James 1:2 NIV
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…
A blessing of humility
James 1:1 NIV
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ…
A blessing of stability
James 1:2-3 NIV
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance
A blessing of maturity
James 1:4 NIV
4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
A blessing of clarity
James 1:5 NIV
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Greater Openness to the Gospel
1 Peter 3:15 NIV
15 … Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
Community Is Stronger Than Ever
Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Genesis 2:2 NIV
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
Our Faith Is Growing