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James 1 - NIV

1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
Greetings.

Trials and Temptations

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds,

3 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.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.

10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower.

11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.

15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

Listening and Doing

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror

24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

27 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.


Footnotes

a. James 1:2 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verses 16 and 19; and in 2:1, 5, 14; 3:10, 12; 4:11; 5:7, 9, 10, 12, 19.


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randy edwards avatar
Bona Fide- a study of James- part 6- "Just do it"
Shared by: randy edwards on Feb, 2017
Summary: Part 6 of our James series
Scripture: James 1:22-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5
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Bona Fide- a study of James- part 5- "Getting glad "
Shared by: randy edwards on Feb, 2017
Summary: Part 5 of our James series
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Being a DOER of the Word
Shared by: floyd steverson on Feb, 2017
Summary: Sermon from James 1:19-27 on being a Doer of the Word
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: James 1:19-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 59
randy edwards avatar
Bona Fide- a study of James- part 4- "The temptation within"
Shared by: randy edwards on Jan, 2017
Summary: Part 4 of our James series
Scripture: James 1:12-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 34
Derrick Tuper avatar
Are You Religious? (part three)
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jan, 2017
Summary: What does it mean to become polluted by the world? To be polluted means our thinking and behaviors are of the world. We are subscribing to its philosophies and ideals. We are liviing in accordance with the sinful nature. So how do we become unpolluted?
randy edwards avatar
Bona Fide- a study of James- part 3- "The Jake Spoon Syndrome"
Shared by: randy edwards on Jan, 2017
Summary: Part 3 in our James series
Scripture: James 1:5-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 28
Paul Davis avatar
Elevate Your Liberty
Shared by: Paul Davis on Jan, 2017
Summary: Faith In Action; Commitment to Serve
Scripture: James 1:25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 48
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: 17
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: 22
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: 113
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.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 462
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.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: James 1:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,481
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
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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.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: James 1:1-5:20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,335