Resources on Suffering

The Strike: Unveiling God’s Holiness

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When faced with the holiness of God our sinful minds can lure us into self-righteousness, believing that God needs our help to accomplish His plans and will upon the earth.

Spirit-Filled Martyrdom

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We must be filled with the Spirit if we are to have a Christ-like response to persecution and hardship. In this message from Acts 7:54-8:3, Art Georges (Senior Pastor of Living Hope Community Church) teaches about the death of Stephen and the encouragement it holds for the church to stand for Christ today.

God Works In All Things

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In this message, Pastor Ritch dispels common misunderstandings while providing believers with hope in the perfect will of God as he teaches from Romans 8:28-29.

The Holy Spirit Intercedes for Us

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During seasons of suffering and pain, God’s children often do not even know the words to express in their prayers to God. Rather than leave us in confusion or despair, God provides hope and comfort. In this message from Romans 8:26-27, Pastor Ritch teaches about the ministry of the Holy Spirit to intercede for us in the midst of the trials we all face.

Incomparable Glory

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Why do children of God still experience pain and suffering on this earth? In this message from Romans 8:16-18, Pastor Ritch teaches about God’s purpose and design in the temporary sufferings of this life, and about finding an eternal joy in Him.

The Great Reversal

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There’s only one right side of history: God always wins. In this final sermon from our series on the book of Esther, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches through chapters of 8-10, about the clear demonstration of God’s sovereignty despite His name never appearing in the book.

Rise of the Nemesis

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In this message from Esther 3, Pastor Josh Beakley teaches about the rise of evil, and shows how the glory of God is on display even through life’s darkest moments.

A Woman of Grace

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In this Mother’s Day message from I Samuel 1-2, Pastor Ritch teaches about Hannah, the mother of the Israelite prophet Samuel. This story paints a picture of a woman of grace as it reveals her responses to both trials and blessings, and it gives all believing women great encouragement to continue living out her by example today.

Turning Trials Into Joy

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Our culture promises us happiness through events, experiences and possessions, but struggles to offer anything beyond momentary escape. In this message from John 16:16-33, Pastor Jerry Sanderson teaches about seeking the will of God and discovering the source of true joy even in the face of the trials and hardships we all face in life.

2 Corinthians 1:1-11

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