Scott Palmer - Learning from Trouble - Adventures in Faith - Part 2

October 08, 2023

Learning from Trouble
Adventures in Faith- Part 2
Genesis 12:10-20
October 8, 2023

1.   Troubles _____________________________.

“There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to stay there for a while because the famine in the land was severe.” Genesis 12:10 (CSB)

Pillar: My response to trouble reveals _____________________.

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing 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)

2.   Troubles often bring a temptation to _____________________.

“So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall. No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it.”   I Corinthians 10:12-13 (CSB)

Two Lessons

  •  Compromise can lead to short-term ____________

“Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.” Hebrews 11:25 (KJV)

  •  My compromise hurts _________________.

3.    God Disciplines _____________________________.

“For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in His holiness. No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.” Hebrews 12:10-11 (NLT)