The Law that gives Freedom (James 1:19-27)

John Parker, 23rd September 2018
Part of the Study of James series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service

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Bible Quote 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
1:20 for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

1:21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
1:23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror
1:24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
1:25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--he will be blessed in what he does.

1:26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.
1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
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