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Accepting the Word of God

James 1:19-21 If we are going to grow in our faith and be fruitful people for the glory of God, we must accept the Word of God. We accept the Word of God by being quick to listen it. "Our natural tendency in respect to God’s Word is to be slow to hear and quick to...

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Tested but Never Tempted by God

James 1:13-18 God doesn’t tempt us to sin (v.13-16). "Temptation, then, in general, is anything, state, way, or condition that, upon any account whatsoever, has a force or efficacy to seduce, to draw the mind and heart of a man from its obedience, which God requires...

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Boasting in Our Salvation

James 1:9-12 "A 'paradox' is a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true."—Online Dictionary “A paradox is truth standing on its head shouting for attention.” — G.K....

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A Generous God of Wisdom

James 1:5-8 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For...

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Count It All Joy When You Meet Various Trials

James 1:2-4 “TRIAL—4. Experience; suffering that puts strength, patience or faith to the test; afflictions or temptations that exercise and prove the graces or virtues of men.” —American Dictionary of The English Language Since God is at work in all of our trials, we...

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Dear Soul, Forget Not His Benefits

Psalm 103 We worship the Lord by forgetting not all His benefits. 1. Worship the Lord for salvation (v. 3-5). 2. Worship the Lord for His kingship over his people (v. 6-19). 3. Invite all of creation to worship the Lord (v. 20-22). “Missions exist because worship...

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An Introduction to the Letter of James

James 1:1 Authentic faith is faith that works. James, the brother of Jesus, is the author. "James used to enter alone into the temple and be found kneeling and praying for forgiveness for the people, so that his knees grew hard like a camel’s because of his constant...

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A Generous Gospel Partnership

Philippians 4:10-23 Gospel partnership involves giving sacrificially. Give to those in need. Giving pleases God. "In other words, Paul is primarily pleased that the Philippians have been so generous in the work of the gospel, not because he has been the recipient of...

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Think About Excellent Things

Philippians 4:8-9 Think about excellent things. Think about excellent and praiseworthy things. Practice the excellent things you think about. "I am pleading that in all your thinking you seek to see and savor the Treasure. If thinking has the reputation of being only...

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The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 4:10-13 "Paul’s ‘everything’ is constrained by the context. His point is that whatever the circumstances in which he finds himself, whether with the rich and the powerful or with the poor and the powerless, whether preaching with unction to substantial...

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