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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

  • Lay Down Your Burdens

    Contributed by Kent Hawkins on Jan 22, 2001
    based on 203 ratings
     | 24,735 views

    Jesus will help ease the burdens you are carrying.

    Lay Down Your Burdens The first time I took a group of youth into the Smokey Mountains, we hiked to Abrams Falls. 2.5 mile hike each way 40 ft. big waterfall. During our time there, one of the youth hurt leg and couldn’t walk. No vehicles, bikes, - arm over my & other adult shoulder, carried ...read more

  • Why God Allows Suffering

    Contributed by Douglas Swift on Feb 4, 2001
    based on 133 ratings
     | 1,600 views

    Suffering is a normal part of life that God allows us to experience. This outline examines five principles of why God allows suffering.

    Five reasons why God allows suffering 1 1 Suffering comes with the freedom to chose what you want to do. God does not make us robots but allows us to make our own choices. Choices that can make us feel pain when we make the wrong choice. 2 The pain of suffering can warn us of when we are ...read more

  • Is God Punishing Me When Life Takes A Turn For The Worse? Series

    Contributed by Ricky Burke on Feb 23, 2001
    based on 103 ratings
     | 8,301 views

    This is the fifth sermon in a series of messages from the book of Job called, "When Life Takes a Turn for the Worse."

    Text: Job 2:11 - 31:40, Hebrews 12:5-12, James 1:2-6 For the past month or so, we’ve been looking at the book of Job, which records the sufferings of a good man whose life took a turn for the worse. And this book has helped us answer some tough questions, such as: "Are good people exempt ...read more

  • Does God Deserve My Trust When Life Takes A Turn For The Worse? Series

    Contributed by Ricky Burke on Feb 23, 2001
    based on 120 ratings
     | 2,689 views

    This is the final message in a series of sermons on Job entitled, "When Life Takes a Turn for the Worse."

    Text: Job 38:1 - 42:6 For the past six weeks we’ve been looking at the book of Job, which records the suffering and struggles of a good man whose life took a turn for the worse. This book has helped us answer some tough questions, such as: "Are good people exempt from suffering?" ...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

  • Worship From The Cave Of Danger Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,862 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
     | 2,853 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

  • 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

  • I Have Seen Your Tears

    Contributed by Reggie Corfield on Sep 20, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 14,943 views

    You can change the mind of God with prayer, a broken heart and tears!

    Text - 2 Kings 20:1-11 1. In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover." 2. Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and ...read more

  • Dealing With Discouragement

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Sep 21, 2003
    based on 159 ratings
     | 15,951 views

    Looking at the life of Elijah, this sermons examines how we can overcome discouragement in our lives

    A little girl had been trying for months to learn the art of tying her shoes. She finally grasped the knack and was able to do it by herself. Her parents expected the child to be delighted, but were surprised by her disappointment. Her father asked why she was crying. She sobbed, "I just learned ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Hardship In Our Lives

    Contributed by Ray Carver on Dec 13, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,989 views

    Have you ever look around at your life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? Hear are a few possible reasons why.

    WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP IN OUR LIVES? Text: Psalm 73:1-2 Intro: Have you ever look around at you life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? I want to share a few things from my own personal experience, only to illustrate the ...read more

  • Learning To Make Lemonade Series

    Contributed by Robert Dyson on Dec 19, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 8,620 views

    This sermon is designed to encourage believers to make the most out of difficult situations.

    Series: “How To Have Joy In A Jail Cell” Pastor: Robert E. Dyson City of Refuge Bible Baptist Church True Blue, VA PHP 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until ...read more

  • Lepers Can't Be Choosy

    Contributed by Bobby Cagle on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,107 views

    This message offers hope for those who are sick in body.

    Title: Leper’s Can’t Be Choosy 2 Kings 5:1-14 Date: 10 Jun 01 Introduction: C. S. Johnson shares this family lesson: "My son, Michael, was four years old the night I found him sobbing uncontrollably in the hallway. Concerned, I knelt next to him and drew him close. " ’What’s the matter, ...read more

  • All Alone With No Answer

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,294 views

    All Alone With No Answer

    ALL ALONE WITH NO ANSWER JOB 2:11-13 INTRODUCTION: When you and I last checked in on Job he was all alone sitting in a pile of ashes. He had suffered finanicial ruin, family loss, physical pain, marital tension,yet Job has endured strong in his faith. so where does the devil ...read more