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Charles Stanley http://www.suffering.net/afflict.htm

Many think this is a hard saying: “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Jesus,” but it will be much harder to hear those final words: “Depart from me, (you) cursed, into everlasting fire.”

When the Lord Jesus comes in judgement, all the servants of the cross who conformed themselves to Jesus crucified will approach Christ the judge with full confidence. Why do we then fear to carry the cross?

In the cross we have salvation; in the cross we have life; in the cross we have protection from our enemies. In the cross alone we find our eternal salvation and hope of everlasting life.

We take up our cross, therefore, and follow Jesus, and we will pass into unending life. Everything is funded on the cross and everything depends on our taking up the cross. There is no other way to life and interior peace except the holy way of the cross and our daily dying to self.

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When I first became a Christian, I studied under a guy named R.B. Theime because he has a free booklet and cassette tape ministry. I later concluded that he had to much of a militant personality and he went a little stray doctrinally. BUT one of the most influential booklets I have ever had was from Doctor Theime simply called “Christian Suffering”. From this I learned a very important principle that Theime coined “Momentum Testing” which asserts that while God is omniscient know all things, He allows us to have set backs, afflictions, challenges and adversities SO THAT WE know where we are in our relationship with him. AND ALSO to bring us maturity and THE NEXT LEVAL of responsibility and relationship with Him.

Theime also coined a term that RADICALLY INSULTS MODERN MAN,, “Suffering for Blessing”. WHY?? Simply because the modern CHRISTIAN has, for the most part, turned FROM TRUTH TO MYTHS and LIES TAUGHT BY DEMONS.

To help others see the value in Christian Suffering, I did some research a couple of years ago and posted a couple of pages of really good resource on Christian Suffering. I am a Member of a MSN groups called Christians Who Are Hurting. I posted this page of links there about two years ago and they are fixin to close due to MSN shutting down their OLD groups and starting new ones.

THEREFORE I am posting these pages over here.

THE VIDEO ABOVE IS AN HOUR LONG but may be the best video on healing ever made. Called “SIGNS AND WONDERS Movement EXPOSED” part two is on this post. PART ONE IS HERE with much more Christian suffering material.

I found this collection of articles and media on depression and grief on monergism.com also.

Depression & Grief
Multimedia | Essays
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“And, better still, Jesus will be in all these trials, and prove sufficient for them all. We shall hear in the midst ‘of the great fight of afflictions’ the sound of our Master’s footsteps. He Himself has passed through these flames, braved these floods, and bowed His guiltless head to these storms. He comes to us as He did to His disciples in the very midst of the tempest, and says, ‘Fear not, it is I, be not afraid.’
—John R. MacDuff commenting on Isaiah 43:2.
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The Bow in the Cloud, by John R. MacDuff – For those who grieve, start here! -designed specifically to comfort the grieving Christian.
Keeping the Heart by John Flavel

MultimediaDozens of Audio Lectures on Suffering, Pain and Sin by Steve Brown MP3s Founder and President of Key Life Network, and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FLHow to Handle Anger by Jay Adams MP3
Dealing with Depression by Jay Adams MP3Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

Free MP3 Downloads
(Desiring God Conference 2005)
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper MP3 | Read Manuscript | The Sovereignty of God and Ethnic-based Suffering by Carl Ellis MP3 | Outline
All the Good that is Ours in Christ”: Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do Us by Mark Talbot
MP3 | Outline
Christ’s Grace and Your Sufferings by David Powlison MP3
Sovereignty, Suffering, and the Work of Missions by Steve Saint MP3
Suffering for the Sake of . . . by Joni Eareckson Tada MP3
The Suffering of Christ and the Sovereignty of God John Piper MP3
 

 

