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  • Hardship Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 895 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

  • Enduring Hardship

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 4,150 views

    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 ...read more

  • Pain And Hardships Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on May 8, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 8,954 views

    Part 2 of a 3 part series on suffering.

    Pain and hardships We have already looked at suffering with an eternal perspective. Now let’s dig in a little deeper into this subject. In the modern church, we have been led to believe that pain and hardships are symptoms of mistakes or a greater problem in our lives. This is a tragic ...read more

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 9, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,808 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
     | 1,328 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

  • Hardships For Heaven's Sake Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 29, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,304 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 27, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,142 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
     | 1,050 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

  • Persevere Under Hardship Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 31, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,592 views

    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 ...read more

  • Hardship: Something Smells Fishy Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on May 3, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,023 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

  • Be-Attitudes 3 - Facing Hardship Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Jan 24, 2007
     | 1,264 views

    Third in the my Be-Attitudes series, taking on "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted".

    Matthew 5:4; John 11:32-37 - Facing Hardship By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni January 21st, 2007 Text Matt 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. John 11:32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Hardship In Our Lives

    Contributed by Ray Carver on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,652 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

  • Hold On Good Soldier

    Contributed by Eric Jackson, Sr. on Oct 17, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 16,334 views

    Endure Hardships

    2 Timothy 2:3-4 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. First, let me inform you of something you may already know. There’s a war ...read more

  • Patience In Suffering

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 860 views

    To learn how to endure hardships.

    Patience in Suffering Text: James 5.1-12 Thesis: To learn how to endure hardships. Introduction: (1) We live in an age of impatience (2) Christians will face hardships (2 Tim. 3.12). Discussion: I. Warning to the Oppressors (vv. 1-6): A. General warnings to the rich (vv. ...read more

  • Why Me, Why Now?

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 7, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 1,561 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