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James 1 - NIV

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,

3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.


a. James 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.

Sermons on James 1 More sermons: James 1

David Edward Ray avatar
Escaping your Alcatraz
Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: Escaping your Alcatraz is a message of hope for those that are caught in their own prison of addiction, depression or anything that has us bound. All of our efforts cannot set us free. The Spirit of the Lord can.
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The four dreams of Maewyn Succat - St. Patrick's Day Sermon
Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: The life story of Maewyn Succat (St Patrick) takes us through the life of a young man who was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland. After escaping and returning to his homeland, God called him back to the land of his Captors to preach the gospel.
Jordan Muck avatar
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Understanding the Buzz Words of Christianity
Series: Buzz Words
Scripture: James 1:2
Views: 86
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Genuine Faith in the Midst of Trials
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Feb, 2016
Summary: This is the first message in a series through the book of James. This messages is the first looking at the subject of genuine faith when we face persecution.
Scripture: James 1:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 506
Joe Birdsall avatar
Trials and Troubles
Shared by: Joe Birdsall on Dec, 2015
Summary: A short treatise on the first few verse of Chapter 1 of James.
David Henderson avatar
"Learning to lift weights"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Trials are hard but getting through them brings joy.
Scripture: James 1:2-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 474
Robert Sickler avatar
Shared by: Robert Sickler on Dec, 2015
Summary: We can neither escape experiencing the evils of this world nor can we avoid God’s testing the quality of our devotion by letting us experience reality. It is important, however, that we do not let the hard times damage our faith and service to Christ.
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Straight Outta Context: Philippians 4:13
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Sep, 2015
Summary: Philippians 4:13 does not say that we can literally do anything. What it does say, though, is that a super-powered God will willingly and repeatedly share His strength with us when things get difficult.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Understand BAIT? Seasons of trials!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug, 2015
Summary: Seasons of testing are neither good or bad, they are neutral. It is how we handle these situations... We need toUNDERSTAND: to know meaning or know how, to grasp, to be familiar, to achieve, this test is an opportunity for promotion.
Monty Newton avatar
The Trouble with People
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jul, 2015
Summary: When Jesus saw people he valued them, felt for them and did what he could to help them.
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Joy In Times of Trial - James 1:2-4
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Jul, 2015
Summary: Count it pure joy in times of trial, testing and temptation??? That's CRAZY, right? No so fast, partner! This whole plan of salvation us upside down to this world; God dying for our sins? Why not joy in times of trouble! God is for us and with us! PTL!!
Series: James
Larry Turner avatar
Accept, Expect, Endure, Embrace
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2015
Summary: To walk in joy with must do four things. Accept where we are at in life. Expect a better life ahead. Endure hardships. Embrace our circumstances.
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“Passing The Test”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on May, 2015
Summary: James gives us some practical advice about how to pass through times of difficulty and testing.
Mark Mitchell avatar
Meeting the Unexpected Trials of Life
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: We need to know how to deal with the trial of life as the Christians
Scripture: James 1:2-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 324
Greg Nance avatar
Faith and Love James' style
Shared by: Greg Nance on Mar, 2015
Summary: James has a lot to tell us about faith. His simple, straight forward message challenges us and instructs us in character building God's way. This is a summary of some of the things James tells us as we prepare to enter chapter three.
Scripture: James 1:2-4
Views: 243
Rodney Coe avatar
Can You Trust Your Faith?
Shared by: Rodney Coe on Feb, 2015
Summary: Do we have a faith that can be trusted in difficult times?
Series: James
Buffy Cook avatar
How to Respond to Trials
Shared by: Buffy Cook on Jan, 2015
Summary: "For Dummies" books are a raging success! Why? Full of practical wisdom and simple "How To's" Wouldn't a "Christianity for Dummies," a book full of practical wisdom & simple How Tos on how to live out our faith, be great? James & this series is JUST THAT
rob hall avatar
what do you look for in circumstances?
Shared by: rob hall on Dec, 2014
Summary: take a new look at difficulty
Rob Ketterling avatar
Perfect Work: In Progress
Shared by: Rob Ketterling on Nov, 2014
Summary: God is continually maturing us in our walk!
Series: Perfect Work
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Seasons of testing are coming
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
Summary: There are many issues in life we must learn to face. To be tested is an age old problem? Do we want people that have never faced a test? Learn to thrive in the seasons of testing.
Pat Damiani avatar
Finding Joy in My Trials
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Aug, 2014
Summary: How to experience joy in the midst of trials in our lives.
Scripture: James 1:2-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 812
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Aug, 2014
Summary: We’re going to look at James’ outrageous proposal, why Christians - above all others - are destined for trials, and how Christians should respond differently to them than other people.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: James 1:1-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,550
Archie Norman avatar
Our Outlook in Testing
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jul, 2014
Summary: Study in the book of James
Scripture: James 1:2-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 649
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Shared by: bala samson on Mar, 2014
Summary: The worldly way of getting the steam out of you and giving a ‘piece of your mind’ to the person who has hurt you will not reap the right results.
Damian Phillips avatar
Do You Have Staying Power?
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Feb, 2014
Summary: James speaks about the significance of patience. He provides valuable insight into why believers sometimes fail at being patient, and he explains how to stay the course even when difficult life circumstances seem to go by at a snail’s pace.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 1:2-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,543
Paul Barreca avatar
Keep the Faith When Trials Come
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Feb, 2014
Summary: These principles from James 1 will help us keep the faith when trials come.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 1:2-4
Views: 1,558
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Keep the Faith
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jan, 2014
Summary: The theme of James is more than patience through trials. James is exhorting us to stay FAITHFUL in the face of PERSECUTION. He is exhorting us to KEEP the FAITH.
Rodney Johnson avatar
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Dec, 2013
Summary: This message focuses on how we allow temporary "sometimes moments" to overshadow our blessings.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 1:2-5
Views: 1,909
Bobby Stults avatar
When Troubles Come
Shared by: Bobby Stults on Aug, 2013
Summary: So let me get this straight James... I am to 'rejoice' when troubles come my way?
Scripture: James 1:2-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 545
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God's Rx for What Ails You
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Aug, 2013
Summary: A discussion on trials. All trials go back to what we believe about God (the trial of your "Faith"). Message ends with some medicine for those in trials.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: James 1:2-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 804