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Treasures from Trials, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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January 18, 2022 7:00 am

Treasures from Trials, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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January 18, 2022 7:00 am

Trials in life are inevitable... even if we're right in the center of God’s will. But Dr. Tony Evans will explain how we can discover the "up" side of "down" times as he talks about the choice we can make to find treasures in our trials.

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You are about the past to experience the knowledge of God would be filled with difficult Dr. Tony Evans discovered it was one of the trouble. This is the alternative Tony speaker Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative trials in life are inevitable, even if we are right in the center of the Lord's will, but today Dr. Evans explains how we can discover the upside of down times. Let's join you there is a treasure that is how you view the knowledge of God that you experience the peace of Christ. Paul continues this theme of affliction and comfort second Corinthians chapter 4 vessel your human body is a treasure the knowledge of God, that you get this treasure of Christ.

Christ is with the knowledge of Christ, you get more of God to experience God drawing near to Jesus is that knowledge into that expensive and putting some cheap you are very expensive. On the inside because of the treasury you got a treasure like you treasure you have problems that might be minutes in the midst of that thing. I know you want to skip eight and nine in the first 10 but he said if you carry about the dying of Jesus, if you will identify in the midst of whatever it is closer to Christ. If you will draw near to Christ, if you will pursue him in the middle of that being God is going to produce his life to give you a new experience with watches. Now he's okay how hospitals make it while I'm waiting for this manifestation is manifestation and is not manifesting so so what am I supposed to do while I'm waiting for this thing get better to change God to show me his reality must pull do. Verse 13 but having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written. I believe therefore I spoke. We also believe therefore we also speak, he says what are you going to check what is written and speak that he says according to what is written speak see what we profess. One thing and talk another natural mouth and your belief say the same thing that both of them agree with what God so here's what you do when you go and throw it you don't want to go through and I know I don't want to go through it, but why are you going throw it speak God's word to the situation is what I believe I speak what I believe is based on what is written. So I checked lunch. Written was written and that's what I talk. What we do is we can't leave without below and hear my cry. You know we got all that stuff down but what we speak what God said so confirming rather than real truth and God only set you free. With true and the only thing that's true.

This is because my love James one is not intended want to talk Bobby been trying to don't be double and then he said, let the brother in humble me money funny loss of job.

This finances are working out probably stuff not working out financially for you right now he says is what I want you I want you to glory in your position. In other words, the fact that you have a job for the not affect you don't have money to the brother probably said, but what you are to be talking about a lot of money now, but I'm sure child positioning glory and I know my standing before the living God. And I know that he promised to meet my me know. 419 says my God shall supply all my needs and I know that David said I'm never like it when I see that your brief little trouble right now, speak is what got about a way you want to be the focus becoming on the telephone speaker no girlfriend. The Queen MM you on the phone talking to them in a talking noise that is against what God says you holding back what God the things I've written the things you believe the things you speak. The brother who means means that something's gone wrong, something is going wrong and the success he thought he had his crumbling. Maybe it's position. Maybe this power maybe this is called names, say what it is but what he thought he was up here and now is getting shakier.

Glory in the fact that like grass is fading away speak glory means make a big deal of you supposed to make a big deal to God just reminded you of what's important. What's important is mental status was important module money was important natural names.

I just told you you going to the grave like everybody else. So let's get your priorities back in order to try to reprioritize your priorities so you let your world of success begin to crumble as you recognize you and all that people around go around because you missed it is not good at so and so you all that you got a great name, you start to believe it. Still, God allows him situation becoming like you and all the glory make a big deal of it.

God just brought you down to reality. Just talk to the real deal. So speak that which is true, which is biblical, which is God's point of view to watch this knowing verse 14, that he who raised out our Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will present us with you all these things are for your sake so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks that abound in the glory of God. We talk about this. Grace grace is God's provision what God is already provided you already provided you got to give you anything new.

She's already blessed you with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.

