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2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet
trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the
testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that
you may be perfect and complete, lacking in
nothing. ESV
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet
trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the
testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that
you may be perfect and complete, lacking in
nothing. ESV
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet
trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the
testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that
you may be perfect and complete, lacking in
nothing. ESV
A. We Must Have the Proper Attitude.
Heb. 11:17
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested,
offered up Isaac, and he who had received the
promises was in the act of offering up his only
son, ESV
A. We Must Have the Proper Attitude.
Gen 22:1-2
After these things God tested Abraham and said
to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I." 2
He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac,
whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah,
and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of
the mountains of which I shall tell you." ESV
A. We Must Have the Proper Attitude.
“We must welcome each rebuff that turns earth’s
smoothness rough, for every hard thing is
another step on the upward way.”
A. We Must Have the Proper Attitude.
B. Realize the Advantages of Trials.
1. They test our faith (ver. 3).
2. They produce steadfastness (ver. 3).
1 Cor. 15:58
58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast,
immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. ESV
A. We Must Have the Proper Attitude.
B. Realize the Advantages of Trials.
1. They test our faith (ver. 3).
2. They produce steadfastness (ver. 3).
Rev 2:10
10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil
is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be
tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful
unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. ESV
A. We Must Have the Proper Attitude.
B. Realize the Advantages of Trials.
1. They test our faith (ver. 3).
2. They produce steadfastness (ver. 3).
3. Steadfastness lead to perfection (ver. 4).
James 1:12
12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for
when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life,
which God has promised to those who love him. ESV
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted
by God," for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he
himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted
when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then
desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin
when it is fully grown brings forth death. ESV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Ver. 13
“Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am
being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be
tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no
one.”
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Augustine
“Every person born into the world is enslaved
to the service of sin and apart from the
efficacious grace of God, is utterly unable to
choose to follow God…”
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Presbyterian Confession of Faith
“Man, by his fall into sin, hath wholly lost all
ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying
salvation.”
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Ver. 14
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn
away of his own lust, and enticed. KJV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
James 1:15
Then when lust hath conceived, it brings forth
sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth
death. KJV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Rom 5:12
Therefore, just as sin came into the world
through one man, and death through sin, and so
death spread to all men because all sinned—
ESV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Rom 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of
God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ESV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Ezek. 18:4
Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father
as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul
who sins shall die. ESV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
Ezek. 18:20
The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer
for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for
the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness
of the wicked shall be upon himself. ESV
A. We Must Understand the Source.
B. The Solution for Temptation (James 1:1621).

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