Sep 26, 2021
What has been your biggest takeaway from our series on James?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Trials can be leveraged for spiritual profit.
The tongue is small, but can cause big problems.
One test of authentic faith is how we speak about others.
The spiritually mature bridle their tongues to bring about good.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
We love all people or we break all God’s laws.
There’s no VIP treatment in the Kingdom of God.
We, the people of God, are to reflect the heart of God toward the poor.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Faith that doesn’t work doesn’t work.
Good works are not a substitute for faith; they are evidence of genuine faith.
Your actions reveal your devotion to the way of Jesus.