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James Series Sermon Notes Wk 1 Sun Aug 12 2012

James Series Sermon Notes Wk 1 Sun Aug 12 2012

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Sermon
 
Notes
 
Wk
1 //
The
 
Testing
 
Of 
 
Faith
//
 James
1:1-18
Date
:
Sunday
 
Aug
12. 2012
Text
:
 James
1:1-18
Title
:
The
 
Testing
 
Of 
 
Faith
//
Week
1
of 
7
INTRO
:
Written
 
around
 
A
.
D
40-45,
the
 
epistle
 
of 
 
 James
 
was
 
likely
 
written
 
to
 
predominantly
 
 Jewish
 
Christian
 
house
 
churches
 
outside
 
of 
 
Palestine
,
based
 
on
 
its
 
mention
 
of 
 
the
twelve
 
tribes
 
in
 
the
 
Dispersion
” (
 Jm
1:1),
its
 
distinctly
 
 Jewish
 
content
,
and
 
its
 
focus
 
on
 
persecution
 
and
 
poverty
.
This
 
would
 
mean
 
it
 
was
 
sent
 
throughout
 
most
 
of 
 
the
 
ancient
 
Mediterranean
 
world
.
The
 
author
 
has
 
traditionally
 
been
 
believed
 
to
 
be
 
 James
,
the
 
 Just
,
the
 
half 
-
brother
 
of 
 
 Jesus
 
and
 
an
 
early
 
leader
 
of 
 
the
 
church
 
in
 
 Jerusalem
.
 James
s
 
primary
 
theme
 
is
 
living
 
out
 
one
s
 
faith
,
being
 
a
 
doer
 
and
 
not
 
 just
 
a
 
hearer
 
of 
 
the
 
word
.
This
 
theme
 
is
 
developed
 
in
 
view
 
of 
 
the
 
social
 
conflict
 
between
 
factions
 
in
 
the
 
church
.
 James
 
rebukes
 
his
 
readers
 
for
 
their
 
worldliness
 
and
 
challenges
 
them
 
to
 
seek
 
divine
 
wisdom
 
in
 
working
 
out
 
these
 
problems
 
and
 
getting
 
right
 
with
 
God
.
In
 
this
 
first
 
sermon
 
of 
 
our
 
seven
 
week
 
study
 
in
 
the
 
book
 
of 
 
 James
,
we
 
will
 
be
 
looking
 
at
 
 James
1:1-18.
After
 
his
 
greeting
,
 James
 
outlines
5
key
 
elements
 
concerning
 
the
 
manner
 
in
 
which
 
we
 
are
 
to
 
face
 
our
 
trials
 
and
 
the
 
Kingdom
 
perspective
 
that
 
brings
 
hope
 
and
 
strength
 
in
 
the
 
midst
 
of 
 
di
f
culty
 
and
 
hardship
.
FIVE
 
ELEMENTS
 
REGARDING
 
THE
 
TESTING
 
OF
 
OUR
 
FAITH
:
i
)
 Joy
 
In
 
Trials
(
 James
1:2-4)
After
 
his
 
greeting
,
 James
 
goes
 
straight
 
into
 
his
 
instructions
 
regarding
 
a
 
biblical
 
perspective
 
on
 
handling
 
di
f
cult
 
circumstances
.
His
 
counter
 
cultural
 
direction
 
is
 
to
Count
 
it
 
all
 
 joy
...”
when
 
faced
 
with
 
trouble
 
and
 
tribulations
.
The
 
immediate
 
question
 
that
 
springs
 
to
 
mind
 
is
,
How
 
do
 
we
 
do
 
this
?
In
 
the
 
ensuing
 
verses
 
the
 
apostle
 
gives
 
us
3
clues
:
1.
Understand
 
that
 
there
 
are
 
various
 
kinds
:
 
