Sermon Notes from "Joyful Faith in the Fire: Loving and Trusting the Unseen Christ." Sermon by Mitch Chase.
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."
2. Full of glory.
C. Salvation: already/not yet.
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