Family Worship Center - Raton, NM
Uncertain: The Church During Difficult Times (Wk3)
This five-week series explores characters from the Bible who experienced seasons of uncertainty—the “in-between” trials of life. Job, Daniel, Abraham, Paul and the disciples all experienced times of frustration, pain, suffering, and difficult questions. We too experience these difficult times, and it’s vital that even in the midst of hard circumstances the church relies on God to carry us through.
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    219 Kearney Ave, Raton, NM 87740, USA
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Week 1//
As we were in Job, we dealt with Theodicy (the question, why would an all loving God allow this to happen?)

Dealing with the uncertainty, we could see the humanistic questions
-Why God?
-What did I Do? and,
-How Do I fix it?

What we see in Job though was that He never lost faith in God, but trusted him in times of suffering.

Then we applied it to ourselves recognizing that even when we don’t know why we are suffering, we should continue to trust God!

A truth in this life is that there are some things in life we will never learn unless we deal with the uncomfortable times in life

Week 2//
Then last week we looked at Daniel’s faith walked out in Uncertain times!

We dealt with some of our humanistic questions of
-Moving forward

What we see in Daniel is that Daniel never lost hope in God’s plan for His people AND his provision in both prosperity and persecution.

Then we applied it to ourselves recognizing that during Uncertain times, both in times of prosperity and persecution, we have hope in Jesus!

We see that Daniel didn’t have blind faith in God, that is was birthed out of relationship with Him and that spoke to the truth that Talking To God is Inextricably linked with trusting Him.
Big Idea: Abraham believed in God’s promise and covenant before anything happened in the physical world.
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Application Point: Christians have a covenant with God and can believe in his promises in the worst of times.
-Jesus promised to never leave us
Matthew 28:20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

-Jesus promised rest for our souls
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

-Jesus promised the way to the father
John 14:6 Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'

-Jesus promised we will not walk in darkness
John 8:12 I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

-Jesus brought freedom in our heart, freedom from captivity and freedom from darkness
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners ..

-Jesus promised the Holy Spirit (and according to Acts 2…he delivered)
John 14:15-16 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.”

-Jesus Promised life
John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

-Jesus promised eternal life
John 11:25 Jesus told her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.’

-Jesus promised fruit and ability
John 15:5 Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

-Jesus promised Peace
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

-Jesus Promised a future
John 14:1-3 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

We place our faith and trust in God for our finances, our health, our relationships, and every aspect of our lives, and we walk in faith that God will guide and take care of us.

-He promises that he will answer our prayers
James 1:5, Mark 11:24, Psalm 37:4, John 14:13, Luke 11:9-13, Jeremiah 29:12, Psalm 102:17

-He promises salvation
John 3:16, 1 John 1:9, 2 Chronicles 7:14

If there is one thing to take away today, I hope you grab this:

Talking to God is inextricably linked with trusting in him.
This space left open to write notes as Pastor Josh seems to go down rabbit trails...