Chastidy Ronan - Faith In The Fire

Dolores Park Church

February 11, 2018

Faith in the Fire

Chastidy Ronan

 

Key Thought: 

God shows up in our pain and comforts us. 

He makes things new and beautiful.

 

What we experience is not just about _________________, but can be used by God to glorify himself and _______________ His Body the church as a whole. 

 

We can find points of overlap and _________________ in our stories.

 

God ___________________ through all our fiery trials. 

 

His plans are always ____________________________. 

 

Isaiah 55:8-9 

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

John 16.33 Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

 

God ___________________ in our pain and comforts us.

 

God _________________ us.

God _________________ leaves or abandons us.

His _________________ for us never fails.

He gives _________________.

He gives _________________.

 

Following Jesus doesn’t give us a ___________________ life, but it does give us a life with ________________.

 

Romans 8.31 

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 

 

God shows up in our pain and ____________ us.

 

The ____________ God gives to us we can give to others. 

 

Philippians 1:21

 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

 

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 

God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.  He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.  

 

The devil tries to discourage us from _______________ , but God shows up in our pain and He comforts us.

 

We can go back to the places we’ve ____________ help so we can ____________ that same help to others. 

 

Our hope can not be in people, but in the _________________ God who created us and is able to make all things new.  He can do incredibly more than we can ask or imagine

 

Revelation 21.5 

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

 

Ephesians 3.20-21 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

 

Our hope can't be based on our _________________ or even what _________________.

 

We have to walk by _________________ and not by _________________. — 2 Corinthians 5.7

 

God’s faithful _________________ endures forever.—Psalm 118

 

Philippians 4.6-8

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

 

2 Corinthians 10:5 b

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ

We can: 

  • ___________________ in God
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  • ___________________ in God
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  • ___________________ in God
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  • ___________________ God
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  • ___________________ to God

 

Isaiah 30:15

In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength

 

We don’t _________________ healing.

 

It’s not our own ___________________ that save us.

 

It is because of His ___________________, for His ___________________.

 

So we can tell ______________________________________!

 

God shows up in our pain and He comforts us.

 

We ___________________ that same comfort to others.

 

However, God is ___________________ yesterday, today, and forever.

 

He deserves our ___________________ all the time! 

 

Even in the midst of the fiery trials— we know He is ultimately _________________.  

 

God already told us how all of this ends! 

 

He wins! He gives us ___________________, and He is the Champion. 

 

 

Our battles are an ___________________ for God’s people to see Him working.

 

It’s a chance for us to unify and give God ___________________. 

 

God will meet you in your pain and comfort you.

 

God will sustain you through your fiery trials.

 

You can offer the same comfort to others.

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