CompanionshipDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | October 2, 1977
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God permits us to go through trials because He wants us to know the kind of companionship that can only be experienced in the valley. There’s a fellowship that develops through pain and suffering that is very different from fellowship when life is going smoothly. God wants us to experience the close companionship that comes through trials.
The sufferings or trials of life will either isolate you or involve you, and Pastor Wiersbe encourages us to move into a deeper companionship with God and others.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
God is the God of all comfort.
The sufferings or trials of life will either isolate you or involve you.
The fourth answer God gives to man’s suffering is companionship.
God permits us to go through trials because He wants us to experience the kind of companionship that can only be experienced in the valley.
There is a two-fold companionship that can only be experienced in suffering:
- A deeper companionship with the Lord.
- God walks with us in all experiences of life.
- God walks with us because we are His property. He created us, and He redeemed us.
- We are precious to God.
- God is with us in His person, in His providence, in His promises, in His power.
- The most important lessons in life cost something.
- A deeper companionship with other people.
- Everyone goes through suffering.
- God’s comfort abounds that we might be able to comfort other people.
- We don’t have to go through the same trial as someone else to understand their suffering or share God’s comfort with them.
- There’s a fellowship in the valley that is different from the fellowship on the mountain top.
The deep blessing of companionship cost Jesus His life.
Don’t let the sufferings of life isolate you. Move into a deeper companionship with God and others.