Link to sermons on topic: SUFFERING


SERMON TOPIC: Answering your accusers

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 21 April 2019

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Suffering and persecution

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 25 November 2018

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Rejoice in suffering

BY: Mike Dabrowski ON: 9 September 2018

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Our response to suffering - Part 3

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 January 2018

Sermon 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?

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SERMON TOPIC: The purpose of suffering - Part 2b

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 December 2017

Sermon 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. 3) In.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The purpose of suffering - Part 2a

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 27 November 2017

Sermon 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. 1).....

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SERMON TOPIC: The inevitability of suffering - Part 1

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 19 November 2017

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Persecution and God's provision

BY: Rudi Korda ON: 5 November 2017

Sermon synopsis: Challenges facing foreign missionaries and Christian converts in countries hostile to the gospel and how God undertakes and provides.

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SERMON TOPIC: God's will and our desires - Part 6

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 30 April 2017

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: God meant it unto good

BY: Richard Bandawo ON: 24 July 2016

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Perseverance

BY: Tony Sham ON: 29 February 2016

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Purpose of Suffering - Part 1 (Punjabi)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 11 August 2014

Sermon synopsis: "The Purpose of Suffering" - Part 1 translated into Punjabi.

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SERMON TOPIC: Discipline

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 23 February 2014

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Purpose of Suffering - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 February 2014

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: There is pain in the anointing - Part 2

BY: Brendan Bentley ON: 25 January 2014

Sermon 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,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: There is pain in the anointing

BY: Brendan Bentley ON: 2 October 2013

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Who the heck was Stephen

BY: Des Burrows ON: 2 June 2013

Sermon synopsis: Our history is full of men and women that have made some contribution to history whether positive or negative

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SERMON TOPIC: The persecuted church

BY: Lynne van Wyk ON: 11 November 2012

Sermon 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.

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SERMON TOPIC: Life in the wilderness

BY: Richard Bandawo ON: 19 August 2012

Sermon 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; It.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Trials

BY: Lynne van Wyk ON: 25 March 2012

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The persecuted church

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 14 November 2010

Sermon synopsis: The persecuted church

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SERMON TOPIC: Why does God allow suffering

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 7 November 2010

Sermon synopsis: Why does God allow suffering?

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SERMON TOPIC: The Purpose of Suffering

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 August 2010

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Trials

BY: Mariette Korda ON: 11 October 2009

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Rising above the storm

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 24 May 2009

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Storms

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 19 April 2009

Sermon 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,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Kingdom of God 6A - Part 2 - Why does God allow suffering

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 21 September 2008

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Persecution

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 27 July 2008

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The day of trouble

BY: Sam Ennis ON: 20 July 2008

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The persecuted church

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 15 June 2008

Sermon 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.

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SERMON TOPIC: The second cross

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 23 March 2008

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 2 - Persecution and heresy

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 October 2007

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hold On

BY: Julio Da Silva ON: 14 October 2007

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 1 - The good seed and the inevitability of persecution

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 7 October 2007

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The parables, if understood, reveal the secrets of “the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 13:10-11). The 7 parables refer to 7 church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Whales and worms

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 16 November 2005

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: God of the mountains and the valleys

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 4 November 2001

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: God's tests

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 27 August 2000

Sermon 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), (2) Turning.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Trials

BY: John Ward ON: 20 December 1998

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Touching Jesus

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 22 March 1998

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The In-Between Times

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 23 March 1997

Sermon synopsis: The In-Between Times

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SERMON TOPIC: Prayer

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 16 February 1997

Sermon 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.

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SERMON TOPIC: Caught in a crisis

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 13 March 1994

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: SUFFERING AND PROSPERITY

BY: Warren Paynter ON:

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church Triumphant under Communism

BY: Richard Wurmbrand ON:

Sermon 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.....

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SERMON TOPIC: How to forgive

BY: Corrie Ten Boom ON:

Sermon 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.....

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