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  • Suffering For Christ

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 9,705 views

    Understanding the functions of suffering in the Christian life would help us cope with them.

    SUFFERING FOR CHRIST 1 PETER 4:12-19 INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION One of my children asked why we don’t practice fasting or flagellation during the observant of Lent. Flagellation is the practice of a person to whip himself or herself as a public penance. iblically speaking, the ...read more

  • Rejoicing In The Sufferings Of Christ

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,679 views

    In his last parable, Jesus gives unbelievers a warning of judgment to come, and gives believers a model of enduring suffering on the way to greater glory

    Fifth Sunday in Lent Deuteronomy 18:15-22, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Luke 20:9-18 Rejoice in the Sufferings of Christ Jesus’ encounters with the Pharisees were always occasions for high drama. I can’t think of one of them, with the single exception of Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus, where Jesus ...read more

  • Suffering For The Master

    Contributed by Clint Meade on Jun 4, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,217 views

    Suffering for Christ

    Colossians 1: 24-25 Cornerstone Baptist Church May 20, 2007 A bar of steel is worth just a few dollars. When it is forged into a set of wrenches, it is worth approximately $100. If that same bar of steel is made into many needles, it can be worth several ...read more

  • Faith & Suffering; God's Gifts

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Sep 19, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,105 views

    sermon on suffering for Christ

    FAITH & SUFFERING; GOD’S GIFTS PHILIPPIANS 1:29-30 01/19/95 When you think of Christian persecution & suffering what do you think of. Do you think of suffering for Christ is when someone called you a religious fanatic. Do think of suffering for Christ is getting up to go to church? Or ...read more

  • What Christian Suffering Is--And Isn't

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on May 9, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 5,305 views

    Christians can expect to suffer, but in Christ suffering is a time for joy, praise, humility, and faith.

    WHAT CHRISTIAN SUFFERING IS—AND ISN’T 7th Sunday of Easter (1 Peter 4:12-17; 5:6-11) Introduction: “OK, Doc, give it to me straight.” When you go to the doctor, do you want him to only hint that something might be wrong, or do you want him to honestly and clearly discuss the details of your ...read more

  • Thank God For Committed Christians

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 20, 2008
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,903 views

    In our text, we see something of what a committed Christian is. 1- They receive the Word of God 2- They imitate other Christians 3- They suffer for Christ

    INTRO.- ILL.- How many electrical engineers does it take to change a light bulb? None. They simply redefine darkness as the industry standard. This sounds similar to many things/jobs in life. Many people don’t know how to do the job they are supposed to do or else they don’t want to do the ...read more

  • Forgetting What's Behind. Straining For What's Ahead.

    Contributed by Quintin Marrow on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,283 views

    Forsaking all past achievements and human advantages, St. Paul strains ahead to be found in Christ; this striving is by faith, and results in an imputed righteousness from God, a sharing in the sufferings of Christ, Christlikeness and participation in the resurrection of the dead.

    “Forgetting what’s behind. Straining for what’s ahead.” April 1, 2001 The Rev’d Quintin Marrow St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Oceanside, California The Text: Phil. 3:8-14 In sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was observed on April first. It ...read more

  • Unjust Suffering Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 24, 2009
    based on 53 ratings
     | 9,274 views

    In our text, Peter spells out the good and the bad of unjust suffering. 1- Unjust suffering is conferred on all 2- Unjust suffering is commended by God 3- Unjust suffering is Christ-likeness

    INTRO.- ILL.- An 84 year old man went to the doctor for a physical. A few days later the doctor saw him walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. The next time the doctor saw him he asked how he was doing. "Great," said the old guy. "I did just what you told me. ’Get a ...read more

  • Christ's Redemptive Sufferings Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 21, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,268 views

    Christians are called to follow Christ's example in suffering even while doing what is right. Christ Himself suffered unjustly & left us an example of how to suffer & that good can be brought about through suffering.

    1 PETER 2: 21-25 [Renewing Hope Series] THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST'S REDEMPTIVE SUFFERINGS [Luke 24:25-27; 44-47 / Matthew 5:9-12] In Peter 2:21-25 God redirects the attention of suffering Christians to the sufferings of Christ. By looking to Jesus the Christian who suffers unjustly ...read more

  • Jesus Is The Messiah! Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Apr 20, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,482 views

    The prophecies in the Old Testament regarding who the Messiah would be are numerous and quite specific. As we look at these prophecies we can see that Jesus fulfills them all and that He is the Messiah!

    Jesus is the Messiah Isaiah 53:1 - 12 Psalm 22 Intro Slide Happy Easter! I know it is only Saturday evening here, but in Israel, it is already Sunday morning (about 2am), so I think it is appropriate to say, “He is Risen!” I am so glad that you have joined us to worship the ...read more

  • Thirsty Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 23, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 11,726 views

    This sermon is fifth in a series of seven dealing with the last words of Jesus. The statement "I am thirsty." points out: I. The Humanity of Christ II. The Sovereignty of Christ III. The Fulfilled Prophecies of Christ

    Thirsty This morning we will continue our study on the sayings of Jesus from the cross. Today we come the fifth statement of Jesus. It is found in the gospel of John chapter nineteen. Please follow along as I read: Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill ...read more

  • Finished Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 30, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 12,124 views

    What was finished: 1. The MALICE of his enemies. 2. The SUFFERING of Christ. 3. All the Old Testament PROPHECIES. 4. The CEREMONIAL LAW . 5. His EARTHLY LIFE. 6. The work of REDEMPTION. 7. The price of SIN was paid in full.

    Finished Our text for today is found in the gospel of John chapter nineteen - verse thirty. Please follow along with me as I read: Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:30 (NASB) We have spent ...read more

  • Receiving Constructive Criticism Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 23, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,062 views

    The way in which we hear others’ criticism is a measure of our own spiritual maturity. Some criticism is intended only to hurt, and reveals the critics’ issues. But we need to hear the truth, and if we see the suffering of Christ, that puts into perspec

    How would you feel about taking a psychological test today? Sort of a verbal Rorschach. Let me paint a word picture for you, and then we’ll see what comes to your mind. You are running a marathon race. You have practiced hard, and have now entered a 10K race. You have been told that it is ...read more

  • We Cannot Be Separated From The Love Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on May 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,610 views

    All who have truly called upon the name of Christ can never be separated from Christ, because we are seen through the suffering of Christ by God and stand in HIS righteousness alone. Let’s study our scripture today to confirm our right standing in Jesus.

    We Cannot be Separated from Christ Separated…No Way Review Separated…No Way Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? [36] As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; ...read more

  • And Pharoh Came Near

    Contributed by T Batterson on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,088 views

    When your back is against the wall and there is no where to turn - God has a plan!

    “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.” 1 Corinthians 1:5 “And Pharaoh came near. And the sons of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them! And they feared greatly; and the sons of Israel cried to ...read more