Handling Trials Outline and Video

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On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, I was privileged to have the opportunity to minister for the first time in my life at my church, SonRise. I spoke on how we are to handle trials. Below you will find my notes from my teaching.

Link to Recording (Provided by SonRise Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY6ZvFQVvPQ

  • How Are We to Handle Trials?
  • Introduction
    • Job 1:21 (NKJV)
    • Job sets example for handling trials
  • God’s Promise During Trials
    • Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
    • Romans 8:28 (AMP) breakdown:
      • We know with confidence because of His Word
        • Financial Need- Philippians 4:19 (NKJV)
        • Healing Need- Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)
        • Waiting- Romans 8:25 (NKJV)
          • Webster’s Dictionary defines perseverance as ‘a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.’
        • Knowing His Promises- Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
      • God cares about us and loves us
        • 1 John 4:8 (NKJV)
      • God has a plan for all us
        • Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)
        • Do not fear- Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
  • Personal trial story
    • Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
    • Apply situation specific scriptures in prayer and life.
  • Things of the World vs. of God
    • All things are possible
      • Luke 1:37 (NKJV)
      • Luke 1:37 (NIV)
    • Set our minds on God and not of this world
      • Colossians 3:2 (NKJV)
    • Staying in the Word of God
      • Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
  • Faith Through Trials
    • Definition of Faith
      • Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
    • Our Measure of Faith
      • Romans 12:3 (NKJV)
    • A.W. Tozer once said, “For however severe may be a Christian’s trials, they cannot last very long, and the blessed fruit they bear will last while the ages endure.”
  • Conclusion
    • Turn to God in Prayer
    • Stay in God’s Word
    • Find specific scriptures for your trial
    • Continue to praise God like Job did
    • Journal trials and scriptures during trials
    • Build fellow believers up