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The Book Of James: Trials and Temptations 2
June 13, 2021

The Book Of James: Trials and Temptations 2

June 13, 2021

About Trials:

James 1:2-3 NIV

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 

  • Trials typically come from  beyond the individual’s control.
  • Trials are tests of faith that God uses to help us  spiritually. 
  • Trials are invitations from God for us to  to Him.

About Temptations:

James 1:13 NIV

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

  • Temptations are invitations from the evil one to .
  • Temptations are designed to appeal to .
  • Temptations are used by the evil one to  us. 

James 1:14-15 NIV

…but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 

  • Temptations are gateways to predictable .

James 1:14-15 NIV

…but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 

  • .
  • Deception >>>>> .
  • Deception >>>>>> Desire >>>>>>
  • Deception >>>>>> Desire >>>>>> Disobedience >>>>>>> .

“Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.” –Ravi Zacharias 

There is a way out!

1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 

AC/DC

A: Avoid the 

C: Counter with the .

D: Develop healthy .

C: Commit to .

James 1:18 NIV

He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created. 

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