“Trusting the Lord”
On the first Saturday of each month, Pastor Jeff gathers the Calvary Temple Young Adult group to discuss the Word of God. This month’s topic was trusting the Lord. Pastor Jeff started the meeting with the question, Are you looking at the current trials that we are facing as good for you and your family to prepare for the coming of the Lord?
Pastor Jeff gave some reasons why we trust Jesus-
1. He is completely sovereign,
2. He is King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords
3. He always orders every aspect of our life
He continued to encourage the group with the challenge, We are not a people that turn back once we have put our hands to the plow. We have the armor of God. All true Christians during this day and age are going to be persecuted, hated and despised.
Pastor Jeff gave numerous scriptures throughout the meeting that will be an encouragement to you –
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (2 Corinthians 1:4 ESV)
For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:10-11 ESV)
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV)
For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, (Hebrews 10:30-32 ESV)
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; (Job 42:5 ESV)
Pastor Jeff made some final encouragements to the group, It’s is sin to be anxious about the future. Think of things that are lovely and of a good report. Are you allowing the Lord to work a greater relationship and dependence on Him through times of suffering?
We need to struggle and be persecuted to endure and make it to the end.
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. (Revelation 1:9 ESV)
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8 ESV)
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4 ESV)
Final thoughts for you as we close, We must choose to trust God in every circumstance. We must make the choice to trust the Lord. Do you trust the Lord in every area of your life?
About Calvary Temple
Calvary Temple is an independent church which holds to all Assemblies of God tenets of faith. Calvary Temple ministries include Discipleship Training, adult Bible college, media ministry, and an aggressive missions program.
Pastor Star R. Scott is Senior Pastor of Calvary Temple in Sterling, Virginia, where he has ministered since 1973. In addition to the pastoral gift, Pastor Scott functions in the five-fold offices of apostle and prophet. He has planted churches, and currently oversees the pastors and ministries of numerous satellite churches.