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  • Growth Through Trials

    Contributed by Scottie Gray on Jun 21, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,004 views

    God uses trials to strengthen us.

    Father God we pray to you, our one and only God. We worship your Holy name. We pray a mercy seat in the middle of the sanctuary, so that you may join us with your presence, and hear our praise. We ask for your cleansing, and a desire to hide your Word in our hearts. Father God, we ask that you take ...read more

  • The Power Of Your 'something'

    Contributed by William Noel on Dec 3, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,814 views

    How God uses trials in the lives of His children

    The Power Of Your ‘Something’ Dan. 3:19-27 Intro. · Did I ever tell you about PJ’s first job? PJ was having a hard time finding a job, but one day he saw an add in the paper. The OKC Zoo was hiring an actor to play a gorilla. PJ said, ‘I could do that’, so he arranged an interview. ...read more

  • Faith Tested By Persecution Series

    Contributed by Steve Hanchett on Dec 4, 2000
    based on 94 ratings
     | 2,548 views

    Message shows how God uses trials to allow our faith to be tested.

    Steve Hanchett, pastor Berry Road Baptist Church “But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, ...read more

  • Taking The Next Step Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 6, 2015
     | 3,567 views

    Sometimes God uses trials to get us to take the next step.

    Taking The Next Step Text: Acts 8:1-25 Introduction 1. Video Clip 2. We are continuing our exploration of the book of Acts and the TV series A.D. today. A prevailing theme in Acts, which is clear in A.D. and mirrors our own lives to a somewhat lesser degree, is the trials and ...read more

  • The Truth About Trials

    Contributed by Michael Schwer on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 230 ratings
     | 16,812 views

    How God uses trials to develop Christ-like character in us.

    Romans 5:3-4 The Truth about Trials Introduction · Was Paul crazy? Rejoice when we run into problems and trials? · Did we just read what we just read? Is God really serious in His word that we have the ability through Jesus to actually rejoice when we suffer hardship? Message in a ...read more

  • Thorns

    Contributed by William Noel on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 7,629 views

    Motivational sermon on how God uses trials (Thorns) in lives of His children to make us more productive for His service

    “Thorns” II Cor. 12:7-10 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it ...read more

  • When Being A Conformist Is Good! Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 15, 2020
     | 632 views

    Like it or not, God uses trials and suffering to remold and reshape us into Jesus’ image as part of His long term plan.

    When Being A Conformist is Good! (Romans 8:28-30) 1. It is great to see our trials resolved and our prayers answered. A woman at work received a phone call that her daughter was sick with a fever. She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter. She returned to ...read more

  • "Yay, My Life Stinks!" Series

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Nov 13, 2008
     | 2,900 views

    Part 3 of our Fracture Series looks at how God uses trials to build our faith.

    Fracture Part 3- Yay, My Life Stinks! Pastor Ryan Akers Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully ...read more

  • The Purpose Of The Furnace

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 19, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 12,006 views

    This text encourages us to know that God uses trials to burn up our bondage; God does not want to fry us - He wants to free us.

    King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue whose height was sixty cubits and whose width was six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. 2Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent for the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the justices, the ...read more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,381 views

    . This section is one of three sections in II Corinthians devoted to a listing of Paul’s sufferings. Paul was not afraid of suffering because he knew that God controls trials, and God uses trials for His own glory.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Driving through Texas, a New Yorker collided with a truck carrying a horse. A few months later he tried to collect damages for his injuries. “How can you now claim to have all these injuries?” asked the insurance company’s lawyer. “According to the police report, at ...read more

  • Growing Through Trials

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,387 views

    God uses trials in our lives to strengthen our faith and to bring us to maturity. When trials come we should keep the long view and remember He has our best in mind.

    Growing Through Trials 1 Peter 1:3-9 April 9/10, 2005 Don Jaques MAIN POINT: God uses trials in our lives to strengthen our faith and to bring us to maturity. When trials come we should keep the long view and remember He has our best in mind. INTRO: It’s the time of year when the lawns ...read more

  • Rejoice Through Trials Series

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,824 views

    A joyful humble spirit will help you persevere during trials.

    REJOICE THROUGH TRIALS James 1:9-11 PROPOSITION: Because Christ humbled Himself even unto the death of the cross, you must practice humility during periods of trials. I. Rejoice through trials regardless of your social status. v. 9-10 A. Impoverished believers must ...read more

  • Promises You Can Count On

    Contributed by Richard Crow on Sep 15, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 12,438 views

    Even in the midst of trials and difficult circumstances, God keeps His promises. His promise of assurance, experiences of life, and a wonderful plan for believers is important to all of us in our Christian growth.

    Promises You Can Count On Romans 8:28-31 Sept 17, 2001 (After World Trade Center Collapsed) God uses trials and sufferings in our lives to help us grow and mature as Christians If we can grasp that truth, we will face the trials of our life with a whole new outlook Romans 8:28-31 meets ...read more

  • Abraham's Most Important Test Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 334 ratings
     | 15,188 views

    Passing Life’s Challenges

    ABRAHAM’S MOST IMPORTANT TEST *What was the most important test in your life? ACT? SAT? For some it would be passing the bar, getting into med school, All of us would probably agree, except for a few, that we really don’t like taking tests. God tested Abraham A fact that comes with ...read more

  • The Trouble With Trials

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Jan 11, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,151 views

    In this message we are seeking to correct some misinformation concerning the true nature of trials.

    "The Trouble with Trials" 1 Peter 4:12-13 1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye ...read more