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  • God's Purpose In Hardship

    Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on May 7, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 10,182 views

    (PowerPoint Slides and Cell Study Notes freely available by emailing Emile@Wolfaardt.com) Understanding God’s purpose in the midst of our hardships...

    God’s Purposes in Hardship Romans 5:3-8 This morning I want to talk with you about a subject that is close to each and every one of our hearts - and that is this . . . God’s Purpose in Hardship As hard as it is, we have to answer the difficult questions. We cannot simply ignore them ...read more

  • Banished But Blessed

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 65 ratings
     | 17,332 views

    Why had God allowed such hardship to come into John’s life? Sermon explores John’s experience on Patmos and his revelation of Christ.

    Banished But Blessed Revelation 1:1-20[1] 11-21-04 Intro To set the stage for our message this morning I want you to imagine with me for a moment how you would feel if you had just received an unjust sentence—You will be transported to the Alcatraz of Asia Minor—a desolate island about six ...read more

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 9, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,813 views

    PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE REWARD

    TITLE: THE RIGHT STUFF FOR THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY (COUNT THE COST … AND BE WILLING TO PAY IT!) HARDSHIPS AND REWARDS! BIG IDEA: PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE ...read more

  • Soar Like An Eagle

    Contributed by Brian Menear on Mar 30, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 13,073 views

    Things in this life can weigh us down, but God intended for us to soar like eagles!

    Soar Like An Eagle Sometimes in our battles we try to fight the enemy on his terms and in his territory. Eventually we get beat down or defeated. God never intended for us to fight this way. He intended us to soar like eagles. Eagles fly higher than their enemies. They stay out of reach of ...read more

  • Those Grumblin' Israelites

    Contributed by Jyoti Banerjee on Jun 11, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 4,596 views

    God took the Israelites out of Egypt into the desert. Why? So that he could mature them into the people He wanted them to be. Are we prepared for the desert in our own pilgrimage as Christians?

    Those Grumblin’ Israelites: Pilgrims in the desert Intro I am not sure what your day has been like so far, but it cannot be going worse than the experience of Mathieu Boya. Boya was practicing his golf swing in a pasture adjacent to Africa’s Benin Air Base. With one swing of the golf club, a ...read more

  • Explaining The Tsunami Disaster In The Context Of Christianity

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 91 ratings
     | 1,370 views

    How does a Christian respond to the invariable question that is asked when natural disasters occur and hundreds of thousands are killed?

    Tsunami Tragedy Can’t let the terrible tragedy of this past week go by without spending some time on it • The question I want to ask today is one that invariably comes up when disasters like the Tsunami occur and that is, “This proves there isn’t a God or else He is a harsh vindictive God only ...read more

  • Reverence And Discipline

    Contributed by Johnny Small on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,536 views

    This sermon is about how we should reverence God and how God disciplines those that He loves.

    The Lord Disciplines Those He Loves This week when I was performing my duties as a Hospital Chaplain, I was talking to a couple and we started reminiscing about our childhood. Things have changed a lot since I was a child. We now have indoor bathrooms, central heat and air conditioning, ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Hardship In Our Lives

    Contributed by Ray Carver on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,669 views

    Have you ever look around at your life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? Hear are a few possible reasons why.

    WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP IN OUR LIVES? Text: Psalm 73:1-2 Intro: Have you ever look around at you life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? I want to share a few things from my own personal experience, only to illustrate the ...read more

  • Living A Happy Life

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Aug 26, 2009
    based on 23 ratings
     | 12,218 views

    Paul urges us to live a joyful life in Christ. We are to (1) choose to rejoice in Christ, (2) let go of our worries through prayer, and (3) think and meditate on God’s truths.

    Philippians 4:4-4:9 How can we live a happier life? Paul gives us three principles: 1. CHOOSE to Rejoice Always Paul says we can choose to rejoice - it is a choice. • We are not victim of the circumstance • If we believe God, then He is our Guide, not fate, not some kind of force. Paul ...read more

  • "The Best Is Yet To Come"

    Contributed by Gary Smith on Jul 29, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,928 views

    Trying times ofetn serve to bring Revival and restoration.

    The Best Is Yet To Come TEXT: Ex 15:6-11 (KJV) 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which ...read more

  • What The Word Of God Says About The Man Of God

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Feb 17, 2010
    based on 57 ratings
     | 40,133 views

    A sermon examining what God expects from those who shepherd His flock.

    What The Word Of God Says About The Man Of God 2 Timothy 4:1-5 I found an illustration that sums up what most people expect out of a pastor: The Perfect Pastor The perfect pastor preaches exactly 10 minutes. He condemns sin roundly but never hurts anyone’s feelings. He works from ...read more

  • Choice To Rejoice

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 4, 2018
    based on 251 ratings
     | 94,893 views

    We are not a victim of the circumstance. We have a choice to rejoice.

    For Those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are three Scriptures readings prior to the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Philippians 4:4-9; and Luke 3:7-18. What a powerful message ....in the Gospel of Luke and ....in Paul's letter ...to the believers' gathered ...read more

  • Under The Wings Of God Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 13,274 views

    Finding refuge close to God’s heart.

    As we left off last week, we saw how God had brought Naomi and Ruth through some very trying times. They had lost their husbands and were on a perilous journey back from Moab to Bethlehem. The lesson we looked at last week was that we have to come to the end of ourselves in order to find the ...read more

  • Count It All Joy

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,145 views

    The Call Of James Is That We Count The Trials Of Life As "All Joy". In This Sermon We Will Look At What This Means...

    “Count It All Joy” James 1:2-8 02/03/2008 INTRODUCTION: May the words of my lips and the meditation of my heart be always acceptable in thy sight, giving praise, glory and honor to Your name our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen! • Are you going through a trial today? Are you struggling through ...read more

  • What Happens When We Die? Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on May 2, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 9,141 views

    To the first step in getting to heaven is to physical death. This message seeks to answer three questions: Why must we die? When will we die? What happens when we die?

    Introduction: Ernie just wanted to go home. Nobody knows why he abandoned his family in the first place. Chris and Jennifer Trevino were cruising down a Texas highway at 60 miles-per-hour, out in some of the most barren territory on earth, when Ernie bailed out of the family truck without anybody ...read more