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Encouragement for the Depressed! by C.H. Spurgeon
Comfort for the Desponding by C.H. Spurgeon
Devotions for Those Who Grieve by Charles Spurgeon
The Night Watches by John MacDuff
The First Bereavement
by John McDuff
More Writings by John McDuff
REVIVAL: The Depression and Revivification of Spiritual Life by Octavius Winslow
Comforting Thoughts of Heaven by Octavius Winslow
Go and Tell Jesus by Octavius Winslow
Bereavement, The Submission and Solace of Spiritual Life by Octavius Winslow
The Mission of Sorrow by Gardiner Spring
A BOOK FOR THE BEREAVED by John MacDuff, 1883
Christ in the Psalms by Henry Law
Comfort for Mourners by Henry Law
Behold Your God: Sustaining Principles Amid Dark Providences by Dean Allen
John Piper’s Sermons on Suffering @desiringgod ministries

Help For Those Who Grieve (Website) By Greg and Nan Wright
Helpful Resources for Depression and Suffering Extenisve!

Forum for Those Who Grieve

The Hope Within Us: Bringing Comfort to the Bereaved By Nan Wright
Illness and a Lifeview by Bob Smith
1. Illness in general seen from the perspective of a biblical world and life view.
2. Depression (as a specific example of an illness) 3. Symptoms

COUNSELING ON SUICIDE  by Dr. Richard Krejcir<O:P></O:P>

The Character of Enthusiasm
by Dr. Richard Krejcir<O:P></O:P>
The Character of Encouragement
by Dr. Richard Krejcir
Trusting God Even When We Don’t Understand Pastor Bob Gonzales Jr.,
A Letter Out of Grief: A Short Letter from a Puritan Pastor After the Deaths of All Three of His Children by Samuel Danforth

Music for the Grieving
Cyberhymnal: Grief and Suffering

Songs of Encouragement Hymns and choruses written by Greg Wright and others to encourage the grieving. |
Songs of Hope – The singer originally made these recordings to encourage a dying friend. Now they are posted on the web in realaudio and mp3 formats.
Music for the Soul
Music For The Soul is a nonprofit Christian ministry committed to providing healing through music and song.

Trail of Tears by B. K. Campbell
Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity
by John Piper
Counseling the Grieving by Rev. Charles Terpstra
The Cure of Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow, by Faith by Richard Baxter
Directions for Grief at the Death of Friends by Richard Baxter
What to Do When you get Depressed by Jay Adams
The Crisis of Elijah (1 Kings 19:4-14) by J. Hampton Keathley III, Th.M.
The War Within (Romans 7:14-25) by Bob Deffinbaugh
The Darkest Days of David’s Life (2 Samuel 16:20 — 19:8) by Bob Deffinbaugh, Th.M
The True Source of Joy (Luke 10:17-24) by Bob Deffinbaugh
What is that Good that All Things shall Work For? (Romans 8:28) by Ralph Erskine
Intimacy with God

from Horatius Bonar’s Follow the Lamb

by JJ Lim
A Letter Out of Grief: A Letter from a Puritan Pastor After the Deaths of His Children by Samuel Danforth

 

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more about “Signs And Wonders Movment Exposed – 1“, posted with vodpod

 

 

 

When I first became a Christian, I studied under a guy named R.B. Theime because he has a free booklet and cassette tape ministry. I later concluded that he had to much of a militant personality and he went a little stray doctrinally. BUT one of the most influential booklets I have ever had was from Doctor Theime simply called “Christian Suffering”. From this I learned a very important principle that Theime coined “Momentum Testing” which asserts that while God is omniscient knowing all things, He allows us to have set backs, afflictions, challenges and adversities SO THAT WE know where we are in our relationship with him. AND ALSO to bring us maturity and THE NEXT LEVAL of responsibility and relationship with Him.

Theime also coined a term that RADICALLY INSULTS MODERN MAN,, “Suffering for Blessing”. WHY?? Simply because the modern CHRISTIAN has, for the most part, turned FROM TRUTH TO MYTHS and LIES TAUGHT BY DEMONS.

To help others see the value in Christian Suffering, I did some research a couple of years ago and posted a couple of pages of really good resource on Christian Suffering. I am a Member of a MSN groups called Christians Who Are Hurting. I posted this page of links there about two years ago and they are fixin to close due to MSN shutting down their OLD groups and starting new ones.

