Sermon title: Testing Times and True Confidence. (Jer. 35:1-19.)
Introduction: Our Faith, Hope and Love are always being tested. (1st. Cor 13:13).
1] TESTED FAITH: v 1-5 Faithful: "Then I set bowls full of wine and some cups before the Rechabites and said to them, 'Drink some wine.'"
2] TESTED HOPE: v 6-11 Realistic: "But when [the] king of Babylon invaded this land, we said, 'Come, we must go to Jerusalem...'”
3] TESTED LOVE: v 12-16 Learning: “Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?” Grace and the Sin not atoned for: Isaiah 22:12-13; 1st. Cor. 15:32.
TEST RESULTS v 17-19
A] FAIL (v 17) = Disaster;
B] PASS (v 18-19) = Blessing.