The Crown of Life

Series: Six Crowns

Speaker: Bishop James E. Collins

August 7, 2022

Bishop James E. Collins

Presiding Bishop

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Six Crowns
The Crown of Life
Theme Scripture: James 1:9-12   Key Scripture: Romans 5:1-5

 

I. Two Truths Concerning the Crown of Life

  1. The Crown of Life is not determined by the recipient’s .

 

  1. The Crown of Life goes to those who remain  through trials.

 

II. The Purposes of God Through Trials

  1. Trials test and build the  of our faith.

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  1. Trials expose the true  of our faith.

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  1. Trials are God’s tool of .

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  1. Trials remind us not to take our blessings for .

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  1. Trials  us of worldly things.

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  1. Trials enable us to bring  and  to others.

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  1. Trials reinforce the necessity of keeping our    on .

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III. Overcoming Through Trials

  1. Acknowledge the  of the trial.

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  1. Submit to the  of the Father.

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“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

— CS Lewis

  1. Put on the  of .

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  1. Press  into the presence of the Lord.

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  1. Let patience run its .

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  1. Allow  to come  you.

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  1. Keep your eyes on .

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IV. The Conclusion of the Matter

  1. Trials develop .

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  1. Perseverance demonstrates .

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  1. Proven character delivers .

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  1. Hope inspired by proven character will never .

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