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Sunday, July 16, 2017

James 2:12-17

So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.



Greetings Bible Enthusiast!

Part of the curse on man was that he would have to work by the sweat of his brow. The blow is softened through salvation when we put that sweat to better use by doing good works to prove our faith.

The thief on the cross did not have the opportunity to do any good works after confessing his faith in Jesus Christ, but those of us who do, must.

Words are not enough, we must put them into action!

God Bless You!
Annie

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--TODAY'S NOT SO TRIVIAL TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. How did Joseph prepare himself before being brought before Pharaoh?

Answer below.

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--PEARLS OF WISDOM:

"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."

- James, James 1:22




--FEATURED FUNNY:

A residential building contractor went to a lumberyard and told the stock clerk he needed a truckload of two-by-fours.

"How long?" asked the clerk.

"I'll need 'em about forty or fifty years, I guess."

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--ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:

Q. How did Joseph prepare himself before being brought before Pharaoh?

A. a shave and a change of clothes


Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.

Genesis 41:14

What a beautiful little detail that gives us an insight into the human nature that we all share.

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