Do You Believe Trials Have A Purpose

James 1:2-5

"Your life is about displaying the superiority of the life lived in God."


1. Trials can produce joy but not necessarily happiness. 

    * Happiness is circumstantial. 

    * Joy is supernatural delight. God brings joy through a...

        1. Person

        2. Purpose 

        3. People

2. Trials test our faith. Three questions on the test. 

    * Do you believe that God is in control?

    * Do you believe God is good?

    * Will you wait on God by faith until that darkness becomes light?

3. Trials produce endurance. 

4. Trials lead to God's wisdom.