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Genesis 43:1-14 - How Do I Let Go Of Grief?




Louie Zamperini was a famous Olympian that served in World War II as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. When his plan crashed he found himself a POW. He was constantly abused by his captors. After the war, while he came home to a hero's welcome, he couldn't leave behind the pain of his past and it nearly ruined his life. Join us in learning how to leave the pain of your past behind before it ruins your future.


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Genesis 43:1-14 - How Do I Let Go Of Grief? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
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Genesis 40 - What Should I Do When Suffering Doesn't End?




God sometimes allows us in times of suffering that carry on for a long time. Why doesn't he release us? What good can possibly come from long-term trials? In this message, we learn how God uses long-term suffering as a tool in our life to mature our character and to shape us for the work he calls us to do.


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Genesis 40 - What Should I Do When Suffering Doesn't End? - Sermon Handout - PDF
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Genesis 40 - What Should I Do When Suffering Doesn't End? - Digging Deeper Sermon Study - PDF
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Genesis 29:1-30 - The Painful Path Of Maturity




General Hospital is the longest running American soap opera. It first aired in 1963. Its remained incredibly popular because it kept viewers on the edge of their seats with risqué dating relationships,marital infidelities and love triangles. Women looking for intrigue or relational mystery tuned in to follow the over-the-top relationships of the Quartermaines and the Spencers. This kind of salivating drama is not just found on daytime television. It happened in the Bible. As an amazing demonstration of God's sovereignty, Genesis shows us how God uses our relational messes as part of his master plan to shape us into the image of Christ.


Genesis 29:1-30 - The Painful Path Of Maturity - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
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Genesis 29:1-30 - The Painful Path Of Maturity - Sermon Handout - PDF
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Genesis 29:1-30 - The Painful Path Of Maturity - Life Group Work Sheet - PDF
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What Went Wrong With Work?



God created work to be a blessing but something went wrong. Work is painful. While our jobs are a source of joy, they are also frustrating. Discover what went wrong with work and how it affects us.

Work Matters To God - What Went Wrong With Work? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Work Matters To God - What Went Wrong With Work? - Manuscript - PDF
Work Matters To God - What Went Wrong With Work? - Sermon Handout - PDF
Work Matters To God - What Went Wrong With Work? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
Work Matters To God - What Went Wrong With Work? - Life Group Work Sheet - PDF
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1 Peter 4:12-19 - What Makes Suffering For Christ Unique?




As Peter wraps up his teaching on suffering, he tells us how suffering for the name of Christ is unique. God promises great blessing to those who suffer as a witness for Jesus. Join us as we discover the privilege of suffering for Christ.

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1 Peter 4:1-6 - Choose Suffering Over Sin




How much should Christians try to fit with modern culture? Where is the line between living as part of our community and living a holy life? In this message we learn six truths we must remember if we want the courage to suffer for holiness instead of following the crowd and choosing sin.

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1 Peter 3:18-22 - What Good Can Come From Unjust Suffering?




When facing times of unexplainable suffering, we wonder what good can come from all of the pain. In this message Peter provides us with the confidence we need to know God will use our undeserved suffering for good.

1 Peter 3:18-22 - What Good Can Come From Unjust Suffering? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
1 Peter 3:18-22 - What Good Can Come From Unjust Suffering? - Manuscript - PDF
1 Peter 3:18-22 - What Good Can Come From Unjust Suffering? - Sermon Handout - PDF
1 Peter 3:18-22 - What Good Can Come From Unjust Suffering? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
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1 Peter 3:13-17 - How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering?




People can be downright evil. Either for reasons unknown to us, or because of our faith in Christ, some people enjoy doing evil toward us. They posture themselves as our enemy. How should we treat them? How do we try and stop their hate-filled words and actions? How do we cope with the pressure when the suffering doesn't stop? These are some of the important questions we answer in our study.

1 Peter 3:13-17 - How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
1 Peter 3:13-17 - How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering? - Manuscript - PDF
1 Peter 3:13-17 - How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering? - Sermon Handout - PDF
1 Peter 3:13-17 - How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
1 Peter 3:13-17 - How Do I Endure Unjust Suffering? - Life Group Work Sheets - PDF
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Luke 1:57-66 - Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline?





When the wheels fall off of life, what went wrong? Has God lost control? Is God punishing us for our sin? In this message we learn what is wrong with the prosperity gospel and why suffering is evidence of God's love.

Luke 1:57-66 - Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Luke 1:57-66 - Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline? - Manuscript - PDF
Luke 1:57-66 - Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline? - Sermon Handout - PDF
Luke 1:57-66 - Zechariah - What Do I Need To Know About God's Discipline? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
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1 Peter 2:18-25 - How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering



What should we do when we suffer for no apparent reason? Do you take someone to court? Do you take matters into your hands? Do you have a right to give people a piece of your mind? Unfair suffering can create deep seat anger. Join us to learn what God wants us to do.

