Painful Trials and Maturing Faith
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,” James writes to the Christian Jews scattered throughout the world, “for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness” (Ja. 1:2-3).
All Christians face troubles in life. It is God’s way of purifying His people and bringing them to spiritual maturity. At the same time, it alerts believers to the condition of their faith, be it true or false, alive or dead.
In this study of James, you will be guided through 13 lessons on trials. Each lesson contains thought-provoking questions, verse-by-verse expositions, and plenty of space for taking notes. Eleven of the lessons focus on the characteristics of true faith and are intended to encourage you to walk in righteousness. You may participate in this study with a group or use it for personal study.