Trials and Temptations

 

James 1:12-18

 

Pastor Jason Poling

October 29, 2023

 

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. 13Let 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. 14But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. 16Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

James 1:12-18

 

WHAT DOES A BLESSED PERSON LOOK LIKE?

James 1:12

WHAT DOES A CURSED PERSON LOOK LIKE?

James 1:13-15

HOW DO WE BECOME A BLESSED PERSON?

James 1:16-18

See God rightly = He is GOOD

James 1:16-17

See God’s Plan rightly = He is saving you

James 1:18

Don’t misinterpret your trials or you will turn them into temptations.