This three-week sermon series guide is on James 1. We’ll be breaking a part “Trials and Temptations”. Each week, we will look at an excerpt of scripture to see how, and what, James was trying to communicate when it comes to trials we face in life, and day-to-day temptation that stems from our sin. We will also look at the trials Job faced, and how Jesus handled being tempted in the wilderness.
Scripture: James 1:2-8; Job 1:6-22
Topic: Trials, Testing of Faith, Perseverance, Believe
Big Idea of the Message: James is communicating to us that: trails will come, trials have purpose, trials build a path and foundation for faith, trails show your wisdom, trails shape what and who you believe in.
Scripture: James 1:9-18; Matthew 4:1-11
Topic: Temptation, Faithfulness, Perseverance,
Big Idea of the Message: We can use these ways to beat temptation: don’t let temporary pleasure steal eternal joy; choose what you want most, over what you want now; surrender and share temptation.
Scripture: James 1:19-27
Topic: The Word, Believe, Faith, Listening, and Doing.
Big Idea of the Message:
ANTHEM Youth Teaching Pastor – Affectionately known as “Afro Matt”, I’ve loved serving kids and youth in the Valley for many years. Having been at numerous ANTHEM BWE’s and other events, I’m excited to step into the youth ministry here at MISSION while Jordan Corpus is enjoying his new found time as a father.