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
IT’S ABOUT GOD’S GRACE
To all of God’s people who are scattered everywhere in the world: Greetings.
James 3:2 We all make many mistakes We all stumble in many ways
(James 2:10- A person who follows all of God’s law but fails to obey even one command is guilty)
James 3:13 are you truly wise and understanding? Show it … (Micah 6:8)
James 4:4-5 “The Spirit that God made to live in us wants us for himself alone?”
James 4:6 God gives us even more grace… (Prov 3:34)
James 4:8 Come near to God, and God will come near to you. <promise>
James 4:10 Humble yourself in the Lord’s presence, and he will honor you. <promise>
A Warning to the Rich
James 5:1-6 You rich people, listen! …. You made yourselves fat, like an animal ready to be killed
Mat 19:23-26 I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter. Who then can be saved? GRACE Jesus: “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
1 Cor 1:4-5 ….because of the grace of God …in Christ you have been made rich in every way…. (2 Cor 8:9 You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ….he became poor…so that you might become rich (1 Tim 6:17-19)
James 5:7-11 …be patient until the Lord comes again. Do not give up hope… do not complain …or you will be judged guilty. …follow the example of the prophets … they did not give up. (2 Thes 2:12, Jude 4, John3:18, John 5:24, Luke 6:37)
Be Careful What You Say
James 5:12 …above all, do not use an oath when you make a promise. When you mean yes, say only yes, and when you mean no, say only no so you will not be judged guilty.
The Power of Prayer
James 5:13-18 Anyone who is having troubles should pray. 15 ..the prayer offered in faith? 16 When a believing person prays, great things happen.
Saving a Soul
James 5:19-20 …Anyone who brings a sinner back from the wrong way will save that sinner’s soul from death and will cause many sins to be forgiven. 19 …helps that person come back = come back to Faith, come back to Hope, come back from disqualifying themselves (Hebrews 3:12-14)