James 1:5 – Living Wisely

Review- The believer can meet trials of various kinds with joy because he understands or knows the reason behind trials: 1) they produce steadfastness; 2) they mature us. Ponder on 2 Pet.1. A closer look at James 1:5 Not all believers are able to live wisely or are living wisely

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James 1:1,2 – Introduction

Type— a general letter, addressed to believers (as opposed to a letter written to a specific person—eg., Titus) Writer— “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” There are 4 individuals with the name “James” in the NT. The two most likely candidates for authorship are: James—

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Titus 3:3 – The Believers’ Old Life

REVIEW: Paul instructed Titus to remind the brethren “to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work…, showing all meekness unto all men.”THE REASON: For WE ourselves also WERE sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived…” (emphasis added)THE REMINDER: Do not look down upon others, for consider what we were before God

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Covid-19 Resources

On Having the Right Perspective The Humbling of Civilization: Praying for the Mercy of God A Time to Build Memories for Our Children What Does the Bible Say About Pandemics? About the Church Gathering On When the Church Can’t Gather Is Our Religious Liberty Violated? How God’s Word Must Dwell

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