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  • When Trouble Comes Your Way

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 8,343 views

    A message given to single adults but not limited to singles. An answer to the question of why trials and problems come into out lives.

    When Trouble Comes Your Way II Cor. 1:8-9 and 4:8-10 Introduction People react to trouble in different ways: Some Grumble – Some Gripe – Some Groan – Some Grieve – Some Growl - and SOME GROW. Trouble will never leave a person the same. It will either leave you “bitter” or ...read more

  • Trials Expected & Conquered

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 28, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 10,861 views

    The worst harm that can come to us, comes when we don't expect it. Believers should never be blindsided by trials. We are going to look at why trials should be expected, that they will not destroy believers, and the secret to conquering trials.

    TRIALS EXPECTED & CONQUERED Isa. 43:1-3 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: “SOMETIMES WE REPEAT MISTAKES” 1. Two men went to Alaska elk hunting. When the small plane came to pick them up, they wanted to load the two Elks into it. 2. The pilot said, "They’re too heavy! If we put them ...read more

  • Work It Out: Turning Tough Times Into Personal Growth

    Contributed by Mark Jobe on Sep 15, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,598 views

    1) Start choosing an attitude of joy 2) Persevere so you can grow 3) Ask God for wisdom and he will give it 4) Don’t rely on your resources to get through 5) Remember there is reward and blessing in the end.

    Which James? Author: There are several men named James mentioned in the New Testament (5), but reliable tradition assigns this book to the one called James the Just - the half-brother of Jesus. Jesus had brothers (Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3), and brother of Jude (Jude 1:1), who led the church in ...read more

  • A Double Minded Person Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on May 16, 2010
    based on 28 ratings
     | 21,964 views

    This messages attempt to give a picture, the problems, and the prescription for the double-minded.

    Double-Minded James 1:8 • One day a man was asked if he thought ignorance and apathy played a part in the condition of our culture today. He responded, “I don’t know and don’t care.” • This past week I read this story; two men who lived in a small village got ...read more

  • Our Sympathetic High-Priest Series

    Contributed by Stephen Wright on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,393 views

    Jesus is our sympathetic High-priest, fully understanding our weaknesses.

    Our sympathetic High-priest – 4:15 Reading Matthew 4:1-11; Heb 4:14-5:10 Jesus wept. –John 11:35 Text 15 For we do not have a High-priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. We touched on this before when we looked at Chapter ...read more

  • Your Pain, Your Gain

    Contributed by Dan Chromy on Oct 25, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,628 views

    The Christian can maintain a positive attitude in the face of trials because they provide opportunities to prove God's faithfulness.

    Why do you go through trials? If God really loves you, wouldn't he protect you from the bad things that everyone else goes through? We have many blessings because of our faith in Jesus Christ. Because of your faith in Christ, you know that your sins are forgiven. Your faith in the death ...read more

  • Song Sung New

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 7, 2000
    based on 123 ratings
     | 17,385 views

    His Song is always new

    We have been created to sing. Nations have national anthems; armed forces march to martial music, colleges have alma-maters. Almost every organization you can think about has a theme song. Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,...we sing in the shower, we whistle while we work, at times we even find ...read more

  • Resources For Testing Times Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 4, 2009
    based on 25 ratings
     | 15,473 views

    Facing times of testing with a mature outlook demands insight beyond oneself & what is available in the natural realm. In vv 5-8 three things are mentioned as necessary for meeting successfully the trials of life. These are wisdom, prayer, & faith.

    James 1:5-8 RESOURCES FOR TESTING TIMES [Matthew 21:21-22] Facing times of testing with a mature outlook demands insight beyond oneself and what is available in the natural realm. In verses 5-8 three things are mentioned as necessary for meeting successfully the trials of life. These are ...read more

  • Pounding Us Flat And Straightening Us Out Series

    Contributed by Michael Whittle on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,477 views

    God can cause good things to come out of your worst Troubles

    Exodus 5:1-6:1 Pounding us Flat and straightening us Out (July 11, 2004) Introduction: Paul Li and I had a job to do last week at my house. We laid interlocking brick on my driveway. That was bad enough, but the really had work had to be done before the bricks were laid. We had to dig out ...read more

  • What Does Suffering Say About God? Series

    Contributed by Ross Anderson on Oct 27, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,404 views

    The Bible sees hardship as God¡¦s loving discipline, which, as we submit to it, he uses to produce his character in our lives.

    Turn in your Bibles to Hebrews 12. We¡¦ve been talking in recent weeks about suffering, seeking to make sense out of the trials and hardships we go through in life. To start us off, I want you to think about what one couple has gone through¡K Introduction: Video interview with a couple who ...read more