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Count it All Joy (James 1:1-8)

Mark Fontecchio published on

The Church at Jerusalem had been forced to scatter. Persecution had arisen. James, a key leader of the Church, was used by God to write this early letter to the Jewish Christians.

But what exactly did James mean when telling believers to count it all joy when they experience the trials of life? Does this mean putting on a fake smile? Are we supposed to be excited when problems come into our life? In this opening text in James we learn that the trials of life are opportunities under God’s grace for growth in our faith and our walk with Christ.

Bible Teacher Mark Fontecchio tackles James 1:1-8 and unfolds the principles from this remarkable text for believers today. Come grow in your faith and knowledge of the book of James. Teaching God's Word and advancing the message of His amazing grace one verse at a time. Visit our ministry at

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