Posts with the tag “test”
Learn to Test or Test to Learn?
by Ministry Support on March 6th, 2022
“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.” - James 1:2-4 When life hits you with a storm, the easiest thing to do is try to get out. Face it, it is not a comfortable place to be in, and a...
A Test of Sacrifice
by Ministry Support on February 14th, 2022
“Then God said, ’Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” - Genesis 22:2 One of the most difficult tests God gives, the ultimate test, is one that requires sacrifice—when we have to sacrifice something we value, something we hold in high esteem, or even something we love. In Abraham’s ...
A Test of Obedience
by Ministry Support on February 13th, 2022
“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.” - Luke 22:42 The fifth test God uses to strengthen us is a test of obedience. Jesus is the ultimate example of not only obedience, but endurance with his death of the cross. Jesus knew that this was going to be difficult task. He knew he was going to suffer, be betrayed, experience rejection, and face separ...
A Test Of Humility
by Ministry Support on February 12th, 2022
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” - James 4:10 A fourth test God uses to strengthen us is a test of humility. In the book of Exodus, Moses (an Israelite who given up by his mother to escape death) was adopted by Pharaoh's daughter in Egypt and grew up privileged. He became general of the Egyptian army and was popular amongst the Egyptians (the privileged) and the Israeli...
A Test Of Love
by Ministry Support on February 11th, 2022
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:21 The third type of test God uses to spiritually develop us is a test of love. It’s easy to rely on earthly possessions to make us feel successful or important. However, those earthly possessions are not what give us worth. Our worth can only be found in Jesus. There are times that God needs to remove those earthly things s...
A Test of Faith
by Ministry Support on February 10th, 2022
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1God continuously tests us so that He can spiritually develop us. Yesterday, we spoke about a test of patience. Today, we will discuss the testing of our faith.In the book of Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego, three Hebrew boys, became high appointed officials in Babylon. Jealous of their posit...
A Test of Patience
by Ministry Support on February 9th, 2022
“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.” - James 1:3-4Over the next week, we will focus on the types of tests that God sends to strengthen us. The first is a test of patience. Patience is one of the hardest things to cultivate because we want our life to produce fruit imme...
It’s Only A Test
by Ministry Support on February 8th, 2022
“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.” - James 1:3-4In 1963, the United States government initiated a new system which was designed to give the President an expeditious way to communicate with the American public in the event of war, the threat of war, or a serious natio...
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