Monday, October 26, 2009

Being Found Faithful When Trials Come

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been proved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.  James 1:12

Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.  Revelation 2:10

I - Perserverance Is Necessary For Spiritual  Maturity
We have a lot of spiritual immaturity today. God wants us to grow up in the fullness of the stature of the image of Jesus Christ. Tribulation or trials bring patience. Patience brings spiritual maturity. God doesn't immediately answer our prayers, because He wants us to mature in the trial.

II - Perserverance Is Necessary For Personal Victory
Paul is preaching about the wonderful victory we have in Jesus. You have to perservere to know personal victory. You can rejoice in the midnight hour! 2 Cor 4:8-9

III - Perserverance Is Necessary For Spiritual Prosperity
How long should you be faithful? Revelation says until death or the Lord comes. James 5:7

IV - Perserverance Is Necessary For Spiritual Tranquility
All of us want peace in our lives. When you refuse to be deterred, you will find that God always keeps His Promises.

Jesus is the lilly in the valley.

Greenwell Springs Baptist Church
Sunday, October 25


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