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Sep 24, 2012

James 1:19-25

A Practical Truth About Real Life . . .

The real wisdom that you need to navigate the trials and temptations of this real life is found in receiving and practicing the truth of God’s Word.


The reading of God’s Word is not enough; it must be received.  (Matthew 13:1-9)


Receiving the Word  . . .


Sep 17, 2012

James 1:16-27


The Point James is Making . . .

·         Don’t talk about what you believe; live out what you say you believe.


Truth Statement:  To talk about religion but not live out genuine faith is worthless.  (James 1:26)


We may have become so inoculated by our religiosity that we have become desensitized...

Sep 9, 2012

James 1:13-18


Practical Truths About Real Life . . .


1.      Real life is full of temptations.

“Let no one say when he is tempted . . .” (James 1:13a)

“But each one is tempted . .”  (James 1:14a)


·         Temptations inevitably happen.


2.      Temptations are not of God

“Let no one say when he...

Sep 2, 2012

James 1:1-8



·         James, the brother of Jesus, wrote this letter (epistle). (James 1:1)

o   Leader of the church in Jerusalem

o   Martyred in A.D. 62

o   Wrote this letter in A.D. mid 40’s.


·         This letter was written to the Jewish Christians scattered beyond Jerusalem.  (James 1:1)