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.

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>

Chapter 5

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) 

Be Patient

James 5:7-11 be patient until the Lord comes again.    Do not give up hope…  do not complainor 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)