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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

  • The Noise Of Battle

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 2, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,209 views

    In observance of the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, we must understand that persecution is a battle that is real.

    The Noise of Battle International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Intro: Video from Open Doors In the 20th century more believers were martyred for their faith than all the previous centuries combined. An estimated 200 million Christians currently live in areas where their faith ...read more

  • Experiencing Loss Without Becoming Lost Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,035 views

    Seeking the Lord’s guidance during times of loss and grief.

    YOUNG GIRL AT COVENANT HOUSE WITH PAINT CAN OF MOTHER’S ASHES Some years ago I read the story of a young girl that came what became well known as Covenant House here in L.A…. “She came to our front door Tuesday morning, dressed in dirty rags, holding a little aluminum paint can in her arms. ...read more

  • Step #3: Tap Into God's Grace Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Sep 1, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,308 views

    When life hands you puzzle pieces you can’t figure out, what do you do? How can we handle it? Let’s examine how Paul dealt with his "thorn in the flesh", and learn some lessons for us! *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    Tap Into God’s Grace (OR Bitter or Better OR Let it Change You) 2 Cor. 12:7-10 - 2Co 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning ...read more

  • Deciding To Suffer?

    Contributed by Steve Moore on Oct 2, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 3,744 views

    A look at the difficult area of suffering and how the Christian can begin to gain understanding of its purpose.

    INTRODUCTION These verses are one of the all-time best passages in scripture concerning how we live & work within the work place. Submission to the grueling boss for the sake of Jesus. There’s a great 3 point sermon in here concerning Christianity in the work place. But, instead, we are ...read more

  • Don't Be Shocked By Suffering Be Sensible! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,052 views

    We as Christians need to live for God and understand that when we live holy lives in a fallen world we will suffer for our stances but we need to stay sensible through the trials and be committed to the cause of Jesus Christ.

    Don’t be shocked by suffering, be sensible – 1 Peter 4 Thesis: We as Christians need to live for God and understand that when we live holy lives in a fallen world we will suffer for our stances but we need to stay sensible through the trials and be committed to the cause of Jesus ...read more

  • Standing, Even In The Midst Of Fear Series

    Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,740 views

    Sermon Series helping people to look at the lives of 3 people in the Bible; Jacob, David, and Peter to see that even when all looks hopeless, God can still turn the situation around. All 3 messages build off 3 Main Points: 1. The Test 2. The Travail

    For the past 2 weeks, we have been discussing the topic, ¡§How To Stand When You Do Not Understand¡¨ ¡V In Week 1, we spoke about the fact that we can stand even in the Midst of Failure as we looked at the life of Jacob who had lived as a cheater and failure most of his life until that one ...read more

  • How To Deal With Suffering

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,994 views

    We, like Job, experience times of suffering. The way to deal with suffering is not to look for our own inner strength but to rely on God’s mercy found only in Jesus, our Redeemer.

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God through which the Holy Spirit touches our hearts this morning are the words spoke by Job recorded in Job 7:1-7 “Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man? Like a slave ...read more

  • Why Do Innocents Suffer? Series

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Mar 11, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 3,203 views

    This sermons takes a look at the age old question "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

    For the last time, at least in human history, the mother and father kissed the little clubfeet of their infant child and caressed his blue-black lips and rubbed his cherub cheeks. God’s time had come. Their son Gabriel had left them in the wee hours of the morning, on the day before he would have ...read more

  • Got Wisdom? Series

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,482 views

    James 1:5-8 this is number 2 in sermon series on James. dealing with wisdom.

    Got Wisdom? James 1:5-8 Last week we talked about trials and testing. Do they make us a bitter or better Christian? We also talked about how trials are inevitable, (or to be expected) Remember James is not a book of faith and works but a book of faith that works! I. We need wisdom as ...read more

  • The Power Of Togetherness

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 13,012 views

    This sermon shows the great power that people have when they work together and especially Christian people. Considering the events of Sept. 11 2001 "Togetherness" is a necessity.

  • What Good Is Sickness

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Mar 16, 2005
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,190 views

    This sermons encourages the life that is interrupted by the startling alarm of sickness.

    The fingerprints of sickness is found everywhere. In every country, In every continent, In every state, In hot countries, and in ice-cold climates, In civilized nations and savage tribes, men-women and children alike get sick and die. Let us further observe, that all kinds of men get sick; ...read more

  • The Frustration Of Time

    Contributed by Nick Gowers on Jan 23, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,752 views

    We live in a world that is out of our control, yet knowing that there is a bigger picture.

    It was a Sunday evening early last summer. The evening service in Little Shelford Parish Church had finished. I had packed up everything, tidied up and was rejoicing in a very good day. A teenage girl had been baptised in the morning and we had all just had an excellent time in the youth group. It ...read more

  • Calming The Storm

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,988 views

    The storms of life somtimes cause us to fear. But, like His disciples on the sea of Galilee, we can find peace in Jesus’ purpose, presence, and proclamation!

    Calming the Storm by Scott R. Bayles #122 Church of Christ Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:7 Invitation Song: "Master the Tempest is Raging" Helen Steiner Rice, in A Book of Courage, speaks through the poem Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled. She writes: Whenever I am troubled and lost in ...read more

  • Job: The Big Picture Series

    Contributed by James Dunn on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 165 ratings
     | 10,165 views

    One of the questions that has been around for thousands of years is: "If God loves me, why on earth would He allow me to suffer so much?" Dr. Dunn helps us take a look at the big picture surrounding this question as it relates to suffering.

    Job: The Big Picture Job 1-2 Intro: Kurt Cobain ended his life about 10 years ago (4/1994). filled with bitterness and anger. He was the founder and lead singer of the group "Nirvana." His violent suicide prompted a lot of questions. "Why? He had it all…a great career, dedicated fans, ...read more