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Thirty-Something Days in James 1, Day 36: Summarize and Apply

We’ve reached the end of our study of James 1! There’s been much to learn, believe, and do along the way. Just getting a grasp on what James says about trials, temptation, and faith can transform the way we view and live life! Today we’re going to review what we’ve read and learned all month, and pray about what God wants us to do with that knowledge. This lesson may take […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 35: Copy

What a rich chapter James 1 is, with so much encouragement for us all as we face the trials and temptations of life. James helps us understand that God is doing something good even when bad things happen to us. He also helps us realize that our response to trials determines whether we will move forward or backward in our spiritual growth. Will we trust God and mature, or will […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 33: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

This is our last catch-up day for our study of James 1! For an optional lesson, return to Nave’s Topical Bible to read the verses on “Wisdom in Speaking.” These verses will help us know what to put on when we lay aside our sinful speech habits. Click again on “Dictionaries” in the “Tools” menu. (App users, tap the verse text,. Then click “Dictionaries” in the options.) Then scroll down to “Nave’s Topical Bible” […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 32: The True Test

If we’re hearers of the Word but not doers, we deceive ourselves. We might be good at gathering information. We might be able to recite passage after passage that we know. But if we’re not living what we know, if we’re not doing what we hear, if we’re not obeying what we read, we’re deceiving ourselves. As James will assert later in his letter, faith without works is dead. Our “faith” is not genuine if we […]

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Thirty-Some Days in James 1, Day 31: Blessed

When we hear (or read) God’s Word but don’t obey it, we’re deceiving ourselves. We may know a lot, we may study our Bibles regularly, but we’re lying to ourselves if we think we’re excused from obeying the words of the Bible. We’re not those described in the parable of the sower who “in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 29: The Implanted Word, Part 2

James tells us to receive the implanted word which is able to save our souls. In a similar way, Jesus, in His parable of the sower, spoke of the word as seed scattered in various types of soil. Some seed took root, grew, and bore fruit. Other seed did not flourish. Today we’re going to look at how that parable and our receiving of the implanted word relate to each […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 28: The Implanted Word

God chose to give us birth through the word of truth. That calls for a casting away of our old sinful thoughts and practices, as we saw in our study on Day 27. As we cast away, we also accept or receive something else. That something is the word that God has planted in our hearts. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for the new life He has given you, and asking […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 26: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Here we are again! A well-earned and much needed catch-up day! Optional lesson: Study more about our faith being tested through trials. Open Blue Letter Bible and search on James 1:12. Then click on “Dictionaries” in the “Tools” memory. Scroll down to Nave’s Topical Bible, and then click on the link for “Temptation.” In the listing for “Temptation,” scroll down to “Temptation: A Test.” Hover over each verse reference to view the verse. Take […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 22: The Giver

James has made it clear — God does not tempt us with evil. He brings or allows trials, but the temptation to sin in those trials comes from our own sinful desires. God can’t be tempted by sin, and He does not attempt to move us to sin or to weaken our faith. “Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers,” James urges. God is the giver of good and perfect […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 20: Negatives

How did your drawings go? You did try, right? If you didn’t, you really should. (Remember, we’re talking about enduring trials in James 1. This is a little trial for those of you who insist that you can’t draw. 🙂 ) Pictures help us remember. Taking the time to draw something to represent an idea helps us process the teaching more thoroughly. We left off in verse 12, with James […]

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