God is already graced you out. Therefore, in light of what I just said. Paul says do not lose heart. That is probably some folk and him ready to quit. Whatever it is you just really quick maybe even like you want to give up. You want to throw on the tasks you can't take it anymore. He said okay.

Do not lose heart to an Italian don't you quick check she says what Dolby is dictating your man is being renewed day by day. All right, I can identify with Paul and he says you get no man is the case then became you getting old. I know what I'm looking at you, you get moment you looking at me.

The older I get, now I'm noticing something I'm noticing the decline in my recovery. I used to be able go go go go go go go go go go go go go go go Only think about form for 1/2 hours a night as it is Google Google Google if I did get tired like a sitdown for five minutes lunch for moment bounce back up. If I sit down rough as Ross is the key slowly skin. The skin on the list of is getting old is the case in slowing down the reality sets in the policy once is not like the way this is supposed to work is you supposed begin old on the outsider young only and said that's what positive she says the man that's that's where the treasure is located is being renewed as being a valid man can get out. They were making to go feel like I'm 18. The outside city inside you lost your mind you can do that. Like you says says the man is being jumpstarted renewed. Watch this watch this. Don't miss this. Don't read this too fast says the man is being renewed. One day at a time, day by day, not week by midweek, month, year by year. God gives grace on a daily basis. If you get two days worth the grace that second-biggest bonus he gives you enough for today. I know you maybe one next week's grace but you gotta wait for next week for that. He says he knows he's supposed to gives us a pot for today. So when you get up with all your affliction or persecution.

Whatever it is, gently, what my daily bread get made day the greatest needs to keep mom to help me to fulfill my goals. Purpose of the responsibilities to keep me from lying about today because you say it was because works tomorrow have enough trouble of its own, so you told me don't even get all caught up and asking you for that day to deal with this whenever the stuff is that you going through because you're looking at the face of Christ. So what if tomorrow's problems are even worse than today's. Dr. Evans will talk about that possibility when he continues this message from his new compilation coming to the comforter. These 20 lessons cover why God allows painful circumstances to come our way.

How he cares for us as were going through them. How uses them to build our strength and devotion, and what we can do to approach him for his help in healing. It includes bonus material.

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It's yours with our thanks when you make a contribution in support of the ministry of the alternative. Right now will also include a special bonus copy of Tony's brand-new book hope for the hurting. In it he shows that no matter how negative the realities of life. Get we don't need to let them define how things are going to work out for us because there is help and hope even in the midst of our hurt to request a copy of this special resource bundle. Visit us or call us at 1-800-800-3222 and if you're looking to go even deeper into the subject or want to present this material to your small group. Check out obtaining the companion hope for the hurting Bible study DVD and study guide. Again, this is a limited time offers so visit us right away Tony Avenue or call 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night like one of our team members assist you with your resource request that's 1-800-800-3222.

Dr. Evans will come back with more of our message right after this. Alaska is a land where ancient glaciers drop size chunks of ice and see where Chris space for spawning salmon were the last green canopy of trees is offset by distance. Knowing now and where the word means testing is hardly enough to describe what you see nowhere else in North America is the scenery so spectacular in God's creative wonders. So if come turn on an unforgettable urban alternative Alaskan you'll discover powerful scriptural truths from Dr. Evans and other gifted instructor experience meaningful times of worship and enjoy inspirational musical talented musician. There's plenty of time for rest and relaxation like serious accommodations and incredible, all while surrounded by the breathtaking creation that is Alaska to find out more about the urban alternative Alaskan visit Tony today. That's Tony up Paul Paul we may Paul have issued weekly BBB debate. I don't like the passage.

Another was in my humanity, I don't prefer to pass and I wish you the Book but you have a choice. You have the right will God said verse 18 for momentary, light affliction. Number one momentary, Paul about momentary problem, one which Paul Paul, I got a second problem which is light affliction. I don't know what scale you use it, but what I'm going through right now is not some little problems going to lose my mind. You tell me I'm only a moment.

