Kicking off a new series on James where we’ll be touching on some of the major themes throughout the book. James is one of my favorite books of the Bible because of its simplicity and practicality; also because it’s written by Jesus’ brother and there aren’t a lot of authors who worship their brother as God.

This week we are looking at verses 1-4, specifically looking at James’ command to count all the various trials in our life as joy. This is definitely a weird concept since most people’s goal is to avoid and get out of the different trials and suffering that they face. Learn why you shouldn’t despise trials and the positive changes they bring to life when you choose to go through them with Jesus.