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  • Faith, Suffering & The Will Of God

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Nov 22, 2002
    based on 18 ratings

    The story of Jesus betrayal, arrest, and trial could be seen as a dark time, but it teaches us things about faith, suffering, and finding the will of God in our lives like no other portion of Scripture.

    I hate politics. Politics at its worst is the manipulation of people and processes to get your way. I’m sure there’s a good side to politics – but I haven’t seen it lately. Certainly it was politics at its worst that was operating in Palestine around 33AD when the ruling religious political group more

  • Does Suffering Mean God Has Abandoned Me? Series

    Contributed by Ross Anderson on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Not even the worst afflictions you might face can cancel out God¡¦s purpose or God¡¦s favor in your life.

    You might have heard that, on the next to last day of our vacation, Nancy and I were rear-ended as we were pulling off the freeway in San Jose, California. Thankfully we weren¡¦t hurt, but the car was undriveable, and we were 850 miles from home without transportation. For a while we felt not more

  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 30 ratings

    The believer’s suffering is in the will of God. Do not be supprised and rejoice!

  • Be Careful How You Get What You Want Series

    Contributed by Benjamin Hailey Sr on Sep 19, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    This Sermon deals with the issue of self induced suffering, and God’s forgiveness toward His people.

    Suffering Series #1 “BE CAREFUL HOW YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT” II KINGS 5:15-27 PASTOR BENJAIMIN T. HAILEY SR “UBC” Union Baptist Church of Allentown 7-2-2006 “Be Careful How You Get What You Want” – II Kings 5:15-27 Introduction: The person of God must develop a healthy more

  • How Should We Respond To God's Long-Suffering

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings

    1. Have you ever thought about what our proper response should be to the long-suffering of God? Ther

    1. Have you ever thought about what our proper response should be to the long-suffering of God? There are grave consequences for failing to properly understand and respond to God’s great patience. There is a limit to God’s patience. Many consciously or unconsciously abuse, neglect or fail to try to more

  • Suffering And The Human Condition: Where Was God? Series

    Contributed by John Barry on Jun 12, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    The editor-in-chief of Bible Study magazine addresses the topic of suffering and God’s place in it and through it.

  • Glorifying God Through Suffering

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings

    Job's suffering brought glory to God. This evening we see how his and our suffering glorify God.

    Introductory Considerations 1. Fred had lived a long and successful life. But time had caught up with him. He knew he was dying and he accepted that. But he sent along time reflecting back over his life. 2. He had been blessed with a good wife, children, and friends. His work did not make more

  • The God Of All Comfort Series

    Contributed by Joel Curry on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 41 ratings

    Challenges and suffering are in God’s plan. They enable us to experience His care and pass His comfort on to others.

    Today we begin our study of the book of 2nd Corinthians. During the last few months, as we have studied through the book of 1st Corinthians, the extent of the problems at the church in Corinth became apparent to us. The church was characterized by disunity, dissention, arguing, and immorality. more

  • The Suffering Servant Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jul 21, 2008
    based on 54 ratings

    The Servant is not a helpless victim of circumstance, but One who in His submissiveness & innocence fulfills the greater purposes of God. Thus in the end He will prosper & be victorious, for His vicarious suffering is God’s plan to accomplish His purpose

  • Facing Forward Series

    Contributed by Andy Stanley on Sep 18, 2009
    based on 30 ratings

    The third in a series of messages on the topic of an invisible "unseen" world that impacts our visible world. This sermon focuses on the bondage of our human bodies to decay and suffering, and that God remains present and active through it all.

    Get the logos, graphics, and videos Andy used to preach this message. Visit The irony of pain and suffering, or one of the ironies, is that it’s really the shortest route to God. When the bottom drops out and things suddenly, overnight, or in a moment, or in a phone more

  • Waiting For Glory Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 3, 2002
    based on 23 ratings

    As we wait in hope, in the midst of a suffering world, God is at work, bringing us through to the last day when that hope will at last be seen, when hope will no longer be necessary because its fulfillment has come.

    There’s no doubt that being a Christian can be a dangerous thing in our world today. I read recently that there have been around 40 million people who have been put to death for being Christians in the past 2000 years and of those something like 60% have died in the last 100 years. Now that more

  • Is God Still In Control? Series

    Contributed by William Huegel on Jan 27, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Don’t you ever wonder why we suffer? Is God still in control, and if He is, what is the purpose and the meaning of all this? Can’t God control the winds anymore like he did on the Sea of Galilee, or is this some kind of judgment--if so, what are we to l

    Is God Still in Control? Job 1: 6-12 January 22, 2006 Reverend William A. Huegel First Baptist Church of Wallingford A messenger came to Job and said, “Sir, I have some very bad news. “The Oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby and the enemies from the East came by and more

  • Why?

    Contributed by Greg Stine on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 84 ratings

    This sermon was preached two days after the 19 year old brother of one of our deacons was tragically killed; it deals with the tough questions of life.

    "WHY?" - Romans 8 2/20/00 Romans 8:1, 15-39 One of the unpleasant realities of the human existence is the fact that there are many more questions than answers. Adolph Hitler - 6 million Jews? Why? Lenin, Stalin - 30 million+. Why? Charles Manson Ted Bundy Jeffrey Dahmer Columbine? more

  • Tearing Down The Walls

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Mar 12, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    This short message deals with tearing down the walls that keep us separated from a lost world that needs us.

    Tearing Down the Walls II Timothy 1:3-14 We have a problem with walls. Aside from holding up the roof – what is the purpose of a wall? What walls do we have that separate us from the world today? Walls of fear, walls of inadequacy, walls of insecurity, walls of self, and walls of sin. Three more

  • How Should We Respond To God's Long-Suffering

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings

    How Should We Respond to God’s Long-Suffering(Rom. 2:4-6)

    How Should We Respond to God’s Long-Suffering (Rom. 2:4-6) Illustration:The Greeks had a race in their Olympic games that was unique. The winner was not the runner who finished first. It was the runner who finished with his torch still lit. I want to run all the way with the flame of my torch more