Category Archives: James

Whatever you learned from me—put it into practice

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for those who come to me and hear my words and put them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are … Continue reading

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Show mercy and compassion to one another

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the … Continue reading

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You … have stood by me in my trials

You saw with your own eyes the great trials … the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out.

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The testing of your faith produces perseverance

I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and … Continue reading

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For freedom Christ has set us free

Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

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The righteousness that God desires

But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. … Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but … Continue reading

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You covet but you cannot get

You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. … All of us also lived among them at … Continue reading

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Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance … a remnant chosen by grace … I have chosen you out of the world … so that you might go and bear fruit — … Continue reading

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Think Before You Speak

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

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The words of the reckless pierce like swords …

… but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 

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