FAITH- The Anchor That Holds

1 Peter 1:7-9
7.  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8.  Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9.  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

1. Peter Wants Us To See The TEST of Our FAITH.
(A) Trials Test The Obedience of Our Faith.
 
(B) Trials Test The Endurance of Our Faith.
 
(C) Trials Test The Focus of Our Faith.
 
(D) Trials Test The Boundaries of Our Faith.
2. Peter Wants Us To See The Value of Our Faith.
3. Peter Wants Us To See The Potential of Our Faith.
4. Peter Wants Us To See The Love of Our Faith.
 

Dwelling in the Presence of God

Psalm 16:11
11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
“I must first have the sense of God’s possession of me before I can have the sense of His presence with me”
         Watchman Nee

1. God’s Presence In Your Life Brings Clarity Into Your Life.
2. God’s Presence In Your Life Brings Joy Into Your Life. 
3. God’s Presence In Your Life Brings Blessings Into Your Life.
 

Troubled By Bitterness

Hebrews 12:14-17
14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. 17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
1. Bitterness Is Planted in Our Lives.
2. Bitterness Blames Other People.
3. Bitterness Blames God.
4. Bitterness Will Defile You.
 

Because He Lives

Colossians 3
1.  If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated on the right hand of God. 2.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3.  For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
1.  I HAVE A CRUCIFIED POSITION.
VS. 3 “For you are dead”
2.  I HAVE A RESURRECTED POSITION.
VS. 1 “If you then be risen with Christ” “Where Christ is seated on the right hand of God”
3.  I HAVE AN AFFECTIONATE POSITION.
VS. 1 “Seek those things which are above” VS. 2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
4.  I HAVE A PROTECTED POSITION.
VS. 3 “Your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
5.  I HAVE A VICTORIOUS POSITION.
VS. 4 “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with Him in glory.
 

The Ultimate Answer

2 Chronicles 7:14
I. The Ultimate Answer Is Found In God’s People.
A. God’s People Are Going To Stand Out.
B. God’s People Are On A Mission.
C. God’s People Are Very Important People.
II. The Ultimate Answer Is Found In God’s Conditions. 
A. “If My People Will Humble Themselves. 
B. “If My People Will Pray.”
C. “If My People Will Seek My Face.”
D. “If My People Will Turn From Their Wicked Ways”
III. The Ultimate Answer Is Found In God’s Promise.

(A) God Would Love To Hear From You.
“I Will Hear From Heaven”

(B) God Would Love To Forgive Your Sins.
“I Will Forgive Your Sin”

(C) God Would Love To Heal Your Situation.
“I Will Heal Your Land”