Marriages come in seasons: the romantic season of intense passion and unrealistic bliss, selective blindness and excessive loss of judgment, debt. The reality season includes eyes opened, work, kids, bills and sheer perseverance. The rich season for those who make it include rewards, experience, investments and romance. A persevering marriage has a sense of spiritual oneness...
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Mark 10:6-9, Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 27:17-17
Hebrews 12 is a key passage in perseverance in the faith. Heaven is cheering us on. Jesus is the pioneer who inspires us to run the race without giving up. Jesus endured the cross-no greater obstacle or suffering could come to the sinless Son of God. Let us be inspired and encouraged! Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: Hebrews 12:18-29
Topic: Discipleship, Perseverance
What do you do when storms crash around you? Stay in the boat, hold onto Jesus. When life becomes difficult, you deepen your roots in faith. Watch the sermon "Planted Part Two: The Other Side" LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download and use this message in your church or browse more than...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Mark 6:52-53, Galatians 6:9
God loves us. He has rescued us and He has a plan for us. These are some of the foundational statements our faith found in scripture. And when we read these words, it fuels our faith. We want to believe God is good. But we don't live in a perfect world. So what if the circumstances of our lives don't align with what God says? How do we keep our faith in the midst of struggles...
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:9-14
David's darkest hour running from King Saul was the day he returned home to Ziklag to find his family, flocks, and food cruelly ripped away. How did David deal with his crisis in the wilderness? How do we handle ours? Listen, lean and learn. Preached at Reality L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: 1 Samuel 30:1-25, 1 Corinthians 4:7, 1 Corinthians 15:10, Hebrews 4:14-16, Isaiah 43:19
The Israelites didn’t want to be facing the Red Sea with the Egyptian Army breathing down their necks. They thought God made a mistake. But it’s because we are totally focused on our problems, we think that God’s ultimate objective is our comfort! That’s how many of us operate, myself included. But that’s not how He operates, He wants to reveal his glory in us, through us, and...
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Exodus 14:5-20, Proverbs 16:9, Ephesians 2:10
Trials are unpreventable and necessary for building our faith. Perseverance in the midst of trials demonstrates the Lord's work in our lives. Even in our weakness, God gives us wisdom generously -- when we believe.
Speaker: Justin Beadles
Scripture: James 1:1-12
The desperate widow who begged Jesus for help, the neighbor who continued to knock and beg for bread were stories Jesus told to cause us to have indomitable faith and persistent prayer. God will surely answer.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 19:6-7, Psalm 138:1-3, Luke 11:1, Luke 18:1-8, Colossians 4:2
We are inspired to persevere, to protect each other and to live with strong values and strong faith from the builder generation. From them, we can be inspired to press on in our walk with God and bring in the Kingdom. In a relativistic society, builders struggle with the absence of absolute truth and values. Jesus prayed for us to be one body in Christ. So as we celebrate each...
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: John 17:6, John 17:21, James 1:2-3
Topic: Generational Characteristics
Jesus knows about the afflictions, poverty and persecution the church at Smyrna has endured. This has not changed for us today. He intimately knows our pressures, needs and misunderstandings, but we can walk through these fires beside Him. We can rejoice with confidence because of our reward in heaven.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11