Category Archives: James

Be kind and compassionate to one another

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. … Continue to remember those in prison as if you were … Continue reading

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Make your love increase and overflow for each other

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. … The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart … Continue reading

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They grow and bear fruit

Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

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Let your gentleness be evident to all

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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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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