Real Life Week 2 “The Trials of Real Life”

The Trials of Real Life


Theme of James:  What you ______________ determines how you ________________.

Jesus was the perfect ________________ of faith and action, belief and behavior.

James 1:1-8

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:


Trials and Temptations

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

  1. Do you _______________ your trial is for your _______________?

We can’t count it all joy because it will all _________  ________.

We can count it all __________ because we can count on _______________.

Though it is _______________ that the circumstances of life are vital, it is _____________________ that they are not as vital as knowing God.

If you don’t believe your trial comes from a loving God, then __________ or ____________ does it come from?

Jesus ______________ that the cross was for our ______________.

Real life doesn’t involve __________________ faith and actions but rather real life involves __________________ faith and action.

The key phrase in the book of James is “faith without works is ______________.”

James 2:17

17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

James is not elevating behavior above belief, rather James is elevating the __________________ between behavior and belief.

What parts of real life does James discuss?

  1. ________________

2,  How do we ________________ different kinds of people?

  1. _______________

You will live an incredible life if you follow what ___________ has to say about what ___________ say.

  1. ________________

Do you understand your life on earth is very       _____________ and very _______________?

  1. ____________________

Do you agree that what you _______________ affects how you _________________?