Calvary BFC
THE DRIVE TO THRIVE James 1:9-18
You can thrive even if you are going through catastrophes. You can thrive if you are experiencing blessing. You can thrive even while you endure the most mundane experiences of life. Thriving isn’t based on your current circumstances. Thriving is based in God’s good gifts to you. Thriving is based on what God has done and is doing and will do.
Locations & Times
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  • Calvary BFC
    6782 N Main St, Coopersburg, PA 18036, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
I. Perspective helps us thrive- vv. 9-11
• Delight in your position in Christ
o Rom. 8:14-17; 29-30; 1 Peter 2:9
II. Perseverance helps us thrive- v. 12
• Perseverance proves our love for God
III. Self-awareness helps us thrive- vv. 13-16
• God didn’t make you disobey Him
• Self-deception is a threat to vibrant life
IV. God’s gospel of grace causes us to thrive- vv. 17-
18
• God gives great gifts
• God’s grace doesn’t end
• New life comes to us through the word of truth
Bottom Line: Remember God’s blessings to you
Questions To Consider
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In what high position are you boasting (v. 9)? In what low position should you be boasting (v. 10)?

What promise is made for those who endure trials God’s way (v. 12)? How does this relate to what James already said in verses 2-4?

In what ways are we in danger of deceiving ourselves? Why is it important to tell yourself the truth about your own sin?

What good gifts has God given to you (vv. 17-18)?