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Holy Grit – Persistence for greater purpose
May 2, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 1:2-4, 12

Holy Grit – Persistence for greater purpose

May 2, 2021 / James 1:2-4, 12

Grit: courage and resolve; strength of character

 

James 1:2-4, 12 – 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

 

Persistence that leads to purpose requires…

#1 – Choosing often to just for a .

 

James 1:4 – Let perseverance finish its work…

2 Chronicles 15:7 – But as for you, be strong and do not give up

Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Romans 5:3-4 – 3 We know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.

John 15:5 Apart from me you can do nothing.

 

often is the only great way to .

 

Persistence that leads to purpose requires…

#2 – Not always searching for

 

James 1:12 – Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

 

Nothing worth having comes easy ~ Theodore Roosevelt

 

1 Corinthians 9:24 –  Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

John 16:33- In this world you will have trouble.

Acts 21:30-31 – 30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple… the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar.

Acts 21:37 & 39 – 37 As the soldiers were about to take Paul into the barracks, he asked the commander, “May I say something to you?” 39 “I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people.”

 

A life brings in living!

 

James 1:2 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…

 

 

 

 

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