Sermon Outline, March 17, 2019, “Faith Tested by Fire”
Faith Tested by Fire
God provides through His Power!
God saves in the Test.
~ Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
~ James 1:12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
God saves us from the Tester!
~ Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
~ Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
~ Revelation 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and [a]brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
God provides His Grace!
God’s grace gives us what we need!
~ Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
~ Romans 3:24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
~ Romans 5:20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
~ II Corinthians 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
~ Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
God’s grace provides His Presence!
~ Romans 8:13 for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
~ Romans 8:26-27 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
~ John 16:8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;
God’s grace provides what is better!
~ Titus 3:7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
~ Revelation 21:4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
God provides with His Sovereignty!
God’s purpose exceeds all other Purposes!
Romans 8:28-29 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
God’s purpose exceeds our Understanding!
~ Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.