James 1 - NIV
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.
Sermons on James 1
Contributed by Randy Edwards on Feb 28, 2017
Part 8 of our James series
Contributed by Randy Edwards on Feb 24, 2017
Part 7 of our James series
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 27, 2017
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?
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 19, 2017
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.