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  • The Value Of Suffering

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,596 views

    Everyone goes through struggles in life’s journey and everyone has an option on how to view that struggle. We can take it as a time to wreck us or as a time to look to the Word of God and lean on God to pull us through.

    Value of Suffering Psalm 22:1-31 Intro The background of Psalm 22 is some event or series of events in David’s life when he went through much opposition and physical abuse. While suffering on the cross, Jesus quoted part of the first verse. He may have quoted all of it but was so weak the ...read more

  • The Measure Of A Man Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,585 views

    the measure of man as viewed in the light of his suffering

    THE MEASURE OF A MAN Acts 21:27-40 In looking at this passage tonight, I was more prone to call it the measure of the man than I was to say this is the arrest of Paul. It is the arrest of Paul, but it is the measure of the man who is seen in the midst of the circumstance that interests me. I ...read more

  • The Abiding Presence

    Contributed by Roger Spaugh on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 81 ratings
     | 6,258 views

    Encouragement for those suffering from loss of loved ones, or loss of a dream.

    Mankind has struggled with many things. Probably the most difficult of these is adversity. Every since Adam and Eve were cast from the garden, mankind has faced adversity. It has come in many different ways and in many different forms. But regardless of the method, the struggle is just as real. It ...read more

  • Failure To Be Faithful Series

    Contributed by Charles Cockroft on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 159 ratings
     | 24,152 views

    This is the final of 9 sermons on Standing in the Storms.

    Standing In the Storm #9 (Final) This is the ninth study about the Survival of Storms. We have seen principals of power to help us be solid, stable, steadfast, and sure in everything that comes our way. We need to understand that even as Christians we have problems, it has been taught by many ...read more

  • The Crown Of Life

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,326 views

    To show how the crown of life is awarded to believers who endure hardship for the cause of Christ.

    The Crown of Life Text: James 1:12 Introduction: Last Sunday evening we considered together the matter of faithfulness and the possibility of winning the incorruptible crown. But there is one aspect of faithfulness, that we did not touch on last week, which I want to consider tonight, and ...read more

  • God Uses Ordinary People: Stephen Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 27 ratings
     | 13,064 views

    God loves to do the extraordinary with the ordinary.

    God Uses Ordinary People: Stephen Acts 6-7 Rev. Brian Bill 8/31/08 Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player – too good, it turns out because Jericho is a pitcher with a 40-mile-an-hour fastball. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven, Connecticut told his ...read more

  • Smyrna - The Suffering Church Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,986 views

    This sermon presents the church at Smyrna as the suffering church, and show God’s purpose in suffering.

    Smyrna - The Suffering Church Text: Revelation 2:8-11. Introduction: In our first study of the seven churches we examined the church at Ephesus, the fallen church, this morning, we leave Ephesus behind and travel forty miles North up the coast of modern Turkey where we come to the ancient ...read more

  • It's A Good Hurt

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Sep 4, 2008
     | 1,425 views

    A message on the good that can come from suffering.

    IT’S A GOOD HURT 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Pastor Brian Matherlee I recall a “Far Side” cartoon that has a cowboy filled with arrows and he says to his partner, “It hurts Clem….but it’s a good hurt.” What good can come from suffering? 1. God is the Father of ...read more

  • Called To Suffer Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Sep 2, 2008
     | 1,250 views

    Jesus presents a clear description of what it is followers are to be like internally and how they are to live outwardly in the Sermon on the Mount

    Continue series on SOTM- Mtt 5-7- Called to Suffer. SOTM begins w/beatitudes-last time-looked at 1st four Lets review the beatitudes (slide for each one) Clarify something I said about the 3rd beatitude- Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. V5 Talked about- individually, ...read more

  • What Is Our Mission?

    Contributed by Timothy Craver on Sep 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,866 views

    Looks at how Jesus was faithful to His mission and how we are to do the same.

    Let me pose a hypothetical situation to you this morning: Let’s say I was to make an offer to you. I would offer to give you two free plane tickets to anywhere in the world. Would you take it? Well, there’s one catch – what if I didn’t tell you where you were going before you got on the plane? ...read more

  • A Thing Of Horror Or Of Hope

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 27, 2008
     | 723 views

    We must remain faithful, as Christ is faithful, and allow even our sufferings to be united to His.

    Celebration of St. Jerome September 30, 2008 There’s an unintentional irony in the use of these readings from Job and Psalm 88 on the memorial of St. Jerome. Job, sitting on his compost heap scratching his boils, is longing for death, to go down into the depths of the earth. The psalmist, ...read more

  • Will I Get Through This? Series

    Contributed by Mark Nichols on Sep 27, 2008
     | 3,990 views

    A lot of times when we go through difficult times or we are going through the valley, we wonder to ourselves: Will I get through this? Our problem can seem big!

    TEXT: Habakkuk 3 TITLE: Will I get through this? SERIES: Questions we Ask God! TOPIC: Suffering OCCASION: Burnside Christian Church, September 21, 2008 PROP.: A lot of times when we go through difficult times or we are going through the valley, we wonder to ourselves: Will I get through ...read more

  • "Kleenex"

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Oct 12, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,657 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God will ultimately triumphs over death, and sorrow, and WIPE all TEARS away from the face of our lives.

    12 October 2008 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris West Fort Hood Chapel Killeen, TX BIG IDEA: To motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God will ultimately triumphs over death, and sorrow, and WIPE all TEARS away from the face of our lives. REFERENCES: Leviticus 23:42-43 ...read more

  • Sustaining Grace Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,906 views

    The Lord moves in our lives and empowers us to live victoriously even in the middle of difficlut times and overwhelming obstacles.

    2 Corinthians 12:7-10 “Sustaining Grace” INTRODUCTION These are troubled times. We thought things couldn’t get any worse as we watched gas prices skyrocket out of sight. We were wrong. The house of cards of a society run on credit and debt is tumbling down. The stock market is the most ...read more

  • Hold On Just A Little While Longer Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on May 22, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 32,849 views

    To get the church to understand that if we are to share in His glory, then we should be willing to share in His suffering

    HOLD ON JUST A LITTLE WHILE LONGER Romans 8:18-24 My brothers and sisters as we go through life, we discover that it is full of ups and downs. It appears that for every step we take forward, we would take three backwards. And the more we try the more ...read more