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Suffering/Trials Sermon Illustrations

Illustration Title Illustration Author
  • A Song in the Heart Our Daily Bread, Monday, May 23
  • A Touch of Wonder Source unknown
  • Afflictions Sanctified by the Word Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • ALS Syndrome James Dobson, New Man, October, 1994, p. 36
  • Annie Johnson Flint Song Writer Our Daily Bread, March-May, 1996, p. for March 30
  • Answered Prayers V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 103
  • Are You Okay? Reader's Digest, July, 1994, p. 64
  • Attention-Getter Keith L. Brooks, Essential Themes, (Moody Press, Chicago; 1974), pp. 92-93
  • Be Not Terrified by Adversity Minutes a Day, Vol. 24, Christopher Books, quoted in Bits & Pieces, March 2, 1995, pp. 14-16
  • Called to Suffer Robert Murray McCheyne
  • Choose God's Will Oswald Chambers
  • Counted Worthy V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 131
  • Cradles of Eminence Holy Sweat, Tim Hansel, 1987, Word Books Publisher, p. 134
  • Deep Roots Our Daily Bread
  • Eagle's Nest Today in the Word, June 11, 1989
  • Elizabeth Prentiss's Story Tom White, "Living Testimonies," The Voice of the Martyrs, July, 1998, p. 2
  • Forgive Me When I Whine Source unknown
  • Four I Will's Source unknown
  • God Hath Not Promised Source unknown
  • Gold Source unknown
  • Good Timber Douglas Malloch, quoted in Resource, Sept./Oct., 1992, p. 7
  • He Becomes the Light in the Darkness Our Daily Bread, August 19, 1997
  • He Never Fails Source unknown
  • His Billows (Psalm 42:7) - Annie Johnson FlintV. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 142
  • How American's Deal with Suffering Gary Inrig, A Call to Excellence, (Victor Books, a division of SP Publ., Wheaton, Ill; 1985), p. 119
  • How Lucky Can I Be? Today in the Word, March 19, 1995
  • How Satan Brings Sickness and Suffering C. Peter Wagner, How to Have a Healing Ministry Without Making Your Church Sick!, (Regal Books, Ventura, CA; 1988), pp. 109-110
  • Hymn Writer, George Neumark Our Daily Bread, Friday, May 8
  • In Ordinary Times We Get Along Suprisingly Well Dorothy Sayers, Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World
  • It Was Your House Source unknown
  • It's Better Higher Up Our Daily Bread
  • Lift Your Empty Hands to Me Author unknown
  • Many Unanswered Questions Our Daily Bread, December 7
  • Missionary Going Through Great Trials Oasis Books, Logan, Utah
  • Morals of the Story Source unknown
  • My Web of Life Source unknown
  • No Scar? From TOWARD JERUSALEM by Amy Carmichael. Used by permission of the publishers, Society for Promotion of Christian Knowledge, London
  • Nontranscendent Religious Options A. J. Conyers, The Eclipse of Heaven, (InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois), p. 66
  • Oh Lord, Let Me Be a Potato Guideposts
  • Once I Heard a Song H.G.B., Our Daily Bread, Friday, February 6
  • Out of the Darkness Source unknown
  • Pass Through the Fire Tim Hansel, You Gotta Keep Dancin,' David C. Cook, 1985, p. 87
  • Passing Through V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 77
  • Peace Perfect Peace Bishop E. H. Bickersteth
  • Problems Source unknown
  • Quote Quoted in Herlooms, quoted in Reflections, Christianity Today, June 16, 1997, p. 45
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  • Reasons for Human Suffering? The Billy Graham Christian Worker's Handbook, (Minneapolis: World Wide Publ., 1984), pp. 223-225
  • Response to an Insurance Company Source unknown
  • Ruined Handkerchief Today in the Word, May, 1989
  • Sakharov's Memoirs Today in the Word, Moody Bible Institute, January, 1991, p. 34
  • Shaping the Stone Our Daily Bread
  • Sometimes the Struggle Is What We Need Beth Landers
  • Story of the Three Trees Source unknown
  • Suffering and Adversity Source unknown
  • Suffering for Christ From the Book of 750 Bible and Gospel Studies, 1909, George W. Noble, Chicago
  • Suffering Gets our Attention Yancey, Where is God When it Hurts?, p. 58,
  • Surgery Better than Retardation Today in the Word, March 16, 1993
  • Thank God for Your Thorns Our Daily Bread, Thursday, April 14
  • Thank You for My Hurting Miracles of Courage, Monica Dickens, 1985
  • The Acid Test Our Daily Bread, January 28, 1997
  • The Bells of Heaven Focus on the Family, September, 1993, p. 3
  • The Father Knows Best Source Unknown
  • The Greatest Blessing Our Daily Bread, Thursday, February 21
  • The Things God Has Planned Source unknown
  • The Vine and the Oak Today in the Word, April, 1989, p. 17
  • The Wax Was Softened Source unknown
  • Things You Don't Want to Hear During Surgery Source unknown
  • Tribulation From The Problem of Pain; used by permission of William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd. quoted in Daily Walk, May 16/17, 1992
  • Trust Author unknown
  • Unless You Repent You Shall Perish Morning Glory, January 21, 1994
  • Until You Know the Whole Story In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado, Word Publishing, 1991, pp. 144-147
  • Victor Frankl Source unknown
  • We Are Chosen Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 223When William Sangster was told he was dying of progressive muscular atrophy, he made four resolutions and faithfully kept them:
  • We are Not God's, We are Creatures J. I. Packer, Hot Tub Religion, (Living Books, Tyndale House Publ., Inc., Wheaton, Ill; 1987), pp. 19-21
  • We Saw Your Smoke Signal John Yates, Falls Church, Virginia, quoted in Leadership, Winter Quarter, 1992, p. 57
  • Weaving Source unknown
  • Welcome Cross Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • What Became of the Twelve Disciples? Source unknown
  • What Problems and Determination Will Do Source unknown
  • Where Would You Be If You Could Read or Write Bits and Pieces, June 24, 1993, p. 23
  • Why Me? Dr. Dale Turner, quoted in MSC Health Action News, Vol. XVII, No. 11, Nov./Dec., 1997, p. 1
  • Why? Today in the Word, April 18, 1992
  • Wounded Bird Our Daily Bread
  • You Need Not Fear Source unknown
  • A Happy Home Was Restored Source Unknown
  • Be Not Terrified by Adversity Three Minutes a Day, Vol. 24, Christopher Books, quoted in Bits & Pieces, March 2, 1995, pp. 14-16
  • Blessings of the Gospel Martin Luther, quoted in Closer Walk, July, 1988, p. 9
  • Cast Your Burden on the Lord
  • Command to be Filled Robert Schmidgall
  • Conquering Mount Everest Doing Your Part, Gene Getz, Regal, 1984, pp. 152-3
  • Counted Worthy #NAME?
