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  • The Joy Of Trials

    Contributed by Darrell Tucker on May 21, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,764 views

    Every Christian needs endurance; God gives us trials to help us mature and build our endurance for the course ahead.

    The Joy of Trials James 1:2-4 I. Do YOU have trials? a. Is there anyone who doesn’t?! i. Chirpy the parakeet – News story about a parakeet that was mistakenly sucked up in the vacuum while his owner was cleaning his cage. ii. Mark Dunn – College roommate whose waterbed seemed to have a hole in it… ...read more

  • Joy In Trials?!

    Contributed by Simon Bartlett on Feb 18, 2022
     | 1,849 views

    The idea that we could find joy in trials seems very strange. But it makes sense - and it could radically change the way we respond to the trials that inevitably come.

    We’ve now reached the last in our series of ‘Messages of Encouragement’. And we’ve come to a very difficult piece of teaching! ‘James’ – whoever James may be – tells us TO CONSIDER IT PURE JOY WHENEVER WE FACE TRIALS OF MANY KINDS! Wow! That sounds crazy! How can we understand it? The general ...read more

  • The Joy Of Trials Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 15, 2023
     | 1,571 views

    The Pulpit Commentary calls this verse THE STRANGE PARADOX, and truly they are right, for what can be more paradoxical than being happy about the things that make you sad?

    THE JOY OF TRIALS Let me share with you the different ways our text is translated to give you a broad view of what we are dealing with. First, we will look at some of the context of the verse. JAMES 1:2-4, "2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, [a] whenever you face trials of ...read more

  • Trials Turned To Gold

    Contributed by John Stackhouse on Apr 22, 2016
     | 5,519 views

    staying faithful through trials. Rejoice because they are doing you good.

    This morning, I want us to look at the biblical viewpoint of the trials that occur in our lives. And the first thing that I want to do is to differentiate between consequences and trials. The reason that I feel that this is necessary is that most of us want to think of them as the same, but they ...read more

  • Finding Joy In My Trials Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 25, 2014
     | 10,576 views

    How to experience joy in the midst of trials in our lives.

    Have you ever asked someone how they are doing and had them answer something like this: “Well, under the circumstances, I’m doing pretty well.”? When I hear someone say something like that I’m reminded of something that I heard many years ago. This quote from Rick Warren ...read more

  • Trials

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 31 ratings
     | 15,267 views

    God wants you to experience joy even in the midst of your trials.

    James 1:1-4 Trials Woodlawn Baptist Church July 31, 2005 Introduction In James 1:1-4, James wrote, “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 ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, ...read more

  • How To Have Inexpressible Joy In Trials! Series

    Contributed by Joseph Mcculley on Nov 24, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,013 views

    This passage helps one have the right perspective about trials when they come so that they may have joy.

    1 Peter 1:6-12 How to have Inexpressible Joy in Trials Introduction: Last Week we saw that Christians should bless (Eulogetos, “to speak well of”, “to praise” God because: He has saved us (v.3). He gives us a living Hope (v.3b). He give us an inheritance (v.4). He guards us ...read more

  • Embracing Joy: From Trials To Triumph SermonCentral

    Contributed by SermonCentral on Sep 8, 2023
    based on 2 ratings
     | 578 views

    Explore four key truths that can guide you from a period of hardship to a time of joy and celebration. Learn how faith can transform your trials into triumphs.

    It is a wonderful thing to have reasons to rejoice and celebrate in life. Nobody desires a season of mourning, pain, and sorrow. We all long for moments of celebration and joy. Whether it's the anticipation of a wedding day, the hope for a child, or the excitement of graduation, we all look forward ...read more

  • Trialful Joy

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,752 views

    Trials and tests are no fun. James doesn’t tell us to consider it fun but to "consider it all joy." Trials and tests are gut wrenching and drawn out at times, but the one thing that we must know is that God is with us through the whole ordeal.

    Opening illustration: After William Carey was well established in his pioneer missionary work in India, his supporters in England sent a printer to assist him. Soon the two men were turning out portions of the Bible for distribution. Carey had spent many years learning the language so that he could ...read more

  • Trials And Troubles

    Contributed by Joe Birdsall on Dec 29, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,450 views

    A short treatise on the first few verse of Chapter 1 of James.

    Trials and Troubles James 1:1-4 Many of you know that I was divorced about 20 years ago after more than 20 years of marriage. Before or since, there has not been a worse trial or difficulty in my life. I honestly felt as if my life was ending and everything I had was worth nothing. I fell into a ...read more

  • Genuine Faith In The Midst Of Trials Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 8, 2016
     | 9,246 views

    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.

    GENUINE FAITH – PART 1 GENUINE FAITH IN THE MIDST OF TRIALS JAMES 1:1-4 JAMES, A SERVANT OF GOD AND OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, TO THE TWELVE TRIBES SCATTERED AMONG THE NATIONS: GREETINGS. 2  CONSIDER IT PURE JOY, MY BROTHERS, WHENEVER YOU FACE TRIALS OF MANY KINDS, 3  BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT THE ...read more

  • Exalt Christ In Everything Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Feb 8, 2018
     | 4,547 views

    Second in a series on Philippians where Paul reveals the axis on which his whole life revolves -- Exalting Christ in everything.

    REVIEW Given the extended use of the terms “joy” and “rejoice” in four short chapters (12), joy appears to be a central focus of Paul’s letter to the Jesus followers living in the Greek city of Philippi. That is interesting given considerable space also dedicated to the subject of suffering. My ...read more

  • Joyful Trials Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Apr 11, 2018
     | 6,354 views

    1st in a series on James dealing with our response to trials.

    “Joyful Trials” Introduction Before we examine one of the magnificent “trees” (passage) in this forest (letter), I will first provide a brief overview of the “forest”. Our task in Bible study is to first understand what God intended to communicate to the original readers. How did they understand ...read more

  • Finding Joy In Hard Times Series

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Sep 21, 2014
     | 11,512 views

    When facing difficult times we can find Peace and Joy only from a committed relationship with Jesus Christ

    Finding Joy in Hard Times James 1:1-8 James 1:1-8 New Living Translation (NLT) Greetings from James 1 This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the “twelve tribes”—Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings! Faith and Endurance 2 ...read more

  • Facing Trials With Joy

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 16, 2012
     | 7,886 views

    Some people consider it pure joy when they escape trials. But James calls us to consider it pure joy when we face trials. This seems like an impossible thing to be able to do. What do we need to have if we are going to have joy in the midst of trials?

    FACING TRIALS WITH JOY James 1:1-12 INTRODUCTION: Some people consider it pure joy when they escape trials. But James calls us to consider it pure joy when we face trials. This seems like an impossible thing to be able to do. What do we need to have if we are going to have joy in the midst of ...read more