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  • The Purpose Of Suffering

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 2, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,324 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Purpose In Suffering Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,348 views

    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.

    I’m sure that many of you were doing the same thing that I was doing on Thursday evening. We had finished with the evening session of the pastors conference and I was planning on going back to the room and doing some studying. My laptop had other plans. It crashed. So I turned on the TV to catch ...read more

  • The Nature And Purpose Of Suffering Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,574 views

    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 ...read more

  • Cross Purposes 2: Suffering For Us Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Dec 13, 2019
     | 1,139 views

    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

  • When Is Enough, Enough? Series

    Contributed by Robert Allen on Dec 9, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,101 views

    What is the purpose of suffering?

  • Smyrna - The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,988 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Living Bread Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Sep 5, 2015
     | 5,072 views

    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 ...read more

  • Our Wonderful Savior Jesus Christ

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Feb 9, 2013
     | 4,183 views

    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).

    Our Wonderful Savior Jesus Christ 1 Peter 3:18-22 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - Feb. 3, 3013 *Nobody is like Jesus! -- He is our wonderful Savior! *I love the way this old hymn puts it: “O worship the King, all glorious above, O gratefully sing His power and His ...read more

  • Sufferings Purpose Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Mar 12, 2011
     | 4,314 views

    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

  • Lunch With Joseph Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 27, 2020
     | 97 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Life Of Alertness Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,315 views

    Satan wants to destroy your faith through suffering, but stand firm in your faith because God is more powerful than Satan and will keep your soul safe.

    For a weekly sermon by email: pastorjonathan@fhfbc.org My blog: http://pastorjonathan.blogspot.com/ Our website: www.fhfbc.org WHO IS THE DEVIL? Two first graders were walking home from Sunday School where the lesson had been on the devil. One of the boys asked, “Do you really believe all ...read more

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

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 13, 2014
     | 2,673 views

    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 ...read more

  • How Do You Suffer?

    Contributed by Dan Willis on Sep 30, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 929 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Perks Of Suffering! Series

    Contributed by Kyle Sullivan on Nov 10, 2014
     | 2,324 views

    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 ...read more

  • Live Worthy Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Jan 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,398 views

    If you put Christ first in your life, that commitment will be tested.

    #12 6-10-07 Live Worthy of the Gospel Text; Philippians 1:27-30 Introduction, When you make Christ the center of your life, your commitment will be tested? I. Standing Firm (1:27b) A. Standing firm defined: 1. Holding one’ ground regardless of danger. 2. Strength in the midst of ...read more