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2 Profiting From Problems

3 James 1:1-6

4 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must

5 finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

6 Key – Attitude _______ is determined by your understanding! 4 Facts Of Life That Will Help Us In Times Of Problems #1. Problems are _________. inevitable James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds…

7 Key – Attitude _______ is determined by your understanding! 4 Facts Of Life That Will Help Us In Times Of Problems #1. Problems are _________. inevitable Problems are a _________. fact of life

8 John 16:33 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

9 1 Peter 4:12-19

10 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it

11 should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And,

12 "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

13 4 Facts Of Life That Will Help Us In Times Of Problems #1. Problems are _________. inevitable #2. Problems are ____________. unpredictable James 1:2 “… whenever you face problems…” James 1:2 “… whenever you face problems…”

14 4 Facts Of Life That Will Help Us In Times Of Problems #1. Problems are _________. inevitable ‘Face’ in the Greek means ______ _______________. to fall #2. Problems are ____________. unpredictable into unexpectedly

15 4 Facts Of Life That Will Help Us In Times Of Problems #1. Problems are _________. inevitable #2. Problems are ____________. unpredictable James 1:2 “…whenever you face trials of many kinds.” James 1:2 “…whenever you face trials of many kinds.” #3. Problems come in ___________ ______. all sizes and shapes

16 4 Facts Of Life That Will Help Us In Times Of Problems #1. Problems are _________. inevitable #2. Problems are ____________. unpredictable #3. Problems come in ___________ ______. all sizes and shapes #4. Problems are __________. purposeful

17 3 Purposes of Problems #1. Problems ______________. purify your faith James 1:3 “Because you know that the testing of your faith…” James 1:3 “Because you know that the testing of your faith…” Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.

18 3 Purposes of Problems #1. Problems ______________. purify your faith James 1:2 “The testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2 “The testing of your faith develops perseverance.” #2. Problems _________________. fortify your patience

19 the ability to __________ _________________ stay under pressure 3 Purposes of Problems #1. Problems ______________. purify your faith #2. Problems _________________. fortify your patience Means in the Greek –

20 3 Purposes of Problems #1. Problems ______________. purify your faith James 1:4 “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:4 “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” #2. Problems _________________. fortify your patience #3. Problems ____________________. sanctify your character

21 3 Purposes of Problems #1. Problems ______________. purify your faith #2. Problems _________________. fortify your patience #3. Problems ____________________. sanctify your character God’s ultimate plan for our lives is to _____________________. make us more like Jesus

22 Romans 8:28-29 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:28-29 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

23 How does God make me like Jesus? #1. _______________. The Word of God John 17:17 “Sanctify them through Thy Truth. Thy word is truth.” John 17:17 “Sanctify them through Thy Truth. Thy word is truth.”

24 James 1:22-25

25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting

26 what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

27 ______________________. The circumstances of life How does God make me like Jesus? #1. _______________. The Word of God Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good, if we love God and are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good, if we love God and are called according to His purpose.” #2.

28 3 Ways to Handle Your Problems #1. _______. Rejoice James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

29 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus.” Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

30 3 Ways to Handle Your Problems #1. _______. Rejoice James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” #2. _______. Request

31 Matthew 6:25-34

32 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than

33 they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much

34 more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for

35 tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

36 3 Ways to Handle Your Problems #1. _______. Rejoice #2. _______. Request #3. ______. Relax

37 James 1:6 “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6 “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

38 Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 32:10 “The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man that trusts in him.” Psalm 32:10 “The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man that trusts in him.”

39 Psalm 37:3-4 “Trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4 “Trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I will not be afraid.” Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust, I will not be afraid.”

40 Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not to your own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not to your own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” Isaiah 30:15 “….in quietness and trust is your strength…” Isaiah 30:15 “….in quietness and trust is your strength…”

41 James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that perseveres under trials. When He has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that perseveres under trials. When He has stood the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”

42 a ________________! There is reward day coming God gives us a promise – “Well done you good and faithful servants!”


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