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Trials increase our faith to God, but when they are difficult God gives aid to see his unswerving goodness in Christ, our exaltation.
James 1:2-11
For Christians: rejection of a God who sent his Son to die for us and his Spirit to restore us yields an incomparably severe punishment.
Hebrews 10:26-31
Worldly Success is No Sure Sign of God's Favour.
James 4:13-17
The perfect Jesus is the perfect high priest, the perfect sacrifice, and the source of a perfect, everlasting covenant.
Hebrews 7:20-28
God shall keep you through the prayer of others for your joyful growth in theology leading to a life of grateful doxology.
Colossians 1:9-12
A people saved for a glorious purpose.
Exodus 19:4-6
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!  Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
1 Peter 1:3-5
We need gospel-unity because it is a gift from God for our assurance and for Christ's glory.
Philippians 1:27-30
The Immeasurable Gift of the Gospel
2 Corinthians 5:21
God's Love, God's Salvation, God's Grace, God's Glory.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Christians, if someone wrongs you and refuses to humbly repent, then let him go, because God desires to keep and protect you from his sin.
Matthew 18:15-20
I cling to my Lord who is my Helper, Saviour and Friend.
1 Peter 3:18
We have full confidence in the revealed, illumined and inspired Word of God given to us by the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2
What is more amazing than being set free from sin?  Being set free to Christ, our righteousness and keeper forever.
1 Peter 2:24-25
As those identified with Christ, we are called to live new lives enabled by a glorious God.
Romans 6:1-4
Death in Adam; life in Christ.
Romans 5
If you have been called to preach the gospel, do not relent, because God delights in your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Grass withers and flowers fade, but the word of our God shall stand forever.
2 Timothy 3
What does a false teacher look like?  He appears to be godly, but, in truth, he seeks only to steal and devour.  Avoid these wolves.
2 Timothy 3:1-9
Scripture is from God alone.  Let no man claim otherwise.
Galatians 1
Although our sin deserves punishment, the love and grace of God, through Christ, intercede to give us everlasting joy.
Romans 5:1-17
What is our joy?  It is not ourselves.  It is the love of God in Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:6-11
Condemnation follows us in Adam, but Rejoicing is our reward in Christ
Romans 5:1-14
Good News! The life, death and resurrection of Christ is the source of our faith, pardon, justification, and reconciliation to God.
Romans 5:1-11
Rejoice!  God doesn't just save, and God doesn't just promise a future, but He promises His love and help for those who believe now.
Romans 5:1-5
Faith in God to fulfill His promises by grace is the only way by which we can be saved
Romans 4:13-25
Abraham was justified by faith, as are those who follow in his footsteps.
Romans 4:1-12
Who is the blessed man?  He who seeks after the very things of God.  To Him shall be a heavenly reward and satisfaction forever.
Psalms 1
Righteousness is a gift to those who cannot save themselves, and, instead, fall at the cross and confess Christ as Lord.
Romans 3
In God there is no contradiction, for the law condemns self-righteous sinners, but God saves the repentant who believe in Christ.
Romans 3:1-26
Church, set your minds on things above by loving one another as Christ loved you, which is your thanksgiving to God.
Colossians 3:12-17
What is the advantage of having the Law?  To know God's will.  Does the law justify?  No, it condemns.  Simply, the Law is good, we are not.
Romans 3:1-20
God is immeasurably compassionate, so much so that we cannot truly grasp it, and yet, it is exactly sufficient to accomplish His plans.
Jonah 4
God saves us to show us Himself.  Namely, that He is unlike any other and requires our worship through obedience.
Deuteronomy 4:32-40
It is not too late!  Repent and Believe!  He is merciful and mighty, alone, to save.
Jonah 3
When we are in despair without hope of deliverance, look to the merciful Lord who is faithful to save and deliver.
Jonah 2
Obey when God calls.  Reject God and suffer the consequences.  In both obedience and disobedience, God will accomplish His purposes.
Jonah 1
In Christ we are made heirs to the throne of God, justified by faith, children of promise and free from the shackles of law.
Galatians 3:15-29
The Law was Given for Blessing, but it Became a Curse
Romans 3:1-8
God is Holy, We are Sinful, He shall Judge the Nations.
Romans 2
How Does God Prevent Divine Contradiction? By Revealing His Power in the Gospel.
Romans 1
Marks of True Salvation: A New Heart, Divine Conviction and the Delight of God Alone.
Romans 2:25-29
God wants us for Himself, so He does it by Himself, for our joy, and His worship.
Psalms 23
Jews, the bearers of the law, are not exempt from the wrath of God
Romans 2:17-24
Spiritual gifts in the public assembly are for its mutual benefit and the reflection of God's character.
1 Corinthians 14:26-40
Christ, Our Master and Commander - the Anchor of Our Faith.
Matthew 8:23-27
Men lead as men, women submit as women, and do it for the pleasure of God and the gospel.
1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Prayer for the Peace of God Rooted in the Character of God Given to the People of God through the Son of God.
1 Timothy 2
Healthy Churches for Christ-Centred, Gospel-Hearing, Cross-Bearing Peoples.
Acts 6:1-8
No one receives pardon, all are to be judged. For those in the law, Christ's example condemns.
Romans 2:12-16
If you are good, then God shall give life; If you are bad, then God shall render destruction.
Romans 2:6-11
Come ye weary, heavy-laden, lost and ruined by the fall, if you tarry, till you're better, you will never come at all.
Romans 2:1-5
How do we stay motivated to share the gospel to the nations? We see the immensity of the grace that we first received.
Romans 1:1-7
When God gives us up to our sinfulness, it is a complete destruction of everything He originally intended.
