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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Greater Trials



This week we will look at nine possible answers using Scripture to answer the question: Why Do Christians Have to Suffer?

Answer 8. To strengthen you for greater trials.

2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Hebrews 11:33-34 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

The more you are tested and refined by trials, the more effective you’ll be in serving the Lord.

Be wise today always – give thanks and praise through the trials.