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Archive for Suffering – Page 2

Living Under Grace – Sermon – January 16 2011

Living Under Grace – Sermon – January 16 2011

What happens when our joy in the Christian life grows dim?  What’s going wrong?  How do we rekindle it?  How do we find joy again when we lose it?  That will be the main purpose of this message.

Listen for these questions and answers about “Living Under Grace”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 84: 1-7, 12,  Isaiah 51: 4-8,  Romans 6: 12-23,   Matthew 5: 17-20

Keywords: rejoice, show joy, rejoice in suffering, suffering produces endurance,  fear and guilt, guilt verse joy, troubled hearts, anguish of soul and gloom, grace and joy,

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MP3 Player - Living Under Grace - Sermon - January 16 2011

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Free From Guilt – Sermon – January 23 2011

Free From Guilt – Sermon – January 23 2011

How much do you wrestle with guilt on a daily basis?  Is it possible to experience joy and guilt at the same time?  What does God teach us in the scriptures about guilt?   Where did Guilt, first originate in scripture?  How can we deal with Guilt?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Free From Guilt”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 5: 4-12,  Isaiah 24: 1-6,  2 Corinthians 7: 5-12,  Luke 23: 1-5, 18-25

Keywords: guilt vs joy, verses, guilty conscience, self condemnation, psychology and guilt, jonah and the fish,  judas hanging from a rope, false guilt, discovering your true identity in Christ

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MP3 Player - Free From Guilt - Sermon - January 23 2011

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The Purpose of Suffering – Sermon – January 30 2011

The Purpose of Suffering – Sermon – January 30 2011

Would it help all of us, to gain a Godly perspective on suffering, to understand it, how to endure it, how not to be afraid of it, and yes even to rejoice in it?  Was the story of Job in the Old Testament a rather extreme example of Suffering for a Man, and how can we learn from what happened to Job?  What are God’s purposes for us in suffering, in the trials of a Christian?  When we get hit by despair and tribulation we often ask, Why is God letting this happen to me?  Does he still love me?  Why has he cast me off so?  Am I forgotten or abandoned by God?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Purpose of Suffering”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22,  Job 9: 25-35,  1 Peter 4: 1-6,  Matthew 16: 21-28

Keywords: sufferng, tribulation, rejoice in suffering, rejoicing, despair in suffering, God’s purpose in suffering, Paul’s thorn in the flesh with suffering, C.S. Lewis and suffering, Helen Keller and suffering, overcoming suffering, refining you through suffering, Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego in the fires of the burning furnace,

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MP3 Player - The Purpose of Suffering - Sermon - January 30 2011

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Finding Hope in Suffering – Sermon – February 06 2011

Finding Hope in Suffering – Sermon – February 06 2011

What do we hold onto in times of difficulty and suffering?  Where do we find hope?  How does Jesus’ piloting us calm our fears?  If God bids us to look at him during our trials and suffering, how do we draw hope from Him?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Finding Hope in Suffering”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 116: 1-9,  Lamentations 3: 1-9, 16-26,  James 5: 7-11,  Luke 21: 10-18

Keywords: hope in suffering, Davids suffering in the Psalms, enduring trials, joy and peace in believing, overcoming suffering, rejoice in suffering,

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MP3 Player - Finding Hope in Suffering - Sermon - February 06 2011

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Beloved Never Avenge Yourselves – Sermon – February 13 2011

Beloved Never Avenge Yourselves – Sermon – February 13 2011

There is all kinds of hurt by people, physical abuse, verbal , mental, spiritual, which of these have you been wounded with?  Do you have any wounds that haven’t healed yet – that need healing?  What then is the Biblical, Godly and Christian way to react when people harm us with their words or actions?  How should we respond, then when others hurt us?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Beloved Never Avenge Yourselves”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 94: 1-15,  Leviticus 19: 11-18,  1 Peter 2: 18-25,  Luke 6: 27-36

Keywords: suffering, revenge, hurt by fellow man, avenge yourself, justice, fairness, an eye for an eye, forgiveness, avenge your enemy, avenging

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MP3 Player - Beloved Never Avenge Yourselves - Sermon - February 13 2011

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When God Doesn’t Make Sense – Sermon – February 20 2011

When God Doesn’t Make Sense – Sermon – February 20 2011

What about those times in our life when our suffering just doesn’t make sense?  Have you ever felt frustrated or confused, and can’t see/understand why God is acting in the way he is, or why He is not acting like we think He should?  So what do you do in those times?  How do you keep faith?  Did the Saints in the Bible ever feel this way?

