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  • Why Me, Why Now?

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,595 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

  • What Manifests In Your Life?

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Nov 8, 2004
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,013 views

    The title of this text in the Bible is called "The Lord Helps His Troubled People." In our lives we encounter troubles and difficulties and as a natural response we become discouraged and defeated.

    During Your Troubled Times WHAT MANIFESTS IN YOUR LIFE? Psalm 3:1-8 “O LORD, how my adversaries have increased! Many are rising up against me. Many are saying of my soul, "There is no deliverance for him in God." Selah. But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my ...read more

  • Be Strong And Not Afraid

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Jul 19, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 8,576 views

    How to deal with paralyzing fear...

    “Be Strong and Not Afraid” Deuteronomy 31:6 INTRODUCTION: • Open in Prayer • Read Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." ILLUSTRATION: Did you know ...read more

  • Experiencing Loss Without Becoming Lost Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,533 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

  • How Can I Trust A God Who Allows Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    Dealing with the problem of pain in the world

    As we conclude our series this morning entitled “Faith Has Its Reasons” I want to take up one of the most common questions raised to those who commit their lives to God: How Can I Trust in a God Who Allows Suffering? On a philosophical level this is often referred to as The Problem of Evil. It ...read more

  • Deliverance From The Powers Of Darkness

    Contributed by Peter Balogun on Nov 23, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 13,961 views

    Indeed our battle is not with flesh and blood. it is with unseen forces; powers of darkness. How can one obtain deliverance from these powers of darkness? Come along.

    DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWERS OF DARKNESS Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. An understanding of the operation of the powers ...read more

  • A Question Of Balance

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jan 3, 2005
    based on 47 ratings
     | 9,599 views

    How to move on when your life is out of balance

    A Question of Balance Some of you may be sufficiently old enough to remember the Moody Blues album ‘A Question of Balance’. In it, the songs speak of the desire to find a balance in life, in society, in the world. And although that album was produced over thirty years ago, nevertheless I’m sure ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Mar 2, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,027 views

    A short talk for our Older Folks Service to deal with the requested topic of suffering.

    ¡§Why does God allow suffering?¡¨ WBC Silver Service (older folks). 3 Feb 2005 This talk is a ¡¥request¡¦. What a request! - but a good and right one as this is, to me, THE issue of life o precipitated by the Tsunami FALL The first thing I want to say is that we should not be surprised ...read more

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

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,794 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

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,198 views

    There is no easy answer to the most taxing question of ’Why does God allow suffering?’- but we, as Christians, have the only answer.

    “Why does God allow suffering?” WBC 16/1/5pm Readings come during sermon THE PROBLEM This is, indeed the biggest problem - Though I have come to a point of peace and some understanding on it. For me. - but I don’t have a full ‘satiating’ answer to it o and you may not be able to, ...read more

  • The Fullness Of Christ

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 9,342 views

    How are we, as Christians, to deal with the physical, emotional, and spiritual drains in our lives? How are we, as people of God, to deal with these issues? Paul tells the Colossians and he tells us that Jesus can fill us in the midst of all the drains

    THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST COLOSSIANS 2:9-15 INTRODUCTION... sermoncentral.com/print_friendly_illustration.asp?illustration_id=6249 A little boy who lived far out in the country in the late 1800s had reached the age of twelve and had never in all his life seen a circus. You can imagine his ...read more

  • Calming The Storm

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,756 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

  • Asaph's Wilderness

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Feb 12, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,851 views

    This message deals with wilderness experiences in life and how Asaph the praise leader of Israel dealt with them.

    Asaph¡¦s Wilderness Psalm 77 Tonight I want to talk to you about the wilderness. The wilderness is a place of Spiritual Dryness ¡V of emptiness that takes the soul. Asaph who wrote this psalm was in the wilderness. Asaph - was the worship leader for Israel. A famous and skilled musician King ...read more

  • When Faced With A Crisis

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 8,001 views

    In these chapters God’s people are facing a crisis. And in their bad choices we discover 4 things we need to do when we face a crisis.

    "WHEN FACED WITH A CRISIS TEXT: ISAIAH 8-12 FOR EVERYTHING THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE PAST WAS WRITTEN TO TEACH US, SO THAT THROUGH THE ENDURANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE SCRIPTURES WE MIGHT HAVE HOPE." -- RM 15:4 "THESE THINGS HAPPENED TO THEM AS EXAMPLES AND WERE WRITTEN ...read more

  • Reasons To Believe In A God Who Allows Suffering

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,148 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