Sermon Topic: Suffering

The Baptism in Blood

Date: September 11th, 1977  |  Scripture: Matthew 20:20-23  |  Topics: Baptism, Blood, Christ, Martyrdom, Suffering

Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshiping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. And he saith uContinue Reading

The Touch of an Angel’s Hand

Date: December 11th, 1977  |  Scripture: Acts 12:1-11  |  Topics: Herod, James, Persecution, Peter, Suffering

Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was madeContinue Reading

Scars For the Lord

Date: March 5th, 1978  |  Scripture: Galatians 6:1-17  |  Topics: Obedience, Paul, Persecution, Scars, Suffering

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word coContinue Reading

The Cross and the Crown

Date: April 8th, 1979  |  Scripture: John 18:33-37  |  Topics: Cross, Crown, Persecution, Suffering

Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingContinue Reading

The Cross and the Crown

Date: April 8th, 1979  |  Scripture: 1 Peter 1:10-13  |  Topics: Cross, Crown, Persecution, Suffering

Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy GhostContinue Reading

My Personal Experiences In Seeing, Hearing Dr. Truett

Date: May 6th, 1979  |  Scripture: Acts 20:28  |  Topics: Dr. Truett, FBC-Dallas, Obedience, Suffering

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Suffering and Sacrifice

Date: December 7th, 1980  |  Scripture: Luke 22:44  |  Topics: Communion, Death, Riches, Ruler, Sacrifice, Suffering

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Jesus Our Lord – His Hands

Date: April 15th, 1981  |  Scripture: John 20:25  |  Topics: Hands, Healing, Jesus, Suffering

The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Jesus Our Lord – His Tears

Date: April 16th, 1981  |  Scripture: John 11:35  |  Topics: Comfort, Jesus, Suffering, Sympathy, Tears

Jesus wept.

Jesus Our Lord: His Wounds

Date: April 17th, 1981  |  Scripture: John 19:31-32  |  Topics: Blood, Crucifixion, Suffering, Wounds

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.