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Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sermon Notes from "Joyful Faith in the Fire: Loving and Trusting the Unseen Christ." Sermon by Mitch Chase.

[From the 10:45AM worship service this morning at Kosmosdale Baptist Church.]

1 Peter 1:6-9.

I. Introduction: Reference to "What Can Miserable Christians Sing?" by Carl Trueman.

II. Joyful Faith in the Presence of Trial (vv. 6-7)

A. Trials Are Temporary
1. Present suffering is presented as something God is doing for His people.
2. God knows best what will sanctify us.

B. Trials Are Varied

C. Trials Are Purposeful
1. Genuine saving faith is more valuable than anything in the world.
2. Trials prove true from false faith.

III. Joyful Faith in the [Bodily] Absence of Jesus (vv. 8-9)

A. "Blessed are those who have not seen, yet believe."

B. Joy:
1. Inexpressible;
2. Full of glory.

C. Salvation: already/not yet.



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