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  • Persevering Through Trials Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on May 21, 2018

    Faith may not deliver you from suffering, but faith will get you through suffering; not just surviving it, but thriving in spite of it.

  • Persevering In Trials And Temptations

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    To note the value of trials and that Christians, with God, are able to overcome trials and temptations.

    Persevering in Trials and Temptations Text: James 1.1-18 Thesis: To note the value of trials and that Christians, with God, are able to overcome trials and temptations. Introduction: (1) The Book of James: (a) Written by James the brother of Jesus (b) Written to more

  • Persevering Through Trials

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Oct 9, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    The theme of this sermon is that as we "keep our eyes fixed on Jesus" we will persevere through all our trials and as a result be enabled by the Holy Spirit to minister to others.

    “PERSEVERING THROUGH TRIALS” --James 1:2-12 and Hebrews 12:1-3 Gianni Poli of Italy won the 1986 New York Marathon in 2:11:06. On March 2, 2003, Mark Yatich of Kenya won the Los Angels Marathon in 2:09:52. To me, however, the real hero of both marathons was the man who finished dead last more

  • Persevering Through Trials Series

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 21, 2009

    How can I experience triumphant perseverance in the midst of trials?

    Persevering through Trials James 1:2-4 PROPOSITION: Because Christ conquered sin, you must joyfully persevere during periods of trials. I. You must assess your trials properly. v. 2-3 A. Consider trials a blessing from God (2). 1. God has a purpose for more

  • How To Recognize The Source Of Temptation

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 79 ratings

    We know from our study of God’s Word that the promised result of persevering through trials is the reception of blessings from God. But what is the outcome when we blow it, when we fail?

    How To Recognize The Source Of Temptation James 1:13-18 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church December 10, 2000 Introduction: Let’s pray. Turn in your Bibles, if you will, to James 1. We’re going to be studying verses 13-18 this morning. Our study of James to more

  • Wanting, Waiting, Working

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Aug 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    These three areas are so basic to our lives and determine our destiny. God's word shows us how important these are on just about every page of scripture.

    Let's say the 23rd Psalm together. (The Lord is my Shepherd...) I heard about a preacher who asked if any of the children could come up and say the 23rd Psalm. A little five year old bounced out of the pew and came to the podium and said: "The Lord is my Shepherd and that's all I want!" As more

  • Overcoming Your Past

    Contributed by Kevin Bockus on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    There are negative things from our past that hold us back, we can overcome the past and experience a great today and tomorrow.

    Text: Philippians 3:12-14, Luke 15 - Prodigal Title: Overcoming Your Past Subject: Overcoming sin and faults Proposition: You can overcome your past. Interrogative: How can I overcome my past? Transition: Scripture shares with us several truths to help us overcome our past. Objective: more

  • The Training To Win

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 83 ratings

    A message based on the 1996 Olympic Games. The message deals with life’s challenges.

    THE TRAINING TO WIN 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 INTRO: I wonder if anyone here has ever run a marathon? The closest I ever came to doing that was trying to get away from my mother when she was chasing me with a switch. Maybe your experience was different. Anyone who has studied Olympic history more

  • Tempted And Double-Minded

    Contributed by Byron Martin on Jan 12, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    James Chapter One tells us the results of being double-minded in that we should expect nothing of God unless we can make a clear choice.

    Tempted & Double Minded Rev. Col. Byron E. Martin American Rescue Workers DC Corps READ James 1: 2-8 Illustration (from What is double-minded? A mother noticed that a friend of her teenage daughter had a tattoo of a Japanese symbol on her back. "Please more

  • Joy When It Hurts

    Contributed by Adrian Warnock on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    How can we persevere in difficult times?

    James 1 – Joy when it hurts! audio is at Discussion Questions What compelling examples of Christian perseverance/steadfastness have you seen in others under extreme trial? What lessons has anyone here learnt in difficulty? Can you more

  • Facing Trials With Joy

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 16, 2012

    Some people consider it pure joy when they escape trials. But James calls us to consider it pure joy when we face trials. This seems like an impossible thing to be able to do. What do we need to have if we are going to have joy in the midst of trials?

    FACING TRIALS WITH JOY James 1:1-12 INTRODUCTION: Some people consider it pure joy when they escape trials. But James calls us to consider it pure joy when we face trials. This seems like an impossible thing to be able to do. What do we need to have if we are going to have joy in the midst of more

  • From Trouble To Triumph Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Aug 4, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Trials in the life of a Christian are a norm. But it is how we handles those trials, that separates us from the rest.

    From Trouble to Triumph James 2:2-12 Intro Trials in the life of a Christian are a part of life. How we view those trials and handle them is a whole different story though. The Scriptures mention at least eight purposes for the Lord’s allowing trials to come to the lives of His more

  • Part 2: What Love And What It Is Not Series

    Contributed by Derek Geldart on Oct 8, 2016

    In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Paul defines what love is and what it is not.

    LOVE DEFINED 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Online Sermon: If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, more

  • The Hardest Thing In The World

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Feb 5, 2007

    The hardest thing in the world is to consider suffering and trials a gift from God.

    The Hardest Thing in the World James 1:1-4 February 4, 2007 Have you ever felt like you’d been body slammed by life? I remember Christmas vacation of my sophomore year in high school. For some reason, the wrestling coach decided that we needed to practice. We practiced for 3 or 4 days of more

  • The Details Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Apr 26, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The final detials of the book of Jeames teach us great lessons of the Christian life.

    James: Religion That Works “The Details” April 30, 2006 Introduction: We had been looking at the book of James for several weeks before we took a little break for all of our Easter events. Today we want to go back and “put a bow” on things if you will. I want to refresh your memory a more