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Faith That Does Work (Part II)

James 2:20-26 Since genuine saving faith is revealed by our goods works, then we must make sure our faith is accompanied by good works. Abraham’s faith was revealed by his good works. “His faith and his actions were working together”—his actions ‘complete’ his faith....

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Faith That Doesn’t Work

James 2:14-20 "We do not always live what we say we believe—but we do always believe what we live out." —Sam Allberry Genuine faith in Jesus Christ is a faith that produces godly fruit in a person life. "Our words sound fine, while our lack of actions shout: I don’t...

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True Religion

James 1:26-27 Christianity is not worthless religiosity but a relationship with the Lord that leads to true religion.   What is worthless religion? (v. 26) “A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.”—Proverbs 18:7 “Out of the abundance of...

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Doers of the Word

James 1:22-25 If we are going to benefit from God’s Word and be faithful and fruitful Christians, we must be doers of God’s Word. We must not deceive ourselves by thinking that since we have heard God’s Word that we are actually benefiting from God’s Word. "Unused...

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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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