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“That's an Opportunity“

Speaker: Troy Champ

Series: S'Go!

Primary text: Hebrews 12:1b

Speaker: Troy Champ
Series: S'Go!
Primary text: Hebrews 12:1b

Going through pain is inevitable. Growing through it is optional.

The Greek word for “race” in Hebrews 12:1-3 implies agony – that our race will be grueling and require endurance & perseverance. Indeed, throughout scripture, we’re told that suffering is a certainty in life. Without invalidating our pain, scripture also invites us to consider it pure joy when we face trials. It is in these times of trial that God might be working in you, even if he’s not working around you the way you might like. Instead of seeking the cause of suffering, seek out the growth that suffering may be causing within you. Going through pain is inevitable, but growing through it is optional.

Other texts in this message: Hebrews 12:1-2, Proverbs 25:20, James 1:1-4, 1 Peter 4:12, Psalm 119:71, 1 Peter 1:6-7, Proverbs 17:3

Talk to God.
Talk to yourself.
Recognize you may be stronger than you think.
Watch the video: Live at Madison Square Gardens by Vulfpeck

Song Recommendations:
Wait for the Moment by Vulfpeck
Wait for the Moment by stories (featuring Hunter Elizabeth)

Yes I Will by Vertical Worship
Way Maker
by Leeland
Goodness of God
by Jenn Johnson

Book Recommendation:
Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman

Verse for the Week: Romans 12:12

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Worship Songs

Yes I Will
Eddie Hoagland, Jonathan Smith, and Mia Fieldes

Way Maker
Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu

Goodness of God
Ed Cash and Jenn Johnson


John Ortberg, Going through pain is inevitable. Growing through it is optional., Troy Champ, James 1:1-4, Proverbs 17:3, Romans 12:12, 1 Peter 1:6-7, Psalm 119:71, Hebrews 12:1-3,

“Worry is merely the illusion of taking action.. when really prayer is.”

“Patience is not the act of waiting.

It’s how you act while you’re waiting.”

“Waiting means that we give God the benefit of the doubt that he knows what he’s doing.”

“Everything will be okay in the end.  If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”

“In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.”

“…a deeply grounded confidence in God, leading to an inner disposition of determination to make the most of the situation.”