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Turning Trials Into Triumph

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Date: 30/07/2017
Speaker: Bro Chase
Place: C.0.C. Fyzo
Topic: Turning Trials Into Triumph.
Turning Trials Into Triumph
(ESV)
2. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
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3. For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
4. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
6. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
7. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
8. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
introduction:
1). Maybe You have Seen A bumper Sticker Or heard These Words: "When Life Hand You A Lemon, Make Lemonade!"
a). It is easier Said Than Done... But The Basic Philosophy Is True and Sound.
b). In Fact, It Is Biblical...
c). Throughout The Bible There Are examples Of Those Who have turn..
i). Defeat Into Victory.
ii). And trials Into Triumph.
iii). Instead Of Being "Victims", They Became "Victors"
David victories over the Philistines.....
Saul's Victories over the Ammonites... .
2). James Is Saying Us That We Can have This Experience Today!
a). Whether we are Experiencing Trials from Outside.
b). Or Having Temptations On The Inside.
c). Only Through Faith In Christ And God, We Can Have the Victory.
3). The Key To turning Trials Into Triumph Is to Obey these four Imperatives:
a). Count... .
b). Know.... .
c). Let..... .
d). Ask..... .
What Is An "Imperative"...
Is giving an authoritative Command...
In Grammar ... It denote the mood of a verb which expresses "a command" or "Exhortation"... for example as in "come here"
PS: Let Us Consider These Four "Imperatives"
I. COUNT IT ALL JOY... WHEN YOU FALL INTO VARIOUS TRIALS.....
A). The Writer Assumes That We Will Have Trials.
1). He did not Say "IF" But "When" Therefore It Expected That We Will Have Trials.
a). What does The Scriptures Says In .
(ESV)
33. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
(ESV)
22. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
2). The Nature Of These "Trials Are Various Or Many...
a). Some times Trials comes Through,
i). Sickness or Accidents...
ii). Disappointments, and Death.
b). Other Trials come Because Of Who we Are.... A Child Of God.
i). (ESV)
12. Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
(ESV)
12. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
3). Because Satan Fight Against Us, And The World opposes Us...
a). Therefore we Can expect trials.
b). But the only Ways We Can Turn Our Trials Into Triumph...
B). What Should Be The Christian's Response? We Must "Count" All Joy....
1). Because this was The Attitude Of The Apostles And Early Christians.
(ESV)
40. And when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
41. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
How Did They Left The Council?
Rejoicing ... Counting It Worthy To Suffer For The Name Of Jesus...
They Count It All Joy... For what Was done to them.
(ESV)
3. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Why did These Christians Rejoice In Their Suffering?
Knowing That Their suffering produces "Endurance"...
So To We can turn Our trials or suffering Into Triumph, By counting All Joy... Just As They Did.
II. " Knowing That The Testing Of Your Faith Produces Patience... .
A). The Right Knowledge Concerning The Value Of Trials Makes The Difference.
1). For Us To Have a Joyful Attitude....
2). Therefore We Must Understand The Following:
a). That "Trials are To Test our Faith.
b). And When Our Faith Is tested... Can Bring Out The Best In Us.
i). (ESV)
7. So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Peter Is Saying That When We Are Tested It Will Show,How genuine Our Faith Is!
Which is More Precious Than gold that perishes...
When It is Tested by fire... It is Only through this process That Gold Is refined...
And It Is only through trials That One Is tested to show How genuine Our Faith Is...
Which will result In Praise, and Glory and Honor At The revelation Of Jesus Christ.
ii). Just As Fire Purifies Gold... So To Training make The Athlete Stronger...
So to Trials shows The genuineness of our Faith.
3). With This Understanding... We Can count it all Joy. When We Are tested.
a). Knowing That testing Is Working for Us... And Not Against us.
(ESV)
17. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
b). When Trials Rightly Used ... Help Us to Mature.
B). Specifically When Faith Is Tested It Produces "Patience"
(ESV)
3. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
4. And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Our English Words "Endurance" & "Patience" Come fro the Gr, word "hypomone" {hypo/mo/ne}
Carries the idea of steadfast endurance... Having The power to withstand hardship or stress; especially The inward fortitude that Is necessary.
