Series: James - A Faith That Works
Finding A Trail Of Hope Through Our Trials
September 26, 2021 | Perry Kallis
Passage: James 1:1-4
James begins his letter with a spiritual “skin prick test”. People with severe allergies are familiar with the medical test whereby small drops of allergens are placed on the forearm, followed by a shallow needle prick into those drops. After 15 minutes, it becomes clear which of those allergens need to be treated because of the reaction and James declares that the trials of life are also like that. They not only reveal what challenges us but also helps us to mature into believers who persevere in our faith and bring glory to God. While none of us wants or enjoys trials, it is clear that God tests us in order to bless us with maturity. As we begin a new series let’s allow this practical truth to speak hope and confidence into our hearts together.