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The Testing of Our Faith
Series: Christian Living in Today's World
We are going to start a new study today that will address many of the experiences we as individuals and families face today. The book of James has a wealth of information that I don't believe any Christian should be without. I like to think of the book of James as a practical handbook for living the Christian life in an ungodly world.
We live in a world were there are circumstances, conflicts, sufferings, and difficulties that we encounter as Christians every single day. Knowing how to deal with those things when they come is essential to living the Christian life. Lets turn our attention to the first part of James and start our study of Gods word in James chapter 1 beginning in verse 1.
James 1:1-8 (NASB95)
1 James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
"Santiago, siervo de Dios y del Señor Jesucristo: A las doce tribus que están en la dispersión: Saludos. Tened por sumo gozo, hermanos míos, el que os halléis en diversas pruebas, sabiendo que la prueba de vuestra fe produce paciencia, y que la paciencia ha de tener su perfecto resultado, para que seáis perfectos y completos, sin que os falte nada.
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