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  • Rejoice Through Trials Series

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 21, 2009
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    A joyful humble spirit will help you persevere during trials.

    REJOICE THROUGH TRIALS James 1:9-11 PROPOSITION: Because Christ humbled Himself even unto the death of the cross, you must practice humility during periods of trials. I. Rejoice through trials regardless of your social status. v. 9-10 A. Impoverished believers must more

  • Perseverance Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 26, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    “The Christian must expect to be jostled by trials on the Christian way.” All kinds of experiences will come to us. There will be the test of our sorrows and disappointments that threaten to take away our faith. There will be the test of the seductions which seek to lure us from the right way.

    Title: Perseverance Text: James:1:3-4 (KJV) 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. Introduction F. J. A. Hort, the New Testament scholar, writes: “The Christian must expect to more

  • Passing The Tests Of Life Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jun 15, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Pass the tests of life when you rejoice in the trial, remain through the trial, and request wisdom from the trial.

    Three old men were at the doctor for a memory test. The doctor said to the first old man, "What is one plus one?" "Two hundred seventy-four," he replied. The doctor said to the second man, "It's your turn. What is one plus one?" "Tuesday," replied the second man. The doctor said to the more

  • It's Always Something

    Contributed by William Mouser on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Trials and testings are standard fare for growing, mature Christians. This sermon exhorts to perseverance and rejoicing in trials and tests.

    First Sunday in Lent 2005 Ecclesiasticus 2:1-23; 2 Cor. 6:1-10, Matt. 4:1-11 Those of us who are old enough will remember a character created by the late Gilda Radner when she was a regular comedienne on the television show Saturday Night Live. Among her many comic personalities was more

  • Suffering For Righteousness

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Feb 26, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    Dealing with trials and adversity are a part of everyone's life - some more than others. We don't enjoy suffering, and yet the Word of God teaches us that we are to rejoice in them and even be happy as we suffer reproach. Peter explains this difficult doctrine in our text.

    Suffering for Righteousness 1 Peter 4: 12-16 Peter had spent considerable time in the preceding verses dealing with Christian character and conduct in the midst of a fallen world. He was well aware of the struggles and persecution many within the church faced. Although they were forced to deal more

  • The Positive Benefits Of Negative Things Series

    Contributed by Tony Fox on May 17, 2016

    Peter wrote to the strangers scattered abroad because of religious persecution not to think it strange when the fiery trials come as though something strange happened to them. They were rather to rejoice in the trials that come their way.

    The Positive Benefits of Negative Things May 15, 2016, a.m. (1Peter 4:1-19) Command Baptist Church TEXT: Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's more

  • "When Life Throws You A Curve" Series

    Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Jan 15, 2015

    Christians can rejoice through trials as God refines their faith through them. As a Christian must realize we will face difficulties, and those difficulties are not meanness but strengthen our faith not in ourselves but in

    Title: "When Life Throws You a Curve" Big Idea: Christians can rejoice through trials as God refines their faith through them. Text: 1 Peter 1:6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your more

  • How Can I Live In Hope? Series

    Contributed by David Cook on Sep 4, 2012
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    Peter offers hurting Christians biblical encouragement on how they can live in hope every day. 1 - Recognize It's Basis, 2 - Rejoice in Response, and 3 - Recall God's Grace.

    Have you ever been in a situation that seemed hopeless? What did you do? Who did you turn to? It’s easy to lose hope in America today. Why? Raising godly families is not easy, Increasingly secular society, Societal institutions do not support Christian values, etc. Q: Christians can more

  • The Suffering Of A Christian

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    You can be sure that a person is saved when overcoming trials!

    You can be sure that a person is saved when overcoming trials. I. The characteristics of trials a. Trials are painful v.12a b. Trials cause sufferings v.12,15,16 c. Trials sometimes strange v.12b II. The Christian attitudes toward trials a. Do not be surprised v.12a b. Rejoice in more

  • Power Of Rejoicing

    Contributed by Bishop(Dr) Sola Adetunji on Jun 13, 2005
    based on 44 ratings

    A classical look at the potency of rejoicing highlighting seven Facts that must never be forgotten.

    THE POWER OF REJOICING [Phil.4:4] To rejoice means to exhibit joy, to show forth your happiness it is not a hidden thing. If it is in the heart, it will show forth on the face. (Neh. 2:2) Sorrow of the heart manifest as sadness on the face. In like more

  • Our Rose Colored Glasses Series

    Contributed by Bill Lyle on Sep 12, 2006

    A Study in First Peter

    What do we have that is of “Great Worth” to us? I. “In this you greatly rejoice…” 1 Peter 1.6 A. Rejoice defined – verb, joy that springs up from the soul after careful thought B. The paradox of Christian Joy. C. Joy seen in the Bible: 1. It is a present joy 2. It is a joy from many more

  • 3 Keys To Enduring Trials Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 110 ratings

    These messages rely heavily upon John McCarthur’s New Testament Commentaries, only the error are mine

    3 Keys to enduring Trials James 1: 4-12 We have already observed in our 1st message that joy and understanding are supernatural responses to trials. Joy is available through the presence of God in our trials and through our will to endure for Christ sake. Joy for a Christian does not depend more

  • Secrets To Joy In The Midst Of Trials (1 Peter 1:6-9) Series

    Contributed by Greg Brown on Aug 2, 2014

    Exposition of 1 Peter 1:6-9

    Secrets to Joy in the Midst of Trials In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine more

  • There's A Storm Moving Your Way

    Contributed by Torri Evans on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    When your storm comes, stand on God’s Word.

    James 1: 2-26 “There’s A storm moving your way”. Profiting from Trials 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, **Loss of a job, loved ones, home, car, health, friends, etc… One must view their trials as a Spiritual growth. You are not to rejoice in the trials more

  • Standing Firm In The End Times (Part 2)

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Apr 27, 2009

    Ways to make sure you are ready, should the end times occur in our lifetime.

    Standing Firm in the End Times (Part 2) Matthew 24:9-14 March 22, 2009 NOTE: THE ME/WE/GOD/YOU/WE FORMAT IS FROM ANDY STANLEY’S BOOK, "COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE." Me: I mentioned last week that when faced with a situation in which I’d lost my job, and bleak prospects for providing for my more