Community Bible Church of Ocala – CBC Ocala

Crushed: Part 1

Crushed: When God’s People Suffer
Job 1

by Mike DeGuzman

1. Suffering Is Often Covered with Mystery

Option 1: Work the Formula

Option 2: Redefine God

Option 3: Reject God

Romans 11:33-34
Isaiah 55:8-9
Hebrews 12:3

2. Suffering is Always Limited and Ordered

Luke 22:31-32

3. Suffering Always Has Opportunities

 A. An Opportunity to Glorify God

     B. An Opportunity to Strengthen Others

Philippians 1:29
2 Thessalonians 1:3-4
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

     C. An Opportunity to Know Your Heart

John 9:3
Romans 5:8
John 3:16

Application:

1. Count Your Blessings

Philippians 1:12-18

2. Elevate Your Prayer Life

3. Lengthen and Deepen Your Time in God’s Word

Psalm 119:92

4. Tell Your Story

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

5. Focus on the Prize

2 Timothy 1:12

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  1. Absolutely wonderful message! Being right smack in the midst of suffering, I can attest that those first three ‘Options’ hit the nail on the head. I didn’t only choose one, i chose ALL THREE in a few months time. But I’m finally figuring out the opportunities and purpose.

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