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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
The path of wisdom is laid out for us.  It's a hard path, but it's worth it.
James 1:2-11
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
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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CG #2
James 1:12-18
God only gives good gifts, but sometimes the gift is suffering.
#suffering
Published September 19th, 2021
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James 1:12-18
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Blessed is the man
who remains steadfast
under trial,
Context
when he has stood the test
Temporal
for ... he will receive the crown
Ground
of life,
Descriptive
which God has promised
to those
Destination
who love him.
when he is tempted,
Let no one say ... “I am being tempted
by God,”
Agency
for God cannot be tempted
with evil,
Means
and he himself tempts no one.
But each person is tempted
when he is lured
and enticed
by his own desire.
when it has conceived
Then desire ... gives birth ... and sin ... brings forth death.
to sin,
Result
when it is fully grown
Do not be deceived,
my beloved brothers.
Explanation
Every good gift and every perfect gift is
from above,
Source
coming down
Manner
from the Father
of lights
Attributive
with whom there is no variation
or shadow
due to change.
Of his own will
Product
he brought us forth
by the word
of truth,
Content
that we should be a kind
Purpose
of firstfruits
of his creatures.
Epexegetical
phrasing
notes
Main point summary
In order to receive the blessing that results from steadfastness, Christians must not give in to the lie that God tempts them to do evil because he is the giver of all good things and only good things.
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James 1:12-18
u Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial,
for when he has stood the test
he will receive v the crown of life,
w which God has promised to those who love him.
ideaexplanation
temporal
ground
Let no one say
when he is tempted,
“I am being tempted by God,”
for God cannot be tempted with evil,
and he himself tempts no one.
series
But each person is tempted
when he is lured
and enticed
progression
by his own desire.
actionmanner
Then desire x when it has conceived
gives birth to sin,
actionresult
and y sin when it is fully grown
brings forth death.
negativepositive
inference
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
z Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from a the Father of lights
b with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 1
c Of his own will
he d brought us forth
by the word of truth,
e that we should be a kind of f firstfruits of his creatures.
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