There Is a Reason By Craig Groeshel Episode 1

April 21, 2020 - 467 views
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THERE IS A
REASON
1
THERE’S PURPOSE IN YOUR PAIN
Most depressing, defeating, discouraging phrases hear
as
Pastor,
“I just don’t see the purpose!
(Marriage, $,
Spiritually)
What’s point?
Not worth it
Exhausted
! Why keep trying?
Why keep p
raying?
Doing
what
right
Doesn’t seem to matter
!
Don’t see the purpose!
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People hate pain
(
Not true
)
People hate pain w
/o
a purpose
!
Bad
happens
Car
wreck
Spouse cheats
Boyfriend breaks up
Los
e
job
Battle cancer
Test positive
Covid
-
19
!
Why happening?
Where is God?
Good person
Try help!
Read bible
Church
What’s purpose? Not fair!
People don’t hate pain
Pain w
/o
purpose!
(For no
reason!
)
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Truth
People can e
ndure a lot of
pain
à
I
f there
’s a
purpose
.
(
Pay
)
Ø
Run marathon
Satisfaction!
(Crossfit
, 4000 reps, no pain
)
Ø
Addicted drugs
Endure pain
withdrawal
S
obriety!
Ø
Childbirth
Watched
6x
Passed out once
Baby!
Don’t mind pain
If purpose
(Hurt, Uncertainty, Frustration, Pain)
Message
THERE
’S
PURPOSE IN YOUR PAIN
(
Pray
)
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Verse that used to bother me...
31
“Simon, Simon,
Satan has asked to
sift all of you as wheat
.
Luke 22:31
Devil
asks permission
attack
T
rials
Test
H
urt.
Embarrassed
Humiliating
Ashamed
Harder imagine.
31
“Simon, Simon,
Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat
.
32
But I have
prayed for you
, Simon, that your faith may
not fail
...
Luke 22:31
-
32
(
Devil attack
?
)
Let it happen
?
Praying
(
Skip prayer
Run devil off
)
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Feels like
we are all under attack
!
(Sick, Los
t
jobs, Stuck)
How long will this last? What’s the purpose?
Covid 19
Crisis
Hoping married
Can’t get out of house! Masks!
College degree
Underemployed
Underv
alued
Unemployment
!
Failing
à
Business
Marriage
Parent
Provider!
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Whenever feels like devil
is
attacking
you
testing you
!
(Remember)
Sometimes God’s preparation comes packaged
as
pain.
L
ook at
Simon
Peter
Makes me feel
better
Can’t get anything right
!
F
riend like Peter
Keep around make yourself feel better?
Highpoints of Peter’s failures!
Pain... Preparation!
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(Matt 16)
Jesus predicts
death
Give life, on 3
rd
day, raised life!
Jesus says, “
Stumbling block
.
Get behind me Satan!
(6 feet idiot)
(Matt 26) Garden, Jesus asks Peter
“S
tay
awake
(Sawing logs)
(John 18)
Jesus arrested
Peter swings head Roman soldier
.
(Luke 22) Peter d
enies Jesus 3
X
(Jesus looks on!)
61
The Lord turned and
looked straight at Peter
. Then Peter remembered
the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today,
you will disown me three times.”
62
And he went outside and wept bitterly
.
Luke 22:61
-
62
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F
eel like failure!
Working home
Home schooling!
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Good, Gentle Faith, Self
-
Control
Anger, Anxiety, Frustration, Fear, Worry, Ate
whole gallon
1/2 cake!
Great family time
(Puzzles)
Hide and Seek
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Where was God in all Peter’s failures? Pain?
There was a purpose
!
Sometimes
God’s prep
comes packaged pain
.
Don’t just look at life
from
a perspective of pain.
Here’s what I’ve lost
What hurts
What’s not fair!
See your pain
from
a perspective of purpose.
(Pain preparing)
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28
And we know that in
all things
God works for the good
of those who love
him, who have been called
according to his purpose
.
Romans 8:28
Breakup
Bad
investment
Decision regret!
God works in all things
For the good
According to God’s PURPOSE
Not according to your PAIN.
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Don’t know how much I hurt
Very thin
g
you dreaded
Developing!
(More pain, more prep)
Stronger the pain
Bigger purpose!
2
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of
many kinds,
3
because you know that the testing of your faith produces
perseverance.
4
Let perse
verance finish its work so that you may be mature
and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:2
-
4
Sometimes
God’s preparation comes packaged as pain!
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31
“Simon, Simon,
Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat
.
32
But I have
prayed for you,
Simon, that your faith may not fail.
And when you have
turned back, strengthen your brothers
.”
Luke 22:31
-
32
Jesus knew Peter would
Fail
Doubt
Cower
Deny
Jesus
!
Jesus also knew Peter would turn back
STRONGER!
Pain was preparation to preach at Pentecost!
There’s a Purpose!
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