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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
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
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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CG #2
James 1:12-15
Temptation doesn't come from God, but everything good does.  Cling to those truths to endure the trials and win the prize.
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Published September 25th, 2021
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Since God has promised to bless those who endure trials faithfully, Christians can be clear-eyed and certain of two things (no matter what the world says): God doesn't tempt us to sin & God will give us what we need to grow into who he has called us to be.
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James 1:12-18
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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.
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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.
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But each person is tempted
when he is lured
and enticed
by his own desire.
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Then desire x when it has conceived
gives birth to sin,
and y sin when it is fully grown
brings forth death.
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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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