Next Level Faith Pt 2 – James 1:2-12 –

LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3

1) Expect trials and don’t go negative.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2

Trials are always a temptation. (Choice)

2) Be confident that trials will take your faith to the
next level.

For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3

These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold.. 1 Peter 1:7

3) Let God have it and follow Him.

So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:4

Rich or poor, your worth comes from God.

Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11 The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements. James 1:9-11

We all have our own trials and temptations.

Patience is the key to an attitude of joy.

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

4) Pray for God’s wisdom.

• God’s Wisdom is applicable to all life situations.
• God’s wisdom is not the world’s wisdom.
• God’s wisdom transforms you into Christ-likeness

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:5-8

Royal Farris Life Connection Church Euless, TX