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  • Preparing For Trials Series

    Contributed by William Nowak on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,039 views

    Knowing that trials are coming and understanding the reason for them is half the battle for the Christian.

    I Peter 1:6-12 “Preparing for Trials” Intro—As we were looking at the Book of First Peter last week, we focused on the rewards, if you will, of becoming a Christian—and we said that Peter tells the churches he’s writing to that the Christian receives a Second Birth—and that as part of that ...read more

  • God Of The Monsters

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 24, 2017
     | 1,069 views

    God uses 2 monsters to tell Job and us how to handle trials and life's hard blows.

    GOD OF THE MONSTERS Job 40,41 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: WHERE IS YOUR FAITH? 1. For the umpteenth time Vickii Youngston went to her pastor to tell him, "I'm so scared! Joe says he's going to kill me if I keep coming to your church!" 2. "Vickii, this is a common trial" replied the pastor, ...read more

  • The Trouble With Trials

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Jan 11, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,859 views

    In this message we are seeking to correct some misinformation concerning the true nature of trials.

    "The Trouble with Trials" 1 Peter 4:12-13 1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye ...read more

  • Fiery Trials

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Dec 7, 2015
     | 1,044 views

    Sometimes, God has to do some ‘painful things’ to shift our course of journey. Are you listening?

    FIERY TRIALS! 1 Peter 1:13 – 16”Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.” We prepare for the weekend bash and summer holidays but do we ever prepare ourselves to face fiery ...read more

  • Paul Says, Hang In There

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Feb 14, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,595 views

    Staying Faithful to the Gospel - Sharing the Light of the Gospel

  • Suffering With God

    Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,079 views

    In the middle of intense suffering, Job proclaims that God knows and takes notice of our suffering. He also tells us that God is in control of the suffering. Lastly, we will see that God rewards endurance.

    Job has gone through some tough times. In Job, we see him enduring all four major forms of suffering that humankind faces. He faces the loss of income and security, the loss of valued possessions, the loss of loved ones and the loss of health. Either one would be enough do deal with, but Job ...read more

  • Put An Asterisk By Your Name

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,638 views

    This sermon examines some of the key elements that should characterize a believers life.

    In writing, whenever you put an asterisk by something you are drawing attention to a footnote, a note or to a reference. At the end of Galatians Paul does something that is similar to putting an asterisk in your writing. In the book of Galatians Paul has combated the false teachings of the ...read more

  • How To Pray For Someone Deep In Sin Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Oct 15, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,982 views

    A look at how we need to be praying sometimes for God to put a 'whuppin" on someone.

    HOW TO PRAY FOR SOMEONE DEEP IN SIN: it’s ok to pray for God to “whup” someone. - Jonah 1:17-2:1. - Verse 17a – The Lord prepared the trial and rebuke. - Verse 17b – Jonah still did not immediately repent. - Verse 1 – Three days later, Jonah finally ...read more

  • How To Use The Rest Areas Of Life Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Apr 20, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    When the storms of life have calmed and God has brought us into the rest area to refresh, we need to make sure we use it to our advantage before heading into the next valley.

    Following In the Footsteps of Faith How to Use the Rest Areas of Life Genesis 21:33-34 Intro: There are times in life that are simply difficult to tolerate! There are battles to fight, valleys to cross, long nights to endure and storms that must be weathered. All you have to do is read the story ...read more

  • How To Experience Victory All The Time

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Jul 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,712 views

    • This morning we are going to look at the Word of God and discover how we can position ourselves to walk in the Victory all the time. • I am tired of catching hell and fell like life is a push. Around every corner there is another battle ready to happen

    Introduction • This morning we are going to look at the Word of God and discover how we can position ourselves to walk in the Victory all the time. • I am tired of catching hell and fell like life is a push. Around every corner there is another battle ready to happen. • I want ...read more

  • How To Experience Victory All The Time

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Jul 30, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,311 views

    • This morning we are going to look at the Word of God and discover how we can position ourselves to walk in the Victory all the time. • I am tired of catching hell and fell like life is a push. Around every corner there is another battle ready to happen

    Introduction • This morning we are going to look at the Word of God and discover how we can position ourselves to walk in the Victory all the time. • I am tired of catching hell and fell like life is a push. Around every corner there is another battle ready to happen. • I want ...read more

  • An Irritating Ministry Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Feb 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,997 views

    Jesus had an irritating ministry to the Pharisees. He irritated them to no end. He didn't fit their ideas of a Messiah.

    The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?" And Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? (No!) As long as ...read more

  • Increasing Our Resolve

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,278 views

    Here are a few guidelines to increasing our resolve that we can glean from the lives of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego when they faced the wrath of the King and the fiery furnance

    Increasing Our Resolve (Dan 3:1-30) In order to overcome the tendency to be impulsive, obsessive or compulsive one needs greater resolve. A person with resolve decides firmly to do something regardless of surrounding circumstances. People who increase in their resolve gain greater mental, ...read more

  • When It Comes To My Technique Series

    Contributed by Jeff Davenport on Oct 3, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,090 views

    Some people are too pushy with their faith while others never even share it... where’s the balance!

    It’s Not About Me… When It Comes To: TECHNIQUE Colossians 3:23 - 25 Video Clip: “Evangelism Linebacker” Colossians 3:23 - 25 (KJV) 23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye ...read more

  • The Truth About Trials Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on May 2, 2010
     | 2,117 views

    Trials are designed to mature us. Growing old is not synonomous with growing up

    Truth about Trials James 1:2-4 * (Show clip from Forrest Gump – Life is like a box of chocolates) – Did you hear that last line? “You never know what you are going to get.” My comment is that while there is ‘some’ truth in the previous statement, I believe ...read more