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'Suffering' Tagged Sermons

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Psalm 22:1-31

An Expositional Sermon Psalm 22:1-31 “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Theme/Big Idea: God’s king faced abandonment in order to save the world. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Ask God to open our eyes to the reality that King Jesus was forsaken by God for His people, so that if we would turn from our sin and trust…

“God Is the Eternal King” Psalm 10:1-18

An Expositional Sermon Psalm 10:1-18 “God Is the Eternal King” Theme/Big Idea: God won’t let suffering and injustice last forever. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Go to God with your difficulties, and put your hope in His eternal rule when trials come. Outline: (1) God’s People Take Their Questions to God (Psalm 10:1) (2) God’s People Take Their Complaints to God (Psalm 10:2-11)…

“Remain Steadfast Like Job” James 5:11

An Expositional Sermon James 5:11 “Remain Steadfast Like Job” Theme/Big Idea: Run the race marked out before us with endurance. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Sojourn as a refugee Christian in this world with the steadfastness of Job in the certain hope of Jesus Christ’s return. Outline: (1) This World Is Not Our Home (2) Endure Even as Job Endured (3) The…

“Continue in the Bible” 2 Timothy 3:10-15

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 3:10-15 “Continue in the Bible” Theme/Big Idea: The gospel is sufficient for the past, present and future. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Pray that God would strengthen us to know this trustworthy guide of the sacred writings that are able to make us wise unto salvation. Outline: Introduction: The Difficulty of Stagecoach Travel In Iowa in the 1800’s 1.…

“Final Instructions in the Faith” 2 Timothy 1:1-4:22 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon 2 Timothy 1:1-4:22 (Overview Sermon) “Final Instructions in the Faith” Theme/Big Idea: Christ stands by and guards His people, so we live and suffer based on our love for Him rooted in the Bible, guarding the gospel, and standing by those in chains. Aim/Appropriation/Application: Build your life upon your hope in Christ and nothing…

“A More Powerful Kingdom” Daniel 1:1-12:13 (Overview)

An Expositional Sermon Daniel 1:1-12:13 Old Testament Overview Sermon “A More Powerful Kingdom” Big Idea/Theme: God’s kingdom is a more powerful kingdom than the kingdoms of this world. Application/Aim: Repent and believe in the Son of Man, and in the face of the raging of the nations that we see in this fallen world, don’t lose hope…

“Judgment of the Ancient of Days” Daniel 7:15-28

Theme: God will give His people His kingdom forever.
Aim: Don’t despair in the face of suffering, persevere in waiting for Christ knowing that God keeps us firm in His grip and will finally and fully give us His kingdom.
(1) God’s People React to God’s Word (Daniel 7:15-16)
(2) God’s People Receive God’s Kingdom Forever (Daniel 7:17-18)
(3) God’s People Are At War (Daniel 7:19-25)
(4) God Gives His People All Dominion (Daniel 7:26-28)

“What Is Man?” Daniel 6:1-28

Theme: Man is a reflection, under authority, powerless, and made to worship God.
Aim: Trust in the only God who is able to save us from the trials in this world and His eternal wrath that we deserve for our sin.
What is man?
(1) Man Is A Reflection (Daniel 6:1-9)
(2) Man Is Under Authority (Daniel 6:10-15)
(3) Man Is Powerless (Daniel 6:16-23)
(4) Man Is Made to Worship God (Daniel 6:24-28)

“Faithfulness & Fruitfulness” Daniel 1:8-21

Theme: As we live in this world we are resolved to love God more than the world
Aim: Find comfort in God’s power to keep us, and that because of Christ we would be encouraged to be faithful, even as we walk as pilgrims in this world longing for the great revealing of our home in the Jerusalem from above (Gal. 4:26; Rev. 21:1-8). Persevere in faithfulness as we wait for our home with God forever.
(1) Faithfulness, Resolved Resistance (Daniel 1:8-10)
(2) God Gives (Daniel 1:11-17)
(3) Fruitfulness, God’s Grace in Perseverance (Daniel 1:18-21)

“God’s People Go to Egypt” Genesis 42:1-50:26

Theme: The book of beginnings comes to an end, but God’s promise remains forever.
Aim: Know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Remind yourself of this promise when trials come.
(1) Spiritual Famine (Genesis 42:1-29)
(2) Testing & Reconciliation (Genesis 43:1-45:28)
(3) God Does Not Forget His Promise (Genesis 46:1-47:31)
(4) Looking for God’s Promises (Genesis 48:1-49:33)
(5) Forgiveness & All Things for Good (Genesis 50:1-26)