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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
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James 1:2-11
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James 1:12-18
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James 2:1-13
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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
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Colossians 1:3-8
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Isaiah 55:6-9
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Colossians 1:1-2
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Colossians 1:1-2
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Philippians 2:12-16
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1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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CG #3
James 1:19-27
Love God by hating your sin and loving those who cannot help themselves
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Published September 19th, 2021
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We must know that we must be doers of the world, specifically when it comes to loving the outcast and pursuing holiness, or our supposed religion is worthless in God's eyes.
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James 1:19-27
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g Know this, my beloved brothers:
let every person h be quick to hear,
i slow to speak,
j slow to anger;
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for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Therefore k put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness
and receive with l meekness the implanted word,
m which is able to save your souls.
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But be n doers of the word,
and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer,
he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.
For he looks at himself
and goes away
and at once forgets what he was like.
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But the one who looks into the perfect law, o the law of liberty,
and perseveres,
being no hearer who forgets
but a doer who acts,
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p he will be blessed in his doing.
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If anyone thinks he is religious
q and does not bridle his tongue
but deceives his heart,
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this person’s r religion is worthless.
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
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