Fiery Trials, Genuine Faith & Great Joy

Fiery Trials, Genuine Faith, and Great Joy
(1 Peter 1:6-9)

I. “Do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you.” (1 Peter 4:12)

II. “That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:7)

A. The purpose of trials is to refine our faith. (1 Peter 1:7; Hebrews 11:6; Mark 4:5-6, 16-17)
B. The perspective in trials is that they are temporary, necessary, under God’s control, and eternally significant. (1 Peter 1:6; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Eph. 1:11; Rev. 6:9-11)

III. We can have joy in our trials by looking to the Savior and His salvation.

A. We look to the Savior with faith. (1 Peter 1:8; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5; John 20:29)
B. We look to the Savior with hope. (1 Peter 1:9)
C. We look to the Savior with love. (1 Peter 1:8; John 15:10; 1 John 5:3)

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