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The Testing of Your Faith

April 8, 2018 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: James

Scripture: James 1:1–1:4

The Testing of Your Faith

James 1:1–4

April 8, 2018



I.  James and his greeting. James 1:1, John 7:5, 1 Cor. 15:7.



II. When it comes to trials, it's not "if" but "when". James 1:2.  



III. We are challenged to consider trialss an opportunity for joy. James 1:2.



IV. Trials can produce perseverance and maturity. James 1:3-4, Hebrews 12:2-3.

Questions for reflection:


  • Why is James such a fascinating figure in the New Testament church?
  • Why does God allow trials and suffering into our lives?
  • What would you say are strategies for successfully bearing up under trial?
  • What has God taught or worked in your life through previous trials?



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