February 19, 2012 Series: The Book of James
Scripture: James 1:1–1:4
I. The Reality of Trials
A. The certainty of trials – “when” not “if”
B. The variety of trials – “many colored”
II. The Reason for Trials
A. For God’s Glory – 1 Peter 1:3-9
B. For our good - Romans 8:28 (see v.26-30)
4. Lacking in nothing
III. The Responses to Trials
A. Engage your mind! Count it all joy!
B. Submit your will! Allow the full effect!
IV. The Reward of Trials James 1:12 “God is most glorified when … we are most satisfied in Him.” ~ John Piper
ï¾ Honestly, humbly respond to the Lord about your circumstances!
ï¾ Don’t shortchange what God wants to do in and through your trials!
ï¾ There is joy and hope in the journey!