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  • The Value Of Suffering

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,206 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
     | 6,571 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
     | 4,896 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

  • A Joyful Attitude Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,956 views

    Sermon #2 of the Philippians series from Philippians chapter 2 deals with examples of the kind of joyful attitude we need to develop.

    A JOYful Attitude CHCC: November 9, 2008 Philippians 2 INTRODUCTION: For the next few weeks, we’re looking at the book of Philippians … a book full of JOY written by a man who was in PRISON. If anyone can be an example to us of how to have JOY as Christians … it is Paul. In Chapter 2, ...read more

  • God Will Shake Your Jailhouse

    Contributed by James Lowe on Feb 22, 2013
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,982 views

    A sermon abput victory in spite of the circumstances

    God will Shake your Jailhouse Acts 16:19-26 19. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20. And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our ...read more

  • Esmirna, The Fearful Church

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,891 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

  • God Uses Ordinary People: Stephen Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 27 ratings
     | 11,207 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

  • Hope - Our Strength

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Jul 11, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,577 views

    "while the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." Helen Keller Today we will see that: Our Present Sufferings Will Not Last – (v. 18) Our Promised Future Will Not End – (v. 23) Our Patient Hope Will Be Our Strength (v. 25)

    Introduction: What are you going through today? Do you feel like giving up, throwing up your hands and quitting? Do you struggle with… · Financial Burdens – Can meet the bills · Physical Burden’s – Sick or struggling with addiction · Relational Burden’s – Broken marriage, ...read more

  • Suffering Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Feb 27, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,106 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

  • Slow Computers And Waiting Series

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Oct 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,491 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

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Contributed by Steve Keeler on May 9, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,621 views

    Why does God allow suffering Christians suffer while the lost thrive

    Why does God allow suffering? By Steve Keeler Scripture Job 1:8-22; "The Lord said to Satan, 'Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.' Then Satan answered the Lord, 'Does Job fear God ...read more

  • Gloom, Despair, And Agony On Me Series

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Aug 5, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,194 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

  • The Cross And The Joy Of Suffering

    Contributed by David Scudder on Jan 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,624 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 Don’t Have That Kind Of Time”

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Sep 19, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,824 views

    Paul is unconcerned about his horrific situation, but his concerned is more about the spreading of the gospel.

    In an interview for Clarity magazine, writer Anne Lamott tells of an incident that helped her. One day, Anne visited her friend Pammy who was going through chemotherapy. Anne pointed to the dress she herself was wearing and asked Pammy if it made her look fat. Pammy looked at her and said, "Annie, ...read more

  • Hold On Just A Little While Longer Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on May 22, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 26,500 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