Bible Study

Perseverance - Chapel

1 – Here we are at game number ___ of our season.
  • Let’s take a look back at our season so far.
  • We’ve competed at …(tough opponent)
  • We’ve endured a… (hard situation)
  • We’ve won a hard fought battle with …. (good win)
  • We’ve had to battle through… (illness or injury)
  • We won on the road at… (big road win)
  • We now face a worthy opponent on their home turf with a lot at stake.
  • We have handled these tests well and they have made us stronger.
  • This reminds me of an encouraging scripture.
2 – James 1:12 (read the text aloud).
  • Blessed = being contentedly happy. Remember the bus ride back from ……? Like that.
  • It says the one who perseveres under trial, not the one who quits under trial, not the one who whines under trial, not the one who complains under trial.
  • It says we are blessed when we refuse to quit and when we continue to move ahead toward the goal.
  • Once we have been approved, we will receive the crown of life.
    • We prove ourselves in the middle of trials, tests and adversity.
    • The result is a crown, a ring, a championship.
3 – Let’s commit ourselves to an attitude that will override every test, trial and each moment of adversity.
This resource provided by Roger D. Lipe 

Bible Reference: 
James 1