Does A Valley Mean A Wrong Turn? (2 of 5) by Larry Osborne

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Does A Valley Mean A Wrong Turn? (2 of 5)
Series: Urban Legends 2
Dr. Larry Osborne
James 1:2-4

A BRIEF LOOK BACK:

A STRANGE RESPONSE:
James 1:2-4

THREE POWERFUL
FOG-CUTTING QUESTIONS

1. WHY AM I HERE? 3 Options
Exodus 14:1-31 and 1 Peter 4:19/ 2 Samuel 11:1 - 12:15 / Judges 1:19

- God sent me here.

- I messed up.

- Who knows?

2. HOW SHOULD I RESPOND? 4 Things to Keep In Mind

- The Enemy will always offer a shortcut - Don't take it!
Matthew 4:1-11

- If it's a self-made mess - Accept the consequences.
2 Samuel 12:15-24/ Hebrews 12:5-12

- If it's a God-given assignment - Hang tough, don't run.
1 Peter 4:19

- No matter how you got there - The way out will always include …
1 Corinthians 10:13/ Judges 10:6-16/ Matthew 5:37/ Psalm 15:1-2, 4/ Philippians 2:3-5

- Doing The Right Thing

- Telling The Truth

- Keeping My Commitments

- Concern For Others

- Concern For God's Reputation


3. WHAT CAN I LEARN? 2 Observations
James 1:2-4

- There are always lessons to be learned.


- Even a bad thing can be a strengthening thing.


MY STORY

This week we looked at three powerful questions to ask when encountering a valley. Which of these three questions caught your attention the most and why?


DIGGING DEEPER
The Apostle Peter's first book addresses the issue of Christians encountering persecution and valley-like e ...


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