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Trials are part of life on this side of heaven, and God wants to use them for your good! Pastor Scott LaPierre presents scriptural principles that give believers the encouragement they need when suffering. Every chapter concludes with questions that help you apply what you are reading. With Enduring Trials God’s Way you will:
Develop the spiritual perspective to embrace trials
Appreciate the maturity trials produce
Understand the rewards—in this life and the next—for enduring trials
Recognize God is still compassionate and gracious even during trials
Learn to persevere through trials that threaten your faith
Your suffering is not meaningless or accidental. God loves you, and He always works in your best interests. Learn the Biblical Recipe for Finding Joy in Suffering!
Douglas Bond Speaker
Author of twenty-five books of biography, practical theology, and historical fiction
Suffering. You’re either in it, or you will be! Richly biblical, Scott LaPierre’s latest book reveals a gracious pastor’s heart, compassionately equipping people for trials. Every believer needs this book!
Everywhere we look there are extreme circumstances: hurrricanes, fires, earthquakes, diseases, economic challenges, political turmoil, and the list goes on. I truly believe Scott has written a book “for such a time as this.” This is one of the best biblical treatments on the difficult subject of suffering that I have come across. Packed with encouragement from the Holy Scriptures, Pastor Scott carefully lifts up the wonderful sovereignty of God in suffering and the cross of Christ during trials to help the reader develop the blessing of an eternal perspective. Every believer needs this volume in their library. I wholeheartedly recommend Enduring Trials God’s Way!
Table of Contents for Enduring Trials God’s Way
Chapter One: Expect Trials
Trials Are Unpredictable, but Not Accidents
The Need to Be Prepared
The Greater Victory God Provides
The Danger of Daily Trials
Chapter Two: Did You Do Something Wrong?
Do not Confuse Trials and Discipline
When Disciplined: Be Encouraged You Are a Child of God
When Disciplined: Be Encouraged You Are in God’s Hands
When Disciplined: Be Encouraged by the Fruit that Can Be Produced
Who Benefits from God’s Discipline?
Chapter Three: Count Trials As Joy?!?!
The Maturity Trials Produce
Patience Allows for Maturity in All Areas of Our Lives
Patience and Maturity Go Hand-In-Hand
God Brings Us into the Deep End
Perspective Determines Our Response to Trials
Why Jesus Could Face the Cross with Joy
Chapter Four: “Let” Trials Make You Better Instead of Bitter
The Temptation during Trials
In the Hands of the Potter
David—Made Better by Trials
Asa—Made Bitter by Trials
Chapter Five: More Precious than Gold
Proving Our Faith
Trials Prove the Genuineness of Our Faith to Us
Trials Prove the Genuineness of Our Faith to Others
Trials Prove the Genuineness of Our Faith to God
Chapter Six: Blessed by Persevering
No Blessing without Enduring
The Greatest Blessing Is Eternal Life
A Persevering Saint
Perseverance Does Not Mean Perfection
The Difference between Stumbling and Falling
Chapter Seven: Longing for Jesus during Trials
Finding Peace Longing for Jesus
Job—A Type of the True and Greater Intercessor
Jesus—The Only Innocent, Righteous Sufferer
Chapter Eight: The End Intended by the Lord in Trials
God’s Compassion and Mercy to Job (and Us)
The Good God Brought from Tragedy
We Cannot Always See the End Intended by the Lord
The Need to Trust God
Chapter Nine: The Trials We Endure Are Supremely About Jesus
The Second Greatest Example of Evil God Meant for Good
The True and Greater Bread God Offers His People
The Greatest Act of Evil God Meant for Good
About the Author
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