James on Trial

Help Understanding Hardships

P4 – Purpose of Trials – Defeat Satan

We can understand the schemes of Satan and outwit him. Satan uses trials to cause us to hold grudges and miss the blessings of God. God uses trials to teach us to forgive and be blessed.

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P3 – Purpose of Trials – Forgiveness

When Jesus forgives a person, who are WE to still hold them accountable? If we are suffering in trials, it may be the result of our own actions – including our unwillingness to forgive those whom God has forgiven!

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P2 – Purpose of Trials – Love

Some trials are intended to prepare us to show love and ministry to someone that we will encounter in the future. In the words that God gave me recently, “If I am not willing to experience pain for you, I have no right to say ‘I love you.’”

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