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  • Asking For Wisdom Series

    Contributed by John Visser on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,206 views

    When we ask God for wisdom in the midst of painful trials, ee start discovering what really matters. We start discovering how God is working out His eternal purposes in all of the pain and all of the confusion of the here and now.

  • Suffering For Christ

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 15,321 views

    Understanding the functions of suffering in the Christian life would help us cope with them.

    SUFFERING FOR CHRIST 1 PETER 4:12-19 INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION One of my children asked why we don’t practice fasting or flagellation during the observant of Lent. Flagellation is the practice of a person to whip himself or herself as a public penance. iblically speaking, the ...read more

  • "I Want This Pain Over"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Nov 11, 2011
     | 1,689 views

    How to be patient in affliction and faithful in prayer

    1 Peter 4:12 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” I have a doctor’s appointment this morning to see what is going on. I am tried all the time, can hardly move with pain and a host of other ...read more

  • Finding Joy When Facing Persecution For Christ

    Contributed by Richard Wagner on May 9, 2008
     | 1,954 views

    It is a privilege to face trials which grow us in our sanctification. The book The Heavenly Man is used as an illustration.

    This story is a little bit convoluted but the message is important. Our son Tommy graduated 8th grade in May of 2007. One of his eighth grade teachers was Tim Bratt. Tim is a solid Christian man who lives his faith. During that year they read The Heavenly Man and discussed and reported on it ...read more

  • Never Lose Heart

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 106 ratings
     | 2,346 views

    A devotion for young believers

    16 “THEREFORE WE DO NOT LOSE HEART, BUT THOUGH OUR OUTER MAN IS DECAYING, YET OUR INNER MAN IS BEING RENEWED DAY BY DAY. 17 FOR MOMENTARY, LIGHT AFFLICTION IS PRODUCING FOR US AN ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY FAR BEYOND ALL COMPARISON, 18 WHILE WE LOOK NOT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN, BUT AT THE ...read more

  • Good News About Trouble Series

    Contributed by Ray Waldo on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,397 views

    We are blessed with the "Spirit of Glory and of God" that rests on us when we suffer for Christ. This is a message of encouragement to the Child of God who is going through trials.

    Well, we have all had days when it seemed everything went wrong! But I have “Good news about trouble.” - At least for the Child of God. In 1 Peter 4:12-19 we read that trouble is not aways such a bad thing. Peter says that we may be “overjoyed” as a result of our “painful trial.” I recently ...read more

  • Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 28, 2021
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,234 views

    The Bible has always been honest with us about the potential dangers of discipleship. It speaks of the real possibilities of abuse, prison and even death. Is there ever a time when it's NOT worth it to be a Christian?

  • God Has A Purpose For Every Problem

    Contributed by Victor Ortiz on Jan 20, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 26,353 views

    An incouranging word that our GOD is in control.

    God has a purpose for every problem! • How many are here this morning that are experiencing some type of • Problem, (let be honest this morning, lets be for real,) • some sort of trouble, • in some type of pain? Isn’t it true? That all of us here today have come to Christ when we ...read more

  • The Joy Of Conflict

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Jun 2, 2009
     | 1,630 views

    God uses conflict to make you into something more beautiful than you can imagine.

    “The Joy of Conflict” June 7, 2009 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are ...read more

  • How Can I Make It Through Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Ross Anderson on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,314 views

    Be prepared for times of suffering, lest affliction cause you to lose your grip on your relationship with God.

    Be prepared for times of suffering, lest affliction cause you to lose your grip on your relationship with God. I. DON¡¦T BE DUMBFOUNDED BY SUFFERING (12-13) 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But ...read more

  • Being A Christian Can Be Painful! Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,120 views

    We should invest ourselves in the Lord, even while suffering.

    Being A Christian Can Be Painful! (I Peter 4:12-19) 1. C. S. Lewis once remarked that “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pain; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” Today’s sermon is about suffering, trials, and stressful ...read more

  • "Why Not You"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 26, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,556 views

    This sermon talks about the power of prayer and the activity of God.

    1 Peter 4:12 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” Today in your life there is “Stuff” going on. Some of this stuff has bee going on for days, months or even years. A lot of times we ...read more

  • How Jesus Responded To Abuse

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,835 views

    On the cross Jesus was mocked, insulted, abused. His response was only to offer forgiveness. We must learn from this.

    “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the chosen One” (23:35). “If you are the King of the Jews; save yourself” (23:37). “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us” (23:39)! When I’m watching a football match I can’t bear to hear ‘supporters’ shouting negativity, ...read more

  • Help To Remain Strong Series

    Contributed by Preacher Fo Real on May 12, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,444 views

    James 1: 12

    I need to hear from you, oh Lord. It seems as if something has gone wrong. The winds of sin are buffeting my soul. Lord, I’m struggling hard to remain strong. I need to hear from you, oh Lord. Please, reveal to me your loving care. You’ve placed me on this path in life. Now, remind me why ...read more

  • What To Do When You Have Been Cheated

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,642 views

    Many people struggle to overcome the temptation to take vengeance into their own hands.

    Many people struggle to overcome the temptation to take vengeance into their own hands. However, Paul once wrote, "Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed ...read more