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James 1:1-4

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)
         1. Steadfastness
         2. Perfect
         3. Complete
         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
Next Steps:
     Honestly, humbly respond to the Lord about your circumstances!
     Don’t shortchange what God wants to do in and through your trials!
     There is joy and hope in the journey!

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