by Wayne Hinson

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Testing Demands A Correct Request (2 of 10)
Series: Living Right For The Redeeming Lord
Wayne Hinson
James 1:2-6


I. Our Need To Praise God
A) Produced By An Inward Experience
B) Proclaimed By An Outward Expression

II. Our Need To Perceive God
A) A Proper Perception Of Our Position
B) A Proper Perception Of Our Patience
1. Willing To Wait
2. Way We Wait

III. Our Need To Participate With God
A) Contacting Him Through Prayer
B) Clinging To Him Through Promises

Intro: To understand why God allows and sometimes sends trials, testings and tribulations, we have to understand the purpose for which He sends them. This is the heart operation of our God, and from His heart comes the why, what and when of our trials. He tests us to round off the rough edges, smooth us. shape us and fit us for service. Just as we cannot perform the task of a physical job without proper instruction and on the job training, neither can we perform our designated service for the Lord without His training and experience. This comes only through the endurance of and the enlightenment of trials. testings and storms. Verses 2-6 again deal with how we view these testings and how our attitudes are adjusted by God. God does not want to hurt us, but help us. God does not send these situations and circumstances so that we will sink, but so that we will soar. What James describes in verse 2-6 are not optional, they are vital and necessary for your success in trials. Without them, we will be overwhelmed and defeated in our testings.

I. Our Need To Praise God
Praising God should never be based upon our outward circumstances. James was not talking about fleshly praise or fair weather praise, but he said, "to count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations. This kind of God honoring praise is:

A) Produced By An Inward Experience
Joy comes from knowing that your sins have been washed away in the blood of Jesus. Joy is knowing Christ Jesu ...

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