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  • Endurance Series

    Contributed by Louis Mare on Feb 4, 2023
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    trials and difficulties can be opportunities for growth in our faith. As we endure them, we become more like Christ and grow closer to God. So, let us consider it all joy and trust in God's strength as we face the trials in our lives. May the Lord bless you and keep you

    I want to look at James 1 verses 2-4 which says: "Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in more

  • “passing The Test” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 17, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    James gives us some practical advice about how to pass through times of difficulty and testing.

    The book of James was written by the brother of our Lord as a circular letter; a letter of instruction to be copied and passed around among the churches (v. 1). Many believe he was specifically addressing Jewish believers scattered from Jerusalem in the persecution following the stoning of Stephen more

  • Defeat Difficulties

    Contributed by Efren V. Narido on Jul 26, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    God's Word tells us what we can also do to defeat even overwhelming difficulties.

    “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all more

  • Be A Man Of Purity Even In The Time Of Difficulty

    Contributed by Carl Palatino on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 16 ratings

    Trials, persecution, and danger are only bumps that we climb on to for our spiritual growth.

    BE A MAN OF PURITY EVEN IN THE TIME OF DIFFICULTY II Timothy 3:1-5 Introduction: In the last days - The time of the gospel dispensation, commencing at the time of our Lord's death, is peculiarly styled the last days would grievous, troublesome and dangerous. According to Webster time is more

  • Suffering For Righteousness

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Feb 25, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    Dealing with trials and adversity are a part of everyone's life - some more than others. We don't enjoy suffering, and yet the Word of God teaches us that we are to rejoice in them and even be happy as we suffer reproach. Peter explains this difficult doctrine in our text.

    Suffering for Righteousness 1 Peter 4: 12-16 Peter had spent considerable time in the preceding verses dealing with Christian character and conduct in the midst of a fallen world. He was well aware of the struggles and persecution many within the church faced. Although they were forced to deal more

  • The Truth About Trials

    Contributed by Michael Schwer on Dec 20, 2000
    based on 230 ratings

    How God uses trials to develop Christ-like character in us.

    Romans 5:3-4 The Truth about Trials Introduction · Was Paul crazy? Rejoice when we run into problems and trials? · Did we just read what we just read? Is God really serious in His word that we have the ability through Jesus to actually rejoice when we suffer hardship? Message in a more

  • Bad Things Happen To Everybody Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 28, 2005
    based on 74 ratings

    First in a series on James. This message deals with principles for handling difficulties in our lives.

    A Study of the Book of James Sermon # 1 “Bad Things Happen To Everybody” James 1:1-10 “I heard a story of a man who was riding on a subway. It was quite crowded and he had to face the door. He was prone to motion sickness and he more

  • Turning Trials Into Triumphs. Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on May 6, 2017

    Turning Trials into Triumphs - James chapter 1 verses 2 -12 - sermon by Gordon Curley. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

    SERMON OUTLINE: • Rejoice (vs 2). • Recognize (vs 3). • Remain (vs 4). • Request (vs 5-8). SERMON BODY • You probably know the saying; • "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" • The idea behind that proverb is simple; • Lemons suggest sourness or difficulty in life, while lemonade is a more

  • Living Above Our Storms: Part 1 - How Are You Facing Life's Difficulties? Series

    Contributed by Sidney Sumida on Sep 14, 2009
    based on 59 ratings

    Examining the keys to growing strong through the trials of life.

    LIVING ABOVE OUR STORMS Part #1: How Are You Facing Life’s Difficulties? Introduction We are currently, here in the islands, in what is known as, "Hurricane season". Hurricane or Typhoon season is determined by a study of historical data collected over a period of time on weather patterns in a more

  • Deal With It? How?

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jan 12, 2001
    based on 77 ratings

    A series of questions and narrative answers using both contemporary biography and the story of how Jesus dealt with difficulties and trials.

    Text: Luke 4 Title: Deal With It? How? Topic: Christian Living Theme: Living with Difficulties & Trials Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness encouraging God’s people in my care to deal with difficulties and trials as Jesus did. Response: Individuals will commit themselves to using the more

  • Confidence Within The Chaos

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Jul 25, 2016

    Life is filled with uncertainty. In fact, life can be chaotic at times. It is easy to lose focus and stumble among the chaos. Fortunately, we do not have to succumb to the uncertainties; we can overcome in Christ.

    Confidence within the Chaos John 16: 32-33 We have read a passage from one of my favorite sections of Scripture. Beginning in chapter thirteen, and going through chapter seventeen of John, we find an intimate account of the last hours Jesus spent with His disciples prior to His arrest, trial, and more

  • Trials Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 1, 2020
    based on 2 ratings

    All of us encounter trials, difficulties, and suffering throughout our lives, yet as God’s children we can overcome our challenges through following the example of Jesus.

    xTRIALS Romans 12:12 All of us encounter trials, difficulties, and suffering throughout our lives, yet as God’s children, we can overcome our challenges through following the example of Jesus. SLIDE #1 INTRODUCTION • Are we having fun yet? Isn’t it great to see all the carnage around us, more

  • Triumph Over Trials

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 18, 2005
    based on 197 ratings

    The power of Christ gives us the ability to experience victory in any situation that life throws at us

    Triumph Over Trials Selected Passages August 28, 2005 Morning Service Introduction Chippie the parakeet was simply minding his own business and signing his song one day when his owner decided to clean out his cage with the vacuum cleaner. The phone rang and the lady went to answer it and that was more

  • Handles For The Hard Times (Part 5) Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 107 ratings

    Fifth, and last sermon in a series of sermons on dealing with difficult times.

    Handles for the Hard Times (Part 5) TEXT: Heb 12:4-11 INTRODUCTION · This is last in a series of 5 sermons on “Handling the Hard Times” · Have provided 7 handles to hold on to when the difficulties come & many of those handles have to do with the perspective we have, or the way we look at the more

  • "When Life Throws You A Curve" Series

    Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Jan 14, 2015

    Christians can rejoice through trials as God refines their faith through them. As a Christian must realize we will face difficulties, and those difficulties are not meanness but strengthen our faith not in ourselves but in

    Title: "When Life Throws You a Curve" Big Idea: Christians can rejoice through trials as God refines their faith through them. Text: 1 Peter 1:6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your more