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A Practical Look At Hardship

Often our faith is tested through the “daily-ness” of life. There is something about coming through adversity that makes us strong. Examine the value of a faith tested by trials.

The Life Of Faith And What Is Uncovered During Times Of Testing

During times of testing, our faith is revealed for what it truly is.

How Faith Confronts Jealousy Head On

In the Genesis account of Cain and Abel, Cain's response to not being affirmed by God was to kill his brother whom God had accepted.

Why? Have you ever known someone who is eaten up with envy?

PURPOSE: To help listeners face envy and learn to overcome it.

In the Genesis account of Cain and Abel, Cain's response to not being affirmed by God was to kill his brother whom God had accepted.

What It Means To Have A Faith That Stands Strong In Times Of Adversity (part 2)

Hebrews 11:4 tells about a man named Abel who lived in the ancient world as close to creation as you could get. His mother was Eve and his father was Adam. Hebrews 11:4 says

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that faith isn't merely a confession of propositions but a fundamental stance in life.

Hebrews 11:4 tells about a man named Abel who lived in the ancient world as close to creation as you could get. His mother was Eve and his father was Adam. Hebrews 11:4 says of him, "By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks."

Faith--choosing God's Side Even In Difficult Times (part 2)

One of the important questions a thoughtful preacher has to answer in a sermon is "So what?" How does this work?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that living by faith means living in confidence in a specific word from God.

One of the important questions a thoughtful preacher has to answer in a sermon is "So what?" How does this work?

Habakkuk's Doubts

Have you ever known anyone who was afflicted with doubt? What kind of person was it? Where did they come from?

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate that doubt arises when what we believe about God and know about life do not seem to match.

Have you ever known anyone who was afflicted with doubt? What kind of person was it? Where did they come from?