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  • Life Is Difficult Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Sep 25, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    Sermon #4 in the Truths we must believe series extracted from "Truths we must Believe" by Dr. Chris Thurman. Truth #4 is "Life is Difficult" and companion texts are John 16:33 and Gal. 6:7-8.

    Title: Life is Difficult Series: TRUTHS We Must Believe #4 CHCC: August 26, 2012 John 16:33; Galatians 6:7-8 INTRODUCTION: In this series on TRUTHS we must believe, we’ve examined 3 truths so far: To err is human; You can’t please everyone; and last week Ronnie talked ...read more

  • "Life Is Difficult, But God Is Good"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Aug 7, 2016

    The message shares despite all the problems of life or that life is difficult that God remains good.

    “Life is Difficult, But God is Good” Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 1. Life is difficult, but God is good. Consider the following • All of us shall encounter loss, sorrow, disappointment, and disillusionment, • Faith allows us to find our way through struggle ...read more

  • "Life's Most Difficult Blow"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 32 ratings

    How many times has the notice of the death of someone dearly loved by a leader been the breaking point of their life? I believe that life’s most difficult blow for the Christian is not their own death but the death of those we are closest to.

  • How To Handle Discouragement

    Contributed by Rommel Samaniego on May 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Based on Ricks Warrens book Answers to life’s difficult questions. I only made it to a Sermonand added illustrations

    HOW CAN I HANDLE DISCOURAGEMENT? What can you do when you have the worlds deadliest decease? Cancer, is fatal but atleast the Doctor can tell you when your going to die… AIDS, right now with technology its not that Fatal (Magic Johnson), its not that contagious. Polio…Not really. Let me ...read more

  • Difficult Questions

    Contributed by Michael Luke on May 4, 2002
    based on 73 ratings

    The lesson of Israel teaches us about dealing with some of life’s difficult questions.

    TEXT: ROMANS 9:1-33 TITLE: “DIFFICULT QUESTIONS” INTRODUCTION: A. How do you answer these questions? 1. If humans evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? ...read more

  • #1 The Truth - Take A Deep Breath And Say It Anyway Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    There are plenty of difficult times in life. Some are more breath-taking than others. What do you do when faced with life’s difficult tasks?

  • "Hope For The Future"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 25, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    The journey of the Christian life, during difficult times, leads to a hope-filled life.

    Jeremiah 1-3a-6-15 “Hope for the Future” By: Rev. Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org This is indeed a very troubling time in which to live. Our country is at war… …engaged in a different kind of war than we have ...read more

  • Gearing Up For Your Race

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Sep 17, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    A message of encouragement for those times when the race of life gets difficult

    Gearing Up for Your Race Hebrews 12:1-2 Introduction: United States runner Marla Runyon has been legally blind for 22 years. Even so, she competed in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In fact she qualified for the finals in the 1500 meter race. (Marla finished eighth, three ...read more

  • Getting Through Dry Spells Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 58 ratings

    #1 in Elijah series - waiting on God when life is difficult and times are dry.

    1 Kings 17:1-7 – Getting Through Dry Spells Somebody put together a list called, “You Know it’s Going to be a Bad Day When…” These are a few of those indications. You know it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up face down on the pavement. When you call Suicide Prevention and they put ...read more

  • It's A Wonderful Life In The Face Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Randall Bergsma on Dec 19, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Life is difficult. Christmas can bring crisis for many. But it can still be wonderful because God came in Jesus to be with me.

    Intro: Have you ever felt you might be better off dead than alive? The struggles of life seem to surmount the beauties of life and you begin to wonder “what’s the point?” That’s what happened to Geoge Bailey in the classic film It’s a wonderful Life. In this scene your about to see, George, who ...read more

  • A Life Of Blessing Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Oct 15, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    When life is difficult, think about the amazing blessings that are yours because of Christ and thank Him.

    Remember: The original readers of 1 Peter were facing persecution. The Big Idea: When life is difficult, THINK about the amazing blessings that are yours because of Christ and THANK Him. 1. There is nothing more important that our RESPONSE to Jesus. “As you come to him, the living ...read more

  • God's Three-Step Approach To Handling Life

    Contributed by Todd Schäve on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 44 ratings

    When when you want to see better days and you don’t know what to do, follow the advice of Palms 34:14, which is God’s three step approach on how to deal with life’s difficult situations when you are angry, hurt, scared, tired or confused.

    God’s Three-Step Approach to Handling Life     When when you want to see better days and you don’t know what to do, follow the advice of Palms 34:14, which is God’s three step approach on how to deal with life’s difficult situations when you are angry, hurt, scared, tired or confused: “Turn ...read more

  • The Trouble With Being Righteous Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 26, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Living under the blessing of grace we need to be reminded that a life of righteousness follows our salvation. A righteous life is difficult to live in an unrighteous society.

    THE TROUBLE WITH BEING RIGHTEOUS “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags…” (Isaiah 64:6). The subject of righteousness is very disturbing for a number of reasons. First of all, “righteousness” is not a word we use very much in our ...read more

  • Then!

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 33 ratings

    Life maybe difficult as we follow Jesus, but then one day when we least expect it, God will grant us times of great blessing and peace.

    Then! Acts 9:31 Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in 1834. Charles' father was a minister, so Charles was influenced by the Word of God from an early age. Charles was a bright boy. Even as a young boy in Essex he had been an avid reader, he read Pilgrim's Progress when he was only six years old ...read more

  • Trouble Comes Along Series

    Contributed by David Lodwig on Sep 23, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    Gideon serves as a voice for people living in conflict with God. Verse 13 is a perfect example of a human mindset when life gets difficult.

    Break the Cycle: Trouble Comes Along Text: Judges 3:7-11 Big Idea: As we repeat the cycles of our lives, they are often defined by the trouble that we encounter. Trouble is unavoidable, and it is related directly to our tendency to wander away from God. INTRO • Have you ever found ...read more