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1 Rejoicing In Suffering Romans 5:3-5. 2 Have You Ever Prayed: “Thank you, God, for my problems.”?

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1 1 Rejoicing In Suffering Romans 5:3-5

2 2 Have You Ever Prayed: “Thank you, God, for my problems.”?

3 3 List of Teen Problems AcneAcne BoysBoys Clobber (British for clothing)Clobber (British for clothing) DietDiet ExerciseExercise FriendsFriends GroomingGrooming HormonesHormones AcneAcne BoysBoys Clobber (British for clothing)Clobber (British for clothing) DietDiet ExerciseExercise FriendsFriends GroomingGrooming HormonesHormones

4 4 List of Adult Problems Job problemsJob problems Marriage in troubleMarriage in trouble Car / Plumbing / Appliance brokenCar / Plumbing / Appliance broken Not enough moneyNot enough money Can’t lose weightCan’t lose weight Kid problemsKid problems IllnessIllness Persecuted because of your ChristianityPersecuted because of your Christianity Job problemsJob problems Marriage in troubleMarriage in trouble Car / Plumbing / Appliance brokenCar / Plumbing / Appliance broken Not enough moneyNot enough money Can’t lose weightCan’t lose weight Kid problemsKid problems IllnessIllness Persecuted because of your ChristianityPersecuted because of your Christianity

5 5 University Problems My parents got a divorceMy parents got a divorce I have no boyfriend/ girlfriendI have no boyfriend/ girlfriend Dealing with my boyfriend/ girlfriendDealing with my boyfriend/ girlfriend I flunked a classI flunked a class I am sickI am sick I don’t know what I want to do with my lifeI don’t know what I want to do with my life My parents got a divorceMy parents got a divorce I have no boyfriend/ girlfriendI have no boyfriend/ girlfriend Dealing with my boyfriend/ girlfriendDealing with my boyfriend/ girlfriend I flunked a classI flunked a class I am sickI am sick I don’t know what I want to do with my lifeI don’t know what I want to do with my life

6 6 I don’t want any problems, Lord! Not all problems are good, but good can come from problems.Not all problems are good, but good can come from problems. Think Romans 8:28Think Romans 8:28 Not all problems are good, but good can come from problems.Not all problems are good, but good can come from problems. Think Romans 8:28Think Romans 8:28

7 7 Romans 5:3-5 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

8 8 Not only so, Not only in the positive…..Not only in the positive…..

9 9 Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

10 10 We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

11 11 but we –also rejoice-- Who is “we”?Who is “we”? Paul, the Romans, and me?Paul, the Romans, and me? Also---in addition to the first thingAlso---in addition to the first thing Who is “we”?Who is “we”? Paul, the Romans, and me?Paul, the Romans, and me? Also---in addition to the first thingAlso---in addition to the first thing

12 12 in our sufferings, because we know that suffering θλ ῖ ψις, εως, ἡ literally pressure, pressing togetherθλ ῖ ψις, εως, ἡ literally pressure, pressing together Tribulations, problemsTribulations, problems Not all suffering is good, but it can lead us to rejoiceNot all suffering is good, but it can lead us to rejoice θλ ῖ ψις, εως, ἡ literally pressure, pressing togetherθλ ῖ ψις, εως, ἡ literally pressure, pressing together Tribulations, problemsTribulations, problems Not all suffering is good, but it can lead us to rejoiceNot all suffering is good, but it can lead us to rejoice

13 13 produces perseverance; How much does it take for you to give up?How much does it take for you to give up? Steadfast enduranceSteadfast endurance How much does it take for you to give up?How much does it take for you to give up? Steadfast enduranceSteadfast endurance

14 14 4 perseverance, character; 4 perseverance, character; ProvennessProvenness Suffering proves that our faith is genuine.Suffering proves that our faith is genuine. Hardened like steelHardened like steel ProvennessProvenness Suffering proves that our faith is genuine.Suffering proves that our faith is genuine. Hardened like steelHardened like steel

15 15 and character, hope.

16 16 5 And hope does not disappoint us, Psalm 25:1-3 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; 2 in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

17 17 because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. An experience not an argumentAn experience not an argument Joel 2:26-29, “poured out”Joel 2:26-29, “poured out” Love and the Holy Spirit are often connected.Love and the Holy Spirit are often connected. An experience not an argumentAn experience not an argument Joel 2:26-29, “poured out”Joel 2:26-29, “poured out” Love and the Holy Spirit are often connected.Love and the Holy Spirit are often connected.

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19 19ProblemsPerseverance Character / Provenness Hope Hope Does Not Disappoint Us Because the love of God is poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit

20 20 Problems Prove Your Faith is Genuine. Can you thank God for your problems?Can you thank God for your problems? Do your problems teach you persistence and perseverance, thereby developing your character, giving you hope?Do your problems teach you persistence and perseverance, thereby developing your character, giving you hope? Can you thank God for your problems?Can you thank God for your problems? Do your problems teach you persistence and perseverance, thereby developing your character, giving you hope?Do your problems teach you persistence and perseverance, thereby developing your character, giving you hope?

21 21 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

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