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What are some lessons that we can learn in the midst of our trials? These lessons add significant value to our trials and suffering. Are you and I learning all we can with the trials that God has us in the midst of right now?
0:00 - Brief note and opening prayer.
1:03 - Start of study.
6:48 - 1 - Trials are intended for our good to conform us to be more like Christ.
11:35 - Do not lose the benefit to be paid in a trial.
13:20 - 2- Trials promote our obedience and keep us from going astray.
17:54 - 3- Trials are a tool used by God to discipline and enable us to share in His holiness.
23:26 - 4 - Trials test the genuineness of our faith.
30:00 - 5 - Trials produce endurance in the testing of our faith.
40:39 - 6 - Faithfully enduring trials bring forth joy and receiving the crown of life.
42:10 - 7 - Trials produce greater light and comfort from God's Word.
46:16 - 8 - Trials produce assurance in the Christian's life.
47:39 - A John Newton quote on suffering.
50:07 - 9 - God designs trials to prove His grace is sufficient.
54:51 - 10 - Trials allow us to share Christ's sufferings which prepare us for glory.
1:01:31 - 11 - Trials show us how desperately we need God.
1:06:25 - Four more brief points that I did not have time to develop.
1:07:57 - Question - For young people, how do they primarily not view their trials correctly?
1:10:06 - Question - Can you expound on how you have not gained something from a trial?
1:13:57 - Question - What about falling into self-pity while being in a trial?
1:15:18 - Closing hymn - I Asked The Lord That I Might Grow - John Newton