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Thank you for listening in our podcast at Grace & Truth Community Church.  We post weekly sermons from our church in Evansville, Indiana, USA.  May God bless you to know Jesus more fully and love others more deeply.

 

Oct 22, 2018

James 1:2 -  Pastor Kevin Vance

Sermon Title: The Purpose of Testing (For God's People)

 
1 Peter 1:3-7

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 

 

Vs. 2 - Count it ALL Joy

Vs. 3 - Testing Produces Steadfastness

Vs. 4 - Perseverance Produces Perfection

 

Benediction/Assurance of God’s Goodness

Psalm 34:1-6
“I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.”