James the brother of our Lord wrote we are to “consider it all joy” when we experience trials. Why? What does it mean to consider it “all joy” when we experience pain in trials or tests? How do we achieve such a difficult command?
Have you ever had to sacrifice your reputation, or personal safety to serve others? We may never be in a situation where we’re compelled to physically give our lives for another person. So how do we lay down our lives for the brethren?
The Apostle Paul provides four portraits of the Christian life to help his young disciple know what this courageous life of power under control looks like. The Teacher, The Good Soldier, The Athlete, and The Hardworking Farmer.