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  • Hardship Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Oct 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,012 views

    Hardship comes to the best of Christians. The healing power leads to the stoning of Paul . Some people just won’t quit, positive or negative.

    Hardship for The Kingdom Acts 14 Last week we looked at the beginning of the First missionary Journey. Barnabas and Saul head off and during their first stop in Crete there is a name change as Saul becomes Paul and his name goes first in the telling of the story indicating leadership. ...read more

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,051 views

    PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE REWARD

    TITLE: THE RIGHT STUFF FOR THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY (COUNT THE COST … AND BE WILLING TO PAY IT!) HARDSHIPS AND REWARDS! BIG IDEA: PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE ...read more

  • Joy In Hardships Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on Jan 17, 2007
     | 1,505 views

    Part 2 of a series from Philippians focusing on the blessings of trials.

    The Joy of Hardships I. Introduction A. Sources of Joy 1. Men have searched for joy through many avenues. a) Voltaire search for joy in unbelief and then declared, “I wish I had never been born.” b) Lord Byron searched for joy in pleasure, yet proclaimed, “The worm, the canker, and grief are ...read more

  • Enduring Hardship

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 4,386 views

    To encourage the discouraged hearer to look beyond the difficulties in order to embrace the possibilities before him/her

  • Pain And Hardships Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on May 5, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 9,342 views

    Part 2 of a 3 part series on suffering.

  • In Spite Of Hardships Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Sep 10, 2014
     | 2,692 views

    In this world we will have troubles and so how do we respond?

    We start a new Message Series today. I hope you enjoyed our study of Ruth and you made a deeper commitment to God like Ruth did. We had noted that the time of Ruth was a time when God judged Israel because of their sins. And as we will note in the Book of Samuel, the people did not want judges they ...read more

  • How To Handle Hardship Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jul 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,730 views

    God works His good through our trials when we pray and when we stay.

    How to Handle Hardship James 1:2-5 Rev. Brian Bill 7/18/10 I came across this response from a man who was asked for additional information from an insurance company. In blank #3 of the accident form, I put “trying to do the job alone” as the cause of my accident. You said in ...read more

  • Is Life Lived In Hardships A Waste?

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,109 views

    Do you ever wonder what God is doing in your life?

    Is Life Lived in Hardships a Waste? Job 10 PROPOSITION: Because Christ used suffering to bring spiritual victory, rest in Him to properly use suffering in your life for spiritual victory. I. Submit to God’s working in your life. 9:1-13 II. Submit to God’s will for your ...read more

  • God's Purpose In Hardship

    Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on May 7, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 10,965 views

    (PowerPoint Slides and Cell Study Notes freely available by emailing Emile@Wolfaardt.com) Understanding God’s purpose in the midst of our hardships...

    God’s Purposes in Hardship Romans 5:3-8 This morning I want to talk with you about a subject that is close to each and every one of our hearts - and that is this . . . God’s Purpose in Hardship As hard as it is, we have to answer the difficult questions. We cannot simply ignore them ...read more

  • Hardships For Heaven's Sake Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 27, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,487 views

    Need strength to face difficulty as a Christian? Paul supplies us with purpose and focus in this fourth chapter of 2 Corinthians.

    Chapter 4 of 2 Corinthians finishes what he starts in chapter 3 and begins what he discusses in chapter 5. The chapter and verse divisions of your Bible were not put in there by God. In fact, Stephen Langton first divided the Bible into chapters in 1228. The Old Testament was first divided by ...read more

  • Turning Hardship To Joy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 24, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,292 views

    Sometimes God allows things to get difficult so He can produce greater joy in and through and with us. Jesus knew that His Father often used tragedy to cause people to look to heaven for solutions to their problems.

    John 15:11-16 Illustration: A cynic asked an elderly believer who had endured great physical pain for 20 years, "What do you think of your God now?" The godly sufferer replied, "I think of Him more than ever." Sorrow can be the means of bringing us heart-to-heart with God. When repeated ...read more

  • How To Respond To Hardship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,123 views

    When we look at life from an eternal perspectives it alleviates stress and helps us focus on God’s perspectives rather than our own limited-selfish view-point.

    How to Respond to Hardship (John 15:20) Illustration: All the Ethiopian teenager had to do was tell the men who were beating her that she no longer believed in God, and they would have stopped. Yezeshewall was being detained and beaten because of her faith in Christ. But she told her tormentors, ...read more

  • Hardship: Something Smells Fishy Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on May 3, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,149 views

    The thing that you think might do you in, may be the thing that saves you. What should have killed Jonah, saved him.

    Sometimes what you think might do you in you, will be the one thing that saves you. Sometimes the worst possible thing that could happen to you – is exactly what you need. Sometimes the thing you fear, is the thing that will turn your life around. We see this with the prophet Jonah. He is ...read more

  • Hope In The Midst Of Hardships

    Contributed by Tony Cheng on Dec 13, 2013
     | 1,547 views

    We can understand that many people are facing a lot of hardships nowadays. But it is difficult to understand why there are hardship during the first Christmas!

    HOPE IN THE MIDST OF HARDSHIPS (Luke 2:1-7; Matthew 2:13-15) Shall we bow down before our LORD to ask Him to bless our worship this morning: Dear Heavenly Father, grant us listening hearts, unity of minds, and humble hearts, for we want to worship You. May You be honored this morning. In ...read more

  • Humility In Hardship And Community Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 13, 2014
     | 2,791 views

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land Humility In Hardship and Community

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land Humility In Hardship and Community 1 Peter 5:5-7 David Taylor We are in our last mini-series in 1 Peter, “Living as a Church in a Foreign Land,” where Peter describes a life of discipleship together as a church in the midst of suffering ...read more