Beth Moore Quotes:
Someone is sitting there waiting for you to lift their chin and notice them.
That person could very well be the best friend you ever had.
It's up to you.
The Royal Rule of Love (The Message Bible)
James:1-4My dear friends, don't let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an expensive suit, and a street person wearing rags comes in right after him, and you say to the man in the suit, "Sit here, sir; this is the best seat in the house!" and either ignore the street person or say, "Better sit here in the back row," haven't you segregated God's children and proved that you are judges who can't be trusted?
5-7Listen, dear friends. Isn't it clear by now that God operates quite differently? He chose the world's down-and-out as the kingdom's first citizens, with full rights and privileges. This kingdom is promised to anyone who loves God. And here you are abusing these same citizens! Isn't it the high and mighty who exploit you, who use the courts to rob you blind? Aren't they the ones who scorn the new name—"Christian"—used in your baptisms?
8-11You do well when you complete the Royal Rule of the Scriptures: "Love others as you love yourself." But if you play up to these so-called important people, you go against the Rule and stand convicted by it. You can't pick and choose in these things, specializing in keeping one or two things in God's law and ignoring others.
Can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? James 2:1 NLT Be quick to hear slow to speak.
But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. James 1:25 NLT
Discussion Week Three:
page 73 How might Eph 4:30-31 imply that anger could affect the manifestation of the Spirit in us?
Anger grieves the Spirit. Forgive as in Christ: God forgave us.
page 79 James 1:25 what is the promise at the end of the verse? This person will be blessed in what they do.
page 84 After James tells us what true religion is not, he sketches two quick images of what true religion is. Read James 1:27 and describe his idea of pure and undefiled religion.
To look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
page 89 James 2:4 If we discriminate, what do we become? Judges with evil thoughts.
page 92 What is the royal law? Love...your neighbor as yourself.
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The where's and what's about this study.
Where: 9am Ladies Sunday School class. If you live locally I would
love to see you there. Miracles of Love Community Church Claremore OK 74017. I will post an update for blog readers and regular attenders that simply want to keep motivated throughout the week during homework.
What: I have been involved with ladies group
study for over ten years. Love the word of God and pray my enthusiasm for the
scriptures will splash into the lives of others. This blog started in 2009 as an attempt to communicate with my 'small group table' throughout the week and has became so much more. So throughout the week I will post at least once about the homework. You are welcome to leave a comment anytime and link up, share thoughts or ask questions.. I'll do my best to answer. Main thing girls is to have a blast in the Word! Let it speak directly to your heart, as it speaks differently to all of us due to our own personal journey.