THE TWELVE BIBLICAL PURPOSES FOR TESTING, TRIALS & TRIBULATION

BUILDING A 'HABITAT FOR DIVINITY'  

 

  I. Recognizing  the Essence of God's Habitat (Psalm 22:3)

 

 II. Reviving of God's Habitat (Philippians 4:4)

 

III. Responding within God's Habitat (James 1:2ff)

 

IV. Responding without God's Habitat (Job 2:9, 3:1ff)

 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE TWELVE BIBLICAL PURPOSES FOR TESTING, TRIALS & TRIBULATION

 

  1. God allows trials so that we might become stronger Christians (James 1:3,4) REASON #1 TO PTL!

 

  2. God allows trials so that we might bring honor to Christ at His Coming (I Peter 1:7) #2

 

  3. God allows trials so that we might bring glory to God (John 11:2-4)  #3

 

  4. God allows trials so that He might prove/test the real sincerityof our Christian joy (II Corinthians 8:2) #4

 

  5. God allows trials so that He might teach His children to depend upon Him alone (II Corinthians 1:9)  #5

 

  6. God allows trials so that we might use them to share the Gospel (Philippians 1:12, I Peter 3:15)  #6

 

  7. God allows trials so that we might comfort others (II Corinthians 1:4)  #7

 

  8. God allows trials so that we might be corrected by Him (Job 5:17; Proverb 3:11,12)  #8

 

  9. God allows trials so that He might teach us His Law (Psalm 94:12, 119:71)  #9

 

10. God allows trials so that He might pour His Spirit upon us (I Peter 4:14)  #10

 

11. God allows trials so that He might give us the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:10,11)  #11

 

12. God allows trials so that we might be partakers of His holiness (Hebrews 12:4-11)  #12

 

 

REMEMBER:

 

1. All trials, testing & tribulation will result in our good as we continue to love Him REGARDLESS! (Romans 8:28)

 

2. God's ultimate goal for us can only be accomplished as we learn to face the trials He allows with JOY!! (James 1:2)

 

3. God's ultimate goal for us is Christ-like MATURITY (I Peter 5:10; Hebrews 12:2)

 

4. God's place of JOY, NO OFFENCE, PEACE is abiding in Christ (John 15,16)


Rev. Larry Wolfe--Evangelist
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