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  • A Strange Ordeal? Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 18, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon explains why we encounter fiery trials and encourages us to seek to deepen our faith through them rather than simply ask God to get us through them.

    A Strange Ordeal? Daniel 3 October 20, 2002 Intro: A. [Charles H. Spurgeon] “I dare say that the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness.” B. Today in the third chapter of Daniel and the story of the three Hebrew boys in the fiery more

  • Facing The Firey Ordeal Series

    Contributed by Dan Morrison on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 20 ratings

    Experiencing the True Grace of God in our Fiery Ordeal

    Facing the Fiery Ordeal: studies in Peter about the True Grace of God Review the reason for the writing: The True Grace of God What were the circumstances of the believers he was writing this letter to? They were suffering beyond anything most of us have known. What was the point of this more

  • The Ultimate Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    November 1989: We are at bottom grateful for spiritual values rather than material ones. Ultimate thanksgiving will be to sing praises in a global community and in recognition of our deliverance.

    On the surface, Thanksgiving seems like a holiday designed to celebrate the American experience of material fulfillment. On the surface, at least, it would appear that what we do at Thanksgiving is to celebrate our wealth, our material prosperity, and our achievements. We indulge in an orgy of more

  • When The Fish Went Manning Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Apr 25, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Jonah had a heart problem and it took a weird ordeal to get him on the right track

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • In the movie Pinocchio a kindly woodcutter named Geppetto is swallowed by a whale named Monstro. Inside the dark, damp belly of the whale, Geppetto sits for what seems like an eternity. Then one day the whale violently coughs, and the woodcutter is expelled from his more

  • I Am He

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 21, 2016

    Jesus, throughout His ordeal of trial and the cross volunteered for us and said over and over, "I Am He."

    I AM HE JOHN 18:3-19:37 #IAmHe JESUS SAID OVER AND OVER: I AM HE READ JOHN 18:3-9 “So Judas came to the grove, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. 4 Jesus, knowing all that was more

  • Joy Of Possibility, Property, And Piety.

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Mar 25, 2010

    Usually we only think of Job's sufferings, but he had many more years of great joy - both before and after his ordeal.

  • But If Not

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Dec 5, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    I want to begin by stating a well known is full of problems. In fact, Peter calls them fiery ordeals, which is something that I can personally relate to, as many of you can.

    BUT IF NOT 1 PETER 4:12 16 DANIEL 3:16 17 Tonight I want to take a look at the topic of faith,. And I want to begin with a passage from 1 Peter 4:12-16...READ I want to begin by stating a well known is full of problems. In fact, Peter calls them fiery ordeals, which is something more

  • Trusting God When Life Becomes Too Real

    Contributed by Denise Raterta on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    When a Christian meets unbearable ordeals, how does he move on with his faith in God still intact? How do we reconcile God’s goodness and mercy with life’s atrocities to believers like us?

    TRUSTING GOD WHEN LIFE BECOMES TOO REAL A teenager drowned in the sea during a Church youth camp. A large group of believers who gathered for a pastors’ convention were all killed in a hotel fire accident. A faithful and talented evangelist acquired acute diabetes and had to have both his legs more

  • Midnight Matters

    Contributed by Craig Benner on May 14, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    What is your reaction when it is darker than it has ever been in your life? It reall does matter. God wants you to respond in a way that your ordeal can minister to the lives of others.

    Midnight Matters Acts 16:25-30 Midnight is the darkest hour. It is the end of a day. It is a turning point. I. Tested in the Will of God Paul and Silas receive the Macedonian call (16:9,10) and go to Europe with the gospel. They baptized Lydia and things were starting out good. In more

  • The Coming Trumpet

    Contributed by David Tijerina on Mar 26, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    Hearing about the Columbine High School ordeal. The teacher that was shot and died could have actually lived. But what happened was that the police were unprepared. The story goes that the police, “Were sitting around waiting for something to do. They

    The Coming Trumpet – Being Preparedd April 22, 2001 Ill: Hearing about the Columbine High School ordeal. The teacher that was shot and died could have actually lived. But what happened was that the police were unprepared. The story goes that the police, “Were sitting around waiting for more

  • Praying In Great Distress

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Apr 9, 2017
    based on 2 ratings

    When Jesus was preparing for the greatest ordeal any human would ever face--the one who had never sinned to be cut off from his Heavenly Father--he went to God in great desperation. We can and should do the same when we face the inevitable trials of life.

  • Trialful Joy

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Trials and tests are no fun. James doesn’t tell us to consider it fun but to "consider it all joy." Trials and tests are gut wrenching and drawn out at times, but the one thing that we must know is that God is with us through the whole ordeal.

  • A Greater Purpose Series

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Part of an extensive study in Philippians, we are reminded here that God has a greater purpose for our trials.

    Content in Christ: A Study in Philippians A Greater Purpose Phil. 1:12-14 Illus. Old mule fell into a ditch. “Shake it off and step up”. What do you do when the “stuff” of life piles up on you? Phil. – Content in Christ. Review (love, encouragement, prayer) Memorize? Up to this point, more

  • Doesn't God Love Me? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 13, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    In the midst of trials, we need to know that God loves us and has a purpose

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 „X When you are going through difficult times do you feel loved by God? „X How do you think you would feel if you were seeing your family being persecuted because of their faith or if you suffer persecution because of your faith in Jesus? „X Would you feel loved? more

  • "Fire And Judgment" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Sermon 15 in a study in 1 & 2 Peter

    “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; 13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with more