The Value of Trials and Suffering
What are some lessons that we can learn in the midst of our trials? These lessons add significant value to our trials and suffering. Are you and I learning all we can with the trials that God has us in the midst of right now?
0:00 - Brief note and opening prayer.
1:03 - Start of study.
6:48 - 1 - Trials are intended for our good to conform us to be more like Christ.
11:35 - Do not lose the benefit to be paid in a trial.
13:20 - 2- Trials promote our obedience and keep us from going astray.
17:54 - 3- Trials are a tool used by God to discipline and enable us to share in His holiness.
23:26 - 4 - Trials test the genuineness of our faith.
30:00 - 5 - Trials produce endurance in the testing of our faith.
40:39 - 6 - Faithfully enduring trials bring forth joy and receiving the crown of life.
42:10 - 7 - Trials produce greater light and comfort from God's Word.
46:16 - 8 - Trials produce assurance in the Christian's life.
47:39 - A John Newton quote on suffering.
50:07 - 9 - God designs trials to prove His grace is sufficient.
54:51 - 10 - Trials allow us to share Christ's sufferings which prepare us for glory.
1:01:31 - 11 - Trials show us how desperately we need God.
1:06:25 - Four more brief points that I did not have time to develop.
1:07:57 - Question - For young people, how do they primarily not view their trials correctly?
1:10:06 - Question - Can you expound on how you have not gained something from a trial?
1:13:57 - Question - What about falling into self-pity while being in a trial?
1:15:18 - Closing hymn - I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow - John Newton
|Date||Jul 2, 2021|