Tested – Week 2
February 6, 2022
2.6.22 – Dereck Frymier (Next Gen Pastor)
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Tested – Week 2
The Wilderness Test
James 1:2-4 (NKJV) My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
√ The testing of your faith is going to
Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
#1 Our response in the wilderness season will determine how long we .
Deuteronomy 8:2 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
#2 When you go through the wilderness season: .
Exodus 14:12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
Exodus 16:1-3 They complained about being hungry
Exodus 17:1-3 They complained about being thirsty
Numbers 11- they complained about the food they had
Numbers 12- they complained about the leadership
Numbers 14- they complained that there were giants in the promised land
Numbers 21- They complained against God himself
Ephesians 4:22-23 Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.
● How is your attitude toward authority?
● How is your attitude toward your boss at work?
● Students, how is your attitude toward your parents?
√ Replace complaining with
1 Thessalonians 5:18 Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
#3 When you are in the wilderness season: take hold of .
Numbers 11:5-6 “We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. 6 But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!”
√ You have to celebrate the miracles that God has provided
#4 In the wilderness: while you wait.
Exodus 7:16 Then say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to say to you: Let my people go, so that they may worship me in the wilderness.
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