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    April 3 – James 4

    LOOK:  “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 

    LISTEN:  James makes the case that our problem boils down to selfish pride.  When we focus on our own pleasure fulfillment, we neglect God and others.  The greatest command is to love God and love people with everything we’ve got.  When we love ourselves more than anything else, we reject what God desires most from our lives.

    LEARN:  Are you loving God and loving people?  Has selfish pride become a barrier that keeps you from living the life that God wants from you?

     
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    April 2 – James 3

    LOOK:  “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”

    LISTEN:  Oh, be careful little mouth what you say…  This is one of my favorite of the James teachings.  I love how he describes the power of the tongue like an animal, a fire, a ships rudder.  We should listen to James and understand the power our tongues have to hurt, kill and destroy.  We should also understand how our speech can be positive too! 

    LEARN:  What’s coming out of your mouth lately?  Is it positive or negative?  Uplifting or cutting?  Beneficial or harmful?  Evaluate and determine your next course of action.

     
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    March 31 – James 2

    LOOK:  “But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” 

    LISTEN:  Faith is shown on our actions!  This is what James is screaming for us to hear and understand.  The first example he gives is about not showing favoritism.  Our action of caring only for the rich and ignoring the poor shows a lack of faith.  James also drops some examples of faith on us and ends by saying, “faith without works is dead”.

    LEARN:  What is your faith showing?  It shows something…whether it is a little faith of a big faith, your actions give you away!

     
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    Happy Good Friday!!  “Today is Friday…but…Sundays coming!!!”

    March 30 – Proverbs 13

    LOOK:  “Walk with the wise and become wise,
    for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

    LISTEN:  Out of this chapter in Proverbs comes a great proverb that every teen should memorize and live by.  The wisdom given in this verse is about who you spend your life with.  If you walk with the wise you will be wise but if you choose to hang with fools, you will be brought down!

    LEARN: Who do you spend most of your time with?  You will become like those you spend the most time with.  Make sure you are being a friend of influence and not an influenced friend!!

     
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    March 29 – James 1

    LOOK:  “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.  Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”

    LISTEN:  James is a great book.  This book is about practical Christian living 101.  Remember that the believers that James is writing to are experiencing great persecution and on the verge of giving up.  James encourages them but also challenges them to live obedient lives.

    LEARN:  James teaches us this famous thought, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  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.”

     
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