THE BOOK OF JAMES

Week 3 | May 19/20

ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY

James 1:13) When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 


Genesis 3:12) The man said, "The woman you put here with me--she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." 


James 1:14) but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 


Genesis 3:6) When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 


James 1:15) Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 


Genesis 3:4) "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman. 


Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death,

TRANSITION

James 1:16) Don't be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 


Genesis 3:13) Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

WHAT GOD OFFERS US

James 1:17-18) Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. 


Romans 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.