Troubled But Not Distressed, 2 Cor 4:8

Troubled But Not Distressed 2 Cor. 4:8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO How was Paul able to be troubled but not distressed? When most of us are troubled, we get very distressed.  Here’s how our life generally goes.  Things are rocking along pretty smoothly.  Then trouble starts to build and we start...

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I Take Pleasure in Distresses, 2 Cor 12:10

How could Paul say, “I take pleasure in distresses” and really mean it?  Paul could say that he took pleasure in distresses because, when he was in distress, he received from the Lord:  Grace – 2 Cor 12:9-10 “I take pleasure in… distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am...

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The People Were Distressed, 1 Sam 13:6

In 1 Sam 13, Saul was the king of Israel.  He had reigned 2 years when Jonathan and the thousand men who were with him smote a garrison of the Philistines [1 Sam 13:2-3].  The Philistines retaliated by gathering themselves together to fight with Israel [1 Sam 13:5].  There were...

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When Your Spirit is Overwhelmed, Ps 142:1-7

In Ps 142:3, David wrote, “my spirit was overwhelmed within me.”  In Ps 142:6, he said, “I am brought very low.”  A fair number of good people whom I know are overwhelmed right now.  There seems to be an oppressive spirit attempting to discourage and defeat good men and women. ...

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Rebels Against the Words of God, Ps 107:10-15

Rebels Against the Words of God Ps. 107:10-15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When men become rebels against the words of the Lord [Ps 107:11] and contemn the counsel of the most High, they find themselves in ever increasing trouble.  Once the trouble starts it only gets worse with time.  Rebels against...

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Deliver Us Only Jud. 10:6-16

Deliver Us Only Jud. 10:6-16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When Israel finally had enough of the oppression from their enemies, they cried to God and said, Deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.  Their desperate cry to the Lord to deliver them is so typical of sinners caught in sin....

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Israel’s Failure in Canaan, Num 32:10-12

When Israel had the opportunity to enter Canaan the first time, they encountered some problems that set them back and caused them to wander in the wilderness for forty years.  Then when they finally made it into the land, they encountered a couple more problems that caused them unnecessary grief...

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David Was Greatly Distressed 1 Sam 30:1-10

David Was Greatly Distressed 1 Sam. 30 :1-19 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When David went to the Philistines to get away from Saul’s constant attempts to kill him, he allied himself with Achish.  Achish gave him and his men Ziklag as their city to dwell in.  After nearly one and a...

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David Encouraged Himself in the Lord 1Sam. 30:1-6

David Encouraged Himself in the Lord 1Sam. 30:1-6 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO David was shocked when he saw Ziklag burned.  His family was gone, his city was burned, his possessions were stolen, his men were against him and he was away from his country.  He was literally all alone.  He was...

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