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Summary: Faith is a muscle. Without resistance it can’t get stronger.

Hebrews 11:8-12 (quickview) 

THERE WILL BE TIME WHEN WE ARE TESTED

James writes 1:2- Count it joy when you are tested,- knowing the trying that the trying of your faith produces perseverence.

Like going to a gym

The only way to build faith- Is resistance- IS A TEST

You’re faith needs to be tested----

So you know where you stand

Jesus warned you, you’d be tested---DIDN’T SAY WHEN

Some of you are being tested right Now---DON’T KNOW IT

Promotion comes with testing---LIKE SCHOOL

Can’t handle the next grade till you pass the test

If you keep failing----Gotta do that grade again

That’s why many Christians are stuck---Haven’t passed the TEST

1. MAJOR CHANGE- Vs.8

Abe was 75 when God spoke to him—

Abraham was ready to hang it up---God said get it down, dust it off

Abraham was wealthy---Not enough U-Haul’s to move him

A real believer will follow God’s leading without knowing where they’re going

Could you blindly follow GOD

When God Called me I Didn’t know where

Ended up in Lubbock. GOD WHY NOT FLORIDA?

Where- work, retire, church, live

2. Delayed Promise- I’m AMERICAN---GOD ISN”T

Americans cant wait- microwave, Fedex, Horn Honking, fast food, express lane

Abraham- lived in tents for 40 years---waiting on the promise

Sarah ----HEY DUDE, WHEN WE GETTING A HOUSE

A real believer will wait on GOD”S TIMING

Some of you wondering WHEN---

Marriage, Find a mate, baby, job, well,

The disappointment in waiting---MAY BE THE TEST

If you can see the FUTURE, how big it is--- EASIER TO WAIT

Some are like Milk----Some are like WINE

Take this multiple choice test

1. You’re in Line in the Grocery Store---people talking

You are:

a. Glad they are experiencing fellowship.

b. Think in your mind what you would like to say

c. Accidently throw your package of Ramen Noodles @ them

2. Waiting an hour IN the DR’s office

You are:

a. Glad you’re catching up on 1996 edition of Reader’s Digest

b. Tell other patients you have a highly contagious

c. Fake a Heart attack to get immediate attention

Moses waited 40 yrs to set the people free

Abraham waited 10 years to have Isaac

Caleb waited 40 yrs for His mountain

Caleb and Joshua @ 45—saw promise land—wrong church

If God’s going to do something great in you----YOU MUST WAIT

It’s a test

3. Impossible Problem-

Abe’s 99- Had his name changed from Abram- to ABRAHAM

Go to TOWN—My name’s Bill---

“FATHER OF MANY NATIONS”

SARAH- 40 years past menopause

Abraham’s –DEADER THAN A DOORNAIL

Many times God has to wait for us to exhaust everything we have

He tried not to wait---Hagar

How many Ishmaels have we birthed—not willing to wait

You have to feed them and clothe them

How am I going to- pay Bills, fix my marriage, Get Healed…

I’ll let God worry about the HOW

GOD LOVES FOR YOU TO RUN OUT OF RESOURCES

When I am weak---THEN HE IS STRONG

4. Senseless TRAGEDY- “that’s not fair”

Sacrifice His only Son—Vs 19

If he can give me a son---He can raise him from the Dead

As the knife Came down---God revealed the Test

God never said it would be fair—

That’s why there’s a Heaven and Hell

Hitler, Stalin, Osama, Bombers of churches in south, CEO’s that have ruined LITTLE PEOPLE


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