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Format: Word Document
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies

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How would it affect our spiritual life, the body of Christ, and our evangelical impact if Christians were honest, transparent, and authentic about their trials?


Contrary to superficial American expectations, God does some of his best work when we can t make life work, when all the outward measures spell chaos and disaster, says Peter K. Nelson in his article written for CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine.

Why does the American Christian culture often focus on prosperity in the forms of physical health, material wealth, or earthly success? In this study we will ask: How does God use pain and suffering in the lives of his children? What roles do confession, repentance, brokenness, honesty, and humility have in our spiritual growth, the advancement of the gospel, and our glorifying God?

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SCRIPTURE: Psalm 46; Romans 7:15 25; 2 Corinthians 1:3 11,12:7 10; 1 Peter 4:1 19


    Identify the Current Issue

    Discover the Eternal Principles

--Teaching point one: God uses suffering to cause believers to desire to be holy.

--Teaching point two: When believers are broken by suffering, they learn that God is their only hope and all they need.

--Teaching point three: Misery is preparation for ministry.

--Teaching point four: Humble, broken Christians are the most effective evangelists.

    Apply Your Findings

    Recommended Resources


    Impractical Christianity, by Peter K. Nelson (2005)

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