Know Your Bible – November 30, 2015

1 Peter

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When believers ask about the trials they face, “What is the proper response to suffering and persecution,” Peter has the answer: “Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy” (4:13).

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Know Your Bible – November 29, 2015

1 Peter

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As the early church grows, the Roman Empire begins persecuting Christians – and Peter assures them that God is still in control: “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing has happened unto you” (4:12).

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Know Your Bible – November 25, 2015

James

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James encourages Christians, in everyday life, to view trials as opportunities for spiritual growth, to control their tongues, to make peace, to avoid favoritism, and to help the needy.  The bottom line?  “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (4:17).

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Know Your Bible – November 24, 2015

James

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Though the apostle Paul clearly taught that salvation is by faith alone and not by good works (see Romans 3:28), James clarifies that good works will follow true faith: “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works?” (2:14)

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