Edge Church


Plan Your VisitWatch OnlineWe Are Open
Why Worry

Reframe Your Life – James 1:1-12

About This Message

Why Worry

Reframing Your Life

James 1:1-12

Ryan Heller

October 4, 2009

His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said. But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.                                                            Genesis 50:18-20 (NIV)

I.          _______________  ADVERSITY

Reframe your life by ___________________________________


Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy                                            James 1:2-4 (NLT)

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 (NLT)

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
James 1:2 (KJV)

II.      ______________ ADVERSITY

Reframe your life by turning your _______________________________________

And if, in the process, any of you does not know how to meet any particular problem he has only to ask God – who gives generously to all men without making them feel foolish or guilty – and he may be quite sure that the necessary wisdom will be given him. But he must ask in sincere faith without secret doubts as to whether he really wants God’s help or not.
James 1:5-6   (PT)

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.
James 5:15 (NIV)

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”                                                 Matthew 17:20-21 (NIV)

III.      _______________ ADVERSITY


Reframe your life by remembering that adversity    ____________________________________                                                                                                                 

When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives my brothers, don’t resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends! Realize that they come to test your faith and to produce in you the quality of endurance.                                   James 1:2-3 (PT)

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,                                                                            James 1:2 (NIV)

IV.                                                        ADVERSITY


Reframe your life by focusing on the                                                                                                                                      

God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.                                                                                        James 1:12 (NLT)

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.                                                                           1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV)