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Stand firm in your faith in hard times, encouraging one another.
1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Those in Christ are encouraged to talk to God about anything and everything, anytime. That's how to get peace in stressful times.
Philippians 4:6-7
"Come here! Stop working so hard. Take a break. Let Me refresh you. Hook up with Me. Learn how I work. Let Me do the heavy lifting."
Matthew 11:28-30
Evangelizing is vital, but don't forget to disciple!
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
The two greatest commandments, Love God and Love Your Neighbor; yet the world despises God and opposes men.
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16
God knew His lost little lambs would need a special Shepherd. He sent His Son to guide and provide.
Psalm 23
If God has entrusted you with the Truth of His Gospel, then speak it boldly and live like you are His.
1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
As we await Jesus' return, we must work to serve God by serving others, sharing the Truth with confidence.
Serve God as You Wait for Jesus
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight..Jeremiah 15:16 NIV
Psalms 1:1-3
Only our best will do for God....and those we minister to.
Titus 3:12-15
Those whose faith, no matter how small, is in God will find their faith tested so it can grow.
James 1:2-8
God cleans us up, gives us a new beginning, and sees us in our "Sunday best."
Titus 3:1-8
2 Chronicles 16:8-9
James 3:13-18
Romans 11:28-32
2 Timothy 3:14-17
2 Corinthians 8:1-2
Lamentations 3:31-33
2 Peter 1:3-4
Romans 2:12-16
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Pure Religion
James 1:26-27
God is quite clear about what He considers true religion.
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Published July 25th, 2016
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James 1:26-27
If anyone thinks he is religious
If, even though a person considers himself a religious person,
q and does not bridle his tongue
but he does not guard his tongue and is not careful of his words,
but deceives his heart,
but does fool himself,
this person’s r religion is worthless.
then his religion has no value
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
because true religion (as God sees it) looks like this:
s to visit t orphans and widows in their affliction,
meaning , that person will look out and care for those less fortunate,
and u to keep oneself v unstained from the world.
and keep himself from being tempted by the world.
Anybody can talk a good game. I can call myself religious, spiritual, a believer and go around quoting Bible verses, talking doctrine. That doesn't make me religious, spiritual or a believer. The Pharisees did that. Being a follower of Jesus is more talk, more than knowing what the Bible says. What God calls pure religion is the fruit. It is doing, not just knowing or speaking, that has the final word.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.