Truth Hurts Slides, 3/30/13

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Truth Hurts Slides, 3/30/13

  1. 1. Then  all  the  city  was  s.rred  up,  and  the  people   ran  together.  They  seized  Paul  and  dragged  him   out  of  the  temple,  and  at  once  the  gates  were   shut.  And  as  they  were  seeking  to  kill  him,  word   came  to  the  tribune  of  the  cohort  that  all   Jerusalem  was  in  confusion.  He  at  once  took   soldiers  and  centurions  and  ran  down  to  them.   And  when  they  saw  the  tribune  and  the  soldiers,   they  stopped  bea.ng  Paul.   Acts  21:30-­‐32  (ESV)  
  2. 2. Paul  Had  2  Kinds  of  Trouble:   1.  THE  DIFFICULTY  OF  BEING  MISUNDERSTOOD  
  3. 3. When  we  had  come  to  Jerusalem,  the  brothers   received  us  gladly.  On  the  following  day  Paul   went  in  with  us  to  James,  and  all  the  elders  were   present.  ARer  gree.ng  them,  he  related  one  by   one  the  things  that  God  had  done  among  the   Gen.les  through  his  ministry.  And  when  they   heard  it,  they  glorified  God.  And  they  said  to   him,  “You  see,  brother,  how  many  thousands   there  are  among  the  Jews  of  those  who  have   believed.    
  4. 4. They  are  all  zealous  for  the  law,  and  they  have   been  told  about  you  that  you  teach  all  the  Jews   who  are  among  the  Gen.les  to  forsake  Moses,   telling  them  not  to  circumcise  their  children  or   walk  according  to  our  customs.  What  then  is  to   be  done?  They  will  certainly  hear  that  you  have   come.   Acts  21:17-­‐22  (ESV)    
  5. 5. Now  before  faith  came,  we  were  held  cap.ve   under  the  law,  imprisoned  un.l  the  coming  faith   would  be  revealed.  So  then,  the  law  was  our   guardian  un.l  Christ  came,  in  order  that  we   might  be  jus.fied  by  faith.  But  now  that  faith   has  come,  we  are  no  longer  under  a  guardian,   Gala5ans  3:23-­‐25  (ESV)  
  6. 6. Con.nue  steadfastly  in  prayer,  being  watchful  in   it  with  thanksgiving.  At  the  same  .me,  pray  also   for  us,  that  God  may  open  to  us  a  door  for  the   word,  to  declare  the  mystery  of  Christ,  on   account  of  which  I  am  in  prison—  that  I  may   make  it  clear,  which  is  how  I  ought  to  speak.   Colossians  4:2-­‐4  (ESV)  
  7. 7. Paul  Had  2  Kinds  of  Trouble:   1.  THE  DIFFICULTY  OF  BEING  MISUNDERSTOOD   2.   THE  DIFFICULTY  OF  BEING  ATTACKED  
  8. 8. When  the  seven  days  were  almost  completed,  the   Jews  from  Asia,  seeing  him  in  the  temple,  s.rred  up   the  whole  crowd  and  laid  hands  on  him,  crying  out,   “Men  of  Israel,  help!  This  is  the  man  who  is   teaching  everyone  everywhere  against  the  people   and  the  law  and  this  place.  Moreover,  he  even   brought  Greeks  into  the  temple  and  has  defiled  this   holy  place.”  For  they  had  previously  seen  Trophimus   the  Ephesian  with  him  in  the  city,  and  they   supposed  that  Paul  had  brought  him  into  the   temple.    
  9. 9. Then  all  the  city  was  s.rred  up,  and  the  people   ran  together.  They  seized  Paul  and  dragged  him   out  of  the  temple,  and  at  once  the  gates  were   shut.  And  as  they  were  seeking  to  kill  him,  word   came  to  the  tribune  of  the  cohort  that  all   Jerusalem  was  in  confusion.  He  at  once  took   soldiers  and  centurions  and  ran  down  to  them.   And  when  they  saw  the  tribune  and  the  soldiers,   they  stopped  bea.ng  Paul.     Acts  21:27-­‐32  (ESV)  
  10. 10. Beloved,  do  not  be  surprised  at  the  fiery  trial  when   it  comes  upon  you  to  test  you,  as  though  something   strange  were  happening  to  you.  But  rejoice  insofar   as  you  share  Christ's  sufferings,  that  you  may  also   rejoice  and  be  glad  when  his  glory  is  revealed.  If  you   are  insulted  for  the  name  of  Christ,  you  are  blessed,   because  the  Spirit  of  glory  and  of  God  rests  upon   you.  But  let  none  of  you  suffer  as  a  murderer  or  a   thief  or  an  evildoer  or  as  a  meddler.  Yet  if  anyone   suffers  as  a  Chris.an,  let  him  not  be  ashamed,  but   let  him  glorify  God  in  that  name.   1  Peter  4:12-­‐16  (ESV)  
  11. 11. Count  it  all  joy,  my  brothers,  when  you  meet   trials  of  various  kinds,  for  you  know  that  the   tes.ng  of  your  faith  produces  steadfastness.  And   let  steadfastness  have  its  full  effect,  that  you   may  be  perfect  and  complete,  lacking  in  nothing.   James  1:2-­‐4  (ESV)  

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