Sermon Notes 2022 09 04 AM

September 04, 2022 AM
Paul Gotthardt
(#5 in series)

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Undivided: Trials and Perseverance


James 1:2-4


Verses 3 and 4 speak of enduring __ trials.
Verse 12 speaks of persevering __ trials.


Key Truth:

God gives __ blessings to believers who __ under trials.


Five heavenly crowns mentioned that will be awarded to believers in eternity:

1) The __ Crown (1 Corinthians 9:24-25)

For those who run the race exercising self-control and self-discipline

2) The Crown of Rejoicing (1 Thessalonians 2:19)

For those who share the gospel and lead others to Christ

3) The Crown of __ (2 Timothy 4:8)

For those who run the race, keep the faith, and set their eyes on their heavenly home

4) The Crown of Glory (1 Peter 5:4)

For those who faithfully lead and shepherd God's people

5) The Crown of __ (James 1:12; Revelation 2:10)

For those who faithfully follow Jesus while enduring persecution, temptation, and trials.

First the cross, then the __. First the suffering, then the __.