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The Trials of Faith 1. 2 Hebrews 12:4-6 3 J ESUS M AN OF S ORROWS Acquainted with grief during His life, Lk. 9:58; 11:53-54 Acquainted with grief during.

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1 The Trials of Faith 1

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3 Hebrews 12:4-6 3

4 J ESUS M AN OF S ORROWS Acquainted with grief during His life, Lk. 9:58; 11:53-54 Acquainted with grief during His sufferings (death), Acts 1:3; Lk. 9:22 –Hurtful attitudes and faithless actions, Isa. 53:4 –Crucifixion, Isa. 53:5 –Set example, 1 Pet. 2:20-24 –Finally, rest and peace, 2 Ths. 1:6-7; Rev. 14:12-13 Isaiah 53:3 4

5 The trials of keeping the right priorities, Mk. 10: (Matt. 6:33-34) –Sacrifice, Mk. 10:28-29; Gal. 2:20 Selfishness rejects sacrifice for personal satisfaction Ex. Attending worship Ex. Bible reading John 16:33, 1-4; 15:18-21 Did not promise us a rose garden, but a Garden of Gethsemane! Matt. 26:36-46 J ESUS P ROMISED T RIALS OF F AITH 5

6 The trials of keeping the RIGHT PRIORITIES, Mk. 10: (Matt. 6:34) –Evaluate true riches, Mk. 10:23-28; 1 Tim. 6:6-10 Materialism rejects priority’s painful sacrifices for immediate profit and pleasure, Heb. 11:25 Ex. Gambling, Heb. 13:5 J ESUS P ROMISED T RIALS OF F AITH John 16:33, 1-4; 15:18-21 Did not promise us a rose garden, but a Garden of Gethsemane! Matt. 26:

7 The trials of PERSECUTION, 1 Pet. 3:13-14 –Threats from the faithless try to silence the truth, Acts 4:18-20 Gospel preaching against immorality called “hate speech” Are you ready for the trials of persecution? Acts 21:12-14 John 16:33, 1-4; 15:18-21 Did not promise us a rose garden, but a Garden of Gethsemane! Matt. 26:36-46 J ESUS P ROMISED T RIALS OF F AITH 7

8 The trials of PERSEVERANCE, Matt. 10:21-22 (24:12-13) –Repetitive nature of trials is a great test of faith Satan keeps probing for a weak spot to exploit Family (Matt. 10:21)? Fear of men (Matt. 10:22)? –Do not grow weary doing good, Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 16:13 John 16:33, 1-4; 15:18-21 Did not promise us a rose garden, but a Garden of Gethsemane! Matt. 26:36-46 J ESUS P ROMISED T RIALS OF F AITH 8

9  We are more than conquerors through Christ, Rom. 8:35-37  Christ is our Defender, Rom. 8:38-39  Christ paved the trail through the dark shadow of trials and trouble to make a clear path to the Father, Heb. 2:10; 12:2 9


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