16 February 2020
Fiery Trial – Part 4
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 4 – This morning we wrap up our series entitled, “Fiery Trial” by looking at a few more verses in 1 Peter chapter 4. As a church, we are called to have fervent love for one another, be hospitable, be serious and watchful in our prayers because the end is near. In addition, we are called to minister from the manifold grace of God and speak as an oracle from the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit. We pray you are blessed as you listen!