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  • How To Respond To Trials Series

    Contributed by Buffy Cook on Jan 25, 2015

    "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

    Christianity For Dummies: How To Respond to Trials James 1:2-8 I. Introduction A. How many of you have ever used one of these? Show "For Dummies" book. B. When Dan Gookin wrote "DOS For Dummies," the first "For Dummies" book, most bookstore chains didn't want to carry the book at ...read more

  • The Believer's Prayer

    Contributed by Adam Couchman on Jun 14, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Responding to trial through prayers of praise and affirmation of God’s sovereignty.

    The book of Acts was written by the same author of the book of Luke. In the first verse the Luke refers to his former book and it is addressed to the same person, Theophilus. Two of the major themes of this book, and particularly at the beginning where it is focussed upon the beginning of the ...read more

  • The Lord Says, "Depend On Me"

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    In this sermon I want you to dwell on the words of the Psalmist, and think about what it means to have an "unfailing love." How does that affect your faith and make you respond to trial in life? What do you trust?

    April 24, 2005 Psalm 33:12-22 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they ...read more

  • Man Of Integrity Series

    Contributed by Rule Digal on Aug 12, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    To seek and follow God’s ways and principles is the behavior that God wants us to exhibit when responding to trials, temptations, challenges, impulses, struggles, disputes, and even competition.

    Theme: LIVING IN INTEGRITY Text: Genesis 14: 1-24 Introduction A. Greetings: Happy Father’s Day. B. Ok, this morning we will continue our study series in the life of Abraham. Last Sunday we learned that God confirmed His promises to Abraham about the possession of the land of Canaan. God ...read more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 5 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 15, 2010

    Up to this point in the text James has been sharing issues regarding how we are to respond to trials and temptations. With trials, we are to embrace them as being from God and for our benefit. With temptations, they are the opposite, not from God and da

    DETAILING OUR LIVES FOR JESUS JAMES 1:21-27 INTRODUCTION: Up to this point in the text James has been sharing issues regarding how we are to respond to trials and temptations. With trials, we are to embrace them as being from God and for our benefit. With temptations, they are the opposite, ...read more

  • Count Your Trials To Be Blessings

    Contributed by Jeremiah Parker on Feb 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The Holy Spirit commands us through James to choose to consider our trials to be blessings. How can we do that?

    Count Your Trials to Be Blessings Text: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 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. (Jam 1:2-4) Text idea: James ...read more

  • Domestic Problems Series

    Contributed by J. Brad Campbell on Jun 15, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    this is the nineth sermon in a series dealing with things that will hinder your prayer life

    HINDRANCES TO PRAYER ------------------------------------------------- LESSON #9 DOMESTIC PROBLEMS TEXT: I PETER 3:1-7 REVIEW: What was last weeks lesson? Idolatry. What is a biblical definition of an idol? Any object, person, thing, or passion you would place above god. What are some ...read more

  • "Why I'm Not Mad At God"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    But you might ask, how can I trust in a God that I am angry at? The theme of this message: Three things that help me to trust in God.

    Title: “The Cry of the Widow” Introduction: Life is unfair. Why is the widow crying out to the unjust judge? Life has not been fair to her. This life is an obstacle course. Think of all of the things that might beset us. The world is under a curse. Human nature is has an ...read more

  • How Healthy Churches Go Through Trials (1 Peter 5:6-7) Series

    Contributed by Greg Brown on Aug 2, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Exposition of 1 Peter 5:6-7

    How Healthy Churches Go through Trials Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 How does a healthy church go through trials? The conclusion is often the most important ...read more

  • The Conversion Of The Jailer

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    To look at the effective method of Paul and Silas in reaching out to the jailer

    The Conversion of the Jailer Acts 16:25-40 Primary Purpose: To emphasize the effective witness of Paul and Silas in their words and deeds. Last week, when we left Paul and Silas they had just been beaten with rods and thrown into a inner cell. Their feet had been securely fastened ...read more

  • Your Pain, Your Gain

    Contributed by Dan Chromy on Oct 24, 2000
    based on 57 ratings

    The Christian can maintain a positive attitude in the face of trials because they provide opportunities to prove God's faithfulness.

    Why do you go through trials? If God really loves you, wouldn't he protect you from the bad things that everyone else goes through? We have many blessings because of our faith in Jesus Christ. Because of your faith in Christ, you know that your sins are forgiven. Your faith in the death ...read more

  • Joyful Trials Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Apr 11, 2018

    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

  • "Count It All Joy"

    Contributed by Timothy Proctor Sr. D. Min on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 175 ratings

    No matter what you may encounter, count it all "Joy". Problems come and they go, but count it all "Joy". With Jesus, we can face the whole world, and know that we have the Victory!

    Intro: James was the oldest half-brother of the Lord Jesus (Matt. 13.55). He witnessed Christ’s appearance following His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:7), and was among those who assembled together following the Ascension (Acts 1:14), He awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit. Later he became a leader ...read more

  • When Trouble Comes

    Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 83 ratings

    When adversity comes your way, how do you handle it? This message tells you how.

    James 1:1-12 "When Trouble Comes" By Pastor Mark Hiehle Some time ago, I heard Pastor Tony Evans reminisce about growing up and having his favorite shows interrupted by a test. When I heard him say that, I thought of my time during and after college when I ...read more

  • Think It Not Strange

    Contributed by Ian Johnson on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    James never suggested that Christianity would be an easy way: He tells us that we would find ourselves in various temptations.

    1 PETER 4;12 12 Dear friends, don’t be bewildered or surprised when you go through the fiery trials ahead, for this is no strange, unusual thing that is going to happen to you. 13 Instead, be really glad--because these trials will make you partners with Christ in his suffering, JAMES ...read more