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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
God will give us what we need to endure, not what we need to coast
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
The path of wisdom is laid out for us.  It's a hard path, but it's worth it.
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Published September 23rd, 2021
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The path of wisdom is characterized by rejoicing through trials, asking for wisdom in faith, and boasting in Christ alone.
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James 1:2-11
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e Count it all joy, my brothers, 1
when you meet trials f of various kinds,
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for you know
that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness.
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And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be i perfect and complete,
lacking in nothing.
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j If any of you lacks wisdom,
k let him ask God,
l who gives generously to all without reproach,
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and it will be given him.
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But m let him ask in faith,
n with no doubting,
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for the one who doubts
is like o a wave of the sea
that is driven and tossed by the wind.
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For that person must not suppose
that he will receive anything from the Lord;
p he is a double-minded man,
q unstable in all his ways.
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Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
and r the rich in his humiliation,
because s like a flower of the grass 1
he will pass away.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat
and t withers the grass;
its flower falls,
and its beauty perishes.
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So also will the rich man fade away
in the midst of his pursuits.
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