August 24, 2014 - Powerful Effects

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Lesson Truth God provides guidelines for believers to develop healthy spiritual lives. Read the Bible James 5: 1-18 Discover what God wants you to know. In a culture of abundance, Christians must be careful not to become hoarders. Having abundance without using it for God’s kingdom ...

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Tags: suffering, honesty, integrity

August 17, 2014 - Drawing Near to God

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Lesson Truth God desires a close relationship with His children. Read the Bible James 4:1-10 Discover what God wants you to know. Human discontentment comes not only from desiring the things of this world, but also from our souls designed desire to have more than this world offers. When we ...

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Tags: contentment, humility, pride

August 10, 2014 - Disciplined Living

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Lesson Truth Believers must control what they say and use words that bless others.  Read the Bible James 3:1-18 Discover what God wants you to know. The teaching of God’s Word requires consistent humility and personal reflection on what God reveals. Sharing the Bible with ...

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Tags: tongue, communication, wisdom

August 3, 2014 - Living the Faith

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Lesson Truth Though works do not save us, they will demonstrate an authentic saving faith. Read the Bible James 2: 14-26 Discover what God wants you to know. When biblical texts seem to disagree the problem always lies with our limited understanding and not the accuracy of scripture. The ...

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Tags: salvation, faith

July 27, 2014 - Words That Free Us

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Lesson Truth Authentic faith is demonstrated through our attitudes and actions. . Read the Bible James 1:19-21, 26-27; 2:1-7 Discover what God wants you to know. Listening well demonstrates authentic faith. A quick temper is unacceptable behavior for believers. Such behavior demonstrates a ...

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Tags: faith, christian lifestyle, communication

July 20, 2014 - A Book Called James

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Lesson Truth God desires to help us grow spiritually as we trust Him in the difficult experiences of life. Read the Bible James 1:1-15 Discover what God wants you to know. Believers are challenged to consider the difficulties of life as times we can experience the joy of the Lord. This joy ...

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Tags: faith, trials, temptation

July 13, 2014 - A Man Called James

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Lesson Truth Experiencing the resurrected Christ changes people. Read the Bible Matthew 15:55-56, Luke 2:40-52, John 7:4-5, Acts 12:17; 15:1-35, 1 Corinthians 15:4-7, Galatians 1:18-19; 2:1-10 Discover what God wants you to know. James, the half -brother of Christ, grew up with Christ but ...

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Tags: resurrection, james

July 6, 2014 - Fulfilling the Purpose of Christ

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Lesson Truth As Christians obey Christ’s commands, they develop a greater understanding of His purpose in saving them. Read the Bible John 15:13-16, Ephesians 3:16-19 Discover what God wants you to know. Our relationship with Christ is made possible by His sacrificial act of love on ...

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Tags: obedience, service, abiding in christ

June 29, 2014 - Loving and Obeying Christ

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Lesson Truth Obeying Christ is accomplished through His presence in us. As we obey, our relationship with Him deepens. Read the Bible John 15:9-12; John 13:34-35: 1 John 4:7-12 Discover what God wants you to know. Christ calls all believers to abide in His love. Believers must allow ...

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Tags: obedience, love

June 22, 2014 - Bringing Glory to the Father

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Lesson Truth As believers yield their lives to God and bear fruit, God is glorified before men. Read the Bible John 15:7-9; Matthew 6:8, 28-32; Ephesians 3:20-21 Discover what God wants you to know. Prayer is an essential Christian discipline for maintaining a close relationship with ...

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Tags: abiding in christ, prayer

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