Three Pair of Shoes
A Series on Spiritual Growth
Part 3 – Trials
- Trials rooted in sin.
- Trials from Satan.
- Trials resulting from brokenness.
- Be careful not to become bitter (see 1.12-15)
- See them for what they are.
- There are things you can only learn by trial.
Grow in Trials
- Produces steadfastness , which leads to maturity. (cf. Rom 5)
- Purifies faith (1 Peter 1.6-7)
- Lessens our grip on worldly things
- Tightens our grip on Jesus
- Bears witness to others
- Encourages more faith
Rejoice in Trials
- Our joy in trials is predicated on our coming reward (Matthew 5.12).
- You are not called to rejoice dishonestly. (2 Cor 4.7-11)