Church of the Nazarene
James and the Trials of Life
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    1871 Boyers Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA
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The following passage is really an introduction to the entire book of James. He will revisit the topic of trials, testing, perseverance and maturity throughout. We will see these ideas again on our journey through James.
Happiness is flimsy
Joy is firm
We are tried
To prove our faith true

We are refined
To truly reflect Him
Other resources for further study:

2 Corinthians 4:7-11
Psalm 24:3-5
Romans 12:12

Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord; that chastisements are a token of His love; that the season, measure, and continuance of his sufferings, are appointed by Infinite Wisdom, and designed to work for his everlasting good; and that grace and strength shall be afforded him, according to his need.
—John Newton

James in 8 Minutes

This overview video on the book of James breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, James combines the wisdom of his brother Jesus with the book of Proverbs in his own challenging call to live a life wholly devoted to God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn-hLHWwRYY

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