Each
 
of 
 
us
 
are
 
in
 
di
 
erent
 
stages
 
of 
 
life
 
and
 
have
 
come
 
from
 
di
 
erent
 
backgrounds
 
and
 
experiences
.
What
 
might
 
be
 
a
 
trial
 
for
 
one
 
of 
 
us
,
might
 
not
 
be
 
for
 
someone
 
else
.
As
 
we
 
understand
 
that
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Sermon
 
Notes
 
Wk
1 //
The
 
Testing
 
Of 
 
Faith
//
 James
1:1-18
trials
 
come
 
in
 
all
 
shapes
 
and
 
sizes
,
we
 
can
 
draw
 
comfort
 
from
 
the
 
fact
 
that
 
we
 
can
 
help
 
each
 
other
 
and
 
encourage
 
one
 
another
 
during
 
di
f
culty
 
and
 
strife
.
Our
 
temptation
,
trials
,
is
 
that
 
we
 
think
 
we
 
are
 
the
 
only
 
one
 
going
 
through
 
hardship
.
We
 
feel
 
as
 
if 
 
no
 
one
 
has
 
any
 
idea
 
of 
 
what
 
we
 
are
 
going
 
through
 
and
 
that
 
no
 
one
 
has
 
it
 
as
 
bad
 
as
 
us
.
Vs
2
tells
 
us
 
that
 
there
 
are
 
various
 
trials
which
 
means
 
there
 
will
 
always
 
be
 
some
 
who
 
are
 
worse
 
o
 
 
than
 
us
,
and
 
those
 
who
 
are
 
doing
 
better
 
than
 
us
.
When
 
we
 
understand
 
that
 
we
 
each
 
have
 
our
 
various
 
struggles
,
and
 
that
 
we
 
can
 
encourage
 
one
 
another
 
during
 
di
f
cult
 
times
,
we
 
can
 
count
 
it
 
all
 
 joy
 
because
 
we
 
don
t
 
have
 
to
 
face
 
our
 
hardships
 
alone
.
Christ
 
has
 
an
 
ultimate
 
reward
 
for
 
us
 
as
 
we
 
keep
 
our
 
eyes
 
focused
 
on
 
Him
(
Matt
5:12, 1
Peter
1:6 ).
2.
Realize
 
that
 
trials
 
test
 
our
 
faith
,
producing
 
steadfastness
:
 
Even
 
though
 
it
 
doesn
t
 
feel
 
like
 
it
 
at
 
the
 
time
,
trials
 
are
 
never
 
meant
 
or
 
sent
 
to
 
destroy
 
us
.
Gods
 
purpose
 
is
 
always
 
to
 
establish
 
deeper
 
devotion
 
to
 
Him
 
and
 
strengthen
 
our
 
resolve
 
to
 
trust
 
Him
 
above
 
the
 
circumstances
( 1
Cor
10:13 ).
The
 
truth
 
is
 
we
 
don
t
 
fully
 
realize
 
how
 
far
 
we
 
can
 
go
,
until
 
we
 
are
 
pushed
 
to
 
our
 
limits
.
It
 
is
 
in
 
these
 
times
 
of 
 
stretching
 
and
 
testing
 
that
 
we
 
experience
 
the
 
greatest
 
growth
 
of 
 
faith
 
and
 
spiritual
 
maturity
.
We
 
never
 
truly
 
know
 
how
 
much
 
we
 
can
 
handle
 
until
 
we
 
test
 
how
 
much
 
we
 
can
 
truly
 
handle
.
We
 
never
 
buy
 
something
 
before
 
testing
 
it
,
likewise
,
God
 
doesn
'
t
 
increase
 
His
 
anointing
 
in
 
our
 
lives
 
without
 
first
 
preparing
 
and
 
strengthening
 
us
.
The
 
truth
 
is
 
that
 
He
 
uses
 
trials
 
to
 
produce
 
steadfastness
,
so
 
that
 
we
 
are
 
strengthened
 
to
 
handle
,
and
 
stand
 
firm
 
in
 
His
 
Kingdom
 
purpose
.
3.
Steadfastness
 
leads
 
to
 
continued
 
maturity
:
God
s
 
consistent
 
purpose
 
for
 
our
 
lives
 
is
 
not
 
comfort
 
and
 
ease
,
but
 
for
 
us
 
to
 
grow
 
in
 
our
 
knowledge
 
of 
 
 Jesus
 
Christ
 
and
 
to
 
grow
 
up
 
in
 
how
 
we
 
live
 
as
 
His
 
disciples
.
 Jesus
 
is
 
returning
 
for
 
a
 
people
 
who
 
are
 
becoming
 
more
 
like
 
Him
,
sanctified
 
and
 
spiritually
 
mature
( 1
Thess
5:23 ).
The
 
 joy
 
that
 
 James
 
talks
 
to
 
us
 
about
 
begins
 
to
 
make
 
sense
 
as
 
we
 
realize
 
and
 
understand
 
the
 
purpose
 
and
 
divine
 
strategy
 
behind
 
the
 
trials
 
that
 
we
 
go
 
through
.
We
 
begin
 
to
 
see
 
how
 
we
 
can
 
count
 
it
 
all
 
 joy
 
as
 
we
 
face
 
these
 
various
 
trials
.
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