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And I Will Make You (part 3)


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Sermon by Bruce McCallum
10 Augusut 2014

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And I Will Make You (part 3)

  1. 1. “And I will make you” How God shapes, fashions and forms our lives. Part # 3: God has a purpose behind every problem. God uses our circumstances to shape our lives.
  2. 2. NO ONE GOES THROUGH LIFE PROBLEM FREE John 16:33 (NIV) 33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
  3. 3. Christians are a chosen race but not a protected species. (Bryan Mowrey)
  4. 4. 1 Peter 4:12 (TLB) 12 Dear friends, don’t be bewildered or surprised when you go through the fiery trials ahead, for this is no strange, unusual thing that is going to happen to you.
  5. 5. 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV) 9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
  6. 6. Romans 8:28-29 (NLT) 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
  8. 8. Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) 3 Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
  9. 9. 1. God’s plan is good. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  10. 10. Genesis 50:20 (NIV) 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
  11. 11. Isaiah 38:17 (CEV) 17 It was for my own good that I had such hard times.
  12. 12. Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  13. 13. “If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within you, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ you’ll be at rest. Corrie Ten Boom Embracing suffering without a clear understanding of the goodness of God is self-harm not sanctification! Julian Adams
  14. 14. 2. Give thanks 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) 18 give thanks inall circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
  15. 15. Philippians 4:4 (NIV) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
  16. 16. 3. Don’t give up James 1:3-4 (NIV) 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  17. 17. When you grasp the nature of how God forms our lives you will pray fewer COMFORT ME prayers and a lot more CONFORM ME prayers. (Lord, make me more like you)
  18. 18. Hebrews 10:36 (MSG) 36 But you need to stick it out, staying with God's plan so you'll be there for the promised completion.
  19. 19. If you're going thru a storm, stay in the ship: WorSHIP, FellowSHIP, DiscipleSHIP, StewardSHIP!
  20. 20. "If you're going through hell, keep going" Winston Churchill The best part of going thru hell, is that you come out ON FIRE Rick Godwin
  21. 21. There's no oil if olives not crushed, no wine if grapes aren't crushed. Feeling pressure? God is bringing out the BEST in you! Rick Godwin