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  • Life Principles From 7 Great Scriptures Lesson 4 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 12, 2019
     | 614 views

    God uses pressure and pruning to prepare us for His service.

    “For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isa. 53: 2). 1. Just as the Father watched and protected the growth of Jesus so He watches over our development; ...read more

  • The Good Shepherd, Leads Us, Into Everlasting Life.

    Contributed by Dr. Stafford Miller on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 3,160 views

    The Word of God makes it very clear that as we move through times of sorrow and grief, God is with us. God is there to comfort us and sustain us.

    The Celebration of the life of our dear loved one. Psalms 46:1-2 Opening I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. We have two purposes here today, to CELEBRATE LIFE and to OFFER ...read more

  • Why Me, Lord?

    Contributed by Scott White on Jun 17, 2016
     | 5,319 views

    The lesson deals with the age-old topic of how to deal with pain, sorrow, and grief. It talks about the need to understand that God is in control, and that sometimes there are blessings contained in those heartaches we experience.

    Opening scripture: Isaiah 55:6-11 I can remember very well the days that all of my children were born. They were special days, obviously. But the days my last three were born were had a little extra kick because I was able to be in the delivery room, to be there when those 3 took their first ...read more

  • Israel Defended Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Aug 4, 2019
     | 1,897 views

    Paul expressed his grief over the fact that most of the Jews were alienated from God. He wished himself “accursed” (Gk. anathema) and that he would be destroyed in place of his countrymen.

    (30) Israel Defended Romans 9:1–5 1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, 2 that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my ...read more

  • Rejoicing In Sorrow

    Contributed by Marvin P. Hoogland on Sep 1, 2018
     | 3,261 views

    Funeral sermon for a Christian mother and grandmother

    I Peter 1:3a-4, 6 “By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfailing, kept in heaven for you….In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to ...read more

  • Comfort The Shaken!

    Contributed by Jofrey Bustamante on Jan 20, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,815 views

    When God shakes the earth, people must listen! We need to offer relief to the shaken!

    Introduction: The recent earthquake in Haiti jolts us with a thunderous reminder of one theological fact - our God is sovereign. No one on this planet is genius enough to understand, in its minutest details, everything in this life. But we must accept, although grudgingly as others would, even ...read more

  • Facing Our Emotions Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Mar 17, 2016
     | 3,238 views

    A Palm Sunday message about the importance of dealing with our sorrows in order to more fully experience the peace and joy of Christ.

    Jesus has set his face toward Jerusalem. For three years he has been calling disciples, teaching crowds, healing the lame, welcoming outcasts, and dining with sinners. He has been teaching about God’s new covenant and the reality of God’s kingdom, even as he embodied it. Now, it is time ...read more

  • Comfort Those Who Mourn Series

    Contributed by Steve Mason on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 1,148 ratings
     | 142,939 views

    Funeral message that can easily be adapted and used

    JULY 16TH, 2002 JAY McCLELLAN I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING HERE THIS MORNING TO EXPRESS YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. YOUR PRESENCE HERE IS A TRIBUTE TO JAY. PRAY ….. I WANT TO BEGIN BY SAYING HOW SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOSS TODAY -I WISH I COULD TAKE YOUR SORROW AWAY, BUT IKNOW ...read more

  • 16 - The Israelites Chosen With A Purpose Series

    Contributed by Michael Collins on Jun 13, 2021
     | 522 views

    This is the 16th of 30 studies on the Book of Romans and talks about the fact that God had chosen the people of Israel for a very special purpose.

    Romans 9:1-5 1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, 2 that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, 4 who ...read more

  • The God Who Comforts

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 481 ratings
     | 41,617 views

    This is a funeral message based on 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

    The God who Comforts Funeral Meditation II Corinthians 1:3-5 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have ...read more

  • What's Wrong With The Universe Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 10, 2007
     | 1,556 views

    Parts 3 - When our hearts break over our own sin…God comforts us with His grace.

    Let’s play a word association game for a minute. When I say a word, just tell me what comes to your mind. • Sorrow… distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret. • Grief…. Keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful ...read more

  • Memorial For A Christian Lady

    Contributed by Adam James on Feb 16, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 12,622 views

    A short reflection I used for an active Christian lady who passed at the age of 90 years.

    One of the major themes in the book of Ecclesiastes, and certainly a theme that is reflected in our passage this afternoon, is that everything in this life, including life itself, is temporary. The author wrote that, “For everything there is a season. A time to be born and a time to die.” Words ...read more

  • Keeping Our Head Above Water

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Apr 5, 2003
    based on 147 ratings
     | 20,329 views

    No matter what the waters of life may hold or how raging the rivers may be, the child of God can rest in the promise: "I will be with thee."

    KEEPING OUR HEAD ABOVE WATER “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.” Isaiah 43:2a WHEN YOU PASS… No one is immune from trials, tribulations, troubles and distresses in this life. These things affect us all. Jesus ...read more

  • Have You Left Jesus Behind ?

    Contributed by Kevin Keeling on May 8, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,311 views

    Luke 2:40-3:1 40And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

    Text: Luke 2:40 40And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the ...read more

  • This Is Just A Test

    Contributed by Pastor/Author: Terry Sisney on Mar 10, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 14,801 views

    Pressure (tests are part of life) how we handle our tests determine whether we are promoted to the next level or not.

    Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: 23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: 24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from ...read more