You've got to be kidding me, but he says for moment fiction is producing an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comprehension. Okay moment. If a business for long time and how my going to talk, not something to its being right when this thing I'm doing which is a heavy verse 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are deep turn, will produce it if it all seemed happy you're looking at the wrong thing is what you say you do not say what you're going through and affliction, but how you went will be determined by what you're looking at. And if you're looking at is election you're not looking at everything to be looked at it and get you. Paul says to not trip but to look beyond election get ready to test himself through causing the affliction that you will say that in light of what he is getting ready to do what you practice something is you practice as you go through and you will go through. We will go through practice beat UT beauty, but I want you to put that word and what you put in front of it, which put them back on change of perspective. If you say God is good, but bonsai winemaker, but I don't make all equipment so you got you got things wrong to see what you doing is you are letting the end of the sentence control the beginning of the sentence with wrong information.

See what you have to say is up, situations shall not stop but I'm sure glad Jesus is got another control.

This, but I'm sure glad Jesus promised that I would not be for Satan will, but I'm sure glad Jesus is stronger with God and if you and what you began with when you opened up your sentence, you must change your perspective.

Like the man patient was cleaning his window cleaning is window cleaning his window and the man said go back do that again. You did a poor job when dreams window you can clean the windows. The men would back again may have been frustrated before full service publicly with the four times with no cleaners finding a wife leaned over, pulled the glasses off his glasses full window cleanups. The problem of the glasses through which you are looking to give you looking through your own human's. You will see is what you see.

You will not see you all there is to be seen.

My challenge to you in the midst of it, yes. Pray for God to deliver you just pray to get out of it. Yes, pray for God to release you yes you are supposed to do that. But while you wait.

You look in the face of Jesus stare at him like you've never standing before run to him. I could never run Jim before grabbing like you've never grabbed him before I could never cried out for us because he is doing this so that he might manifest himself so that you experienced God you say amen to closing. You know Indiana Jones with I love you think about for Indiana Jones and the blonde reason Indiana Jones was about same thing.

He's trying to get to some expensive treasure Jones try to get some expensive treasure something some relic of great value, but to get to the treasure he had to go through some stuff duck and arrows and duck and spears and duct emboldens role anatomy in these ducting caverns that would suck them down into the 500 series is about him back in stock get to a trash that is only one reason that you go through all that and that is the treasures worth the trouble. So you know we've got to decide whether the treasures worth the trouble we got to decide whether the experience of the knowledge of God is like. I got a go through to get it is God's knowledge of human experience of your mind, so that is getting in the way knowing that you give me grace, place the patient thinks you always say closely positioned treasure problem showed up more enemy showed up close. It is getting worse you get close.

Keep going down hill wow you look at you and you name it. You are drawn you may be closer than you think. Now was not the time. Now was not the time to give up on that treasure, because when you discovered it was the trouble to get Dr. 2011, encouraging us to draw near to God even in the midst of pain. Today's lesson is part of that special resource offer mentioned earlier.

The 20 message teaching compilation coming to the comforter, along with Tony's brand-new book hope for the hurting, there's even a companion Bible study guide and DVD to help you dig deeper understanding God's hope and peace in times of trouble to get the details and make the arrangements. Just visit Tony make a contribution to the ministry to say thank you by sending these powerful resources your way again. That's 2011' or by phone 24 seven at 1-800-800-3222, you know, there are certain things that haven't changed throughout history and one of those is the fact that people need the Lord today. Our culture is in desperate need of a movement of kindness. Dr. Evans believes that when we share kindness with one another, were not only doing a good thing we are doing a godly thing continue to seek out those chances to represent God as his kingdom, kindness, ambassador will coming up tomorrow if blessings in your life seem to be few and far between.

Dr. Evan says it could be the result of something you've given away. Maybe without even knowing or how we can get those blessings back. Hope you'll join us for the alternatives with Dr. Tony have brought you fighting made possible by the generous contributions listeners like

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