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James 1 - AMP

2 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. 3 Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience. 4 But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfectly and fully developed , lacking in nothing. 5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of Literal translation.the giving God to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. 6 Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. 7 For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything . 9 Let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his elevation , 10 And the rich in being humbled , because like the flower of the grass he will pass away. 11 For the sun comes up with a scorching heat and parches the grass; its flower falls off and its beauty fades away. Even so will the rich man wither and die in the midst of his pursuits. 12 Blessed (happy, Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and He Himself tempts no one. 14 But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). 15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death. 16 Do not be misled, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all light, in Whom there can be no variation or shadow cast by His turning . 18 And it was of His own will that He gave us birth by Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures . 19 Understand , my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear , slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. 20 For man's anger does not promote the righteousness God . 21 So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted contains the power to save your souls. 22 But be doers of the Word , and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves . 23 For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his natural face in a mirror; 24 For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. 25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer , he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience). 26 If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person's religious service is worthless (futile, barren). 27 External Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown, A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments: ``Religion in its rise interests us about ourselves; in its progress, about our fellow creatures; in its highest stage, about the honor of God."religious worship that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.



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Anthony Zibolski avatar
Life's Pitfalls and Discoveries- wisdom of trials and temptations
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2017
Summary: the wisdom we can find in God's Word concerning our trials and temptation is life-changing.
Scripture: James 1:5-18
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 0
Derrick Tuper avatar
Are You Religious? (part two)
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2017
Summary: In the beginning of James 1:27, James highlights that part of pure religion in the eyes of God is looking after orphans and widows in their distress. Let's take a look at why this would be an indicator of being truly religious.
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
WHY ME LORD?
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jan, 2017
Summary: we often ask why this happen to us.
Derrick Tuper avatar
Are You Religious?
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2017
Summary: Typically, a person's idea of being religious is just going through rituals and practices associated with the faith. In James 1:26-27 God defined what it means to be religious. So regardless of what we think it means we need to learn what God said it is.
Darin Gary avatar
BIBLICAL JOY
Shared by: Darin Gary on Jan, 2017
Summary: Joy has often been defined as happiness; as a feeling; true, Biblical Joy has more to do with Faith than it has to do with feeling.
Scripture: James 1:2-4
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 11
David Edward Ray avatar
Escaping your Alcatraz
Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: Escaping your Alcatraz is a message of hope for those that are caught in their own prison of addiction, depression or anything that has us bound. All of our efforts cannot set us free. The Spirit of the Lord can.
David Edward Ray avatar
The four dreams of Maewyn Succat - St. Patrick's Day Sermon
Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: The life story of Maewyn Succat (St Patrick) takes us through the life of a young man who was captured and sold as a slave in Ireland. After escaping and returning to his homeland, God called him back to the land of his Captors to preach the gospel.
Dan Proctor avatar
The Four “P’s” of Tribulation
Shared by: Dan Proctor on Oct, 2016
Summary: When encountering a tribulation, it is a great opportunity to grow as a believer. I want to focus on four key words that hopefully will cause us all to view problems and tribulations with a little different perspective.
Scripture: James 1:1-12
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 109
Kerry Haynes avatar
Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Oct, 2016
Summary: Only one of the ten lepers in today's story thought to thank the giver for his miraculous gift of healing. God calls us to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, as we thank him for every good gift from heaven above.
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Denomination: Baptist
Views: 451
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
DON’T ERR BROTHER ARE SISTER
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Sep, 2016
Summary: Look out people the Devil is out to get you.
Jordan Muck avatar
Humility
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Understanding the Buzz Words of Christianity
Series: Buzz Words
Scripture: James 1:2
Views: 86
William R. Nabaza avatar
All gifts came from GOD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is the Source and Cause of everything good that we have in this life and in the life to come.
Fred Sigle avatar
GOD'S NOT DEAD: GOD'S WILL
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: "Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?" That is the question that many ask to prove that God either does not exist, or He doesn't care. It all comes down to what is and what is not God's will.
NNAEMEKA DURUEKE avatar
HELPING THE POOR AND PROPHETIC SEED
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jun, 2016
Summary: THE BLESSINGS WITH A PROPHET CANNOT BE POURED OUT UNTIL THERE IS A STIRRING OF THE ANOINTING THEN A RELEASE AND RECEIVE ACTIONS TAKE PLACE.
Scripture: James 1:25-27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 88
Eugene Pansler Jr avatar
How Can You Know God's Will?
Shared by: Eugene Pansler Jr on Apr, 2016
Summary: how can you know God's will
Scripture: James 1:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 179
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#18 Understanding love: MORE THAN A COUCH POTATO
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series or can stand alone as a good lesson. THIS IS INSTALLMENT #18 ON LOVE UNDERSTANDS: MORE THAN A COUCH POTATO... Love can revert to doing-nothing neglect that dooms the chances of loves survival.
GUY GLASS avatar
TEMPTED BY WHOM?
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Mar, 2016
Summary: This message look at the process of temptation from the onset of desire to the culmination as sin, as well as motivation for not sinning.
Scripture: James 1:13-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 144
GUY GLASS avatar
Four Tools We Need To Make It Through Times Of Trouble
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Feb, 2016
Summary: This message deals with four tools we can use from the book of James to get us through times of trial and persecution.
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Scripture: James 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,469
GUY GLASS avatar
Genuine Faith in the Midst of Trials
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Feb, 2016
Summary: This is the first message in a series through the book of James. This messages is the first looking at the subject of genuine faith when we face persecution.
Scripture: James 1:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 506
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
The Mirror
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2016
Summary: If we want to know who we really are, what mirror should we look in? We need, we must yield to God's Word to God's will and allow him to mold us into the image the reflection, the image of His son.
Lorraine Greeff avatar
NO DUMPING
Shared by: Lorraine Greeff on Jan, 2016
Summary: the garbage that we allow in our heads, thoughts.
Scripture: James 1:16-21
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 845
Dean Courtier avatar
Are you a “Christian” or are you a Disciple?
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jan, 2016
Summary: God calls us to be more than just people who live the way they want throughout the week and then maybe turn up for a couple of hours at church on Sunday.
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Scripture: James 1:1-5:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,321
Joe Birdsall avatar
Trials and Troubles
Shared by: Joe Birdsall on Dec, 2015
Summary: A short treatise on the first few verse of Chapter 1 of James.
David Henderson avatar
"Mirror, mirror on the Wall"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: he word of God is a mirror that the Holy Spirit uses to enable us to see ourselves as we really are.
Series: FaithWorks
Scripture: James 1:19-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 480
David Henderson avatar
"Learning to lift weights"
Shared by: David Henderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Trials are hard but getting through them brings joy.
Scripture: James 1:2-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 474
Robert Sickler avatar
Endure
Shared by: Robert Sickler on Dec, 2015
Summary: We can neither escape experiencing the evils of this world nor can we avoid God’s testing the quality of our devotion by letting us experience reality. It is important, however, that we do not let the hard times damage our faith and service to Christ.
bala samson avatar
Beauty perishes
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2015
Summary: When we ignore God and His power and try to do things in our own power and might, we would wither away quickly! Caveat!
Jeff Strite avatar
The Fires Of Anger
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Nov, 2015
Summary: God hates it when we lose our temper. But how do we stop doing that? What does God tell us we can do to get rid of our anger?
Series: Get Over It
Lonnie  Erwin avatar
When The Going Gets Tough
Shared by: Lonnie Erwin on Nov, 2015
Summary: As we begin our study of it is important to see the context in which this book was written. The New Testament mentions 4 men who have the inspired scriptures included within its pages. Other than the Gospel writers.
Series: James