Suffering - Part 3
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 10 September 2023
Synopsis: 10 ways in which God uses suffering.
God uses Suffering to motivate us to change.
God uses Suffering to teach us obedience.
God uses Suffering to accomplish His purposes.
God uses Suffering to.....
Suffering - Part 2
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 21 May 2023
Synopsis: 10 ways in which God uses suffering.
- God uses Suffering to motivate us to change.
- God can use your Suffering to equip you to encourage others.
- God uses Suffering to teach us obedience.
Suffering - Part 1
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 2 May 2023
Synopsis: Somehow, in the Western church, Faith has become “Believing that God will do what we want” instead of “What He wants”.
Difficulties and suffering are not a stumbling block, when we genuinely want,.....
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 19 December 2021
Synopsis: Quoting Proverbs 3:11-12 the author of Hebrews shows that, contrary to what some believe, God’s single desire isn’t just for us to be happy. God also wants us to be holy and will use discipline to.....
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 November 2021
Synopsis: According to Open Doors in just the last year (2021 World Watch List reporting period), there have been:
Over 340 million Christians living in places where they experience high levels of.....
The Persecuted Church
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 7 November 2021
Synopsis: From the 7th to the 14th of November Christians worldwide will be praying specifically for our brothers and sisters living in persecution. These days of prayer are known as IDOP (International Days.....
ARE YOU READY
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 13 June 2021
Synopsis: Are you ready to surrender your life to God?
Are you ready to witness?
Are you ready to do good works?
Are you ready to face temptation?
Are you ready to suffer for the sake of Christ and the.....
The Job type sinner - PART 2
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 21 November 2020
Synopsis: This type of sinner has been living a blessed, God protected life and then Satan is allowed to touch them.
- People are shocked by what God allows to happen to this type of sinner.
- When God has.....
Answering your accusers
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 21 April 2019
Synopsis: 1 Peter 3:9-17. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.
On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, Whoever would.....
Suffering and persecution
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 25 November 2018
Synopsis: There are three root sources of suffering for us as Christians.
1) Our flesh: (our physical body with its desires, weakened by our sinful nature)
2) The World: (Society, the systems of government.....
Rejoice in suffering
Sermon by Mike Dabrowski on 9 September 2018
Synopsis: 2 Cor 1:3-5 (NKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those.....
Our response to suffering - Part 3
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 14 January 2018
Synopsis: We have examined some more purposes of suffering.
Now we will consider:
What is our response to suffering?
What is God’s response to our suffering?
The purpose of suffering - Part 2b
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 17 December 2017
Synopsis: We will now examine some more purposes of suffering.
1) Suffering crucifies the flesh and focuses us on the truly important things.
2) Suffering teaches us to rely on God, not on self.
The purpose of suffering - Part 2a
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 27 November 2017
Synopsis: Buddhism sees suffering as inevitable and without purpose. To escape it, we must cease to exist.
In contrast, Christianity sees suffering as inevitable, but as serving a divine purpose.
The inevitability of suffering - Part 1
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 19 November 2017
Synopsis: The Bible acknowledges the issue of suffering as part of the human condition.
The book of Job, one of the longer books in the Bible, is dedicated solely to the question of suffering. Likewise the.....
Persecution and God's provision
Sermon by Rudi Korda on 5 November 2017
Synopsis: Challenges facing foreign missionaries and Christian converts in countries hostile to the gospel and how God undertakes and provides.
God's will and our desires - Part 6
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 30 April 2017
Synopsis: 2 Peter 3:9 God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Jesus' involvement in seeing this accomplished, culminated in His going to the.....
God meant it unto good
Sermon by Richard Bandawo on 24 July 2016
Synopsis: Genesis 50:15-21 (HCSB) 15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said to one another, “If Joseph is holding a grudge against us, he will certainly repay us for all the.....
Sermon by Tony Sham on 29 February 2016
Synopsis: James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 23 February 2014
Synopsis: Hebrews 12:4-12
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a.....
The Purpose of Suffering - Part 2
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 2 February 2014
Synopsis: “What is the purpose of suffering?”
- God speaks to us through suffering
- We learn obedience through suffering (to trust even when we don’t understand)
- To prevent spiritual pride
- In our.....
There is pain in the anointing - Part 2
Sermon by Brendan Bentley on 25 January 2014
Synopsis: Numbers 6:1-20 (KJV)
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite,.....
There is pain in the anointing
Sermon by Brendan Bentley on 2 October 2013
Synopsis: 1 Sam 4 (KJV) 10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. 11.....
Who the heck was Stephen
Sermon by Des Burrows on 2 June 2013
Synopsis: Our history is full of men and women that have made some contribution to history whether positive or negative
The persecuted church
Sermon by Lynne van Wyk on 11 November 2012
Synopsis: Hebrews 13:2: remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves are also in the body.
