Paul is sure his situation will turn out well. Not only does Jesus gives certainty about the future, He gives peace as well.
Missionary Jim Wright, serving with Baptist World Misisons, speaks today on the reasons for trials and difficulties in the Christian life. As we look at life from God’s perspective, we find that He is wise, loving, and merciful – even in difficult times. After the sermon, a field report video can be viewed.
Paul turns his discussion from the realm of theory and possibility into the bright light of reality. As he describes what the Romans now have, please notice that all who have walked the Pathway of Hope have exactly the same possessions!
There is more to the Christian experience than just knowing the “how,” “why,” and “what.” There comes a time when knowledge must be converted into meaningful action. James leads us into the application portion of his discussion – how our knowledge about trials is transformed into action. Our response to trials deals with our attitudes, […]
James’ prescription for times of difficulty, testing, and trials is seemingly simple: rejoice in the opportunity, realize God is at work, rely on perseverance to have its work of completing God’s plan, recognize that wisdom is not only needed but provided, and remember that you are God’s child with tremendous blessings no matter what else […]
Usually, when facing difficulty, the question is asked “Why me?” James reminds his audience – which includes us – to keep a right perspective when facing difficulty and times of testing. He tells us there are always those doing better, and those worse off then we are but that we need to maintain the right […]