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Sermon Illustrations > Adversity (suffering, trials) > Problems

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1. Problems often provide us with greater opportunities

2. Problems can promote our spiritual maturity (Ps 105:16ff)

3. Problems prove our integrity (1 Pt 3:15)

4. Problems produce a sense of dependence

5. Problems prepare our hearts for ministry (more empathetic)

I'll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that's more than I can say for prosperity. - Kin Hubbard