by Adrian Rogers

How To Pass The Test of Life
Adrian Rogers

Turn to James chapter one. And we're beginning a new study now through the book of James, practical Christianity, religion in shoe leather. And we're going to preach right on through the book of James the Lord willing. Sunday mornings and Sunday nights. So if you don't come Sunday night then you're just going to get half of it. How's that? You say, fine. No, don't say that. Ha, you just come on Sunday night, and I know there's some of you who cannot come but we have the radio program for those of you who cannot come on Sunday night. Today we're talking on this subject, How to Pass the Tests of Life. And I'm reading the first four verses of the book of James. "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations;" now this word temptations means tests or trials. "Knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing> " How to pass the tests of life. I heard of a young man who had taken his test at college and he'd made a zero. He went in to see the professor and he argued with the professor. He said, Professor, I don't think I deserved this zero. And Professor said, neither do I, son, but it was the lowest grade I had. Now, maybe you are failing just that miserably in the test of life. But God does have some tests, some examinations and we're going to have to learn how to make a passing grade. And I hope some of us today will learn how to make an A plus Plus. Several things I want you to learn about the test of life.

Now, remember here when we're talking about testing that the word testing and the word temptation are used interchangeably. And we'll see that even more as we go on. But first of all, I want you to notice the fact of temptation. Notice in verse one. "James, a servant of G ...

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