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Bible Study Discussion

Don't Waste Your Afflictions!

October 21, 1996

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Bible Study Questions

  1. Does the Bible have anything to say about backsliding?

  2. Why are we so surprised when we one affliction after another comes upon us?

  3. TRUE or FALSE? Every affliction, trial, trouble, difficulty and disappointment in our life is allowed by the Lord.

  4. Does God have a specific purpose behind all our afflictions?

  5. Wouldn't it be just as easy for Him to shield us from afflictions as it would to let us go through them?

  6. What is the key to understanding your afflictions?

  7. Does God afflicts his own children?

  8. Where does the psalmist say his affliction came from? (Psalm 66:10-12)

  9. What should you do with your affliction experiences?

  10. How have you behaved in them? What has been the outcome, the result of your experiences? Have your afflictions all been in vain? Or have you learned of God's love and faithfulness in the midst of them?

  11. How would you react if all you had to show for your dedication, labors and sacrifice was utter failure?

  12. How would you behave if God shut you down, bound your hands and left you helpless?

  13. Your children are watching you as you're under affliction! And they are being influenced for life by your behavior. So, how are you behaving? Are you wasting your affliction -- not only for yourself, but for the generations that follow? Or, are your heirs being established in Christ as they hear you say, "I don't like this affliction -- but blessed be the name of the Lord. He always delivers!" What do your children think?

  14. Why do you think God has delivered you from all your past afflictions?

  15. How are you reacting to your afflictions? Are you wasting them, becoming a doubter and complainer? Or are you building up your faith, knowing that your God delivers?

  16. What is only one way to endure your present troubles?

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