Andy Wood
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Prayer works, so work at prayer.
James 5:13-20
Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
James 2:1-13
Clean out the junk, bring in the treasure, and then get to work.  There's joy to be had.
James 1:19-21
Temptation doesn't come from God, but everything good does.  Cling to those truths to endure the trials and win the prize.
James 1:12-15
The path of wisdom is laid out for us.  It's a hard path, but it's worth it.
James 1:2-11
Love God by hating your sin and loving those who cannot help themselves
James 1:19-27
God only gives good gifts, but sometimes the gift is suffering.
James 1:12-18
Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
James 2:1-13
Let us enter into every season of trial resolving to praise the Lord, not waiting to decide whether he deserves our praise or not.
Psalms 9:1-20
Dealing with doubt requires us to start from the proper place:  On our knees before God.  Once there, he'll open our eyes to see glory!
Psalm 73:16-28
Thank God for faith, hope, and love, and thank God for faithful teachers.
Colossians 1:3-8
Faith, hope, and love in the hearts of once hellbound sinners is a miracle of God, so thank him over and over for them!
Colossians 1:3-8
Grace greater than we can possibly imagine
Isaiah 55:6-9
There is one source for grace and peace!
Colossians 1:1-2
God never chooses us and blesses us to hoard his blessings for ourselves.  Pass them on!
Colossians 1:1-2
Are you afraid to share the gospel?  Begin with gratitude!
Philippians 2:12-16
Life means relationships.  This passage explores what harmonious relationships should look like in the church.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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James 1:2-11
God will give us what we need to endure, not what we need to coast
Published September 19th, 2021; Updated September 23rd, 2021
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Main point summary
James 1:2-11
Count it all joy,
my brothers,
when you meet trials
of various kinds,
for you know
that the testing ... produces steadfastness.
of your faith
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be perfect
and complete,
lacking in nothing.
of you
If any ... 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 that person must not suppose
that he will receive anything
from the Lord;
he is a double- minded man,
unstable in all his ways.
Let the lowly brother boast
in his exaltation,
and the rich
in his humiliation,
because ... he will pass away.
like a flower
of the grass
For the sun rises
with its scorching heat
and withers the grass;
its flower falls,
and its beauty perishes.
So also will the rich man fade away
in the midst
of his pursuits.
Main point summary
Christians can rejoice in all situations because God is at work in us and will therefore supply all that we need to endure.
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