"hypo".... Means "Under.... "mone" means : to remain or abide.
1). It indicates The Ability to be "Steadfast and consistent in the Face of Difficulty.
2). It is A Courageous Perseverance In The Face Of Suffering.
3). It Is The Continuation Even When It Is Rough... Despite The circumstances.
4). Such A Quality Of Steadfastness can Only Be Obtained Through Experiencing Trials.
5). Then the Value Of Developing "Patience" Will Be Evident.
Therefore having Understood What Can Be Accomplish Through Trials...
Will Enable Us To Have... A Joyful Attitude Toward Trials...
Hence the Reason Why We Can Turn Our trials Into Triumph.
III. Let Patience Have Its Perfect Work.... .
(ESV)
4. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
A). To Truly Turn Trials Into Triumph...
We Must Let Patience Or Steadfastness Do Its Work Or Have It Full Effect.
1. Too, Often, We Must Let trials Or difficulties Have It way & Not try To Get It Quickly Over.
2). It Is Best To Bear up With The trials Patiently... Letting It do It's Work....
Instead Of Grumbling & Complaining... Just Patiently Endure The trials...
It Is Then And Only Then It will Have its Full Effect.
B). For when Patience Has Had An Opportunity To Work, It Produces Growth & Maturity?
The Word "Perfect" Does Not Mean "Sinlessness", But "Completeness"
Completeness Is Used In The NT ... For those Who have attained Spiritual Maturity Or Manhood In Christ.
Therefore Having Reach Spiritual Manhood or Maturity In Spiritual Matters.
We Will Be No Longer babes And Immature People Being In Christ.
Such Maturity Only Comes When "Patience" Had Time to Work, through Our Trials.
a). A Runner endures His training While Running
b). To Be A Mature Runner... Requires Patience... And This can Only happen Through Training...
c). So To, fore Us To run Well Spiritually... We must Develop Patience... Which comes Through Spiritual Resistance .... Which Is Through Trials.... As Our Faith Is Tested...
(ESV)
3. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
4. And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Therefore Brothers, Let "Patience" Have Its Perfect Work...
It is Not easy! It certainly Requires Understanding 7 Wisdom,
That will Enables us To see The Value Of trials.
IV. Let Him Ask Of God.... .
(ESV)
5. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
6. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
A). If You Lack Wisdom, Ask For It From God!
1. He Promised To give It Liberally.
2. And he Will Not reproach Us For Making such A Request.
(ESV)
7. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of David my father, although I am but a little child. I do not know how to go out or come in.
8. And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, too many to be numbered or counted for multitude.
9. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”
10. It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.
11. And God said to him, “Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right,
12. behold, I now do according to your word. Behold, I give you a wise and discerning mind, so that none like you has been before you and none like you shall arise after you.
B). What Is Wisdom?
1. We Must Know The Difference Between "Knowledge" & "Wisdom"
a). Knowledge Involves Information, Facts..
b). But Wisdom Is The Ability Or The Insight To Properly Use Those Facts... In The Most Effective Way.
2. Failure To Understand The Difference Will Lead many To Error.
a). Our Passage Does Not teach That God will Give Knowledge concerning His "WILL" In Answer To Prayer... .
b). But Knowledge comes Only Through Careful Studying Of His Word... Hence The Reason Why We Need To Study His Word ...So we can Know his Will... .
c). However The Wisdom To Properly Used His Word can be received through Prayer.
C). The Wisdom To Properly Used Trials And Turn Them Into Triumph..
1. Can likewise Come Through Proper Prayer....
2. Proper Prayer Is Asked In Faith, Without doubting... .
3. If It is Not Done With faith... Our prayer Will Not Be Answered by God... .
Conclusion:
Conclusion:
The Key To Turning Trials Into Triumph Is As Follows:
1). Is Knowing That Adversity Can Accomplish Much Good.
2). Letting The Patient Enduring Of Adversity Do it work.
3). All While Using The wisdom, god gives In Answer To Prayer to Help Put It Together.
When This Is Done, Even Trials Can Be A source Of Joy For The Believers....
Then You Can turn Your Lemon Into Lemonade in A More meaningful way.
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