Presentation: James 1:12-18

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Presentation: James 1:12-18

  1. 1. James 1:12-18Sunday 18 September 2011
  2. 2. [12] Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.Sunday 18 September 2011
  3. 3. Tests give an opportunity to show if your faith is real / authentic Numbers 14:22 - 10 times Israel disobeyed and tested GodSunday 18 September 2011
  4. 4. The crown - worn on 4 occasions: Weddings & Feasts - joy By Royalty To show Honour & Dignity The Victor in the GamesSunday 18 September 2011
  5. 5. The crown - worn on 4 occasions: Weddings & Feasts - joy By Royalty To show Honour & Dignity The Victor in the GamesSunday 18 September 2011
  6. 6. The crown - worn on 4 occasions: Weddings & Feasts - joy By Royalty To show Honour & Dignity The Victor in the GamesSunday 18 September 2011
  7. 7. Standing might be all you can do Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities... Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then,Sunday 18 September 2011
  8. 8. Standing might be all you can do Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities... Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then,Sunday 18 September 2011
  9. 9. [13-15] 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.Sunday 18 September 2011
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  13. 13. “Trials do not always produce maturity.When facing trials some doubt God’s goodness and turn away from him...they blame God for their troubles” Daniel DorianiSunday 18 September 2011
  14. 14. “If someone encourages desire for long enough, there is an inevitable consequence. Desire becomes action.” William BarclaySunday 18 September 2011
  15. 15. [16-18] Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.Sunday 18 September 2011
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  17. 17. Firstfruits All has come from God Considered the best Annual confession that God has been faithfulSunday 18 September 2011
  18. 18. 1. Love God - v.12 All else are idols! Love God not the crown Love God not the work Love God not the people Love God!Sunday 18 September 2011
  19. 19. 1. Love God - v.12 All else are idols! Love God not the crown Love God not the work Love God not the people Love God!Sunday 18 September 2011
  20. 20. 2. Stand in God 1 Cor 16:13-14 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.Sunday 18 September 2011
  21. 21. 3. Remember God Galatians 6:14 ...far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.Sunday 18 September 2011
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  23. 23. “The soul that loves God seeks no other reward than that God whom it loves.Were the soul to demand anything else, then it would certainly love the other thing and not God” Bernard of ClairvauxSunday 18 September 2011

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