How to Profit From Trials

This week, Keith Holloway looks at what the New Testament book of James has to say on growing in faith through trials.

Is Faith Blind?

Most anyone would agree that a testimony is a powerful piece of evidence in our modern judicial system. In this week's apologetics video, Evan Wilkerson points out how the Bible is full of testimonies and openly invites people to investigate the evidence it offers. Those who say that the Christian faith is blind are ignoring the proofs that scripture offers. Early believers encouraged others to investigate their claims, and we can do the same. Our faith is not blind.

Into the Arabian Desert

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

If I seek to please man, I simply cannot be a servant of Christ. If my heart is motivated by the approval of others, my loyalties will be divided, and the driving force behind my actions will be confused. I’ll always be striving to please someone other than Jesus.

He Who Watches Sparrows

David Wilkerson (1931-2011)

“Therefore whoever confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies me before men, him I will also deny before my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32-33, NKJV).

The Greek word for confess in this passage means covenant, assent or agreement. Jesus is speaking of an agreement we have with him. Our part is to confess him, or represent him, in our daily lives. We are to live by his promises of protection and personal care for us, and we are to testify of his marvelous blessings by how we live.