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  • The God Of Comfort And Compassion

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 20, 2014
     | 3,297 views

    We serve a God who loves us and cares for us enough that He will not leave us the way we are and wants to get involved in our lives.

    The God of comfort and compassion 2 Corinthians 1:1-1:11 Introduction- 2 Corinthians 1:1-1:11 This is the apostle Paul, the writer of most of the New Testament to the church at Corinth. He is bringing a message of hope to people who need to be encouraged. Anyone this morning ...read more

  • Thoughts On Suffering

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,288 views

    Godly suffering is the key to a joyful Christian life.

    Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing were happening to you. Rather rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for Christ’s sake you are blessed, ...read more

  • Suffering For Righteousness In An Imperfect Church (1 Peter 3:8-22) Series

    Contributed by Greg Brown on Aug 2, 2014
     | 3,612 views

    Exposition of 1 Peter 3:8-22

    Suffering for Righteousness in an Imperfect Church Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a ...read more

  • Prepared To Suffer For Righteousness (1 Peter 4:1-6) Series

    Contributed by Greg Brown on Aug 2, 2014
     | 3,269 views

    Exposition of 1 Peter 4:1-6

    Prepared to Suffer for Righteousness Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of ...read more

  • The Christian's Response To Suffering For Christ (1 Peter 4:12-19) Series

    Contributed by Greg Brown on Aug 2, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,919 views

    Exposition of 1 Peter 4:12-19

    The Christian’s Response to Suffering for Christ Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is ...read more

  • What’s In A Difficult Week?

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Apr 10, 2017
     | 3,469 views

    Have you ever had a difficult week? Have you? I certainly have, Sometimes I’ll get like, “What’s the use!” No one will escape a difficult week in losing a loved one. Grief over-the-top, not seeing your way out. “We’ve all had difficult weeks.” Moreover, m

    What’s In A Difficult Week? Luke 22:39-46NKJB Have you ever had a difficult week? Have you? I certainly have, Sometimes I’ll get like, “What’s the use!” No one will escape a difficult week in losing a loved one. Grief over-the-top, not seeing your way out. ...read more

  • Four Opinions Of Job

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 23, 2002
    based on 135 ratings
     | 3,382 views

    Sermon on Job and what God, Satan , Job’s wife and Job thought of job

    FOUR OPINIONS OF JOB TEXT - Job 1:6 - 2:10 INTRO. - We want to look this hour at the Book of Job. It is regarded as the oldest book in the Bible, written before Genesis was written by Moses. The Book of Job superbly answers in part the question, "Why do the godly suffer?". We will see a ...read more

  • Answering Why

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Jan 27, 2013
     | 1,910 views

    In tragic times, we are tempted to ask why. The question itself is not wrong-after all Jesus asked it of his Father while on the cross, but it may not be the most appropriate question or lead to the best end.

    Introduction: A. When tragedy strikes, we either grow bitter toward God or draw closer to him. B. Can God prevent tragedy? Yes. Why doesn’t he always? We can’t answer that. C. God is imminent and transcendent, but he’s not always imminent when we want him to be. D. As the ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 205 ratings
     | 9,290 views

    Our heavenly Father knows what is best even when He allows us to go through dark valleys of suffering.

    Suffering - To experience adverse effects of something unpleasant. To feel pain, grief or discomfort. Illustration:Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They’re the only ones who can take it." Unknown. "Although the world is full of suffering, ...read more

  • Reasons For Our Suffering

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 1, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,668 views

    Suffering can teach us that we may have to realign our priorities, values and sense of what is essential vs. non-essentials

    Suffering - To experience adverse effects of something unpleasant. To feel pain, grief or discomfort. Illustration:Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They’re the only ones who can take it." Unknown. "Although the world is full of suffering, ...read more

  • It's Your Choice

    Contributed by Jofrey Bustamante on Sep 10, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,841 views

    Success and Failure in life is a matter of choice!

    Introduction: Life is full of choices. From the minute we wake up in the morning until the moment we pause for the day and tuck ourselves to bed, we come across series of choices that would eventually determine our day’s performance. If two choices are comparatively similar, it would not ...read more

  • Time For God To Act Series

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on May 4, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,876 views

    Part 16 of a series in Psalm 119

    Time for God to Act Part 16 Sermon Series: A Word about the Word Date: August 17, 2003 P.M. Service Place: Allendale Baptist Text: Psalm 119:121-128 Introduction In this section of the 119th psalm, we find the psalmist’s situation has not changed any if at all. He still has vengeful, ...read more

  • Turning Hardship To Joy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 24, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,519 views

    Sometimes God allows things to get difficult so He can produce greater joy in and through and with us. Jesus knew that His Father often used tragedy to cause people to look to heaven for solutions to their problems.

    John 15:11-16 Illustration: A cynic asked an elderly believer who had endured great physical pain for 20 years, "What do you think of your God now?" The godly sufferer replied, "I think of Him more than ever." Sorrow can be the means of bringing us heart-to-heart with God. When repeated ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,228 views

    Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They’re the only ones who can take it."

    Why Does God Allow Suffering? by Paul Fritz James 1:2-1:3 Suffering - To experience adverse effects of something unpleasant. To feel pain, grief or discomfort. Illustration:Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They’re the only ones who can take ...read more

  • Two Perplexing Questions

    Contributed by Larry Soblotne on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,530 views

    When adversity strikes in our lives we usually have two questions: "why is this happening to me" and "why don’t the unsaved seem to have any problems"?

    TWO PERPLEXING QUESTIONS TEXT: Job 1:6-22, 2:1-10 & Psalm 73:1-28 PROPOSITION: We need to trust the Lord in all of life’s circumstances. INTRODUCTION: This week I heard of a man from Jordan, a Christian who came to the United States, went through seminary, even got his doctor’s degree in ...read more