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An Overview [1-22-23]

January 22, 2023

James 1

“An Overview”

The Bible translation I use, the English Standard Version Study Bible, gives us a helpful section heading in chapter one…TESTING YOUR FAITH. James is anticipating our question, “How genuine is my faith?” How can I know that my faith is real? And then he sets out, through five chapters, to answering that question.

Last week, we started with three tests for real faith:

  1. Perseverance in Suffering.

  2. Blame in Temptation.

  3. How a Person Responds to the Word of God.

We’ll add five more today. And then, after this overview of tests for real faith, we’ll move through James in greater detail.

Before we pick things up with Test #3, how about a