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  • Banished But Blessed

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 65 ratings
     | 17,666 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 7, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,066 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

  • Those Grumblin' Israelites

    Contributed by Jyoti Banerjee on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 4,724 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 2, 2005
    based on 91 ratings
     | 1,419 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 21, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,688 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 13, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,998 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

  • When God Doesn’t Make Sense

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Mar 20, 2012
    based on 30 ratings
     | 20,117 views

    There are some Biblical realities that we need to come to grips that will help us answer the question of where is God when life hurts?

    Last Sunday I received a phone call from a man wanting to test drive our 2002 Ford Excursion that we had for sell. It was parked in Augusta and I told the man that I could meet him in about 15 -20 minutes. I met the man and he seemed like a really nice fella that wanted to surprise his wife ...read more

  • What Happens When We Die? Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 9,318 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

  • Count It All Joy

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Feb 2, 2008
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,385 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

  • Choice To Rejoice

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 9, 2010
    based on 251 ratings
     | 96,615 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

  • The Greater Inheritance (Part 2)

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Jan 8, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,416 views

    Is our inheritance in this life, the life to come, or both?

    Greater Inheritance (Part 2) Obtaining Our Reward It is often hard for us to grasp, but the Christian life is not a self-centered life. God calls us to lay down our life - not fulfill our life. Our satisfaction, gratification and fulfillment are God’s responsibility. The one who lays down ...read more

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

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Feb 16, 2010
    based on 57 ratings
     | 40,807 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

  • Under The Wings Of God Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 21, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 13,700 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

  • The Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jan 27, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 8,199 views

    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #1

    In Matthew 5 Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount with what we have called the beatitudes . What are the beatitudes and how do they apply to the Christian life? Over the next several weeks we’re going to take a closer look at these paradoxical statements of joy. Why would I call the ...read more

  • The Trials & Paradoxes Of Ministry Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 18, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,485 views

    Those who serve through the difficulties of life & ministry find that God¡¯s grace produces dignity in them & glory for God.

    2 CORINTHIANS 6: 3-10 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] THE TRIALS AND PARADOXES OF MINISTRY [Romans 5:1-5 / 14: ] With an outburst of passion, noble Christian service is described. For those who receive the grace of God, and allow it to carry out its intended working, there is a moving into ...read more