Text: James 1:3
I. Your endurance is built by the trial of your faith
Explanation of the Text
James wrote to a people facing trials. They lived
in a world of pagan worship and emperor worship. Because
of their commitment to Jesus as Lord, many were falling
victims of the sword, the fire, adn the lions of the
James told them to rejoice when they exprerienced
the trials of many kinds. Why? Because he was a person
with a lunatic mind or some masochistic maniac? No.
He knew that the trials would build something. They
would build endurance (1:3). Rejoice, not because of
trials, but because of what they would build. James
placed a premium on endurance.
Application of the Text
The Reality of trials is just as obvious today as
when James wrote his epistle.
Illustration of Application
John Bisagno (BGCT, Waco, Texas, 1981) stated
that 24 promis ...
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