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 2:10-11)

James 3:13  are you truly wise and understanding?  Show it                                (Micah 6:8)

James 3:17 … wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure,  peaceful,  gentle,  and easy to please.                                                            

          This wisdom is always ready to help… and to do good…     It is always fair and honest

James 4:4-5  You should know that loving the world is the same as hating God. 

                             “The Spirit that God made to live in us wants us for himself alone?”

James 4:6  God gives us even more grace… “God is against the proud, but he gives grace to the humble.      (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>

James 4:17  Anyone who knows the right thing to do,  but does not do it, is sinning

Chapter 5

A Warning to the Rich

James 5:1-6  You rich people, listen!  Your riches have rotted….Your gold and silver have rusted…that rust will be proof you were wrong…. You made yourselves fat, like an animal ready to be killed.

          Prov 18:11-12  Rich trust their wealth to protect them.   … Proud people will be ruined, but the humble will be honored. 

          Prov 28:22  Selfish people are in a hurry to get rich and do not realize they soon will be poor.

Mat 19:23-26  I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven

1 Cor 1:5-9 …in Christ you have been made rich in every way….      (2 Cor 8:9)**      (Rom 8:32)

1 Tim 6:17-19  Command those who are rich:  Tell them to hope in God, not uncertain riches…

Be Patient

James 5:7-11 be patient until the Lord comes again.  Do not give up hope…do not complain against each other or you will be judged guilty.   …follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. … they did not give up.

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.   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.