chastisement

    Contributed by Jose Cabajar on Jun 16, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    This life-changing message will surely guide us to understand the purpose of chastisement.

    Sometimes we miss many important and profitable things in life when we overlook their values and the great advantages they offer to us. Chastisement is a very good example of what we are talking about. There is always the tendency for a believer to despise the chastening of the Lord. more

  • Comforted But Not Comfortable

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jun 21, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    No trial, no comfort and being comfortable is poverty.

    We live in a day when there is much hardship, sorrow, guilt and untimely deaths. People seek comfort for their sorrows in many ways. Many turn to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, sex and even food to feel better or to forget their pain for a while. Sadly, the pain returns and often the temporary cures more

  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings

    What the Word of God says about suffering.

    WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT SUFFERING? Let me begin this sermon with a personal reflection to you. You all know that a few weeks ago my grandfather died. I don’t think I have ever experienced loss as great in my life before. I sat with him on the Saturday before he died, I had written him a more

  • Causes Of Suffering Series

    Contributed by John Walls on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Helping Christians during suffering

    WHY DO CHRISTIANS SUFFER? Message # 1 THE CAUSES OF SUFFERING Romans 8:18 Introduction: Over the years that I have been a pastor, I have been asked various questions. One question that I have never been asked is where did Cain get his wife. I have a good answer for that one. He got his more

  • Consequences Of Suffering Series

    Contributed by John Walls on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Seeing further why Christians suffer

    WHY DO CHRISTIANS SUFFER? Message #2 CONSEQUENCES OF SUFFERING James 5:10-11 Introduction: Many times we suffer. Suffering is universal. Some Christians think that they are immune to suffering simply because they are saved. God allows suffering in the child of God’s life. We looked at the more

  • The Construction By Suffering Series

    Contributed by John Walls on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    See what the Lord is doing in us when we suffer

    WHY DO CHRISTIANS SUFFER? Message # 3 THE CONSTRUCTION BY SUFFERING Jeremiah 18:1-6 Introduction: There is very little of value that has not had pressure or suffering. A diamond is a piece of coal that underwent lots of pressure. You cannot imagine a young man putting a piece of coal on a more