Sermons on Difficulties

Sermons on Difficulties

From Poison Make Medicine

Over the last weeks we’ve worked through 1 Peter to better understand suffering, trials and difficulties. To climb up to Bible ground concerning those circumstances which leave us asking God “why?” There can be no doubt that our sufferings can often lead us down undesirable pathways in search of relief or distraction. But Suffering can also bring us to a…

Suffering Like Jesus

This is the third in the Restart series on trials, difficulties and sufferings taken from the Book of First Peter. The first installment helped us to see that our tough times can be a route to Joy if we would only stop long enough to turn from what things we don’t have to meditate on the things we do. That we can actually turn us closer to Christ, through the things…

Sufferings to Holiness

In our Introduction to the book of First Peter, we discovered that this little five chapter book is a book about suffering.  We learned how singularity qualified this vulnerable and effusive man is in guiding you and I through the difficulties of life. This lesson begins at verse 13 of the first chapter where we find the beginnings of a rich vein of Bible Truth. Here…

Sufferings in Our Security Bring Joy

How can you explain why difficulties come? One moment you are in your own lane, moving at the posted rate of speed. And in the next, the waves splash high over your head. We have a true Friend in Peter. As we learned in our Introduction to First Peter this is a man uniquely qualified to speak about trials and sufferings. We begin at verse 3 (Restart will return to the…

Introduction to First Peter

This first writing of Simon Peter’s is the very tonic you and I need. Our introductory instruction will show how singularity qualified this vulnerable and effusive man is in guiding you and I through the sufferings of life. But first, what do we know about him from the Bible? We know he was a Fisherman: As He was going along by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and…

Recovery 5 of 5, Soul Maintenance

Poor Audio Track I apologize for the poor audio track laid down in this video.  We are saving up money for a decent audio system and I trust you will not be too annoyed at the scratchy audio here.  Thank you very much for your patience with this. Soul Maintenance, Baby The last of five parts in our series is the engine behind the others.    Our journey together has led us…

Recovery 4 of 5, True Transparency

Restart Recovery There is something very important we need to add to our study on Recovery – and that has to do with Transparency.  But permit me to suggest that if you missed our first installments, you consider taking a moment to examine them: The Four Realms Link to: The Four Realms How Change Happens Link to Part 1 Link to Part 2 Self Assessment Link to: Self…

Recovery 3 of 5 – Self Assessment

Five Instructions about Recovery Would you agree that some aspects of your private behaviors are not what they should be; that you have a hidden life that holds you in it’s grip you would just as soon keep from the eyes of others? It’s about that pesky thing you do; that something that you know before hand you shouldn’t indulge in, and that afterwards…

Recovery, 2 of 5 – How Change Happens Part 2

Five Instructions about Recovery We all have something that bothers our way along the Jesus Path.   What’s got you held up in your walk?  What makes you stumble?  Perhaps it’s a destructive habit – but it doesn’t have to be.  What is it you find yourself doing that you’d not want to do…

Recovery, 2 of 5 – How Change Happens

Welcome to the Second of Five Instructions At Restart we are committed to Recovery – for each of us.   Because in a vey real sense, we all are addicts; we all are captured and held hostage by those things which entangle our living and knock us off the Jesus Path.  This is the second of five installments on Recovery.   These are not steps; not something one does and…