Tribulation and Life

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on September 19, 2010
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Matthew 13:18-23 The Greek word thlipsis is translated tribulation, which means oppression, affliction, distress, straits, trouble, or anguish. Everyone who hears the gospel will suffer tribulation.

John 16:33 In the world, we have tribulation. Our human nature is also called our old nature. The world (which is controlled by Satan), demons, and people all contribute to our tribulation. If you care about someone, you will suffer, and if you do not care about others, you suffer.

Romans 5:1-5 We cannot avoid tribulation, but we can always determine how we respond to it.

Romans 8:28-39 We are very blessed and can claim the victory. We cannot avoid the tribulation, and it is senseless to be upset that this is happening to you God is not to be blamed for the trouble; rather, He promises a solution in the end.

Romans 12:10-21 In the future, God will make right the wrongs; meantime, we are to persevere with patience.

2 Corinthians 5:1-18 The way to get through the tribulation is to embrace the hope and keep on moving without losing heart.

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

1 Peter 4:12-19 Do not think that tribulation is some strange thing, rather understand that in this fallen world it is normal. How are you going to respond?

Acts 14:1-ff Paul is an excellent example to follow

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