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  • Making The Most Of A Bad Situation

    Contributed by Larry Wise on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 29 ratings

    How to handle trials, unfairness and inustice

  • What Jesus Taught Us About Handling Trials

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 16, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    Sermon preached Easter weekend in the first person - pastor dressed in period costume as Pontius Pilate - and members of the congregation interacting as characters in the Easter story.

    Allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is Pontius Pilate. You probably know me as the Roman official who presided over the trial that ended with the sentence of crucifixion for Jesus the Christ. Being the governor of an out-of-the-way and insignificant Roman province like Judea was not more

  • God Of The Monsters

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 24, 2017

    God uses 2 monsters to tell Job and us how to handle trials and life's hard blows.

    GOD OF THE MONSTERS Job 40,41 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: WHERE IS YOUR FAITH? 1. For the umpteenth time Vickii Youngston went to her pastor to tell him, "I'm so scared! Joe says he's going to kill me if I keep coming to your church!" 2. "Vickii, this is a common trial" replied the pastor, more

  • How To Get Recruits Jesus' Way

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 46 ratings

    Review how we get people to ministry

    How to get recruits Jesus’ way Matt.9:35-38, 10:1-42 1. Serve like Jesus (v.35) a. Proximity: Go to where people are (towns and villages) b. Persuade: Teach God’s people where they are gathered (teaching in the synagogues) c. Preach with reach: Demonstrate what u teach that the good more

  • When Trouble Comes

    Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 83 ratings

    When adversity comes your way, how do you handle it? This message tells you how.

    James 1:1-12 "When Trouble Comes" By Pastor Mark Hiehle Some time ago, I heard Pastor Tony Evans reminisce about growing up and having his favorite shows interrupted by a test. When I heard him say that, I thought of my time during and after college when I more

  • When It's Almost More Than You Can Bear

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    A study of grief from the life of Job.

    As a minister I have conducted quite a few funerals and have witnessed hundreds of people grieving over the loss of a loved one. It is especially difficult to conduct a funeral for a member of your own family who has passed away. I remember when my mother passed away unexpectedly she had more

  • When Storms And Troubles Won't Go Away Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    2nd in the series James Troubles and Storms come into the life of a Christian. Not "if" but "when" James provides direction and hope

    In Jesus Holy Name August 27, 2006 Text: James 1:1-4,12 Pentecost XII, Redeemer “When Storms and Troubles Won’t Go Away” The Book of James 2nd in the Series Max Lucado in his book “Eye of the Storm” tells this story: Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. Once second more

  • Turning Trials Into Triumphs Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
    based on 114 ratings

    In the message James the half brother of Jesus will teach us we CAN turn our trials into triumphs. (Real Faith For The Real World - prt one)

    "Turning Trials Into Triumphs" TEXT: JAMES 1:1-12 Today we begin a study of the book of James. But before we begin our study I think it would be good for us to do a little background about this great book in God’s Word. Now, one thing that often adds a great deal of insight to the more

  • Romans 8:12-17

    Contributed by Zak Saenz on Jan 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Romans 8:12-17

    Romans 8:12-17 12Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14because those who are led by more

  • Faith

    Contributed by Scott Terrell on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Where is your faith

    Faith Hebrews 11:1-3,7 Genesis 6:5-7 _________________________________________________________ A young boy was riding a bus home from Sunday School one Sunday afternoon very proud of a card he was given. It was a more

  • How To Become Wise Series

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
    based on 36 ratings

    . In our passage for this morning, James 1:5-8, James is going to introduce two subjects that he will address in more detail later in the letter—wisdom and double-mindedness.

    How To Become Wise James 1:5-8 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church November 19, 2000 Introduction: Over the last couple of weeks, we looked at how we can experience authentic and pure joy in the midst of our day-to-day trials. James finishes his thought in verses more

  • Joseph Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 29, 2017

    Three things I need to know in my trials

    ENGAGE Most of you know by now that Matt Dodd, one of the missionaries that we support as a church, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer a little over two months ago and then experienced a stroke a little over a month ago. And if you have been reading any of his wife, Cameron’s, updates on more

  • Conquering Storms Of Life Series

    Contributed by Dave Martin on May 7, 2001
    based on 114 ratings

    How can I be a conqueror over the storms of life? When the winds of adversity blows, how will you stand?

    "Conquering Storms of Life!" "More than a SURVIVOR" series part 2 of 4 Text: Job 1:1-2:10 & Selected Cross Creek Community Church Pastor Dave Martin - May 6, 2001 God’s Word is Powerful, Relevant, and Life Changing! Thursday night we saw who was the ultimate more

  • The Wisdom Driven Life Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    James shows the value of wisdom as part of living the Christian life

    The Wisdom Driven Life James 1:2-8 August 13, 2006 Evening Service Introduction The story is told of a man in China who raised horses for a living. When one of his prized stallions ran away, his friends gathered at his home to mourn his great loss. After they had expressed their concern, more

  • Where Can I Find My Strength In Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Ross Anderson on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    God does not always remove affliction, but uses it to reveal his power as we embrace our weakness.

    We’ve been talking this month about suffering, because I know how many of you have been going through difficult things in recent times. (Let me say that if you want a copy of these 7 messages on “Making Sense of Suffering,” sign up on the tape request form on that little desk in the back corner.) more