  • Finding Men for Christ altered from Finding Men for Christ by George Dempster, (London: Hodder & Stroughton, 1935). Quoted in Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing, pp. 85-94
  • God Has Promised Strength for the Day Source Unknown
  • Good News and Bad News Source Unknown
  • Good Timber Douglas Malloch, quoted in Resource, Sept./Oct., 1992, p. 7
  • Grace Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986, p. for March 20
  • Grenade Exploded in His Face The Gift of Honor, Gary Smalley & John Trent, Ph.D., pp. 56-58
  • He Brought Me Here Andrew Murray, quoted in Though the Mountains Shake, by Amy Carmichael, p. 12
  • He Never Fails J. S. Baxter, in Explore The Book
  • His Billows Flint V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 142
  • Hit a Deer In a Race Source Unknown
  • How Lucky Can I Be Today in the Word, March 19, 1995
  • How You Can Tell When It's Going to be a Rotten Day Author Unknown
  • Hush Child, God Ain't Dead James DeLoach, associate pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Houston, quoted in When God Was Taken Captive, W. Aldrich, Multnomah, 1989, p. 24
  • I Humbly Bless God Richard Baxter in Reliquiae Baxterianae; or Narrative of His Life and Times, I, 21. Quoted in Christianity Today, March 9, 1992, p. 45
  • I'll Wait Till I Get Home Our Daily Bread, December 7
  • It Is Well With My Soul Today in the Word, July, 1989, p. 27
  • Keep Your Mouth Shut Source Unknown
  • Legend of a King and a Heavy Stone Our Daily Bread, April 9, 1998
  • Let in the Light of Heaven Today in the Word, September, 1989, p. 16
  • Life of Bethoven Swindoll, Charles, "Hand Me Another Brick," pp. 190-191
  • Missionary Family Going Through Great Trial Oasis Books, Logan, Utah
  • My Life Is But a Weaving Source Unknown
  • My Prayer Source Unknown
  • Never Able to Sing Again Our Daily Bread, January 15
  • Our Daily Bread, Friday, May 8No Scar? From TOWARD JERUSALEM by Amy Carmichael. Used by permission of the publishers, Society for Promotion of Christian Knowledge, London
  • Out of the Darkness #NAME?
  • Passing Through - Annie Johnson FlintV. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 77
  • Press On Christine Dallman, The Quiet Hour, December, 1997-February, 1998, p. 80
  • Pressed Source Unknown
  • Quick Children Run Swindoll, The Quest for Character, Multnomah, p. 192
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  • Sir Walter Scott Paid Off His Debts Bits & Pieces, August 20, 1992, Papp. 16-18
  • Smoke Signal John Yates, Falls Church, Virginia, quoted in Leadership, Winter Quarter, 1992, p. 57
  • Sprinkler Hose Reader's Digest, March, 1993, p. 123
  • Strength Grows Only By Exertion Craig Brian Larson
  • Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones Source Unknown
  • Sucked In, Washed Up, and Blown Over In the Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado, Word Publishing, 1991, p. 11
  • Thanked God He Could Do the Work Over Again Source Unknown
  • The Answered Prayers - Annie Johnson FlintV. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapid; 1962), p. 103
  • The Greatest Blessing Our Daily Bread, Thursday, February 21
  • The Hills Look Higher Than They Are Douglas Malloch
  • The Lord Directs to Put Your Security In Him Source Unknown
  • The More Iron Is worked the More It Is Worth Our Daily Bread, February 23
  • The Stones and Bumps We Step On Source Unknown
  • Three Trees Source Unknown
  • Tribulation From The Problem of Pain; used by permission of William Collins Sons and Co., Ltd. quoted in Daily Walk, May 16/17, 1992
  • Trouble Source Unknown
  • Water In the Middle of the Bed Reader's Digest, March, 1993, p. 123
  • We Must Encounter Adversity Thomas a' Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
  • Welcome Cross Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • What a Friend We Have In Jesus Source Unknown
  • When God Want's to Make a Man &md;Author Unknown
  • When Things Go Wrong Bruce Carlson, Funny Times (November &ls;95), Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Quoted in Reader's Digest
  • Wisdom of Trusting God Through Trial Our Daily Bread, January 3, 1995
  • Working the Gold #NAME?
  • You'll Just Have to Trust God for the Rest Source Unknown
  • Trials The New Unger's Bible Handbook, Merrill F. Unger, Revised by Gary N. Larson, Moody Press, Chicago, 1984, p. 419