A Godly Perspective on Trials

Posted on 05/23/18 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled, “A Godly Perspective on Trials.” Join us as we study what the Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 1:18b-21 about facing trials and learn three ways we can walk through challenges with a godly maturity. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your understanding about what it means to trust and believe in God’s power through every season of life.

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A Godly Perspective on Trials

Joy = deep-seated sense of well being & a delight in the Lord.

1st Paul reminded himself that prayer makes a difference

Philippians 1:18c-19 ESV
Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

Philippians 1:19a ESV
for I know that through your prayers

Philippians 1:18c-19 ESV
Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

2nd Paul remembered the promise of God’s Word

Philippians 1:20a ESV
…as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed,

Psalm 25:3 NIV
No one whose hope is in You will ever be put to shame.

Isaiah 49:23 NIV
…those who hope in the Lord will not be disappointed.”

3rd Paul rejoiced in the plan of God

Philippians 1:20 ESV
As it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

Philippians 1:23 ESV
I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

Philippians 1:24 ESV
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

Philippians 1:21 ESV
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

“For to me to live is _______.”

Christ + ______.
Christ + wealth
Christ + family
Christ + possessions