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  • Why Me, Why Now?

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 1,671 views

    Trying to get a grip on the hardships of life.

    Title: Why Me Why Now? Text: Philippians 4:10-13 Do you know someone whose life is falling apart? ‒ The business man who’s business is great until the market goes south. ‒ The college kid who has a career in baseball ended with a torn ligament. Introduction: Have you ever ...read more

  • Worship From The Cave Of Danger Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,861 views

    IN THE MIDST OF DANGER WE CAN WORSHIP GOD FOR HIS KINDNESS AND TRUTH

    BIG IDEA: IN THE MIDST OF DANGER WE CAN WORSHIP GOD FOR HIS KINDNESS AND TRUTH I. (:1-3) GOD’S KINDNESS AND TRUTH WILL SHELTER ME FROM DESTRUCTION A. (:1) Take Shelter in God "He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock" 1. God’s Shelter is Gracious 2. God’s Shelter is Safe "under ...read more

  • Turning The Tables Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,851 views

    THE WICKED ARE THE ONLY LOSERS WHEN THEY TRY TO AMBUSH THE RIGHTEOUS

    BIG IDEA: THE WICKED ARE THE ONLY LOSERS WHEN THEY TRY TO AMBUSH THE RIGHTEOUS I. (:1-2) HIDE ME FROM SECRET ATTACKS A. Hear my voice Bring our complaints to God as prayers for deliverance B. Preserve my life "from the dread of the enemy" Not just deliverance from their attacks, but ...read more

  • The Thorn

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Aug 18, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,389 views

    God can deliver you from the pain you are feeling.

    THE THORN 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. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he ...read more

  • The Wind In The Treasury Series

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Aug 17, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 3,375 views

    GOD READILY HAS A STORM IN RESERVE FOR ACCOMPLISHING HIS WILL. Here are three winds from the treasury of God.

    Storms of the Scriptures #2: June 3, 2001 -- AM THE WIND IN THE TREASURY Psalm 135:5-7 INTRODUCTION: (1) The potency of prayer hath subdued the strength of fire; it has bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst ...read more

  • Surviving In A World Of Pain

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 1,085 views

    After the tragedy of terrorism we have suffered, our citizens will be struggling with how to cope. Three concerns will be why bad things happen, how do I keep my heart holy, and what can I do to help?

    Face up to: I. Stark Reality (vs. 2-3, 5) A. Bad things DO happen to good people 1. The Psalmist expected them 2. John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” 3. Matthew 5:45, “He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and ...read more

  • Reasons To Believe In A God Who Allows Suffering

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 756 views

    a feeble attempt to answer the Why? question

    -----SUFFERING COMES FROM THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE Gen. 2:15-17 -----SUFFERING REVEALS WHAT IS IN OUR HEARTS Matt. 13:1-9 -----SUFFERING GIVES OPPORTUNITY TO TRUST GOD JAMES 1:2-5 -----GOD SUFFERS ALONG WITH US JESUS WEPT -----IN TIMES OF CRISIS, WE FIND ONE ANOTHER 2COR. ...read more

  • Why Bother?

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Aug 3, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,269 views

    Year C NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST (PROPER 13) AUGUST 5, 2001 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 12-14; 2:18-23 Title: “Why bother?”

    Year C NINTH SUNDAY AFTER PENECOST (PROPER 13) AUGUST 5, 2001 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 12-14; 2:18-23 Title: “Why bother?” Written probably about three centuries before Christ, the Book of Ecclesiastes marks an advance over the doctrine of divine retribution. Simplistically put, that doctrine stated ...read more

  • Why?

    Contributed by Mary Lewis on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 5,754 views

    Addresses some of the questions that arise from the tragedy of the 9/11/01 bombings

    Introduction When I was a kid, I was afraid of a lot of things. Like many kids, one of the scariest times was that moment after my Mom tucked me in, and shut off the light and I lay awake in my bed, waiting for sleep to come. I had some serious concerns. I liked to lay on my stomach and hang my ...read more

  • Just War

    Contributed by Peter Baumgartle on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 148 ratings
     | 2,021 views

    Should Christians go to war? (... in aftermath of World Trade Center)

    A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON WAR Years ago, when I was in the military stationed in Great Britain, a zealous European accused me of being a hypocrite. He said, “How can you call yourself a Christian and serve in the U.S. Military?” (The implication was that Christians are to be peace-loving and ...read more

  • To Whom Are They Terrorists?

    Contributed by Cooper Abrams Iii on Sep 17, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,588 views

    Message taken from Psalm 27:1-6 addressing the fear caused by the event of September 11 and terrorism.

    To Whom Are They Terrorists? Psalm 27:1-6 September 16, 2001 by Cooper Abrams, Calvary Baptist Church, Tremonton, Utah Introduction: Most of America is focused on the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by Arab terrorists. It is certainly a despicable and ...read more

  • When Life Seems Unfair Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on May 1, 2002
    based on 244 ratings
     | 22,602 views

    911, Part Three

    WHEN LIFE SEEMS UNFAIR (JOB 1:1-2:10) The year 2001 was a sad year for a family I had known for more than ten years. The family was a staunch Christian family and for four generations the tight-knit family had served tirelessly in church. The matriarch of the family was a widow and her two sons ...read more

  • Facing The Overwhelming Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 18, 2002
    based on 205 ratings
     | 9,182 views

    John’s account of the feeding of the multitude helps us to see what we need to face the overwhelming.

    Facing the Overwhelming Maynard Pittendreigh John 6:1-14 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick. Then Jesus went up ...read more

  • "My Will Be Done" (Hezekiah) Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,600 views

    Understanding God’s purpose in illness

    "My will be done" (Hezekiah) Rev Dr Robert Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Outline: Hezekiah’s: Illness (vs 1) Outcry (vss 2-11) Outcome (vss 12-21) Introduction: A friend of mine serves as a ...read more

  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 8,311 views

    Further opposition to be faced before the inheritance is gained

    Study 13 Chapter 10&11 Introduction I suppose, like me, many of you have turned your hand to a little bit of decorating at some time or another. Maybe you decided it was about time that your living room was freshened up a bit and so you got your tins of paint, your emulsion for the ceiling ...read more