SPF 174: Live Like a Christian (in various trials)

Life can be good and life can be tough; there are days of laughter and days of suffering. How do we live like a Christian in any circumstance? Today we are going to talk about how we can prove faithful as we experience trials of various kinds.

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Life can be good and life can be tough; there are days of laughter and days of suffering. How do we live like a Christian in any circumstance?

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Live Like a Christian (in various trials)


James 1:2-4

Romans 5:1-5

1 Peter 1:3-7


  • trials test our faith

  • produce steadfastness (a firmness of faith and life)

  • produces a depth of character

  • makes us frutiful

  • exposes idols

  • matures us

  • builds up our hope in the real promises of God

  • we rejoice in our trials

  • tested faith shows it’s genuineness

Proving Faithful with the Ups and Downs

  1. Don’t Waste Your Life Grumbling in the Laundry room – Every day is a miraculous gift from God!

  2. Take Joy in Trials

    1. Pray that God would build your character in the trial

    2. Write down the trials and glory in them – rejoice and let that be a sword to the enemy

  3. Rejoice

    1. Rejoicing undermines the enemy

    2. “make your home more fun and more joyful in the midst of trials”

    3. joy is the song we sing and the sword we swing – Andy Hlushak

    4. Lamentation 3:22-23

    5. Every morning God’s mercies are new for you. New mercies, new songs to sing.

Charles Spurgeon Morning and Evening Devotion Psalm 138

The time when Christians begin to sing in the ways of the Lord is when they first lose their burden at the foot of the Cross. Not even the songs of the angels seem so sweet as the first song of rapture which gushes from the inmost soul of the forgiven child of God. You know how John Bunyan describes it. He says when poor Pilgrim lost his burden at the Cross, he gave three great leaps, and went on his way singing:

“Blest Cross! blest Sepulchre! blest rather be

The Man that there was put to shame for me!”

Believer, do you recollect the day when your fetters fell off? Do you remember the place when Jesus met you, and said, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love; I have blotted out as a cloud thy transgressions, and as a thick cloud thy sins; they shall not be mentioned against thee any more forever.” Oh! what a sweet season is that when Jesus takes away the pain of sin. When the Lord first pardoned my sin, I was so joyous that I could scarce refrain from dancing. I thought on my road home from the house where I had been set at liberty, that I must tell the stones in the street the story of my deliverance. So full was my soul of joy, that I wanted to tell every snow-flake that was falling from heaven of the wondrous love of Jesus, who had blotted out the sins of one of the chief of rebels. But it is not only at the commencement of the Christian life that believers have reason for song; as long as they live they discover cause to sing in the ways of the Lord, and their experience of his constant lovingkindness leads them to say, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” See to it, brother, that thou magnifiest the Lord this day.

“Long as we tread this desert land,

New mercies shall new songs demand.”


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