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  • The Value Of Suffering

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,220 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
     | 6,625 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

  • Gloom, Despair, And Agony On Me Series

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Aug 5, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,248 views

    What do you do when you have one of those days? Jesus' letter to Smyrna gives us great encouragement in suffering.

    How many of you remember the “Hee-Haw” Show in the 70’s-80’s? •How many would never admit to it if you did remember? “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me”. Some of us have one of those days. ...read more

  • Satan's War Against God's Followers Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Mar 8, 2009
     | 1,537 views

    The American church has been mostly exempt from persecution for more than 200 years. Could it be that we too have become lazy along the way? The fifth seal talks about those who have died for the Lord rather than live for the world. If you were given th

    Revelation 6:9-11; 12:10-17 Purpose: To describe how and why martyrs die. Aim: I want the listener to accept persecution as a privilege. INTRODUCTION: The early church suffered much persecution. But from the death of Severus in 211 until the reign of Decius in 240, about 30 years, the church ...read more

  • Saved From What?

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,491 views

    Paul gives us a couple of shocking truths that greatly impact our lives. He tells us from what we are saved and what to do when we are suffering. Absolutely shocking but totally life-changing!

    -We talk in the Christian church, especially the protestant church, about salvation -However, I don’t think that we really know what we are talking about sometimes -Salvation means that we were in danger -What was the cause of our danger? -Or maybe better yet, from what did Jesus save us? ...read more

  • Wisdom In Adversity Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,910 views

    A wise person is able to turn a bad day into a good day.

    [To receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@yahoo.com.] THE CROOKEDNESS OF LIFE Consider the work of God: who can make straight what he has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the ...read more

  • Slow Computers And Waiting Series

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Oct 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,502 views

    We must be patient in everything as we anticipate Christ's return if we want to be mature.

    SLOW COMPUTERS AND WAITING James 5:7-12 There are certain things in life I cannot live without. My computer is one of them. And of course I need to have internet access. Because what’s the first thing I do when I get up? Check my email and see if I have any messages. Especially with ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Suffering

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 2, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,167 views

    Why do we go through hard times? Is it because God is not pleased with us? Is it that we just must suffer in order to really be deserving of God's grace? Though the reasons might be many (and those two are not among them), Paul gives us one of the most im

    Having received a very stern letter from the Apostle Paul, you’d think that God’s problem church, Corinth, would have gotten their act together. The church was rife with pastor worship, division, misuse of spiritual gifts and the Lord’s supper, class distinctions, tolerance of ...read more

  • When Bad Things Happen To Good People

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on May 2, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,555 views

    Pastor Lee Strobel commissioned a national survey and asked people what question they’d ask if they could only ask God one thing. The Number One response was: “Why is there suffering in the world?” Why does God allow the righteous to suffer? I mean, I’m

    WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE INTRODUCTION: Pastor Lee Strobel commissioned a national survey and asked people what question they’d ask if they could only ask God one thing. The Number One response was: “Why is there suffering in the world?” Why does God allow the ...read more

  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Feb 27, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,132 views

    Is there an aswer to the cause of suffering? The worlds philosophys either deny the reality of suffering or say it must be dealt with until the release of death. The Christian worldview provides neither denial of evil nor disability in dealing with its

    Intro: There are supposedly more Christians in the world today than ever before. There are more churches, Christian organizations, and ministries. Is our world the better for it? Morally, spiritually, socially it seems every place you turn the world is getting worse. Libya, Egypt, the Middle ...read more

  • Esmirna, The Fearful Church

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,961 views

    The Church of Esmirna lived in a time of tremendous pursuit and suffering. God gave them a message of fortitude that helps us today to keep on covering the career in spite of the present difficulties.

    Mayor Gerardo Balmori The Salvation Army Introduction • The City of Esmirna was a commercial port, which principal product was the myrrh. It was a beautiful city, which streets had been planned well. One of these streets had been covered of gold, and was connecting the temple of Zeus and ...read more

  • The Cross And The Joy Of Suffering

    Contributed by David Scudder on Jan 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,637 views

    Last week we focused on the depths of Christ's suffering on the Cross. Today we are going to explore the suffering that you and I face and the connection there is between our suffering and our joy.

    Purpose: To describe all the benefits that suffering can produce. Aim: I want the listener to view suffering as a gift from God. INTRODUCTION: Last week we focused on the depths of Christ's suffering on the Cross. Today we are going to explore the suffering that you and I face and the ...read more

  • I Peter 5:1-14 Series

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Jan 12, 2012
     | 3,626 views

    Humility and grace while we wait

    I Peter 5:1-14 January 15, 2012 God commands the “Elders” to lead well (:1-4) The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: This first command is for the ...read more

  • Joy In Sorrow

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Mar 7, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,840 views

    We suffer and are sustained just as Christ

    Philippians 1:29 March 11, 2012 You can listen to this sermon here. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake (Phil. 1:29). Christ Jesus lived a life of sorrow and grief while on this earth. When Christ Jesus preached ...read more

  • Others

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Aug 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,428 views

    Suffering

    Text: Hebrews 11:35b-40, Title: Others, Date/Place: NRBC, 8/5/12, AM Opening illustration: Bro Howard, former pastor, who got cancer of the throat and could not preach. Complained until another pastor said, "You are not exempt." Background to passage: these verses bring an ominous but ...read more