new series: forged starts 2/21
James 1: 2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
When we go through difficulty, when we experience trials, God introduces something to us that seems counterintuitive. These difficulties are what bring about beauty, strength, and maturity. In a time when we are enduring so many hardships, it’s been a tough year, there is hope that what comes out of this experience is greater intimacy with God in our lives … something beautiful.
Find out what God’s doing in us, how He is developing our character and preparing us for the future. Sometimes things are tough, we go through difficulties, we walk through fires. This is when God forms our character. Through difficulty, beautiful things come about and our character is FORGED.
Romans 5: 3-5 / James 1: 1-5
2 Peter 1: 5-8
Revelation 2: 2-5
Run the Race
Hebrews 12: 1-6