Responding to Adversity

This week, Pastor Gandy concludes his sermon on adversity and explains how we can respond to it in our own lives, no matter where it comes from.

Below is a copy of the sermon that you can listen to as well as notes about which verses are being discussed. Included in the notes are Bible links so that you can follow along.

    

Responding to Adversity

Text: 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

I. Remember the Sources of Adversity

A: Self

B: Satan

C: God

II. Negative Responses

A: Blame Others: Genesis 3:12-13

B: Fight it: Isaiah 65:2; Proverbs 1:25

C: Become Bitter: Hebrews 12:15; Acts 8:23

D: Results of Negative Response:

(1) Multiplied Adversity

(2) Loosing Battle: Numbers 32:23

(3) Prolongs the Agony

(4) Hurts your Testimony: Matthew 12:26

(5) Guarantees another Trip: Proverbs 1:24-27

(6) Self Destruction: Proverbs 1:32

III. Positive Responses

A: Assume Responsibility: Psalms 139: 23-24

B: Confess and Repent: 1 John 1:9; Luke 13:3

C: Stop Complaining: Learn the lesson and thank God for loving you enough to not let you continue in sin.

D: Ask God to Remove it: Romans 8:26; 2 Corinthians 12:9

F: Claim the Promise: Romans 8:28

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