Listen for these questions and answers about “When God Doesn’t Make Sense”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 146,  Job 1: 6-12,  1 Corinthians 1: 18-31,  John 13: 1-11

Keywords: classified information,  suffering, jonathon died, the best friend of David, Job’s suffering, Job, Joseph when taken from his family, Jonah in the Whale, Abraham and his son Isaac, government, military, family , all have classified information,  anger toward God, frustrated at God, frustration,

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MP3 Player - When God Doesn’t Make Sense - Sermon - February 20 2011

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The Doctrine of Heaven – Sermon – May 22 2011

The Doctrine of Heaven – Sermon – May 22 2011

What can we know about Heaven?  What can we know about our life there in the world to come?  Where do we go, to learn about Heaven, and what to expect there?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Doctrine of Heaven”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 148,  Isaiah 11: 1-9,  Revelation 22: 1-7,  14-16,  Matthew 19: 23-30

Keywords: near death experience, brought back to life, life flashing before you, seen death, hidden treasure in a field is how it is in heaven, heaven and hell, the door the truth and the light, Jesus, Kingdom of God, bodily resurrection,

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MP3 Player - The Doctrine of Heaven - Sermon - May 22 2011

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Must a Christian Be a Pacifist – Sermon – May 29 2011

Must a Christian Be a Pacifist ? – Sermon – May 29 2011

Are you ever hurt, frustrated, angry, peeved, or tempted to avenge yourself?   What does it mean to “turn the other cheek” ?  Are Christians ever allowed the use of force?  Who were the Judges and Magistrates and how were they commanded to use an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth?  Are we ever allowed the use of force, to administer Justice?  Is Law Enforcement, Police Departments, Military approved and provided to us by God?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Must a Christian Be a Pacifist ?”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 7: 1-7, 12-17,  Leviticus 19: 11-18,  Romans 13: 1-10,  Matthew 5: 38-48,

Keywords: an Eye for an Eye and a tooth for a tooth,  Martin Luther King, Jr.,  revenge, avenge your neighbor, your enemy,  retaliation, self defense for Christians, law and order for God, Patriotic Sermon

 

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MP3 Player - Must a Christian Be a Pacifist ? - Sermon - May 29 2011

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No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary – Sermon – September 11 2011

No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary – Sermon – September 11 2011

As Christians living in a sinful world, and how we are in the world but not of the world, how does that change our response to tragedies, disasters and tough times, like 9/11?  How are we Christians different from other people when facing hardships and tribulations?

Listen for these questions and answers about “No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 46,  Isaiah 8: 9-17,  1 Peter 3: 13-22,  Matthew 10: 21-33

Keywords: Natural disasters, 2004 Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina,  2010 Haiti earthquake, Islam and Muslims, the Lord is a man of War and a dread warrior and also a gentle compassionate God, power and sovereignty of God, child that triumphed over tragedy, Patriotic Sermon

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MP3 Player - No Fear In Trouble – 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary - Sermon - September 11 2011

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Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday – Sermon – February 19 2012

Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday – Sermon – February 19 2012

Why is it important for us to have a new mind?  What is the old mind like?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures will be listed below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 17,  Exodus 34: 29-35,  2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:4,  Mark 9: 2-10

Keywords: wisdom, understanding, faith, trust , love, obedience, gentleness, self-control, courage, confidence, peace, the old mind has bad habits in my thinking, despair, doubts, fears, anxiety, depression, guilt,

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MP3 Player - Breaking Old Mental Habits – Transfiguration Sunday - Sermon - February 19 2012

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