James: Mature and Complete

James 1:2-8, 12-18

Trials are just a natural part of life.  They are inevitable, and they are rarely enjoyable!  But James opens his book with a stunning claim, “Consider it pure joy when you face trails of many kinds.”  What?!  As we look at James’ first verses of his book we begin to discover a God who is at work even in the deepest messiness of life. And if we will let him, he will do a work in our heart and life that not only helps us survive the tough times, but come to thrive in them.  He will give us joy that is bigger.  And that is good news!

 

 

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