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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
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 #4
James 2:1-13
Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
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Published September 27th, 2021
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James 2:1-13
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My brothers, 1 w show no partiality
as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ,
x the Lord of glory.
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For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly,
and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in,
and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing
and say,
“You sit here in a good place,”
y while you say to the poor man,
“You stand over there,”
or, “Sit down at my feet,”
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have you not then made distinctions among yourselves
and become z judges with evil thoughts?
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Listen, my beloved brothers,
a has not God chosen those who are poor in the world
to be b rich in faith
and heirs of c the kingdom,
d which he has promised to those who love him?
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But you e have dishonored the poor man.
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Are not the rich the ones who oppress you,
and the ones who f drag you g into court?
Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable h name
by which you were called?
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture,
i “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,”
you are doing well.
But if you j show partiality,
you are committing sin
and are convicted by the law as transgressors.
For whoever keeps the whole law
but fails in one point
k has become accountable for all of it.
For he who said,
l “Do not commit adultery,”
also said,
l “Do not murder.”
If you do not commit adultery
but do murder,
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you have become a transgressor of the law.
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So speak
and so act
as those who are to be judged under m the law of liberty.
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For n judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy.
Mercy triumphs over judgment.
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