Scripture: 1 Peter 1:6-7
Sermon Series: Words to Live by from an Old Fisherman!
Sermon by: Pastor Kip McKee
- Our Trials are BRIEF! (In comparison with Eternity...1 Peter 1:6)
- Our Trials are NECESSARY! (Hard Times come to EVERY Believer. How we view them is life changing! ...Philippians 3:10-11) (Hard Times teach us MORE about God's LOVE and CARE for us! ...Matthew 28:20) (Hard Times STRENGTHEN our Faith & increase our Service to God! We grow in our desire to serve God & in our ability to serve Him.)
- Our Trials are PURIFYING! (Our Trials have a PURPOSE! ...1 Peter 1:7) (Our trials prove that God will NEVER FAIL US!)
- Our Trials IMPACT Eternity! (Our Trials can bring God PRAISE, HONOR & GLORY! ...1 Peter 1:7) (Our Privilege as Christians is to GLORIFY God in all we do. How we respond to trials can GLORIFY God in a major way.)
- Is what I am doing with my life PLEASING GOD? If not, what needs to change?
- Am I pointing others to GOD or pushing them away from God?
- Are my Actions and Words HONORING GOD, His Word & Pleasing to Jesus?
- Trials are common to all Believers.
- Trials should bring us CLOSER to God, not push us away from GOD.