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  • "How To Weather The Storm”

    Contributed by Nakia Smith on May 9, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Everyone goes through trials and tribulations; however, those who remain steadfast in God’s Word have the advantage of patiently enduring knowing that God gives them victory every time.

    Everyone goes through trials and tribulations; however, those who remain steadfast in God’s Word have the advantage of patiently enduring knowing that God gives them victory every time. (Isaiah 40:31) Weather- to undergo or endure the action of the elements A. Know what to do when the more

  • The Purposes Of Storms

    Contributed by David Wilson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 343 ratings

    Those storms in our lives don’t always come from our sin-- in fact, following Christ will lead us directly into the eye of the storm.

    1. ALL PROBLEMS IN LIFE ARE NOT RELATED TO SIN! The Jews believed strongly that if something bad happened to someone, they had done some sort of sin. If a person was stricken with an illness it reflected on some sort of sin. If he suffered financial loss, it was sin-related.. If his children more

  • Confused By God's Favor

    Contributed by John Appling on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Mary is described in this passage as highly favored by God. But this favor didn’t result in an easy time. We need to understand God’s thoughts if we are not going to struggle in life.

    Confused by God’s favor – by John Appling Luke 1:26-38 26In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you more

  • Making The Most Of A Bad Situation

    Contributed by Larry Wise on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 29 ratings

    How to handle trials, unfairness and inustice

    Making the Most of a Bad Situation I Peter 2:18-25 ILL.- On Veterans Day a Boulder, Colorado, man parked his car in a metered area. Noting a sign saying “Sundays and Holidays Excepted,” he didn’t put in a coin. But his car was ticketed, and he went to city hall to ask why. more

  • Power Over The Serpent Series

    Contributed by Babatope Babalobi on Nov 11, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    How Christians can overcome all forms of satanic afflictions and live a victorious life

    POWER OVER THE SERPENT Genesis 3:15: “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” Luke 10:19: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the more

  • Are You Wearing A Mask?

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Sep 7, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Discusses various masks people wear to keep people from really knowing who they are.

    Title: Are you wearing a mask? Text: 2 Corinthians 11:10-15 Date: 8/30/08 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: Masks have been used in the world of Theater and T.V. for many years. In fact the ancient Greeks used masks in their theatrical performances on a regular more

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

    Contributed by Carl Palatino on Aug 11, 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

  • Why God Lets Friends Die Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on May 1, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    God love his people through sorrow and death to eternal pleasure and everlasting joy.

    Scripture Introduction John 11 contains the well-known story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, and (for trivia fans) the shortest verse in the Bible is in this chapter. We also find here the last of the seven miracles (or “signs” as John calls them) which structure this book. Miracles (of more

  • We Are Not Alone Series

    Contributed by Robert Fa’atoia-Collins on Sep 25, 2009
    based on 83 ratings

    Comfort in time of trouble

    Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Introduction King David is the best person to write such a psalm about the shepherd and sheep because He was a shepherd, practically more

  • What To Do When Your Breakthrough Does Not Come Through

    Contributed by Charles Mccall on Jul 11, 2010
    based on 30 ratings

    There are times when you expect a breakthrough to occur in your life, but it don’t happen. So, what are we to do when our breakthroughs don’t happen?

    Genesis 40:9-15, 20-21, 23 Topic: What to do when your breakthrough don’t come through In these passage of scriptures of Genesis 40-41, we read about a man named Joseph. Joseph was one of the 12 sons of Jacob; in matter of fact, Joseph was the 11th son of Jacob(Israel). Joseph was the more

  • La Fruta Dulce En Tiempos Amargos

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Mar 22, 2010
    based on 14 ratings

    Hay una razón para estar alegre en medio de las pruebas. No es el hecho de estar feliz de tener el problema, sino encontrar el gozo que se produce el soportar la prueba, es decir: “saborear la fruta dulce en los tiempos amargos”. Jesucristo ha prometido e

    Mayor Gerardo Balmori El Ejército de Salvación La Fruta Dulce en Tiempos Amargos Santiago 1:1-4 Santiago Presenta su carta. A. Santiago, El autor. 1. Se refiere a si mismo como un siervo de Dios y del Señor Jesucristo. 2. Su identidad es seguramente la de Santiago, el líder y more

  • Lion Tamers - Pt. 1 Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on May 5, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    Lions are loud. They are scary. All we see are teeth. So how do you tame the lions in your life?

    Lion Tamers - Pt. 1 I. Introduction The king of the jungle. Fierce. Loud. Teeth bared. Claws sharpened. Ready to pounce. Ready to destroy. Infinitely powerful. Striking fear in everyone! Lions. One of the top attractions at zoos and circuses! We don’t mind watching them when they are caged up more

  • Why Is God Shaking Up Our World?

    Contributed by Steve Mays on Aug 20, 2014
    based on 11 ratings

    Has God been shaking you? Are you afraid of what you see? Do you have an answer?

    "See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, 'Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but more

  • Facing Forward Series

    Contributed by Andy Stanley on Sep 18, 2009
    based on 30 ratings

    The third in a series of messages on the topic of an invisible "unseen" world that impacts our visible world. This sermon focuses on the bondage of our human bodies to decay and suffering, and that God remains present and active through it all.

    Get the logos, graphics, and videos Andy used to preach this message. Visit The irony of pain and suffering, or one of the ironies, is that it’s really the shortest route to God. When the bottom drops out and things suddenly, overnight, or in a moment, or in a phone more

  • Buffeted But Blessed

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 2, 2009
    based on 24 ratings

    Life sometimes seems to be giving us a good beating. But God’s purpose in permitting trials and troubles in our lives is not to beat and burden us, but rather to build and bless our Christian life.

    Buffeted But Blessed Text: 2 Cor.12: 9, 10 Intro: Most of us would think the ideas of buffeting and blessing are totally foreign to one another. It’s difficult to wrap our limited insight around the biblical idea that the former could actually produce the latter. As a matter of fact, the more