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Rubbish Disposal

James 1:21

Recycling is fashionable.

Action Briefing

James 1:22

Information is cheap today. The internet is loaded with so much that we cannot even start to digest.

Mirror Image

James 1:23-25

God's Word has been likened to many things: seed (Luke 8:11), a cleansing agent (John 15:3), gold and honey (Ps 19:10) and a sword (Eph 6:17). Now James says that it is also like a mirror.

Signs of Sincerity

James 1:26-27

How do you know that a Christian is sincere about their faith and not play-acting? Behaviour at church will not tell you everything.

Favouritism

James 2:1-4

Surely, those who believe in the Lord (who submit to Him as their Master) Jesus (who are grateful to Him as their Saviour) Christ (and who accept that He is God's anointed one to bring righteousnes

It Matters Who You Trust

James 2:5-7

It is a worldly habit to make friends with rich people in the hope that they will meet your needs. Jesus did not do that, because He was trusting in Father God to provide for Him.

Equality is in the Heart

James 2:8-9

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, 'Love your neighbour as yourself,' you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as law-breakers. (NIVUK)

One Hundred Percent

James 2:10-11

Religion, of whatever flavour, often thinks of varying degrees of right and wrong.

The Final Appraisal

James 2:12-13

James has been telling us that favouritism is not a godly way to behave, and so he now concludes by looking ahead to the time when we have our lifetime's 'appraisal' with Jesus.

Faith at Work

James 2:14-17

Many people claim to have faith, but how do we know if it is real? True faith in Jesus Christ brings salvation (cf Acts 16:31) from sin's domination and from hell itself.

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