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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: James 1

James 1:16

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Study # 26
March 4, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis:Determine to make God's goal for you Your goal for you on the basis of His love and wisdom.

Introduction:What would your life be like at this point if 1) God had consistently restrained His love for you to the exact degree of your un-self-focused love for Him?, and 2) God had consistently restrained His service to you to the exact degree of your real-love-service to others? Interestingly, though He does not do either of those restrainings, He DOES permit your experience of life to be completely dominated by this principle: the level of joy in your life is in direct proportion to your faith in His love and your service to others. And not only does He permit this dominion now, He is going to fix it forever at the Judgment Seat of Christ. So, the question is this: are you satisfied at this point with the level of joy in your life and are you ready for this particular level to be fixed as your portion forever? If your answer is "Yes", there may be no hope for you in the massive level of self-deception in which you are functioning. If your answer is "No", James' words in 1:16 are addressed to you.


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