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RESILIENCE. Resilient: “tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=resilient) “recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like” (http://www.memidex.com/resilient+spirited). RESILIENCE.

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Resilience

RESILIENCE

Resilient: “tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change” (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=resilient)

“recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like”

(http://www.memidex.com/resilient+spirited)


Resilience

RESILIENCE

I. SOME EXAMPLES OF RESILIENCE IN THE BIBLE


Resilience

  • RESILIENCE OF JOSEPH

  • Hated by his brethren (Gen. 37:5,8)

  • His brethren would have killed him if not for the intervention of Reuben (Gen. 37:20-22)

  • Sold into slavery and taken to Egypt (Gen. 37:26-28)

  • Thrown into prison in Egypt (Gen. 39:20)

  • Languished in prison for years (Gen. 41:1)


Resilience

  • RESILIENCE OF MOSES

  • Fled Egypt after his brethren fail to appreciate his efforts to help them (Ex.2:11-15)

  • Answered the call of God to lead Israel after forty years of exile (Acts 7:23, 30)

  • Led Israel through the wilderness for 40 years

  • The golden calf (Ex. 32:1-35)

  • Murmurings at waters of Marah, in wilderness of Sin, in Rephidim, twice at Kadesh Barnea (Ex. 15:23,23; 16:3; 17:1-3; Num. 14:1-10; 20:2-13)

  • Korahites rebellion (Num. 16:1-35)

  • The early battles of conquest (Num. 21:21-35; 31:1-54)


Resilience

  • RESILIENCE OF PAUL, 2 Cor. 4:8-10:

  • We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;

  • Perplexed, but not driven to despair;

  • Persecuted, but not forsaken;

  • Struck down, but not destroyed;

  • Always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. (NRSV)


Resilience

RESILIENCE

  • II. THINGS THAT HELP ONE BE RESILIENT

  • A. Refusing (Ps. 1:1):

  • To live according to the counsel or rule of the wicked, Ps. 10:4; Prov. 4:14

  • To go in the way of sinners.

  • To company with those who scorn God’s ways.


Resilience

RESILIENCE

  • II. THINGS THAT HELP ONE BE RESILIENT

  • B. Delighting in and being familiar with the law of Jehovah (v. 2), 2 Tim. 3:16,17; Ps. 1:3

  • It convicts of sin, Ti. 1:9

  • It restores the soul, Ps. 19:7

  • It instructs in righteousness, 2 Tim. 3:16

  • It produces faith, Rom. 10:17


Resilience

  • It produces faith, Rom. 10:17

  • In Jesus, Jno. 20:30,31


Resilience

  • RESILIENCE OF PAUL, 2 Cor. 4:8-10:

  • We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;

  • Perplexed, but not driven to despair;

  • Persecuted, but not forsaken;

  • Struck down, but not destroyed;

  • Always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. (NRSV)


Resilience

  • It produces faith, Rom. 10:17

  • In Jesus, Jno. 20:30,31

  • In the unseen, Heb. 11:1; 2 Cor. 4:16-5:10


Resilience

RESILIENCE

  • II.THINGS THAT HELP ONE BE RESILIENT

  • B. Delighting in and being familiar with the law of Jehovah (v. 2), 2 Tim. 3:16,17; Ps. 1:3

  • It convicts of sin, Ti. 1:9

  • It restores the soul, Ps. 19:7

  • It instructs in righteousness, 2 Tim. 3:16

  • It produces faith, Rom. 10:17

  • It strengthens, Acts 20:32 (vs. 29,30)


Resilience

  • B. Delighting in and being familiar with the law of Jehovah (v. 2), 2 Tim. 3:16,17; Ps. 1:3

  • It brings hope, 2 Pet. 3:13; Phil. 3:4-11

  • It gives the knowledge that God wants to save us, Jno. 3:16; Ezek. 33:11; 1 Tim. 1:15; Isa. 40:28-31; Ps. 23:1-6; Lk. 15:24; Jno. 3:3,5


Resilience

RESILIENCE

I. SOME EXAMPLES OF RESILIENCE IN THE BIBLE


Resilience

RESILIENCE

  • II. THINGS THAT HELP ONE BE RESILIENT

  • A. Refusing (Ps. 1:1):

  • To live according to the counsel or rule of the wicked, Ps. 10:4; Prov. 4:14

  • To go in the way of sinners.

  • To company with those who scorn God’s ways.


Resilience

  • B. Delighting in and being familiar with the law of Jehovah.

  • It convicts of sin

  • It restores the soul

  • It instructs in righteousness

  • It produces faith

  • In Jesus

  • It strengthens

  • It brings hope

  • It givestheknowledgethatGodwantstosave us


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