Category: Bible memorization

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 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 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 27: Our Response

By God’s choice, we’ve been brought forth by the word of truth to new life, set apart as His special people. That Word is what continues to guide and change us as we listen to it and obey. James tells us how to respond to that word that transforms and saves us. Assignment: Pray, asking God to give you a growing hunger for His Word and a growing, deepening, and […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 17: Love

James opens his letter, helping us see that God wants to bless us with growth and maturity when we encounter trials. “The trying of your faith works patience.” Now, as we reach verse 12, we see once again that God wants to bless us through our trials, this time with future rewards. “…when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 14: Ask!

We circled the word if back on Day 7. At that time, we were looking for where the word was glaringly absent. We didn’t find an if in verse 2, did we? James didn’t tell us to count it all joy if we meet up with trials, because there’s no ifs about trials. We are going to have them, and James assures us that God uses them for our good. Today we’re going to look at one of the ifs that […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 13: Don’t Give Up

God doesn’t just tell us to consider it all joy when we’re overcome by trials. He shows us how.  We can look to Jesus when we face trials, when we want to give up, when we feel like no one cares and no one understands. We can look to Him for our example, and we can look to Him for our comfort. He understands, and He says to rejoice and be glad. Having endured […]

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Thirty Days in James 1, Day 11: Looking to Jesus

We’re told to have joy in our trials, but what does that word joy entail? Let’s find out. Assignment: Pray, thanking God for these words from James that encourage us in the midst of trials. Pray, too, for a heart that is ready to hear what God wants to say to you so you can obey Him. Then read all of James 1, thinking about what you have been learning as you read. […]

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