Message Notes

Series: Tested: Trials and Triumphs

Speaker: Pastor Scott

Date: 6/23/24


1 Peter 4:12-19

James 1:2-3

Tests are NOT temptations.

James 1:12

Tests and trials have three possible origins:

  1. Is it of a spiritual origin?

-John 10:10

-1 Peter 5:8

2.Is it of a natural origin?

-Romans 8:18-25

-Revelation 21:4

3.Is it of a human origin? (man's heart)

-Genesis 6:5

-Jeremiah 17:9

-Matthew 15:19

-James 1:14

Ultimately, regardless of what you believe about the source of your suffering, you have to draw one of two conclusions:

  1. God authored it

  2. God allowed it

In school, tests were given for two reasons: to confirm what you had already learned, and to reveal what you hadn't.

If God sends a test, it's always for our best!

So what do I do with the gap?

-Deuteronomy 29:29

Fill the gap with faith - and trust!

-Hebrews 13:5-6

Bottom Line: We have the promise of His presence!