See Pastor Francis Chan draw a parallel between hard work and the gym and working toward great spiritual strength!
“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” -Amos 9:9
Pastor Francis Chan takes a look at the idea of being sifted by the Lord. This may be a painful process but one in which the Lord pushes toward greater righteousness. Much like a trainer in the gym pushes us toward the ultimate goal of good physical fitness with all the pain and sweating in the process.
If you like this pointed, down-to-earth style of preaching, check out this video from Francis Chan as well.
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