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Bad Girls of the Bible – Introduction

She says that when she became a Christian and began studying the women of the Bible she failed to identify with the saintly women of the Bible.  But, as writes, “Something clicked inside of me when I happened upon Jezebel.”
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Ponder These Things – Praying with Icons of the Virgin. pt.1

The first Icon is the Hodegetria – she who shows the way. This Icon creates a circular movement. The Virgin gestures towards the Child, introducing her son to us and pointing us away from herself. The Child gazes at Mary’s face giving loving attention to someone besides himself.
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Jude vv.24-25

Jude tells us, that in Christ, we too are being made perfect so that we too may stand upright in the presence of God’s glory so that we too will be without blemish.
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Jude vv.20-21

Jude is one of the few places in the New Testament where the persons of the Trinity are explictly mentioned together and their unique role is explained.
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Jude vv.1-16

In his letter, Jude gives us the example of three groups of people who incurred divine judgment and three examples of corrupt teachers all within the Old Testament.
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James 5:7-19

James ends his letter with the themes of being patient in times of trial, being in constant communication with the One in charge, and being responsible to bring back those who have strayed.
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James 5:1-6

James’ condemnation lies with how the rich obtain and retain their riches – by withholding wages, hoarding their wealth, and condemning the righteous. Wealth is not simply a danger because it forms the basis of inequality, but wealth itself corrupts the human soul. 
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James 4

The one thread that holds this chpater together is that of humility. When we count others as better than ourselves then there is no room left for envy or jealousy, nor for slander or judgment, nor for total self-reliance.
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