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1 Peter 2:18-25 - How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering? - Manuscript - PDF
1 Peter 2:18-25 - How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering? - Sermon Handout - PDF
1 Peter 2:18-25 - How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
1 Peter 2:18-25 - How Do I Handle Undeserved Suffering? - Life Group Work Sheets - PDF
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1 Peter 2:4-10 - Why I Want To Be Part Of The Suffering Church




Christians will suffer. It is part of what it means to be in the family of God. Why does God allow his children to suffer? What good comes from our suffering? In this message we learn why we want to be part of the suffering church.

1 Peter 2:4-10 - Why I Want To Be Part Of The Suffering Church - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
1 Peter 2:4-10 - Why I Want To Be Part Of The Suffering Church - Manuscript - PDF
1 Peter 2:4-10 - Why I Want To Be Part Of The Suffering Church - Sermon Handout - PDF
1 Peter 2:4-10 - Why I Want To Be Part Of The Suffering Church - Life Group Work Sheets - PDF
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Isaiah 50:4-11 - Suffering and Darkness




How much did Jesus know about the suffering he would face on the cross? How did he make it through without giving in to sin? In Isaiah 50, we have a unique window into the suffering Jesus faced and how he made it through. We learn how to face our suffering from following the example of Jesus.

Isaiah 50:4-11 - Suffering and Darkness - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Isaiah 50:4-11 - Suffering and Darkness - Manuscript - PDF
Isaiah 50:4-11 - Suffering and Darkness - Sermon Handout - PDF
Isaiah 50:4-11 - Suffering and Darkness - Life Group Work Sheet - PDF
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John 15:18-16:4 - Persecution




Around the world, Christians suffer. In Pakistan, Christian women are gang raped. In China, men are set outside naked in the winter and doused with cold water, left to freeze to death because they shared Christian literature. In the Sudan, children are hacked open with machetes and their mothers have their hands hacked off, all for claiming Christ as the only one who can save them from their sin. Why are Christians persecuted so mercilessly, and without cause? In John 15, Jesus tells us why following Jesus draws persecution like blood in the water for a shark.

John 15:18-27 - Persecution - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
John 15:18-27 - Persecution - Manuscript - PDF
John 15:18-27 - Persecution - Sermon Handout - PDF
John 15:18-27 - Persecution - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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John 9:1-12 - Why Do We Suffer?



Life is filled with pain. Thousand died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Cancer sucks the life out of 547,000 Americans a year. Tropical storms, like hurricane Sandy, leave thousands homeless and cold. Where is God? If he is powerful, why doesn't he do something about it? If he is good, why doesn't he stop it? Is there an answer? Suffering is a complex issue. Thankfully, the Bible gives a little understanding of why God allows it. Join us as we learn why God lets suffering into our life.

John on Jesus - Why Do We Suffer? - Audio - MP3
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John on Jesus - Why Do We Suffer? - Manuscript - PDF
John on Jesus - Why Do We Suffer? - Sermon Handout - PDF
John on Jesus - Why Do We Suffer? - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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James 1:1-4 - There is Joy in My Trial




Why is life so hard? I thought God loved us? It feels like life became tougher after I came to Jesus. These are questions that, like ghosts, haunt our minds when life is tough. While the trials of life are never easy, James gives us solid answers about why God allows them to come into our life and how we can grow in them. There is a ray of light even in our darkest moments.

James - There is Joy in My Trial - Audio - MP3
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James - There is Joy in My Trial - Manuscript - PDF
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James - There is Joy in My Trial - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Christmas from Revelation - The Lamb and the Nations



Nobody likes suffering. It separates us from life's pleasures. Suffering frequently looks like nothing more than purposeless agony. There is suffering that is purposeful. Christ can transform our suffering into something that is redemptive. He can transform our suffering into something so powerful that it can reach even the most pagan nations with the gospel. How does he do this? Join Dr. Trucksess for a look at The Lamb and the Nations.

Christmas from Revelation - The Lamb and the Nations - Audio - MP3
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Christmas from Revelation - The Lamb and the Nations - Manuscript - PDF
Christmas from Revelation - The Lamb and the Nations - Sermon Handout - PDF
Christmas from Revelation - The Lamb and the Nations - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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Doctrine - Jesus Christ's Person




For those of you who are parents, do you remember when you held your first-born child? For first-time parents, the feeling of holding their new born is a combination of humbling and amazing. A new-born is about as fragile and dependent as a human being can be. Each year at Christmas, we celebrate Jesus' birth but it is hard to comprehend that the creator of the world poured combined fused himself with humanity in the womb of Mary. Join Dr. Trucksess in unpacking the identity of Jesus and learn how it changes the way we face suffering.

Doctrine - Jesus Christ's Person - Audio - MP3
Doctrine - Jesus Christ's Person - Quicktime and IPhone Audio - M4A
Doctrine - Jesus Christ's Person - Manuscript - PDF
Doctrine - Jesus Christ's Person - Sermon Handout - PDF
Doctrine - Jesus Christ's Person - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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