03.16.08 Being the Real Deal in Trials

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03.16.08 Being the Real Deal in Trials

  1. 1. Being the Real Deal in Trials James 1:1-4
  2. 2. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  3. 3. Being the Real Deal in Trials James 1:1-4
  4. 4. Being the Real Deal in Trials I. Consider it Joy (vs. 2) James 1:1-4
  5. 5. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  6. 6. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  7. 7. Gk. Hegeomia - “Lead with your mind”
  8. 8. Reaction!
  9. 9. Reaction! Choice!
  10. 10. Romans:28 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  11. 11. Being the Real Deal in Trials I. Consider it Joy (vs. 2) James 1:1-4
  12. 12. Being the Real Deal in Trials I. Consider it Joy (vs. 2) II. Persevere (vs. 3) James 1:1-4
  13. 13. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  14. 14. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  15. 15. Adam Clarke “Trials put religion, and all the graces of which it is composed to proof; the man that stand in such trials gives proof that his religion is sound, and the evidence afforded t his own mind induces him to take courage, bear patiently, and persevere.”
  16. 16. Gk. Hupomone - “Tenacity to stand in the face of trials”
  17. 17. William Barclay “It is not the [endurance] that passively endures, instead, it is the quality that enables a man to stand on his feet facing the storm”
  18. 18. Being the Real Deal in Trials I. Consider it Joy (vs. 2) II. Persevere (vs. 3) James 1:1-4
  19. 19. Being the Real Deal in Trials I. Consider it Joy (vs. 2) II. Persevere (vs. 3) III. Mature (vs. 4) James 1:1-4
  20. 20. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  21. 21. James 1:1-4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  22. 22. Being the Real Deal in Trials I. Consider it Joy (vs. 2) II. Persevere (vs. 3) III. Mature (vs. 4) James 1:1-4
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