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12/7/21 (Lesson 341)

James 5:13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. We pray best whenever we are in trouble. We do not have to read a book on prayer, take a class on prayer, or ask someone else to pray for us. When serious trouble comes, we know how to pray. Prayer...

12/6/21 (Lesson 340)

James 4:7-8 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Some people resist the devil, but do not come near to God. They are like an addict in recovery, who does not pray or read the Bible. Others come near to God, but do...

12/5/21 (Lesson 339)

James 2:14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? The gospel offers eternal life on the basis of faith alone. A good example is the criminal who was crucified next to Jesus. [R]emember...

12/4/21 (Lesson 338)

James 1:19 Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. It is easy to become angry when people around you are talking nonsense, or saying something false. But instead of becoming angry, and getting into a shouting match, James...

12/3/21 (Lesson 337) – Servant of God

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. The author of this letter was probably James, the brother of Jesus Christ (Matthew 13:55). James did not believe in his brother until after the...

12/2/21 (Lesson 336) – Holiness

Lesson 336 Hebrews 12:14 [W]ithout holiness no one will see the Lord. In a survey given to college students, eighty-nine percent wanted to be rich, eleven percent wanted to be famous, and no one wanted to be holy. In truth, no one wants to be holy unless God gives...

12/1/21 (Lesson 335) – Living by faith

Hebrews 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. When people come to faith in Jesus Christ, they often have an idea of how their lives should go,...

How can we be saved?

Genesis 4:25-26 Adam made love to his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him. Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the...

Who was the first martyr?

Genesis 4:8 Cain said to his brother Abel, Let’s go out to the field. Cain led his brother far enough away that their parents would not hear him scream. He probably gave some thought to the place, and how to dispose of the body. If his brother went missing, his...