rk • Sermon • • 4,198 views
Intro There is a popular saying which I think was first spoken by Joseph Kennedy, father of John F. Kennedy, which goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”  Later, singer Billy Ocean, in the early 1980s, popularized it further when he put it into a song. It ended up becoming the theme…
James Huffman • Sermon • • 213 views
God’s Comfort—2 Cor. 1:1-5 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 4/22/09 Trouble is an inescapable consequence of living in this world. Today, we hear everywhere of people doing horrible things to themselves and others. Job 14:1- Sometimes is this trouble God seems afar off- Job 13:24- this was certainly the…
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SUFFERING FOR DOING GOOD October 2, 2005 1 Peter 3:8-12 Peter knew that the believers would soon face persecution so he reminded them that they would need unity, and love and support from one another. Peter also assured the believers that no matter what sufferings they might have to face, God would vindicate…
Redemption: How Jesus Frees Us
The Exodus is the defining act of salvation in the Old Testament, pointing forward to Jesus’ work of redemption on the cross where he delivers, ransoms, and renews his people. Like the Israelites in Egypt, we are living in enemy territory under a taskmaster who afflicts us. Afflicion is any problem or condition that produces suffering or pain. This includes things out of our control and things we’ve sinfully and/or foolishly chosen. Additionally religion is a major source of affliction for many Christians. But Jesus sees us and knows our affliction, and he ultimately rescues those who trust him.
Suffer and Be Not Afraid 1 Pet 3:14-15 1. But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake. 1 Peter 2:19-20 , 4:13-16 ; Matt 5:10-12 , 10:18-22 , 39 , 16:25 , 19:29 ; Mk 8:35 , 10:29 ; Lk 6:22-23 ; Acts 9:16 ; 2 Cor 12:10 ; Phil 1:29 ; James 1:12 ; For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God,…
4 Reasons for Suffering -- Someone else’s fault Your fault No one’s fault -- Fallen world For God’s glory -- opportunity of a lifetime Someone Else’s Fault -- Cause -- Someone sins directly against you and you suffer as a result Gn 8:21 21 When the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, he said to himself,…
What Does the Bible Say About That?
Tom VanderPloeg • Sermon • • 34 views • 29:43
Starting out a new year often means we set high expectations and lofty goals. Somewhere along the way our New Year’s resolutions become a lost memory. What does the bible have to tells us about reaching for a full life?
Controversy At Your Gate 8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose; 9…
James (Jim) L. Goforth, Jr • Sermon • • 22 views
That you may Believe and have Life #31 John 11:1-37 Well … death is something I usually don’t have an opportunity to talk with people about until they actually lose someone or in the sad event when death is the diagnosis and people are trying to come to grips with it. But death is a different story when…
While you were sleeping
Finding Rest 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and…
We will all at times be burdened in life for different reasons. Job 14:1 We may be weary from different things such as: The burden of sin - Psalm 38:4 The burden of unnecessary religious demands - Matthew 23:4 The burden of worry or anxiety about life - Proverbs 12:25 The burden of chasing fulfillment…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 13 views
Suffering gives rise to inner distress, on account of a sense of injustice, frustration, loss or anger. Christ himself provides an example of such suffering to believers.