2 Tim 3:16 Romans 15:4 Luke 8:18 John 6:29 Mark 12:29-31 Titus 3:3-5 1 Cor 1:30 Eph 6:17 Acts 4:12 1 Thes 5:9 Phil 3:3 2 John 9 Romans 7:6 2 Tim 1:7 2 Peter 3:18 2 Tim 1:9
To all of God’s people who are scattered everywhere in the world: Greetings.
Micah 6:8 The LORD ….. he has told you what he wants from you: do what is right to other people, love being kind to others, and live humbly, obeying your God.
John 6:28-29 The people asked Jesus, “What are the things God wants us to do?” Jesus answered, “The work God wants you to do is this: Believe in the One he sent.”
From Chapter 1: The True Way to Worship God
James 1:26-27 Religion that God accepts as pure and without fault is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help, and keeping yourself free from the world’s evil influence. (nlt)
JAMES CHAPTER 2
Love all people James 2:1-13
James 2:1-4 … as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, never think some people are more important than others. 4 What are you doing? …you are deciding that one person is better.
James 2:5-7 ..you show no respect to the poor. The rich are always trying to control your lives …they are the ones who speak against Jesus, who owns you. ( James 1:9-11 )
James 2:8-9 This royal law is found in the Scriptures: …. if you treat one person as being more important than another, you are sinning. You are guilty of breaking God’s law.
James 2:10-11 A person who follows all of God’s law but fails to obey even one command is guilty…. you are guilty of breaking all of God’s law.
James 2:12-13 …you must show mercy to others, or God will not show mercy to you…
Faith and Good works James 2:14-26
James 2:14-18 .. if people say they have faith, and do nothing, their faith is worth nothing… 17 …faith by itself – that does nothing – is dead. …I will show you my faith by what I do.
James 2:19-20 You believe there is one God. Good! But demons believe that, too… Must you be shown that faith that does nothing is worth nothing?
James 2:21-26 the working faith of Abraham … the working faith of Rahab.. 24 …people are made right with God by what they do, not by faith only. 26 Just as a person’s body that does not have a spirit is dead, so is the faith that does nothing is dead!