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  • Hardship Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Oct 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 990 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

  • Joy In Hardships Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on Jan 17, 2007
     | 1,462 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
     | 4,335 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

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,967 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

  • Pain And Hardships Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on May 5, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 9,226 views

    Part 2 of a 3 part series on suffering.

  • In Spite Of Hardships Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Sep 10, 2014
     | 2,674 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

  • Faith That Grows Through Hardship

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,496 views

    What must I do through hardships?

    Faith that Grows through Hardships Job 2:1-13 PROPOSITION: Because Christ glorified His Father through suffering, you must glorify Christ by growing spiritually through suffering. I. Beware of the persistence of the Evil One. v. 1-6 A. Satan’s persistence in attacking Job’s faith ...read more

  • Is Life Lived In Hardships A Waste?

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,080 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

  • How To Respond To Hardship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,103 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 30, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,694 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
     | 2,109 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

  • Hardships For Heaven's Sake Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 27, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,423 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
     | 3,250 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 Hardships Work For Good

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 25, 2013
     | 1,210 views

    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 ...read more

  • Hardship And Struggle Are Satanic Tools.

    Contributed by James Linders on May 8, 2015
     | 1,699 views

    God does NOT desire misfortune,hardships,suffering,decease,evil,poverty and death for those who love Him. We OFTEN make the remark that GOD is responsible for our pain and suffering, because He is testing us. How can He be? SATAN is the culprit!!

    Job 2:7-8 (NIV) "So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes." Job, a man who loved God and kept His ...read more