9 February 2020
Fiery Trial – Part 3
Fiery Trial – This is defined in the Scriptures as an inferno or calamity as a test, it is trial by fire or refining fire.
As believers, we actually should not be surprised or think it strange that we experience trials in the midst of our relationship and service to Christ. We are commanded to rejoice because we partake in the sufferings of Christ. When we step out and obey Christ and begin to put His Word into action in our lives the enemy will bring opposition our way. Suffering for doing the right thing is nothing to be ashamed of and it is no time to back away from the continuation of walking and living by faith in Christ Jesus. When we suffer in obedience with Christ we share in His suffering and we also get the privilege of sharing in His glory. Let us rejoice in our suffering for Christ’s sake.
Part 3 – As believers, we are called to live in the newness of life that we received in Christ Jesus. We are no longer to use our time or our bodies for the lusts of the flesh, or as Peter puts it, “the way we lived in our past life. In other words before Christ. In this message, we finish up looking at the sins of the flesh which are lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. As you walk in these truths and apply discipline and holiness to the flesh you will reap a harvest of life and peace.