Hardships are a natural part of life, but are they also a natural part of those who believe in and follow Jesus? The book of James and this preaching series explores this question in a very in-depth way. What's discovered is that not only are hardships a natural part of life, but can be even more so for those who choose to really live as a disciple of Jesus. Hardships and trial ultimately test what we are made of, what we are really believing and give our faith itself an opportunity to develop into the people God is inviting us to be and become. While uncovering the reality that disciples of Jesus will face trials of various kinds, this series from the book of James all give practical advice for facing those trials.