Sermons on Hardship

Life Abundant 2 – Looking Back

Looking Back—Tells us where we’ve Been Photo albums–Olden day Instagram–Photos were sent away to develop Diaries–Travel logs–Thoughts–Impressions–Proof that small things matter Stories–Often on repeat–Laughing at ourselves–Sharing the victories and loses–How you got this far Bank statements–Before I had a house and kids I had money–Life is not cheap John 13:31-35 31 So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. 32 If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in…

Life Abundant – Don’t Waste Your Life

Average life expectancy of NZ•Female? 83•Male? 79 James 4:14 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

Be Useful

Philemon 10-13 Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man 10 I appeal to you for my child [a]Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my [b]imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, 13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my [c]imprisonment for the gospel

Be Courageous

Be courageous – In prayer Be courageous – Fearless Be courageous – Stay focussed Be courageous – Face sin John 14:1-3 14 “Do not let your heart be troubled; [a]believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be…

The God That Provides

God seeks – First and Foremost – man’s spiritual good, not material benefits 1.Material blessings may come to one as a result of special providence (Mt.6:33). 2.God may also allow financial hardship, illness, or other physical trials to occur if He deems them suitable for our spiritual benefit (Rom.5:3-5; Jm.1:2-4). 3.His ultimate goal is the saving of our souls. Matthew 5:45 (ESV) 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun…