Lack in nothing
Life a vapor
Doer not Hearer
Bless not curse
Confess / Pray
Practical lessons for the Christian to help you develop
the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your personal life.
1. LOVE - Trusting in God's Word Jam.1:1-18;
As a Christian, consider all trials as joy, as opportunities to help others.
Just ask God who gives wisdom, but do not doubt, trust and grow in love.
You don't need money, when you have the Truth of God.
2. JOY - Obeying God's Word Jam.1:19-27;
Joy comes from being a doer of God's word not a hearer only. Pure religion
is getting out helping widows and orphans in their distress.
3. PEACE - Sharing with the Word, Jam.2:1-13;
True fellowship treats everyone as equal, no rich nor poor, all equal, showing
partiality exposes us to an agenda which is ungodly, we want an advantage from
others instead of sharing the Word.
4. PATIENCE - Trusting in God's blessings. Jam.2:14-26
Abraham trusted God to raise Isaac back from dead. Rahab trusted the spies
and hung the scarlet rope out the window. Can't you help your brother trusting
God will provide your needs as you share what little you have?
5. KINDNESS - Obeying His Blessings Jam.3:1-18
You've been blessed with the Word of God, teach it, be a blessing by the things
you say to others, don't curse with your words, encourage. Kindness grows when
I focused on how to be a blessing instead of a curse to others.
6. GOODNESS - Fellowshipping with His Blessings Jam4:1-10;
To be a friend of the world is not to share the Truth with others, to be an enemy
of the world is to teach them of Christ. Who do you live to please? Humble
yourselves by telling others how God has blessed you. They will see your
7. FAITHFULNESS - Trusting His Guidance Jam.4:11-17;
What you do when no one is around, do not judge, putting others down.
Chasing after financial gain, if it is the Lord's will it will happen, you continue
to do His will, your life is but a vapor, time is fleeting, who do you work for?
8. GENTLENESS - Obeying His Guidance Jam.5:1-12;
Gentleness is obeying through times of persecution, do not let your Christian
bosses discourage you, they will deal with God for their actions, you take strength
from Job, God will see you through.
9. SELF CONTROL - Fellowshipping in His Guidance Jam.5:13-20
Spiritually struggling? Confess to the elders, Jesus will restore you. Hard to
confess your sins, harder to pray for another and forgive him, but we are called
to do such things. And this will develop our self control.