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  • C. S. Lewis' The Problem Of Pain Series

    Contributed by Jeff Cheadle on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    C. S. Lewis’ offers his insight on the problem of evil: "How can a wise, loving, and all-powerful God allow his creatures to suffer?"

    The Life & Legacy of C. S. Lewis #6 “The Problem of Pain” Romans 8.18-28 I’ve always been intrigued by the opening lines of books. (There is Charles Dickens’ “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” Rick Warren begins The Purpose-Friven Life with “It’s not about you.” M. Scott more

  • How Can I Trust A God Who Allows Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Dealing with the problem of pain in the world

    As we conclude our series this morning entitled “Faith Has Its Reasons” I want to take up one of the most common questions raised to those who commit their lives to God: How Can I Trust in a God Who Allows Suffering? On a philosophical level this is often referred to as The Problem of Evil. It more

  • Love Found A Way To Heal Our Pain

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 8, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The problem of pain, from the perspective of Elizabeth and Zechariah. God heals!

    Love Found A Way To Heal Our Pain Luke 1:5-15 Intro: (video clip from “Bruce Almighty”) Do you ever feel like that? “God could fix my life in five minutes if He wanted to…”; “the only one around here not doing his job is YOU!” If you haven’t seen the rest of Bruce Almighty, it is God more

  • C. S. Lewis' The Great Divorce Series

    Contributed by Jeff Cheadle on Dec 9, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    An examination of C. S. Lewis’ view of Heaven and Hell in The Great Divorce and The Problem of Pain.

    The Life & Legacy of C. S. Lewis #5 “The Great Divorce” Matthew 7.7-13 This weekend we’re continuing our series on The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis by turning our attention to one of his most intriguing works of fiction, The Great Divorce. The title The Great Divorce is a twist on William more

  • God's Faithfulness, Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 5, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    God has promised to sovereignly and faithfully use your sickness, your problems, your pain, your heartache, your needs as well as the good things that are happening in your life to conform you to the image of His Son.

    These verses speak of God’s Faithfulness – “good” (v.28c, 29) God is faithful to complete the job of making you like Christ, despite what happens in life. Explanation: These verses do not teach us that everything that happens in our lives is good. That’s absurd! Humanely speaking, there’s very more

  • The God Who Is Constant Series

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Part one in a series examining the different OT names of God which reveals reasons to trust in Him. "I am that I am."

    Who is God? The God who is Constant. (“I am who I am”) Genesis 2:23- 3:14 “Trust in God because of His consistency toward us.” I. He is the God who always is. (Ex. 3:14) A. Why did God use this phrase? 1. “Yahweh” was His name and was well known. a. It was His personal more

  • Hell Is Real And It Is Not Funny Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jun 11, 2007
    based on 12 ratings

    Hell is to be avoided.

    HELL IS REAL AND IT IS NOT FUNNY Revelation 20.11-15 S: Hell C: A real place to avoid Th: Heaven Can’t Wait Pr: HELL IS TO BE AVOIDED. ?: Why? Why is to be avoided? KW: Reasons TS: We will find in our study of Scripture five reasons why we ought to avoid hell as an eternal more

  • Suffering

    Contributed by David Moore on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Theology of Suffering

    The problem of pain, it has been called. There are some people who refuse to believe in Jesus, who refuse to believe in God because of the problem of pain, or maybe a better word is “suffering”. The thought goes, if there is God, and He is good, then how can there be suffering? How can a good God more

  • Living In A Fallen World Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 22, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    In this sermon God gives us three truths about how are to live in a fallen world.

    Scripture This is the fourth message in my series titled, “Making Sense of Today’s News.” Let us read Habakkuk 2:4-20: 4 “See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous will live by his faith— 5 indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. more

  • Created To Become Like Christ

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Jul 22, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    We are created in his image. We are called Christians- Christ like. How do we do that?

    Pastor Jamie Wright * MFC * February 5, 2006 Definition of discipleship- becoming like Christ I was created to become like Christ. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, -Romans 8:29a (NLT) God doesn’t want me to become a god, he wants me to become more

  • Narnia: C. S. Lewis, Apostle To Skeptics Series

    Contributed by Jeff Cheadle on Nov 7, 2005
    based on 91 ratings

    A biographical overview of C. S. Lewis’ life, tracing the influences that led to his moving from a commitment to atheism to belief in Jesus Christ

    The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis #1 "C.S. Lewis, Apostle to Skeptics" Psalm 139.1-17 This weekend we’re launching a series on The Life and Legacy of C. S. Lewis. This message will not involve the exposition of a text or the exploration of a topic, but the introduction of an amazing man whom more

  • Fear Not Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 46 ratings

    In the midst of your storm, don’t be afraid! He is here. “Lo, I am with you always,” he promised his followers (Mt. 28:20). The night before the cross he told his men, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you,” (John 14:18)."

    Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Fear Not! John 6:16-21 Two storms raged that night. The Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias, was actually a fairly small, deep fresh water lake, thirteen miles long by about seven miles wide. more

  • Finding Encouragement For Life Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 166 ratings

    God has all of the encouragement we need to get through any situation we face in life

    Finding Encouragement for Life Jeremiah 29:10-13 July 9, 2000 INTRODUCTION I. The Duke of Wellington A. The reputation 1. Military genius – He defeated Napolean at Waterloo 2. He was also know to be a hard commander B. The question 1. If you could live your life over, what would you do more

  • The Whole World Stinks?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 28, 2002
    based on 41 ratings

    We study attitudes and choices.

    THE WHOLE WORLD STINKS By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr TEXT: I love Hebrews 11:36 -- trials/cruel mockings/scourgings/bonds/imprisonments/ stoned/ sawn asunder/ tempted/ slain with swords/ afflicted/ tormented/ lived in deserts and caves --- Heb. 11:38 OF WHOM THE WORLD WAS more

  • Conviction

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 3, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    What does the conviction of the Holy Spirit look like? What are some of the responses, and how can we recognize rejection. And in the face fo rejection, what should we do?

    Passage: Acts 6:8-15 Intro: Truth can have a broad impact, even when not specifically intended by the speaker. 1. it’s a fine thing when we are in line with the truth, and a painful thing when we are not. Il) “The Problem of Pain”, by C.S. Lewsish “Someone has said, ‘Pain plants the flag of more