What DoesnŐt Kill You Makes You Stronger
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. You have to choose whether or not trials and temptations will cause your faith to fail (Luke 8:4-15).
1. It is worse to start in the Lord and not finish than to never start (II Peter 2:20-22; cf. Luke 12:41-48).
2. Finishing through brings forth a great reward (Romans 6:22).
B. Disciples of the Lord are those who have a mindset to continue with Him (John 8:30-31).
1. You cannot allow defeat to occur (Galatians 6:9).
2. You must have the right mindset (I Peter 1:13; cf. Jeremiah 10:19).
II. Body: James 1:2-4
A. Trials of faith can be rewarding (I Peter 1:6-7).
1. The ultimate reward is still to come (Matthew 5:10-12 and Romans 8:18; cf. Romans 2:6-7 and II Corinthians 4:16-17).
2. However, the immediate is that you get stronger in the faith (II Corinthians 12:9-10).
B. Counting it all joy is a mindset (I Peter 4:12-16).
1. Knowing what matters, even in bad times (Luke 6:21-23).
2. Jesus is an example for us in setting His mind on the joy and finishing the course (Hebrews 12:1-3).
a. Jesus had work to finish (John 4:31-34 and John 5:36).
b. He set His face toward the goal (Luke 9:51).
c. He set His mind to finish (Luke 12:50).
C. Building of patience [endurance] (Romans 5:3).
1. We need patience (Hebrews 10:35-36).
a. We have to hold on to the end (Hebrews 3:14).
b. Endurance brings about better things (Hebrews 6:9-15).
2. Endurance is the key (II Thessalonians 1:4, James 1:12, and James 5:10-11).
III. Conclusion: Be an overcomer (I John 5:4-5 and Revelation 2:8-11).
© 2013 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager