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  • When Sorrow Is In Tune With God

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Jul 3, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    This sermon deals with what can happen in our lives when we respond to sorrow in a godly way; it can bring about repentance, redemption as well as renewal.

    Sorrow and heartache are common to all of us. To pass through life without feeling the hurt of disappointment, the sting of rebuke or the pain of unfulfilled desires is impossible. Sorrow is a part of life and it comes not only at the point of death, but at any sense of loss. The church at more

  • Godly Sorrow

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Mar 23, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Taking a look at the difference between worldly sorrow and godly sorrow.

    GODLY SORROW 2nd Cor. 7:8-11 INTRODUCTION: Two weeks ago preached on our need for godly confidence so we can overcome sin and get through the hardships in life as well as exercising our gifts by the power of the Holy Spirit. Last week I preached on how we need to leave the past in the past if we more

  • How To Be Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 16, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Sorrow helps us gain a greater empathy for the hurts, pain and difficulties that others experience. People who empathize are more compassionate, kind and considerate of others problems and needs. When I learned the benefit of sorrow it made me more sen

    How to Be Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing (2 Cor. 6:10) Paul the apostle wrote, We put not stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way, in great endurance, in troubles, hardships and distresses, in more

  • Sorrow-The Way To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Introduction The way to happiness is outlined in the first twelve verses of Matthew 5. Last Sunday we noted that the word translated "blessed" in the Beatitudes may also be translated "happy." In the first beatitude Jesus said the initial step toward hap

    Sorrow-The Way to Happiness Text: "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted" (Matt. 5:4). Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-4; 2 Corinthians 7:10 Introduction The way to happiness is outlined in the first twelve verses of Matthew 5. Last Sunday we noted that the word translated more

  • How To Handle Your Guilt Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 21, 2019

    Many today want to put aside any mention of shame as inappropriate. Paul, though, speaks of godly sorrow and worldly sorrow. What's the distinction and how can sorrow be a good thing?

    SMILEY RELIGION: “God wants me to be happy.” - 2 Corinthians 7:8. - Today so many presume that God’s job is to make them happy. The only way they think about God is that He is there to answer our prayers and bring good things into our lives. - Biblical ideas like carrying your cross, losing more

  • Correction Of The Letter. Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jan 29, 2019

    This Epistle was designed to produce pain in the Corinthian believers—and Paul felt very apprehensive about its effect on them. It was painful to him to write it, and he was well aware that it must cause deep distress among them to be scolded in this manner.

    August 26, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson II.C.2.b: Correction of the Letter. (7:8–12) 2nd Corinthians 7:8-12 (NKJV) 8 For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same more

  • Whatever Happened To Repentance? Series

    Contributed by Doug Fannon on Feb 27, 2022

    Repentance, as a word, is mostly lost in today culture, along with the words holiness and sin. As a church word, it has lost its meaning over the years. All Scripture references are from the NASB.

    Repentance, as a word, is mostly lost in today culture, along with the words holiness and sin. As a church word, it has lost its meaning over the years. We hear the word, “but what,” we may ask, “has it do with me?” Everything. We are called to be much more kind, and gentle, not wanting to more

  • The Joy Of Christian Repentance Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    Godly repentance comes as a result of godly grief, it leads to salvation & it brings no regrets.

    By Danny Saunders I’d like to introduce you to Jay Rayner. Jay Rayner has set up an apology Website. That’s right an apology Website. How it works is people can log on to & register an apology, they can say sorry to anyone for anything & so unburden themselves of all the more

  • Where Joy And Sorrow Meet

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Jun 9, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    Joy and sorrow meet at the feet of Jesus. Let us bow before Him today.

    Where Joy and Sorrow Meet Introduction Longfellow: Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. We rejoice in the faces of old friends we see today, and we are grateful to meet new friends as well. We are sorrowful at the faces who are no longer here, many now with the Lord. Our experience more

  • "Gain The Proper Perspective On Sin” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    If a Christian is to experience to the full, the joy of their salvation, they must learn how to walk in the victory that have in Christ over sin.

    As we have looked at the Beatitudes, we have pointed out that the word translated “blessed” here literally means “happy.” The promises and principles laid out here by our Savior present us with a blueprint for experiencing true happiness in life - not the kind the world gives and can easily be more

  • Godly Sorrow Produces Genuine Repentance

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 77 ratings

    1. Godly Sorrow is a Means to an End, not an End in itself a.

    1. Godly Sorrow is a Means to an End, not an End in itself a. Goal in causing sorrow must be remembered: Repentance leading to reconciliation b. Godly sorrow is different than worldly sorrow 1) It is directed by God 2) It is the believer's insurance policy: the premium hurts, but the benefits pay more

  • Happy Are Those That Are Sad Series

    Contributed by Edward Cook on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 84 ratings

    Only those who mourn over their sinfulness are truly happy.

    HAPPY ARE THOSE THAT ARE SAD! Scripture reading: Matt. 4:23 - 5:16. Text: Matt. 5:4. I propose to: I. Examine the setting of this verse: in a general way as part of the Sermon on the Mount, and more specifically as one of the Beatitudes. II. Prove that this mourning is of a specific kind, i.e. more

  • "The Characteristics Of False Repentance” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 21, 2018

    Paul helps us understand false repentance.

    Last time, we defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. That is why real repentance is all about turning my life around. We focused on verse 10, where Paul says repentance leads to salvation. For the unbeliever, repentance leads more

  • When Joy Is A Fruit

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 18 ratings

    What is the fruit of joy and how can we get it?

    Introductory Considerations 1. Today we look at the second fruit of the Holy Spirit. Of all the fruit this is the one that seems a little different - for the fruit represents the character of God. 2. While we may think of God as faithful etc. we seldom think of joy as a character of God. We have more

  • Cries, Tears And Weeping

    Contributed by Seth Aryee on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon is to give hope to Christians and to remember that God is with them in their Disappointments, Disillusion, Distress, and Destitution

    SERMON BY BRO. SETH A ARYEE LOCAL PREACHER, BETHANY METHODIST CHURCH, DZORWULU, ACCRAGHANA OCTOBER 7, 2001 The Bible is one place where it is certainly not the case that big boys never cry. Wherever in the Bible we find depth of feeling, in close relationships, in intercession, in repentance and more