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  • Trials

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Aug 2, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,308 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; ...read more

  • Trial By Fire

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 150 ratings
     | 6,528 views

    God is in control – even during crises. Therefore he is worthy of our trust – even during crisis.

    - - - - - All scripture is from the New Living Translation - - - - - 1. Read the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego using a preschool story book That in a nutshell is it. And other than the fact that the pictures are great – one of the reasons I like the way that this book tells ...read more

  • John: The Trial

    Contributed by David Petticrew on May 13, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,177 views

    A look at the trial motiff in John, where we are the ones on trial to see whether we accept or reject Jesus.

    At the height of a political corruption trial, the prosecuting attorney attacked a witness. "Isn’t it true," he bellowed, "that you accepted five thousand dollars to compromise this case?" The witness stared out the window as though he hadn’t hear the question. "Isn’t it true that you accepted five ...read more

  • Trials And Temptations Series

    Contributed by Kelly Randolph on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 189 ratings
     | 18,456 views

    This message encourages believers to understand the nature of trials and their results.

    Trials and Temptations: Who¡¦s Responsible? James 1:12-18 We¡¦ve all heard the old saying that the two certainties in life are death and taxes. As accurate as that might be, I¡¦d like to suggest two more certainties ¡V trials and temptations. As soon as we are mature enough to have some idea ...read more

  • Trial By Fire

    Contributed by David Ward on Jun 16, 2006
    based on 153 ratings
     | 42,445 views

    BIG IDEA: In times of testing, God’s people fight fire with faith.

    “Trial By Fire” Daniel 3 INTRODUCTION: One time on a school field trip I visited Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. As the tour boat approached Fort Sumter, our teacher asked if the guides would be dressed in blue or in gray. Sumter had been a Union fort in Confederate ...read more

  • The Trials Of Money

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,431 views

    Introductory Considerations 1 . "It can master you or you can master it". These words are given by a bank in a TV commercial. Money rather than letting it control you the suggestion is that by banking with them you will control you. 2. This evening James says to us - "it can master you or you ...read more

  • Commitment On Trial

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,513 views

    If you were pressed to compromise your convictions or the commitments you have made to God would you have the courage to stand by those commitments and your convictions? The Rechabites provide an example for us to follow.

    COMMITMENT ON TRIAL JEREMIAH 35:1-11 Introduction: If you were pressed to compromise your convictions or the commitments you have made to God would you have the courage to stand by those commitments and your convictions? Dan Yeary in “Proclaim” speaks of those who make commitments that are only ...read more

  • The Trials Of Life Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 5,410 views

    How we handle lifes difficulties determines the type of Christian character we demostrate to others.

    First Baptist Church August 5, 2001 James 1:1-8, 12 I’m going to start out with a trick question, who wrote the book of James? I probably made you second guess yourself, but James is the author. For the next few weeks ...read more

  • Faith On Trial

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 19, 2008
    based on 25 ratings
     | 6,953 views

    We get an idea from the life of Paul as he stood before King Agrippa how to conduct ourselves when our faith is on trial in this world. 1- We must obey God’s vision 2- We must not fear accusations 3- We must present the truth of God

    INTRO.- ILL.- A judge, bored and frustrated by a lawyer’s tedious arguments, had made numerous rulings to speed the trial along. The attorney had bristled at the judge’s orders, and their tempers grew hot. Finally, frustrated with another repetition of arguments he had heard many times before, ...read more

  • Triumph Over Trials

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 19, 2005
    based on 196 ratings
     | 58,252 views

    The power of Christ gives us the ability to experience victory in any situation that life throws at us

    Triumph Over Trials Selected Passages August 28, 2005 Morning Service Introduction Chippie the parakeet was simply minding his own business and signing his song one day when his owner decided to clean out his cage with the vacuum cleaner. The phone rang and the lady went to answer it and ...read more

  • Finding Purpose In Your Trials

    Contributed by Raymond Dix Jr. on Jan 20, 2002
    based on 151 ratings
     | 6,615 views

    This message is designed to demonstrate that there is purpose in the trials God allows us to endure.

    2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Introduction – One of the most difficult questions at times like this ...read more

  • The Truth About Trials

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on May 19, 2002
    based on 718 ratings
     | 137,645 views

    A sermon about the purpose of trials in our life

    TITLE: The Truth About trials TEXT: James 1:2-12 THEME: trials, faith, believers under test, testings, perseverance P.S. The Christian does not have to be a victim of his circumstance, but can have victory even in times of trials and testings. INTRODUCTION: Max Lucado, In the Eye of ...read more

  • Turning Trials Into Triumph Series

    Contributed by Shane Speck on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,353 views

    We all deal with trials and tribulations each and every day, the world and Christians alike need to know the value of pressing through the tough times!

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Turning Trials into Triumph” (James 1:2-4) INTRO.  Have you heard: “When life hands you a lemon make lemonade”  This is much easier said than done… but the idea is sound! - it is biblical - Many bible characters have shown that with God’s help ...read more

  • Trials Of Poverty & Riches Series

    Contributed by Shane Speck on Feb 18, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,201 views

    Humility is one of the great keys of an effective Christian life. James points out some important aspects of living the humble Christian life.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Trials of Poverty & Riches” (James 1:9-11) Introduction:  Keeping in our context we see that wisdom to understand our trials can be a very useful thing…it can also be useful as we consider our attitude in the world  No one likes a stuck up ...read more

  • Standing Firm In Trials Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 19, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 23,923 views

    Persecution is promised to believers; therefore we should not be surprised when we encounter trials of various kinds. In the midst of difficulties, we must continue to increase in love for people as we anticipate the return of Christ.

    Standing Firm in Trials Here are a few breaking prayer needs that have been compiled by a ministry called “Open Doors.” (Taken from the Pastor’s Guide for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church,” www.opendoorsusa.org). Vietnamese authorities recently arrested a pastor and ...read more