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James Chapter 1:1-8

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.

James 1:1-8
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James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.
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Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
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for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
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And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
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If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
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But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
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For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
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he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
  1. Who is this letter from?
    James 1:1
    James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.
  2. Who is it to?
    James 1:1
    James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.
  3. How are we to consider it when we fall into various trials?
    James 1:2
    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
  4. What does the testing of our faith produce?
    James 1:3
    for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
  5. Why are we to let patience haveitsperfect work?
    James 1:4
    And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
  6. If any of you lacks wisdom, what should you do?
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
  7. What will God do?
    James 1:5
    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
  8. How must we ask in faith?
    James 1:6
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
  9. What is he who doubts like?
    James 1:6
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
  10. What will a double minded man receive from the Lord?
    James 1:7-8
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    For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
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    he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
  11. Who is unstable in all his ways?

James Chapter 1:9-11

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.

James 1:9-11
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Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
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and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.
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For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
  1. Who is toglory in his exaltation?
    James 1:9
    Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
  2. What are the rich toglory in?
    James 1:10
    and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away.
  3. What happens has the sun risen with a burning heat?
    James 1:11
    For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
  4. How is this like the rich man?
    James 1:11
    For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

James Chapter 1:12-15

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

James 1:12-15
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Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
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Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
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But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
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Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
  1. Who is blessed?
    James 1:12
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
  2. When he has been approved, what will he receive?
    James 1:12
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
  3. Who does the Lord give this to?
    James 1:12
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
  4. Why is no one say when he is tempted, that he is tempted by God?
    James 1:13
    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
  5. How is each one drawn away when he is tempted?
    James 1:14
    But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
  6. What happens when desire has conceived?
    James 1:15
    Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
  7. What does it give birth to?
    James 1:15
    Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
  8. When sin is full-grown, what does it bring?
    James 1:15
    Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

James Chapter 1:16-18

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

James 1:16-18
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Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
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Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
  1. What are wenot to be deceived about where every good gift and every perfect gift comes from?
    James 1:16-17
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    Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.
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    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
  2. How did He bring us forth (make us born again)?
    James 1:18
    Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
  3. What are we?
    James 1:18
    Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

James Chapter 1:19-21

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

James 1:19-21
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Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
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for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
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Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  1. What must you be sift to do?
    James 1:19
    Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
  2. What two things must you be slow to do?
    James 1:19
    Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;
  3. What doesthe wrath of man not produce?
    James 1:20
    for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
  4. What are we to lay aside?
    James 1:21
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  5. How are we to receive the implanted word (the Scriptures)?
    James 1:21
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
  6. What is the word able to do?
    James 1:21
    Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

James Chapter 1:22-25

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 1:22-25
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But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
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For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.
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For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
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But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
  1. What will happen if we be not doers of the word, but not hearers only?
    James 1:22
    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
  2. If anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, who is he like?
    James 1:23
    For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror.
  3. When he observes himself, what does he immediately forget?
    James 1:24
    For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.
  4. What will happen tohe who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continuesin it?
    James 1:25
    But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

James Chapter 1:26-27

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.

James 1:26-27
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If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
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Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
  1. If anyone among youthinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue, what does he deceive?
    James 1:26
    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
  2. What value does his religion have?
    James 1:26
    If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless.
  3. What is pure and undefiled religion before God?
    James 1:27
    Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.