Romans 1:28-32
What is the result when God abandons sinners? They seek pleasure in things just like themselves, which will always be insufficient.
Romans 1:26-27
God abandons those who refuse to love and obey Him, but such abandonment does not come without a hope of restoration.
Romans 1:24-25
God alone saves and justifies
Romans 1:16-17
What is the primary motivation for God's wrath against humanity, and what is man's chief sin?
Romans 1:18-23
We need to praise God for the faithfulness of gospel-centred missions, but the task is not complete. Does God call me to go? Faithful steps.
Romans 1:8-15
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Love God Over Sin
James 1:12-18
Those who fall away do so because of sin and lack love for God and not because God is unfaithful to keep his saints.
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Published May 19th, 2020
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Eternal, eschatological flourishing belongs to the man who is not deceived--the one who remains steadfast to the commands of God through Christ in affliction because (1) he sees that his own sinful nature (not the affliction) is what tempts him to abandon the faith and to do works that lead to death, and (2) God, who is supremely unchanging and sovereignly generous, brings him to the truth of his Word, deepens his faith and obedience through affliction, and keeps him until the end.
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Μακάριος ἀνὴρ ὃς ὑπομένει πειρασμόν,
Blessed is the man who remains in temptation/testing,
ὅτι δόκιμος γενόμενος
because when the appearance comes,
λήμψεται τὸν στέφανον τῆς ζωῆς ὃν ἐπηγγείλατο τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν αὐτόν.
he will receive the crown of life, which he (God) promised to those who love him.
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Μηδεὶς πειραζόμενος λεγέτω ὅτι ἀπὸ θεοῦ πειράζομαι•
Let no one who is being tempted say that we are being tempted from God.
ὁ γὰρ θεὸς ἀπείραστός ἐστιν κακῶν,
For God cannot be tempted by evil,
πειράζει δὲ αὐτὸς οὐδένα.
and he himself tempts no one.
progression
ἕκαστος δὲ πειράζεται ὑπὸ τῆς ἰδίας ἐπιθυμίας
But everyone is being tempted by his own lust,
ἐξελκόμενος
when being enticed
καὶ δελεαζόμενος•
and baited.
series
εἶτα ἡ ἐπιθυμία συλλαβοῦσα
Then when the desire seizes (him),
τίκτει ἁμαρτίαν,
it produces sin,
ἡ δὲ ἁμαρτία ἀποτελεσθεῖσα
and when the sin was completed (in him),
ἀποκύει θάνατον.
it brings forth death.
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Μὴ πλανᾶσθε, ἀδελφοί μου ἀγαπητοί.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
πᾶσα δόσις ἀγαθὴ καὶ πᾶν δώρημα τέλειον ἄνωθέν ἐστιν καταβαῖνον
Every good gift and every perfect gift is coming down
ἀπὸ τοῦ πατρὸς τῶν φώτων,
from above from the Father of lights,
παρʼ ᾧ οὐκ ἔνι παραλλαγὴ
with whom change is not present
ἢ τροπῆς ἀποσκίασμα.
or (even a) shadow/hint of turning.
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βουληθεὶς
By his will/he willed (divine passive) (and)
ἀπεκύησεν ἡμᾶς
he birthed us
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λόγῳ ἀληθείας
to/by the message of the truth,
εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἀπαρχήν τινα τῶν αὐτοῦ κτισμάτων.
so that we are the first-fruits, namely, some of his creation.
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There seems to be a direct reason why it is progression over Ac/Res here--because each of us are tempted by our own sinful inclination, but the author seems to be saying, "you don't have to choose the inclination--only when the desire seizes you/you cling to it, does the inclination give way to the works that lead to death!"
may be attendant circumstance, but I've interpreted it as instrumental.
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James 1:12-18
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Μακάριος
ὃς
ὑπομένει
directobject
πειρασμόν
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pstack
cword
λήμψεται
τὸν
στέφανον
τῆς
ζωῆς
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δόκιμος
γενόμενος
ὅτι
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ἐπηγγείλατο
τοῖς
ἀγαπῶσιν
αὐτόν
ὃν
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James 1:12
James 1:13
Μηδεὶς
λεγέτω
πειραζόμενος
shelf
πειράζομαι
ἀπὸ
θεοῦ
ὅτι
table
γὰρ
θεὸς
ἐστιν
ἀπείραστός
κακῶν
δὲ
πειράζει
αὐτὸς
οὐδένα
δὲ
ἕκαστος
πειράζεται
ὑπὸ
ἐπιθυμίας
τῆς
ἰδίας
rocketship
ἐξελκόμενος
δελεαζόμενος
καὶ
τίκτει
ἁμαρτίαν
ἐπιθυμία
συλλαβοῦσα
εἶτα
James 1:14
James 1:15
δὲ
ἀποκύει
θάνατον
ἁμαρτία
ἀποτελεσθεῖσα
equals
ἀδελφοί
ἀγαπητοί
μου
πλανᾶσθε
Μὴ
James 1:16
ἐστιν
καταβαῖνον
ἄνωθέν
δόσις
δώρημα
πᾶσα
ἀγαθὴ
πᾶν
τέλειον
καὶ
ἀπὸ
τοῦ
πατρὸς
τῶν
φώτων
James 1:17
ἔνι
οὐκ
παραλλαγὴ
ἀποσκίασμα
τροπῆς
παρʼ
ἀπεκύησεν
ἡμᾶς
λόγῳ
ἀληθείας
βουληθεὶς
ἡμᾶς
εἶναι
ἀπαρχήν
τινα
τῶν
κτισμάτων
αὐτοῦ
εἰς
τὸ
James 1:18
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