Agape Bible Study

References to the Sermon on the Mount within the Epistle of St. James

Letter of St. James Jesus' Sermon on the Mount from the Gospel of Matthew Context
1:2 5:12 Rejoice in persecution for the sake of the Kingdom
1:4 5:16; 5:48 Good works glorify God and complete and perfect us
1:5 7:7 Asking God for what is good
1:2, 12-15 6:13 Asking God for what is good
1:17 7:11 All that is good comes from God
1:19-20 5:22 God's justice is never served by anger
1:22-23 7:24-27 Listen to the words of God and put them into practice
1:25-27 7:21-23 One must be a doer of the word
2:5 5:3 The "poor in spirit" (those who deny self-sufficiency and admit they need God) are heirs to the kingdom of heaven
2:10 5:19 Believers must keep all of the commandments; to break one is to break all
2:11 5:21-22, 27 The commandment against murder and adultery
2:13 5:7; 6:14-15 The merciful will be shown mercy; the unmerciful will be shown no mercy
2:14-26 6:1-3; 7:21-23 Give freely to those in need; faith without action is dead and worthless faith
3:12 7:16-20 The fruit a tree produces represents what kind of tree it is as the works a person produces represents the faith of that person
3:18 5:9 Blessing of peacemakers
4:2-3 7:7-8 God grants the prayers that are petitions of good intent
4:4 6:24 One cannot serve both God and the world
4:8 5:8 To please God one must have a pure heart
4:9 5:4 Those who mourn
4:11-12 7:1-5 Warning against being judgmental
4:13-14 6:34 Tomorrow is uncertain; it is in God's hands
5:1-6 6:19-21 Curse of the selfish rich
5:9 5:22; 7:1 God is the judge
5:10 5:10-12 Blessing for those who endure persecution
5:10 5:12 The prophets: our example of suffering and perseverance
5:12 5:33-37 Avoid making an oath (vow) unless you can faithfully keep it - do not swear by heaven or by earth. You will be judged on the fulfillment of your oaths.
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