Faith and Trials

June 28, 2020 Speaker: Steve Thiel Series: James: True Faith Works

Topic: James Passage: James 1:1–1:12

Faith and Trials
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 6/28/2020
James 1:1-12

Sermon Theme: True faith in Christ works itself out in every area of life, even in the midst of difficulties, because God uses trials in order to strengthen our faith in Christ. True believers ask God for divine wisdom and a godly perspective in order to remain steadfast in trials until they receive the crown of eternal life!

I. THE REASON FOR TRIALS (James 1:1-4)
    A. The Greeting (James 1:1)
    B. The Irrational Command (James 1:2)
    C. The Rationale for the Command (James 1:3-4)
        1. Trials Produce Steadfastness
        2. Steadfastness Results in Perfection

II. THE REALITY OF TRIALS (James 1:5-11)
    A. The Need for God's Wisdom (James 1:5-8)
        1. The Opportunity To Ask God 
        2. The Need To Ask God in Faith
    B. The Need for God's Perspective (James 1:9-11)
        1. The Poor Christian Who Is Rich
        2. The Rich Christian Who Is Poor

III. THE REWARD OF TRIALS (James 1:12)
    A. The Blessing of Perseverance
    B. The Promise of Perseverance

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