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“Welcoming weaknesses
 insults and hardships”
       The Truth about Trials

2 Cor. 1:8 I think you ought to know,
  dear brothers and sisters, about the
  trouble we went through in the
  province of Asia. We were crushed
  and completely overwhelmed, and
  we thought we would never live
  through it.
       The Truth about Trials


God’s charge to His ministers –

2 Tim. 2:1, 3 (NIV) …be strong in the
  grace that is in Christ Jesus… [3]
  Endure hardship with us like a
  good soldier of Christ Jesus…
       The Truth about Trials


2 Tim. 2:10 …I endure everything for
  the sake of the elect that they too
  may obtain the salvation that is in
  Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
       The Truth about Trials


2 Cor. 12:10 (NLT) Since I know it is
  all for Christ's good, I am quite
  content with my weaknesses and
  with insults, hardships, persecutions,
  and calamities…
       The Truth about Trials


2 Cor. 12:10b (NLT)

For when I am weak, then I am strong.
      The Truth about Trials

2 Cor. 12:10 …I take limitations in
 stride, and with good cheer, these
 limitations that cut me down to
 size—abuse, accidents, opposition,
 bad breaks. I just let Christ take
 over! And so the weaker I get, the
 stronger I become. – The Message
         The Truth about Trials

1 Peter 1:5b-7 (NIV) … the salvation that is ready
  to be revealed in the last time. [6] In this you
  greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you
  may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of
  trials. [7] These have come so that your faith—
  of greater worth than gold, which perishes even
  though refined by fire--may be proved genuine
  and may result in praise, glory and honor when
  Jesus Christ is revealed.
       The Truth about Trials

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my
  brothers, whenever you face trials of
  many kinds, [3] because you know that
  the testing of your faith develops
  perseverance. [4] Perseverance must
  finish its work so that you may be
  mature and complete, not lacking
  anything.
       The Truth about Trials

Through trials…

 * God validates our ministry

 2 Cor. 6:4 (NLT) In everything we do we try
 to show that we are true ministers of God.
 We patiently endure troubles and hardships
 and calamities of every kind.
         The Truth about Trials

Through trials…

 * God personally consoles us

2 Cor. 1:4 (NLT) He [God] comforts us in all
  our troubles so that we can comfort others.
  When others are troubled, we will be able to
  give them the same comfort God has given us.
        The Truth about Trials

…so we can offer comfort to others in need

 2 Cor. 1:6 (NLT) …when we are weighed
 down with troubles, it is for your benefit and
 salvation! For when God comforts us, it is
 so that we, in turn, can be an encouragement
 to you. Then you can patiently endure
 the same things we suffer.
        The Truth about Trials


Psalm 119:50 My comfort in my suffering
  is this: Your promise preserves my life.

 * God revives us through His words
   (of promise)
       The Truth about Trials


Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) …faith is being sure
 of what we hope for and certain of what
 we do not see.
      The Truth about Trials


We must allow sufficient time for
 God to bring about change
 in the lives of others
 as God changes us.
       The Truth about Trials


1 Peter 5:10 (NIV) …the God of all
  grace, who called you to his eternal
  glory in Christ, after you have
  suffered a little while, will himself
  restore you and make you strong,
  firm and steadfast.
The Truth about Trials

				
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