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  • Hardship Series

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

    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. more

  • Joy In Hardships Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on Jan 17, 2007

    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 more

  • Pain And Hardships Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on May 5, 2002
    based on 126 ratings

    Part 2 of a 3 part series on suffering.

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 61 ratings


  • Enduring Hardship

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 63 ratings

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

    ENDURING HARDSHIP Hebrews 11:32-12:2 TEXT: And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the proph-ets: 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths more

  • In Spite Of Hardships Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Sep 10, 2014

    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 more

  • How To Respond To Hardship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    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, more

  • Persevere Under Hardship Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 30, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    Are you going through tough times? It could be that God is making you into a wonderul tool - to use in furthering His kingdom. Find out how Paul encouraged Timothy to stay with it under pressure.

    Paul has just gotten finished telling Timothy that despite the fact that he was abandoned in Rome – that there were a few – like Onesiphorus, who were a great comfort during hard times. Now he takes it one step further – be strong yourself, and look for people you can trust – then pass on good more

  • Hardships For Heaven's Sake Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 27, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    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 more

  • God's Purpose In Hardship

    Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on May 7, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    (PowerPoint Slides and Cell Study Notes freely available by emailing 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 more

  • Turning Hardship To Joy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 24, 2004
    based on 53 ratings

    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 more

  • How To Handle Hardship Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jul 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • How Hardships Work For Good

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 25, 2013

    Acts 5 gives us two cases where the church faced hardship. One was internal and the other was external. Both were used by God for the good of the church. How can that happen for us today?

    (Read Acts 5 with slides) What does it take to ruin a church? What does it take to stop God? Acts 5 gives us two stories about threats to the church, one from the inside and the other from the outside. First. The threat from the inside produced two deaths and great fear upon the whole more

  • Humility In Hardship And Community Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 13, 2014

    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 more

  • Acts 12 - Enduring Hardships Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jul 5, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Be prepared for challenges. We can expect hardships in life. We can stay on course by praying.

    The moment the disciples put their faith in Jesus, they were declaring war against the devil. They have chosen to make a stand for the truth. • The authorities and the people come against what they preach, sometimes out of selfish reasons, sometimes out of intolerance, and at other times, more