Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

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Notes
“Testing and Trials”
2/9/20
James 1:1-18

The book of James focuses on how believers behave.

“When you experience trials”

– We are all going to experience various trials

A trail is not a pass / fail, it is a forging process.

God will take you where you did not indent to go, to bring you to where you could not have otherwise gone.” –Paul David Tripp.

God sends His spirit to empower us to resist sin, not give in to sin.
1 Corinthians 10:13

We find having things our way better than the joy in the Lord.

When it comes to trials, we think too small.

The book of James is not about us, it is all about Jesus.

Scripture quoted: James 1:1-18. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Scripture referenced: 1 Peter 1:6-7. Romans 1:21-23. Romans 8:35


Life Grp Q’s
“Testing and Trials”
2/9/20
James 1:1-18

Opener
What have you built that you are proud of?

Review
In the message this week, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Going Deeper
Are you being tested right now? With what?

When was the last time you asked God “WHY ME?”

– What brought you to ask that?

What is your go to reaction when you are being tested?

Application
How has a trial driven you to:

– Love God

– Love others

– Make His love known

How do you recount all the good and perfect gifts that are from above? (James 1:17)

Spend time in your group praying asking God for wisdom.