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  • The Purpose Of Suffering

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 2, 2011
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    Why do we go through hard times? Is it because God is not pleased with us? Is it that we just must suffer in order to really be deserving of God's grace? Though the reasons might be many (and those two are not among them), Paul gives us one of the most im

    Having received a very stern letter from the Apostle Paul, you’d think that God’s problem church, Corinth, would have gotten their act together. The church was rife with pastor worship, division, misuse of spiritual gifts and the Lord’s supper, class distinctions, tolerance of more

  • The Purpose In Suffering Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Why? Isn’t that the question most of us ask when we experience suffering? Is there a purpose for suffering? If so, what is it? The answers to those questions are not easy to discover. And many times, when we find the answer, we don’t like what we find.

  • The Nature And Purpose Of Suffering Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    How many times do you question whether God causes suffering as a judgment? There are really four causes for suffering. Find out how God uses them for good.

    Luke 13:1-5 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell more

  • Cross Purposes 2: Suffering For Us Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Dec 13, 2019

    On the cross, 1) Christ joined in our suffering, 2) Christ bore the results of our sin, 3) Christ gives us hope when we suffer

    CROSS PURPOSES 2: SUFFERING FOR US Suffering is a fact of life. People get sick, and die. Some endure constant pain or loss of abilities. Some feel the ache of loneliness or loss. Some are bullied, abused, abandoned, or enslaved. The world is a place of suffering. War, disease, natural disasters, more

  • When Is Enough, Enough? Series

    Contributed by Robert Allen on Dec 9, 2013
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    What is the purpose of suffering?

    “When is Enough, Enough?” If it wasn’t enough that Job lost his wealth, business and children; in today’s message he will lose even his health. We looked last week at general principles of how to respond to trials and difficulties. Today we will get down to the more

  • Purpose Of Suffering | Elihu’s Speech | Job 32-37 Series

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on Oct 8, 2020

    Why do we go through hard times? Is it because God is not pleased with us?

    Link to the first sermon in the BOOK OF JOB series below. Link to the second sermon in the BOOK OF JOB series below! For more sermons, follow us on YouTube! Facebook: more

  • The Living Bread Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Sep 5, 2015

    Jesus explains His Deity, Divine Purpose, and suffering through the symbolism of being the Living Bread

    “The Living Bread”: John 6:35-51 Bread is still a staple for human beings in order to survive. In the U.S., most people take bread for granted, going to the grocery store and selecting whatever kind of more

  • Smyrna - The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon presents the church at Smyrna as the suffering church, and show God’s purpose in suffering.

    Smyrna - The Suffering Church Text: Revelation 2:8-11. Introduction: In our first study of the seven churches we examined the church at Ephesus, the fallen church, this morning, we leave Ephesus behind and travel forty miles North up the coast of modern Turkey where we come to the ancient more

  • Sufferings Purpose Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Mar 12, 2011

    Is there a purpose in suffering? The earthquake and subsequent tsunami make us ask many questions especially if we have not trusted Jesus. Suffering reveals the good that we ignore before disaster. Suffeing calls us to examine the shortness of our life

    Intro: Just three weeks ago we began the suffering portion of this study called incarnate. Today as we draw to a close on our teaching of suffering it is in the face of large scale disaster in Japan that will cause an extended period of suffering for many. If you remember we talked about the more

  • Our Wonderful Savior Jesus Christ

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Feb 9, 2013

    1. We see Jesus’ perfection (vs. 18). 2. We see Jesus’ purpose for suffering (vs. 18). 3. We see Jesus preaching (vs. 18-20). 4. We see Jesus’ power to save (vs. 20-22).

  • Lunch With Joseph Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 27, 2020

    It is a lot easier to forgive someone who has hurt you deeply when you are convinced that they have pondered the gravity of their wrong-doing.

    Lunch with Joseph (Genesis 43:1-45:28) 1. “When I was a kid, my dad and I were driving somewhere on a nice, sunny afternoon…. My window was rolled down. The town we live in isn’t known to be a destination for celebs of any kind. We pull up to a light; we’re the second car from the front. A more

  • When Being A Conformist Is Good! Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 15, 2020

    Like it or not, God uses trials and suffering to remold and reshape us into Jesus’ image as part of His long term plan.

    When Being A Conformist is Good! (Romans 8:28-30) 1. It is great to see our trials resolved and our prayers answered. A woman at work received a phone call that her daughter was sick with a fever. She left work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter. She returned to more

  • Battling Our Adversary Together: A Primer On Spiritual Warfare Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 13, 2014

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land Battling Our Adversary Together: A Primer on Spiritual Warfare

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land Battling Our Adversary Together: A Primer on Spiritual Warfare 1 Peter 5:8-11 David Taylor We have a couple of weeks left in our last mini-series in 1 Peter, “Living as a Church in a Foreign Land,” where Peter describes a life of more

  • How Do You Suffer?

    Contributed by Dan Willis on Sep 30, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon is intended for teens to challenge them in regards to persecution and suffering and how that affects the call of the Great Commission on their life.

    The body of Christ is massive. Stretching over the whole planet and adapting itself to every unique culture and tribe while remaining true to the Gospel of Christ. There are many nations where people are in an ongoing state of suffering and persecution. To some picking up the Cross may literally more

  • The Perks Of Suffering! Series

    Contributed by Kyle Sullivan on Nov 10, 2014

    Why it is good to Suffer.

    1) We Rejoice in Hope because we have Peace with God! Vs. 1-2 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” (NIV) Four Ways of Peace with God: We lose our more