When we begin to walk with God, we assume life will be good and everything will start going our way. But Satan is a real influence in this world, and he opposes God and all who would turn to him. This message looks at how to discern his influence in your life and stand against his attacks.
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 // [outline]
Sometimes our circumstances are too bitter for us to hope that things will ever be different. This message shows how God provides for our comfort and how we can welcome His involvement in our lives.
Isaiah 40:1-8 // [outline]
Trials are an unavoidable part of life. But they’re all the more painful when we don’t see them coming. For God’s people, the Bible describes both salvation and suffering as gifts of a gracious God who loves us. Understanding God’s purpose in trials can give hope and strength in the face of our challenges.
When difficulties hit, it’s easy to blame God and ask why He allowed them. But it’s only as we start asking what His purposes in our suffering might be that we begin to grasp God’s good plan for us.
Philippians 1:12-18 // [outline]
The storms of life often take us by surprise. We feel abandoned by God and struggle to make sense of what’s happening. This message looks at how God meets us in those storms and can change us through them if we respond to the help that He gives.
John 6:16-21 // [outline]