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Different Faith in Trials
October 11, 2020

Different Faith in Trials

October 11, 2020

This letter is from Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to God’s chosen people who are living as foreigners in the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. 1 Peter 1:1 NLT

parepidēmois—exiles, sojourners, aliens, strangers, foreigners

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. … 1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT

                                           FALSE FAITH

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HOW DOES GOD USE YOUR TRIALS?

  1. TRIALS  YOUR FAITH.

These trials will . … 1 Peter 1:7 NLT

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

2. TRIALS DRAW YOU TO .

You love [God] even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls 

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