Redeemer Church Mauritius
Fidelity that Stands the Test - Phil Kendon
Many Christians go through hard times and find themselves in a place where they can only trust in God. The scriptures describe these seasons of our lives as tests that examine the purity of our faith and our faithfulness. Passing this test doesn’t necessarily mean doing great things or winning great victories. It has more to do with standing our ground, even when we are under pressure. Paul commends Apelles because his fidelity passed the test and demonstrated to everyone that his faith was authentic. The question is: Will people say the same of us when we find ourselves in challenging circumstances?
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  • Redeemer Church Mauritius
    Sunday 9:30 AM
1. Standing the test
1 Peter 1:6–7 (NIV)
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
Tests come in many different forms and we each face our own tests.
2. Fidelity
Ephesians 6:10–14 (NIV)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
Fidelity means standing our ground.
3. We are faithful to a person not a religion
John 6:66–69 (NIV)
From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”
The object of our fidelity is Jesus.
Ask Yourself:
Will your fidelity to Christ stand the test?