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Prophecy 15 Slides 1 Pet 1_6 - 022810

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Prophecy 15 Slides 1 Pet 1_6 - 022810

  1. 1. Message<br />Fifteen<br />FAITH VIA PROPHECY’S REFINERY<br />1 Peter 1:6-9<br />
  2. 2. Thesis:<br />God uses prophecy to set our expectations.<br />
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of Right Expectations<br />1. The right expectation can provoke hopeful anticipation<br />
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of Right Expectations<br />1. The right expectation can provoke hopeful anticipation<br />2. The right expectation can provide helpful motivation<br />
  5. 5. An Experiential Exegesis of Right Expectations<br />1. The right expectation can provoke hopeful anticipation<br />2. The right expectation can provide helpful motivation<br />3. The right expectation can preserve high-fidelity adoration<br />
  6. 6. Point 1.<br />Our future expectation should result in hopeful anticipation, motivation, and adoration.<br />
  7. 7. Point 2. <br />There are two aspects to faith: faith in the now and belief about the not yet.<br />
  8. 8. How to Get Faith from God’s Refinery<br />1. Receiving Faith’s Testing, 1-7<br />
  9. 9. Definition:<br />Mercy means to extend compassionate treatment to those under your power and authority.<br />
  10. 10. Reasons to Rejoice<br />I have received abundant mercy from God, v 3<br />I have obtained and incorruptible inheritance from God, v 4<br />I have am guarded by the power of God, v 5<br />
  11. 11. Definition:<br />“Manifold temptations” means people of faith have to deal with a motley crew of diverse trials that have a variety of character.<br />
  12. 12. Point 3.<br />Don’t lose your eternal perspective dealing with earthbound problems.<br />
  13. 13. Faith and Gold<br />A. Both faith and gold experience a refining process<br />
  14. 14. Point 4.<br />The reason God permits your faith to go through the fire, is to make it pure.<br />
  15. 15. Faith and Gold<br />B. While gold is valuable, your faith is morevaluable<br />
  16. 16. Faith and Gold<br />B. While gold is valuable, your faith is more valuable<br />C. Our faith will last, though gold will eventually perish<br />
  17. 17. Point 5.<br />The fire of our trials demonstrates the genuineness of our faith, and the reason it will show your faith is real is when it perseveres.<br />
  18. 18. How to Get Faith from God’s Refinery<br />1. Receiving Faith’s Testing, 1-7<br />2. Remembering Faith’s Target, 8-9<br />
  19. 19. Point 6.<br />Belief is more than an acknowledgement of the facts, because it results in an affection for the Lord.<br />
  20. 20. Point 7.<br />You may not be able to rejoice as you look around your trials, but prophecy teaches us to rejoice as we look ahead.<br />

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