Summary: How can I experience triumphant perseverance in the midst of trials?

Persevering through Trials

James 1:2-4

PROPOSITION: Because Christ conquered sin, you must joyfully persevere during periods of trials.

I. You must assess your trials properly. v. 2-3

A. Consider trials a blessing from God (2).

1. God has a purpose for temptations (trials).

2. Trials are evidence of God’s working.

B. Know your testing will produce eternal benefits (3).

1. Your trials are a test of your faith.

2. Your trials are specific to your needs.

3. Your testing of faith produces endurance.

II. You must allow the process to complete its work. v. 4

A. Submit to God’s perfection process – the refining fire.

1. Don’t cut short what God is doing.

2. Let God work in your life through trials.

B. Submit to God’s planned purpose – spiritual maturity.

1. Be willing to “live out” God’s will

2. God’s unhurried purpose is to enlarge you through pressure.

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