Life in the wilderness
Sermon by Richard Bandawo on 19 August 2012
Synopsis: The wilderness was – and still is – the setting for divine acts of grace: revelation, protection, and preparation.
The wilderness has always been the setting for intense encounters with God;
Sermon by Lynne van Wyk on 25 March 2012
Synopsis: Habakkuk 1:2-3 How long, O LORD, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate.....
The Purpose of Suffering
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 August 2010
Synopsis: The Bible gives a good deal of attention to the reality of suffering.
It does not regard it as an illusion as some religions and sects do, nor deal with it superficially.
CAN SUFFERING BE GOD’S.....
Sermon by Mariette Korda on 11 October 2009
Synopsis: Mariette shares with the Brakpan assembly on what our attitude to trials should be based on the Word of God.
Trials have been designed by God that we may have victory, not for failure. God uses.....
Rising above the storm
Sermon by Leston Blackburn on 24 May 2009
Synopsis: Acts 27:21 After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves.....
Sermon by Leston Blackburn on 19 April 2009
Synopsis: 1 Kings 19:3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree,.....
The Kingdom of God 6A - Part 2 - Why does God allow suffering
Sermon by Gavin Paynter on 21 September 2008
Synopsis: The sixth parable of "The Pearl of Great Price" covers the period from approximately 1700 - 1900 AD or the "Missionary Church" including Wesley, Whitefield & the Methodists.
The second half of.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 27 July 2008
Synopsis: Sometimes in our trials and difficulties we feel isolated and alone. We may try and project an image that everything’s okay when inside we’re hurting.
In Jesus’ parable the storm came to both the.....
The day of trouble
Sermon by Sam Ennis on 20 July 2008
Synopsis: Trouble comes to everyone. Knowing God does not prevent trouble coming into your life. In the story Jesus related about the wise and foolish builders, the same storm that came to the foolish man.....
The persecuted church
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 15 June 2008
Synopsis: Heb 13:3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
The second cross
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 23 March 2008
Synopsis: This message doesn’t focus on the cross where Jesus died, but on the cross where we must die.
Many believe and preach the first cross but deny the second cross.
Instead of a throne for the one.....
Sermon by Julio Da Silva on 14 October 2007
Synopsis: Jesus instructs the Philadelphian church to “Hold on”. We too must hold on to His Word and His Name and we will receive the promised crown.
Rev 3:8-11 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before.....
Whales and worms
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 16 November 2005
Synopsis: In the account of Jonah God prepared 5 things:
(1) A storm,
(2) A great fish,
(3) A vine,
(4) A worm,
(5) A wind.
Learn from the worm – rather than from the whale.
This is a look at.....
God of the mountains and the valleys
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 4 November 2001
Synopsis: We want to always live on the mountains but it’s in the valleys that things grow. Do you want to be made better or bitter by your valley experiences?
1 Kings 20: 23 Meanwhile, the officials of.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 27 August 2000
Synopsis: God tested his people repeatedly on their journey from Egypt to Canaan. How can we apply this to our lives? We look at just 3 of the tests:
(1) The test of Baptism (death to self),
CH 1-2 - Christian Foundations
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 17 January 2000
Synopsis: The true disciple will join in Jesus mission.
John 15:8,16 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples…. You did not choose me, but I chose you and.....
Sermon by John Ward on 20 December 1998
Synopsis: The faith that we have in this day and age is on trial.
1 Pet 1: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 22 March 1998
Synopsis: Are you prepared to push through the crowd to touch Jesus – or do you expect everything to land in your lap just because you show up at church?
Mark 5: 24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd.....
Sermon by Ken Paynter on 16 February 1997
Synopsis: Sometimes God allows crises in our lives to get us on our knees.
A look at some things that hinders our prayers from being answered.
Caught in a crisis
Sermon by Leston Blackburn on 13 March 1994
Synopsis: The best time to see where you are spiritually is in a crisis. Different people respond differently.
Are we like Mary who was distracted by distress or Martha whose faith was diminished by her.....
The Church Triumphant under Communism
Sermon by Richard Wurmbrand on
Synopsis: Wurmbrand, who passed through the penal facilities of Craiova, Gherla, the Danube-Black Sea Canal, Vacaresti, Malmaison, Cluj, and ultimately Jilava, spent three years in solitary confinement. His.....
How to forgive
Sermon by Corrie Ten Boom on
Synopsis: Corrie Ten Boom's family sheltered Jews in Holland during the Holocaust.
She subsequently lost her freedom, her dignity, and her beloved sister and father in the Nazi concentration camps. In God’s.....
SUFFERING AND PROSPERITY
Sermon by Warren Paynter on
Synopsis: Wherever we look today we see SIN, SICKNESS and POVERTY.
The QUESTION which arises in our minds is this: IS ALL THIS THE WILL OF GOD? HAS THIS STATE ALWAYS PREVAILED?
The ANSWER to both these.....