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The Testing of Your Faith

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Introduction

Introduction
2006 Iowa vs Syracuse 2OT
1 and Goal from 10 (Pass Interference)
Run to the one
Run Hit behind the line
Pass Interference
Run Stopped
Run Stopped
Play Action to the Left, hit and stopped
4th and Goal, hit well behind the line

Count it Joy

James 1:2
James 1:2 ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
Agnostic Challenging my faith
One of the types of trials will be challenges to your faith
Agnostic Challenging my faith
Christianity is a religion that claims to be THE TRUTH (I am the way…)
Its claim is either true or false
If it is false, it does not matter
If it is true, nothing else matters
Christianity, Scripture has withstood assault after assault for thousands of years
Greeks oppressing and killing Christians
Atheist saying Christianity is just an emotional response to unanswered questions
You can count it joy when your faith is put on trial

Testing Produces Maturity

James
James 1:3–4 ESV
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Training for a marathon
Training for a marathon
The agony of training
When your faith is tested and survives, you will become emboldened
So Little faith because of so little risk
The Christian faith is not fragile
Unboxtherapy - product being tested

Conclusion

Your faith has to become your own
Terrifying to think about letting our faith be tested
because we are still young and new in the faith
because some of you have not actually put your faith in Christ
?What is this faith?
Gospel
Peter on Water
Iowa vs Saracuse
Invitation
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