Trials: The Anvil of God

17 Mar, 2015

Sermon Notes

Trials: The Anvil of God
James 1:2

I. We should anticipate trials with faith. "brethren...when"
A. Faith does not protect us from trials.
B. Faith prepares us for trials.

II. We should address trials with honesty. "Fall into various trials"
A. Recognize what a "trial" is.
B. Recognize how trials affect you. "fall into" = being surrounded by trials.
C. Recognize the source of trials "various" - multi-colored.

III. We should accept trials with joy. "count/consider it pure joy"
A. Arrogance-Ignoring God
B. Anger - Blame God
C. Acceptance - Trust God