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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Sermon Notes from Senior Pastor, Dr. Rick Lineberger

"The Benefit of Trials"

James 1:1-4; 12


James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion:


Testing of Your Faith

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Point #1

Expect trials to come (v. 2)

  • A trial is trouble
  • A trial is unplanned
  • A trial is a test

Point #2

Understand the purpose of trials (vs. 3-4)

  • Trials purify our faith
  • Trials produce patience
  • Trials perfect Christian character

Point #3

Respond to trials with faith (v. 12)

  • Develop a proper attitude toward trials
  • Transform problems into projects
  • Seek to grow spiritually