Kim Riddlebarger comments in a sermon on James 1:1-18 James makes very critical two points in these verses. The first is that God does indeed allow trials to come our way. The second is that sin arises in us (because we have a sinful nature), not because God somehow tempts us to sin. What this … More Trials and temptations
C. H. Spurgeon comments on Psalm 11:5 “The Lord tests the righteous” from The Treasury of David: “The Lord trieth the righteous:” he doth not hate them, but only tries them. They are precious to him, and therefore he refines them with afflictions. None of the Lord’s children may hope to escape from trial, nor, indeed, in … More What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
Today we come to the passage in Luke where Peter denies Jesus. This incident is recorded in all 4 Gospel accounts. J.C. Ryle comments: It is a passage which is deeply humbling to the pride of man, but singularly instructive to true Christians. The fall of Peter has been a beacon to the Church, and … More Why is the account of Peter’s denial of Jesus in the Bible?
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold. Job 23:10 Job knows that God can find him anywhere, even when it appeared that he couldn’t find God. Deep down, Job knows the truth. The truth has just been obscured by the trials and tribulations … More Tested by Fire
Notes on Pastor Mark Driscoll’s message on 1 Peter 1:3-9 Born Again to a Living Hope 3 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, 4 to an … More “Trial and Jesus” Sermon Notes