The Restoring Work of Suffering (2 of 5) by Ken Trivette

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The Restoring Work of Suffering (2 of 5)
Series: Why Does God Allow His People to Suffer
Ken Trivette
1 Peter 5:10

Outline:

1. THE RESTORATION OF SPIRITUAL FELLOWSHIP

a) The Disobedience that Hinders Our Fellowship with God
b) The Disciplines that Heals Our Fellowship with God

2. THE RESTORATION OF SPIRITUAL FRUITFULNESS

a) Nets that were Useless
b) Nets that were Useful

3. THE RESTORATION OF SPIRITUAL FITNESS

a) A Weak Condition
b) A Well Condition


I read about one poor fellow who wrote his insurance company concerning an accident that he was in. He wrote:

''I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block #3 of the accident form, I put 'trying to do the job alone' as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully, and I trust that the following details will be sufficient.

I am a bricklayer by trade. On the date of the accident I was working alone on the roof of a six story building. When I completed my work, I found that I had about 500 pounds of brick left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley which was attached to the side of the building at the 6th floor.

Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out, and loaded the bricks into it. Then I went to the ground and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of brick.

You will note in block #11 of the accident report that I weigh 135 pounds. Only weighing 135 pounds I was jerked off the ground by the 500 pounds of bricks. Because I was jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rather rapid rate up the side of the building.

In the vicinity of the 3rd floor, I met the barrel coming down. This explains the fractured skull and broken collar bone. Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid de ...


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