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God will test your faith. For example in Genesis 22 1-14, we see how God tested Abraham. You may ask how are we tested. He gives us challenges (James 1:2-3), commands (Exodus 16:4), Responsibility (Luke 16:11), Conflicts (Luke 17:3-5), Confusion (Hebrews 11:17-19), and College (through teaching us). God tests us to show us that He provides to show us who we are and to show others whose we are.
Idolatry is constantly making demands of people, even God's people. While the world will always try to force us into submission to its god-substitutes, God can use those very pressures to make us stronger and give us a more vibrant witness to the power and mercy of the Living Lord Jesus. This message looks at the way idolatry tries to shape us and how God seeks to use the world's pressures to build our faith and witness.
Taking a look at the faith of "Demanding Thomas," one who had high expectations, and how we, living the journey long after the resurrection, might come to anticipation and faith in Jesus Christ.
If I stand in the center of the circle of the will of God, then all that comes to me, sickness, suffering, trials, pain, misunderstanding, envy, neglect, loss, darkness, etc., will be from His dear hand and I will know that it is good for me.
The Parable of the Wedding Feast reveals a God who is determined to celebrate his Son. And, a God who extends a gracious invitation to the world to join along in the celebration.
The remarkable call of Saul (aka Paul) to radical obedience: "You will be told what you are to do" and similar calls to Peter, Ananias, Boris, Alexander - and us!