James and the Giant Preach | 1 of 6

Enduring Trials

Matt Webel
Apr 18, 2021
Series Description

Meeting Jesus, encountering Jesus, experiencing Jesus changes what we think and believe - about love, about power, about family, about money, about poverty. Changed by God, we reflect God’s heart out into the world. The letter of James helps us do just that. James doesn’t stay in the world of ideas and theory. James knows that what we say we believe doesn’t matter at all unless what we believe transforms every single aspect of our lives. The internal and the external go hand in hand - like dance partners, responding to each other, constantly evolving and growing.

But the bottom line is this: what is inside of us is connected to what is outside. The letter of James is a giant sermon….or as we’re calling it, a Giant Preach.

Sermon Description: 

We start our series on the letter of James the way James does - with the encouragement that while the trials we face can be awful, God often uses these trials to produce endurance and maturity. Endurance, we find, means waiting on God - chosing to trust that God knows what we don't, sees what we can't, and is doing what we won't.