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1 Living Faith Wisdom from James

2 James, the writer - who was he? The brother of Jesus

3 Jesus’ first miracle - water into wine

4 References to James in the New Testament: Matthew 13: John 7: 3-10 Luke 8: Corinthians 15: 7-8

5 Wisdom for Life ’ s Challenges James 1: 1-18 “Belief is not something you do with your brain. Belief is something you do with your life.” Paul David Tripp

6 No holds barred - challenging words! When you face trials: Consider yourselves fortunate... Count it all joy... Consider it a sheer gift... Be happy... Be glad... Consider it pure joy...

7 Stephen Sutton Click on Stephen’s name below to read about how one young man coped with the huge challenge of cancer.

8 Stephen Sutton

9 Who do we listen to?  W hat right have they got to say that? hat do they know about my life?

10 James knew about:  D D D Doubts & scepticism  S S S Swallowing pride  L L L Loss and grief  F F F Fear  T T T Trials and tribulation  C C C Church controversy  L L L Leadership issues  D D D Decision-making Count it all joy...  P P P Produces endurance  A A A A crown of honour

11 Just ask One man said to Jesus, “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.”

12 If you doubt, you are like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind... Don’t expect to receive anything from God! James 1: 6,7

13 Just ask

14 A Man with a Song and a Man with a Smile and a Man with a Smile

15 A Man with a Song What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!

16 Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged— Take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful, Who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; Take it to the Lord in prayer. A Man with a Song

17 Are we weak and heavy-laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Saviour, still our refuge — Take it to the Lord in prayer. Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In His arms He’ll take and shield you, You will find a solace there. Written by Joseph Scriven, who lost one fiancée to drowning and a second to pneumonia. A Man with a Song

18 A Man with a Smile Read Jeff Lucas in “Premier Christianity” magazine, June 2014

19 What about you? Finances?

20 Living Faith Wisdom from James

21 IN A Place to Belong UP A God to Serve OUT A Love to Share Welcome to our new partners


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