Moving From Trouble to Triumph
Bridge: "By Your Spirit I will rise/ From the ashes of defeat/ The resurrected King, is resurrecting me/ In Your name I come alive/ To declare Your victory/ The resurrected King, is resurrecting me."
Chorus: "Your name, Your name is Victory/ All praise will rise to Christ our King" (Elevation Church)
"...and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith..." (Hebrews 12:1&2, ESV)
Moving from Trouble to Triumph
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind." (James 1:1-6, ESV)
"Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help" (Psalm 22:11, ESV)
"Loss of hope and courage can have a deadly effect on man. When a man no longer possesses a motive for living, no future to look toward, he curls up in a corner and dies. Any attempt to restore a man’s inner strength in camp, had first to succeed in showing him some future goal.” ~ Victor Frankl (Man's Searching for Meaning)
1. Victory in Christ will show up in a Joyful Attitude!
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds
"You can't be a smart cookie with a crummy attitude" ~ John Maxwell
2. Victory in Christ requires an Understanding Mind!
3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness." "For you know..."
"God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it" (1 Corinthians 10:13, ESV)
"A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't" ~ Charles Spurgeon
3. Victory in Christ will be revealed by a surrendered life!
4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20, ESV)
4. Victory in Christ requires having a Believing Heart!
5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God..... 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting"
"1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was com