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WE CAN CONQUER DISAPPOINTMENT

Scripture Reading
Job 2:
9. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

Key Verse
10. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

1. The two options of response:

A. The clay response.
B. The wax response.

2. Some examples of disappointments that challenge us:

A. David had every reason to complain and to become bitter. Listen to Psalm 34:1.

Psalm 34:
1. (A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.) I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

B. Paul's prison epistles also challenge us.

3. The secret that frees us:

A. How were all these people able to respond so well to disappointments?
B. Job saw God as He is and not as one might want Him to be.

April 5, 2020 Sermon Outline


 

KJV I Timothy 2: 15
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 

THE WAY OF FAITH

Scripture Reading
Genesis 12:
1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great.; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6. And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7. And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

8. And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

9. And Abram journeyed, going on still toward the south.

10. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

KEY VERSES:
Hebrews 11:
8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

9. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

1. Faith begins with the divine initiative.

A. The call. Look at Genesis 12:1.
B. The command.
C. There is a promise to bless.

2. The way of faith requires a personal response. Look at Genesis 12:4-10.

A. The response of personal obedience.
B. The response of personal involvement with others.
C. The response of the joy of realization.

3. The way of faith leads in paths of difficulties. Look at James 1:12.

James 1:
12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

A. The way of faith leads us into conflict with the ways of the world.
B. The way of faith may lead us to the area of extreme want.

THINK IT OVER
The way of faith is the way to begin, to continue, and to finish the Christian life. The examples of Hebrews 11 are proof of the victory of faith. Those who need Christ need to begin the life of faith today. Other individuals may need to grow in faith.

March 29, 2020 Sermon Answers

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