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  • The Joy Of Trials

    Contributed by Darrell Tucker on May 21, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    Every Christian needs endurance; God gives us trials to help us mature and build our endurance for the course ahead.

    The Joy of Trials James 1:2-4 I. Do YOU have trials? a. Is there anyone who doesn’t?! i. Chirpy the parakeet – News story about a parakeet that was mistakenly sucked up in the vacuum while his owner was cleaning his cage. ii. Mark Dunn – College roommate whose waterbed seemed to have a hole more

  • How To Have Inexpressible Joy In Trials! Series

    Contributed by Joseph Mcculley on Nov 24, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    This passage helps one have the right perspective about trials when they come so that they may have joy.

    1 Peter 1:6-12 How to have Inexpressible Joy in Trials Introduction: Last Week we saw that Christians should bless (Eulogetos, “to speak well of”, “to praise” God because: He has saved us (v.3). He gives us a living Hope (v.3b). He give us an inheritance (v.4). He more

  • Exalt Christ In Everything Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Feb 8, 2018

    Second in a series on Philippians where Paul reveals the axis on which his whole life revolves -- Exalting Christ in everything.

    REVIEW Given the extended use of the terms “joy” and “rejoice” in four short chapters (12), joy appears to be a central focus of Paul’s letter to the Jesus followers living in the Greek city of Philippi. That is interesting given considerable space also dedicated to the subject of suffering. My more

  • Where Does The Joy Come From?

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    It is one of the toughest questions a believer can ask: "How do I find joy in trials?" The only answer is in the words of our great God

    Passage: James 1:1-8 Intro: In terms of trouble in this life, it’s not a question of if, but when. 1. each one of us can tell story after story of trouble, great and small PP Car accident pictures Il) funny insurance stories 2. not everyone gets rich, not everyone gets more

  • Our Living Hope! Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 11, 2017

    Jesus is alive, so be sure of a glorious future and be glad even in times of grief.

    Judy Packard of Lake Leelanau, Michigan, talks about the time her neighbor, visiting the Holy Land, sent a letter describing the beautiful gardens. Her 6-year-old mused, “I wonder if he saw the rose.” “What rose?” Judy asked. “You know,” said her child, “like the Bible women saw. more

  • The Chastening Complex

    Contributed by Dr. Casey Adams on Oct 11, 2018

    This message explores the biblical importance of chastisement

    I. "BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO THOU CHASTENEST, O LORD, AND TEACHEST HIM OUT OF THE LAW" A. This is one of the great Bible truths: 1. That the natural man does not relish because it involves unpleasant experiences 2. It matters not who we are and what our claims may be toward God, chastisement comes more

  • Passing The Tests Of Life Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jun 15, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Pass the tests of life when you rejoice in the trial, remain through the trial, and request wisdom from the trial.

    Three old men were at the doctor for a memory test. The doctor said to the first old man, "What is one plus one?" "Two hundred seventy-four," he replied. The doctor said to the second man, "It's your turn. What is one plus one?" "Tuesday," replied the second man. The doctor said to the more

  • When Things Go Wrong

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 124 ratings

    Although we know we can have joy in trials and God works all together for good…sometimes we don’t see it. Some days faith wanes, and we wonder where God is. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    When Things Go Wrong Matthew 11:2-11 It is a blessing to be a Christian, but this world is under a curse. Things go wrong. Plans fail. The outcome of our goals sometimes isn’t what we had hoped. Tragedy strikes. Death takes its toll. more

  • P-A-W-B-A Genesis 48 Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Aug 17, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    P-A-W-B-A: Proclaim God Almighty, Acknowledge God’s Gifts, Worship Jesus, Bless OTHERS, Affirm God’s Word!

    There will be times in our lives when we have to separate from our loved ones for a while. Is there a godly way of doing that? Jacob, who God called Israel, knew that his time on earth would be ending soon. Jacob knew that he would soon be separated from his loved ones. Were there any more

  • Bitter To Better Part 2

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Mar 12, 2008

    Letting go of bitterness

    Bitter to Better part 2 [2] Last week we started talking about how to go from bitter to better. If bitterness has crept into your life, there is a way to alleviate the pain. There is a way to get better. Last week we focused on what to do when another person has caused the pain and more

  • The Silver Lining Inthe Storm Clouds Of Life! Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 10, 2010

    Each of the storm clouds of our lives has a silver lining with many veins of blessing!

    INTRODUCTION • Slide #1 • Have you heard the idiom, “Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining?” I wonder why the cloud does not have a gold lining! • We may have a bit of a hard time relating to this idiom here in Sierra Vista since when we see clouds we kind of like it because we so rarely get rain and more

  • Introduction To James Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 78 ratings

    These sermons rely heavily(I mean HEAVILY) upon John McCarther’s New Testament Commentaries. Only the errors are mine

    James I. Introduction A. James begins with common ground 1. Slave to God the Father 2. Slave to God the Son 3. To the Twelve Tribes scattered abroad. (in totality) 4. Not written to Jewish Christians, but Christian Jews B. Joy 1. Christian joy is not a case of giggles during a period of more

  • Romans 8:18-27

    Contributed by Zak Saenz on Jan 2, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Romans 8:18-27

    Romans 8:18-27 18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Nov 3, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    In order to attain Christian maturity and holy conduct it is essential to have a firm foundation. The believer must be able to stand with confidence. He dare not be pushed down by trials. He must not be pulled over by temptation. This kind of stamina can

    THE BOOK OF JAMES LESSONS FOR THE MATERIALIZING CHURCH -- PART 1 James 1:1-8 -- TRIALS In order to attain Christian maturity and holy conduct it is essential to have a firm foundation. The believer must be able to stand with confidence. He dare not be pushed down by trials. He must not be more

  • 3 Keys To Enduring Trials Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 110 ratings

    These messages rely heavily upon John McCarthur’s New Testament Commentaries, only the error are mine

    3 Keys to enduring Trials James 1: 4-12 We have already observed in our 1st message that joy and understanding are supernatural responses to trials. Joy is available through the presence of God in our trials and through our will to endure for Christ sake. Joy for a Christian does not depend more