THEREFORE I am posting these pages over here.

THE VIDEO ABOVE IS AN HOUR LONG but may be the best video on healing ever made. Called “SIGNS AND WONDERS Movement EXPOSED” part one is on this post. PART TWO IS HERE with many more Christian suffering material.

Theology of Suffering

“Frequently it is when we are crushed and devastated that the cross speaks most powerfully to us. The wounds of Christ then become Christ’s credentials. The world mocks, but we are assured of God’s love by Christ’s wounds.”   —D. A. Carson in How Long, O Lord?

“For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.” –Hebrews 2:18, NASB

Christ’s Holy Sufferings by Martin Luther
Luther’s Theology of the Cross by Carl R. Trueman
The School Of Suffering by John Newton
The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes New!
Against the Theology of Glory by R. Scott Clark
Affliction Sanctified by Richard Sibbes
Why Christ Suffered Max A Forsythe
CHRIST’S SYMPATHY TO WEARY PILGRIMS (some of Octavius Winslow’s best quotes)
Consider Jesus Thoughts for Daily Duty, Service, and Suffering by Octavius Winslow
The Problem of a Suffering Christian by A.W. Pink
Why Does God Allow Some of His Servants To Suffer So Grievously? by George McGuinness
Aint It Hard: Suffering & Hope in the Blues by William Edgar
A Pastoral Biblical-Theological Study of Suffering from Hebrews by C. R. Biggs
Singing The Blues with Jesus by Michael Horton
The Doctrine of Suffering By J. Hampton Keathley, III , Th.M.
Why Is There Suffering? By Sid Litke , Th.M.
Suffering is the Christian’s Path to Glory by Wil pounds
Religious Principles of the Scottish Martyrs by Dr. Andrew Symington
Making Sense Out Of Suffering Dr. Peter Kreeft

Sermons, Articles and Resources on Suffering by John Piper

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
Is There Any Comfort When There’s No Answer? by John Hannah MP3
Dozens of Downloadable Audio Lecture on Suffering, Pain and Sin
by Steve Brown
MP3s

The Global Priority of Our Glorious God by Russell D. Moore
A Pastoral Theology of Tragedy Tom Ascol
No More Pain by Winslow

The Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod by Thomas Brooks
“Holiness, the Fruit of the Chastening of Love” by Octavius Winslow
“Present Suffering Weighed with Future Glory” by Octavius Winslow
“The Chastening of Love”
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.” Rev. 3:19.
by Octavius Winslow
The Glory of Suffering–Studies in 1 Peter Bob Deffinbaugh
A Pastoral Theology of Tragedy by Tom Ascol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did Paul View His Suffering as an Apostle as Beneficial? by ABU
Suffering An Unspoken Sermon By B. K. Campbell
A Solace in Suffering: The Sovereignty of God (Romans 8:28) By Bob Deffinbaugh , Th.M.
The Great Giver by A.W. Pink
Affliction Sanctified by Richard Sibbs
Sickness, The Succor and Soothing of Spiritual Life
by Octavius Winslow
The Cry for a Reason in Suffering by Ravi Zacharias
The Sufferings and Death of Christ by Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)
Tried by Fire A.W. Pink
A New Perspective On Suffering (1Peter 4:12-19) The Reverend Bryn MacPhail
Hope and Holiness in A Hostile World by Steven J. Cole
JOY FROM THE PITS 1 Peter 1:6-9 by Steven J. Cole
The Suffering Servant: Isaiah 53 by Chaim
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Suffering Servant Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 by David Linden
In God’s Waiting Room “Learning Through Suffering” by Lehman Strauss, Litt.D., F.R.G.S.

