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Who Turned Up the Heat?

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Who Turned Up the Heat?

1 Peter 1:6-12

  After you have suffered for a little while . . .

I do not want to be melodramatic here but I think this hits the heart of what we learn today in our study of 1 Peter

                                                                                                                                          1 Peter 5:10

The Christian and Trials

They are     NECESSARY                 at times

What/Who makes them necessary?

Circumstances?

1 Pe 3:17

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong.

1 Pe 4:19

Therefore, those who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

They come in many       FORMS - WAYS             

We are not exempt from the pain of fallen humanity.

They are not     EASY           

2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Praise God, they don’t   LAST           LONG     

An eternal perspective

Illus: How long can you hold your breath under water? 

                                                                                      Some 86,000 times longer

How long have you been working for IBM?  Six months

This is hard for us to comprehend.  When we do, it seems it is only for a brief moment because we live in this life minute by minute.  This is all we know.

They serve a    PURPOSE           

Prove our faith - to receive praise - honor - glory

We love him

We believe him

We walk with joy inexpressible and full of glory

This Work of God caught the attention of:

          The Old Testament       PROPHETS           

          And of    ANGELIC           beings

pastor joel richards

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