Qualities Needed in Trials

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Any unexpected event can be disruptive and confusing. For better or for worse, the way that we respond is entirely up to us. Keith Holloway takes a practical look at how Christians can take a trial as an opportunity to contemplate and actively listen to God.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • James shares qualities needed by followers of Christ that will give us a greater assurance that we can go through trials and come out victorious.

  • There is a difference between hearing and listening. Hearing is an act of the ear, but listening is an act of the soul—the mind and will.

  • In trials, it is important to so0end time in quietness and press into God and really hear what he is wanting to speak to you.

  • God speaks to us through the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Christ’s example, the word and lives of other Christians, and nature.

  • When you are going through trials you need to be careful with the words you speak.

  • God holds us responsible for governing and restraining our tempers through our surrender to the Holy Spirit. 

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

James 1:12, 19–20; Revelation 3; Romans 1:20; 1 Kings 19:5–8; 1 Peter 4:12; Proverbs 29:20; Proverbs 10:19; Galatians 5:22–23

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About Keith Holloway

Keith Holloway has been with World Challenge for 26 years holding various positions. He is currently the Senior Director of Leadership Development. Keith is a Bible teacher and Community Health and Evangelism (CHE) trainer, facilitator, and a member of the Global CHE Network’s Representative Council. He and his wife Maureen live in Colorado Springs; they have six grown children and ten grandchildren.