Cheer Up, My Comrades by C.H. Spurgeon
Beloved, and yet Afflicted C.H. Spurgeon
The Divine Refuge by Charles Spurgeon
Suffering and Consolation by Charles Spurgeon
Cure for Heart-Ache by Charles Spurgeon
Joy in Life’s Hard Times by Charles Spurgeon
Liberty from the Fear of Death by Charles Spurgeon
Seasons of Darkness by Charles Spurgeon

Dealing with Suffering by John MacArthur
The Lessons from Suffering by John MacArthur
Facing the Future Without Fear by John MacArthur
Hope: An Anchor for the Future by John MacArthur
CNN LARRY KING WEEKEND — “September 11: Where Was God?” Aired September 29, 2001 – 9 pm ET with John MacArthur
Glory Through Suffering (1 Peter 2:21a) by John MacArthur
The Suffering Jesus: An Example for Every Christian (1 Peter 2:21b-23)
The Suffering Jesus: Our Substitute and Shepherd (1 Peter 2:24-25)
The Triumph of Christ’s Suffering (Part 1) (1 Peter 3:18a)
The Triumph of Christ’s Suffering (Part 2) (1 Peter 3:18b-20a)
The Triumph of Christ’s Suffering (Part 3) (1 Peter 3:20b-22)

More by John MacArthur
The Christian’s Duty in a Hostile World–Part 1 (1 Peter 4:7)
The Christian’s Duty in a Hostile World–Part 2 (1 Peter 4:7b-9)
The Christian’s Duty in a Hostile World–Part 3 (1 Peter 4:10-11)
The Fiery Trial–Part 1 (1 Peter 4:12-14)
The Fiery Trial–Part 2 (1 Peter 4:15-19)
The Christian’s Duty in a Hostile World–Part 1 (1 Peter 4:7a) STUDY GUIDE
The Christian’s Duty in a Hostile World–Part 2 (1 Peter 4:7b-9) STUDY GUIDE
The Christian’s Duty in a Hostile World–Part 3 (1 Peter 4:10-11) STUDY GUIDE
The Fiery Trial–Part 1 (1 Peter 4:12-14) STUDY GUIDE
The Fiery Trial–Part 2 (1 Peter 4:15-19) STUDY GUIDE

SERIES: The God Of All Comfort by Pastor David Legge
The God Of All Comfort
A Plan And Purpose In Our Pain

SERIES: As Sparks Flying Upward by Pastor David Legge
The Agonies Of Abraham
The Life Journey Of Jacob
The Jeopardy Of Joseph Pt1
The Jeopardy Of Joseph Pt2
The Exhaustion Of Elijah
Job’s Enigma
The Pain Of Paul

Does God Suffer?
Can God Suffer? Professor Gerald Bray
Divine Impassibility: Why Is It Suffering? By Paul Helm Emeritus Professor, University of London
How Does a Sovereign God Love? by John Piper
God Without Mood Swings Recovering the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility by Phillip R. Johnson
The Immutability of God by John MacDuff

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Why Didn’t God Stop the Process Before it Started, if He Knew of the Massive Suffering that Would Befall His Creatures? by Glenn Miller
Implications from Suffering, for the Character of God by Glenn Miller

Sickness by J. C. Ryle
Glorifying God in the Fire by George Whitefield
Why Christians Suffer by J. Hampton Keathley III
Good News For The Afflicted

Ministering to the Terminally Ill Rev Michael DeVries

Sermons By William Guthrie From:
Sermons in Times of Persecution in Scotland

Study Guide: “Benefiting from Life’s Trials” by John MacArthur
“The Purpose of Trials” (Selected Scriptures)
“From Trouble to Triumph–Part 1” (James 1:2, 12)
“From Trouble to Triumph–Part 2” (James 1:2-4)
“From Trouble to Triumph–Part 3” (James 1:5-12)
“Whose Fault is our Temptation?” (James 1:13-17)
“Born to Holiness” (James 1:18

http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/topic/suffering.

By P. G. Mathew, M.A., M.Div., Th.M. (5-part Series on Suffering)
Persecution
Documents on the Persecution of the Early Church from Original Sources
Essay on Persecution The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Their Blood Cries Out: Persecution of Christians Growing by Paul Marshall
Disciples of Christ Must Expect Persecution Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)
The Christian and Persecution David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Scriptures Regarding Persecution/Overcoming Faith

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