The Paradox of Trials

Series: The Book of James

There are blessings that can be attained when Christians endure until the end. This sermon will help you to better understand God's plan for taking us through trials.

Speaker: Pastor Kenneth Reece

August 30, 2020
James 1:12'>James 1:12

Pastor Kenneth Reece

Senior Pastor

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James 1:12:

The Paradox of Trials

How can I be blessed and in a trial at the same time?

There is a blessing in the burden.

The Result that is possible during the trials.

It is strange to hear the words blessed and trials in the same sentence.

  1. The Result of the trial.

The trial we are going through right now will ultimately work out for our good.

The burdens of life can be some of the blessings of life.

God has a way of blessing you despite the trials.

A Surprisingly Blessed Experience

A Spiritually

What matters most is not the admiration of our neighbors but rather what God thinks of us.

  1. The Resolve of the trial.

Blessed is the man who is able to endure the trial.

  • Stood or stand during the trial.
  • Endure through the trial.

There is more value in enduring the trial then leaving the trial.

There will come a time when the trial will be over. The storms shall pass. Whatever we are going through will end one day.

The joy of the Lord is my salvation. When it comes to our resolve we can have confidence.

III. There is a Reward for those who endure the trials (James 1:12).

If we endure there is a Victor's crown waiting on us.

We will receive a conqueror's crown (e.g. 2 Timothy 4:8). We shall receive the crown of the life.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

If God has brought you through the other side, you should thank Him.

Look beyond the pain and see the blessings.



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