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  • Testing Our Faith Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Nov 29, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Sucked in, washed up, and blown over. That about sums up how many of us feel at times isn’t? It describes the certainty of trials and feelings of powerlessness that trials bring.

    FAITH THAT WORKS TESTING OF OUR FAITH James 1:1-18 Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum ...read more

  • Testing Our Faith Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Jan 25, 2008

    When we have tough times in our lives, are we being tested, or is this a trial? What’s the difference?

    January 13, 2008 – Testing our Faith We’re going to start a new series on the book of James today. Great topics are covered in this book: Trials & Temptations, Faith & Deeds, Taming the Tongue, Wisdom, Submission, Knowing the Future, Patience, and Prayer. We start in chapter one, where James, ...read more

  • When God Tests Our Faith

    Contributed by Chris Cuthbertson on Nov 22, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    The Bible says in Matthew 9:29, "According to your faith it will be done unto you." That’s one of my favorite verses in the Bible. What are you expecting God to do in your life? This is the law that God has established.

    HOW GOD TESTS OUR FAITH I want to ask you a question this morning, “How does God test our faith?” The Bible says in Matthew 9:29, "According to your faith it will be done unto you." That’s one of my favorite verses in the Bible. What are you expecting God to do in your life? This is the ...read more

  • How God Tests Our Faith

    Contributed by Rick Warren on Sep 22, 2008
    based on 545 ratings

    We tend to get what we expect out of life. According to our faith, it will be done to us. Pastor Rick and Pastor Holladay teach four ways that God tests our faith.

  • We Will Go To The Other Side

    Contributed by Oscar P. Lopez, Jr. on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 27 ratings

    Crises happens to test our faith.

    WE WILL GO TO THE OTHER SIDE! MARK 4:35-41 By OSCAR P. LOPEZ JR. PROPOSITION: CRISES IS CHRIST’S TEST TO THE FAITH OF CHRISTIANS INTRODUCTION: A. CRISIS – “Dangerous or difficult situation.” “emergency” “problem” 1. World Crisis 2. Philippine Crisis 3. Personal ...read more

  • Philip: Eight Months Wages

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Aug 24, 2003
    based on 21 ratings

    The Lord molds and tests our faith, so He can use us.

    Philip: Eight Months Wages John 6:5-15 Primary Purpose: God molds our faith, so that He can work through us. Years ago, I was a member of a church that had a group called the "Power Team" come. They are a group of very strong men who do acts of great strength and they also share a good ...read more

  • What To Do When You Find Yourself On The Menu!

    Contributed by Jerry Owen on Feb 11, 2017
    based on 4 ratings

    Satan prowls like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. We are the prey he wants to destroy. Each believer faces attacks. We must learn how to survive the attack when Satan seeks to devour us. So, What do you do when you find yourself on the menu?

    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE ON THE MENU! Daniel 6:1-28 1 Pet 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Dan 6:1-9 It seemed good to Darius to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, that they would be in ...read more

  • A Test Of Faith

    Contributed by James Jackson, Ii on Dec 13, 2000
    based on 50 ratings

    God has to test our faith in order to know where we stand with Him.

    Printed Text Genesis 22:1-14 Introduction A. Comparing Price Tags A well-to-do merchant stood on the dock watching as final preparations were made for a ship to sail. As he stood there, he was joined by a stranger whose clothing revealed his poverty. Finally the stranger spoke up. “You ...read more

  • Abraham Earns An A+ Series

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 1, 2002
    based on 20 ratings

    An Expository Message On How God Test Our Faith And Commitment To Him. Genesis Series #45

    Genesis Series #45 April 28, 2002 Title: Abraham Earns An “A+” Email: pastorsarver@yahoo.com Website: www.newlifeinchrist.info Welcome to New life in Christ. Today we continue with message #45 in our verse-by-verse study of the book of Genesis. Read Genesis 22:1-19 There will be ...read more

  • Faith Tested

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Jun 30, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    God tests our faith when He closes doors, but this leads to an even better open door.

    FAITH TESTED Hebrews 11:6 Thank you for the opportunity to share with you again. I’ve been asked several times, “Are you ready?” My answer is, I’m never ready. When it’s time you do it relying on God’s help. So let’s do that now. I like hearing Ptr ...read more

  • Trials---What Are They Good For?

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 15, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    Trials teach us patience, test our faith, train for service, testify to others and help us to triumph through Christ

    Trials---What Are They Good For? Chuck Sligh I. THEY TEACH US PATIENCE. A. James 5:10-11 – “Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the ...read more

  • God's Methods For Testing Believers

    Contributed by Gregory Lilly on Nov 20, 2015
    based on 3 ratings

    God never tempts us to sin, but God does test our faith. Here are some methods He may use.

    Genesis 22:1-14 God never tempts us to sin since He wants us to make decisions that please and glorify Him, but God does test our faith and our trust in Him in order to grow in our faith. Since God tests our faith, He may use various methods to help us to grow and become more faithful to ...read more

  • How To Live Like Christ

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jun 8, 2015

    God calls us to have a servant's heart. He wants us to glorify him and not ourselves. God places us where he wants us to serve, and we must give our all in everything he asks us to do. God wants our obedience and our best effort.

    It is February 15, 1921. In the operating room of the Kane Summit Hospital, Dr. Evan O'Neil Kane is performing an appendectomy, but this is no ordinary appendectomy. First, it marked the first use of local anaesthesia in major surgery. Dr. Kane believed local anaesthetic was much safer than ...read more

  • When You’re With Jesus, Expect Surprises

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 5, 2015

    Have you ever noticed that Jesus often does things that we don’t expect him to do? Take the stories we read in Mark 7:24-37, for example. He does two things that we don’t expect him to do.

    Have you ever noticed that Jesus often does things that we don’t expect him to do? Take the stories we read in Mark 7:24-37, for example. He does two things that we don’t expect him to do. First, Jesus gave an uncharacteristically rude and abrupt reply to the woman’s request ...read more

  • 5 Rewards To Pain

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Dec 6, 2004
    based on 46 ratings

    God does not cause painful experiences in our lives, however, He allows them. Why? To test our faith, to mature us and to bring us into a closer relationship with Him.

    Rewards to Pain Pastor Jamie Wright * MFC * Pain- to hurt, wound, damage, offend, upset, insult, impair, and cause suffering! Types of pain: Physical pain- arthritis, from abuse Emotional wounds- grief, depression, anger, revenge (brought on by words) Mental anguish- paranoid, ...read more