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Readings and Homework for James - Jude

Read the following from James:

1:2-8  joy in suffering / asking for wisdom
	v. 5--if lack wisdom, ask God
1:22-27  doers of the word / pure religion
	v. 22--doers and not hearers only
	v. 27--religion that is pure and undefiled
2:1-13  partiality and prejudice
	v. 10--break one point of law and guilty of all
2:14-26  faith and works
	v. 24--not by faith only
4:13-17  if the Lord wills
	v. 17--it is sin to fail to do what one knows is right
5:13-20  praying for the sick / restoring the erring
	v. 16--confess your sins and pray

Read the following from 1 Peter:

1:18-23  born anew
	vv. 18-19--ransomed with the precious blood of Christ
	v. 23--born anew through the word of God
2:21-25  the example of Christ
	v. 22--he committed no sin
	v. 24--he bore our sins in his body on the tree
3:15-22  suffering for doing good
	v. 15--be prepared to make a defense
	v. 19--Christ preached to the spirits in prison
	v. 21--baptism saves you through the resurrection of Christ
4:15-16  suffering as a Christian
5:8-9  resist the devil
	v. 8--like a roaring lion

Read the following from 2 Peter:

1:3-11  growth in Christian virtues
	v. 3--given us all things that pertain to life
	v. 10--if you do this, you will never fall
1:20-2:4  true and false prophecy
	1:20-21--scripture not of private interpretation
	2:1--false teachers will arise
	2:4--angels that sinned
3:3-16  the second coming
	vv. 3-4--scoffers of the second coming
	v. 8--day and thousand years
	v. 9--God does not want any to perish
	vv. 10-12--heavens and elements destroyed by fire
	v. 13--new heavens and new earth
	v. 16--twist scriptures hard to understand to destruction

Read the following from 1 John:

1:5-2:6  the walk of right living
	v. 7--if we walk in the light
	vv. 8, 10--if we say we have no sin
	v. 9--if we confess our sins
	vv. 1-2--Jesus, both advocate and atoning sacrifice
	v. 3--how to know that we know Him
2:15-17  love of the world
	v. 16--lusts of flesh & eyes and pride of life
4:7-8  love one another for God is love
5:1-3  the victory of faith
	v. 4--faith is the victory that overcomes the world
5:13  the purpose for writing the book
	v. 13--know that you have eternal life
Read 2 John 4-10  warning against deceivers and antichrists
	vv. 9-10--don't greet anyone not in the doctrine of Christ
Read 3 John 5-10  acceptance of and opposition to missionaries
Read Jude 3  false teachers
	v. 3--contend for the faith once for all delivered

(Double points)

Briefly answer the following questions on another sheet of paper for homework. Be sure to put your name on it.

  1. What should a person have who asks God for wisdom? (James 1)
  2. What two Old Testament characters does James give examples from to show the importance of works? (James 2)
  3. What should a person do when he is cheerful? (James 5)
  4. What was the ransom price paid for Christians? (1 Peter 1)
  5. What does Peter say saves us through the resurrection of Christ that people today often deny as being true? (1 Pet 3)
  6. What should one not be ashamed of suffering as? (1 Peter 4)
  7. What is the highest virtue that a Christian should add to his or her life? (2 Peter 1)
  8. Who moved men to speak prophecy from God? (2 Peter 1)
  9. What is a thousand years like to the Lord? (2 Peter 3)
  10. What cleanses Christians from all sin? (1 John 1)
  11. What are three kinds of sins in the world? (1 John 2)
  12. What was a Christian not to do for one who was not abiding in the doctrine of Christ? (2 John)
  13. What individual opposed John and those who supported him because that person liked to put himself first? (3 John)
  14. How many times has the faith been delivered to the saints? (Jude)

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