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Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers


Used by Permission, CVLI

D is for. . . DEVINE, DESIGN, DESIRE & DESTINATION


E is for. . . ENTHUSIASTIC ENGAGEMENT
with our LORD, LOCAL CHURCH, LIFE, the LOST and our LEGACY

S is for. . . STEWARDSHIP

T is for. . .
TRIAL is
TRAINING for
TRIUMPH

Five causes of occurrences in our lives:


1. God inuences, leads and directs us.
2. Satan comes to steal kill and destroy.
3. Other people make decisions and ac@ons that aect us.
4. We make decisions and carry out the consequences of those decisions.
5. Natural, physical incidents in the world impact us.

James 1
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3
because you know that the tes@ng of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let
perseverance nish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking
anything. 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the
test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who
love him.
13 When tempted, no one should say, God is temp@ng me. For God cannot be tempted
by evil, nor does he tempt anyone 16 Dont be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.
17 Every good and perfect giW is from above, coming down from the Father of the
heavenly lights, who does not change like shiWing shadows.

Hebrews 12:1-13

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw
o everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with
perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 xing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and
perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such
opposi@on from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your
blood. 5 And have you completely forgo]en this word of encouragement that addresses
you as a father addresses his son? It says,

Hebrews 12:1-13
My son, do not make light of the Lords discipline, and do not lose heart when he
rebukes you 6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he
accepts as his son.
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is trea@ng you as his children. For what children are
not disciplined by their father? 8 If you are not disciplinedand everyone undergoes
disciplinethen you are not legi@mate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover,
we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How
much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a
li]le while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we
may share in his holiness. 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the @me, but painful. Later
on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been
trained by it.
12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 Make level paths for
your feet,[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Strengthen yourself
Straighten your path
12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 Make level paths for
your feet,[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Acts 16
16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who
had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her
owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shou@ng, These men
are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved. 18 She kept
this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to
the spirit, In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her! At that
moment the spirit leW her.
19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized
Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authori@es. 20 They
brought them before the magistrates and said, These men are Jews, and are throwing
our city into an uproar 21 by advoca@ng customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or
prac@ce.

Acts 16
22 The crowd joined in the a]ack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered
them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 AWer they had been severely ogged, they
were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24
When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in
the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other
prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that
the founda@ons of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors ew open, and
everyones chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors
open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners
had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, Dont harm yourself! We are all here!

Acts 16

29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He
then brought them out and asked, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 They replied, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be savedyou and your
household. 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his
house. 33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then
immediately he and all his household were bap@zed. 34 The jailer brought them into his
house and set a meal before them; he was lled with joy because he had come to believe
in Godhe and his whole household.

TRIAL is TRAINING for TRIUMPH


Strengthen yourself
Straighten your path

12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 Make level paths for
your feet,[b] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

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