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  1. JAMES Marks of Maturity

  2. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 James 1:19-21 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

  3. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21

  4. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21

  5. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 The Big AHA: “Receive with humility the implanted Word” (v21)

  6. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 • 1) Quick and Slow (v19) • Quick to hear God’s Word • v19; Quick = Tachus= fleet, prompt, ready, swift. • Slow to speak • v19; Slow = bradus= slow, dull

  7. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21

  8. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 • 2) Anger’s Results • v19/20; Anger/wrath = violent passion, desire for vengeance, wrath.

  9. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21

  10. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 • 2) Anger’s Results • v19/20; Anger/wrath = violent passion, desire for vengeance, wrath. • v20; Procudes/worketh = katergazomai= to work fully, that is, accomplish; finish, fashion: - cause, perform

  11. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 • Humility (meekness) • Implanted/Engrafted • Origin: two Greek words: (en) “in” and (phuo [phew-o]) “spring up” • James requires a curious thing: • That we humbly accept something that is already given. • Gen. 1:27; Job 32; Rom 1:18-20; Mat 13

  12. James: Marks of Maturity Humble Accepting God’s Word, James 1:19-21 What is the purpose of preaching/teaching to a crowd of people? To steer you into the Word of God.

  13. JAMES Marks of Maturity