Pictures of the Tongue

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James 3:3 bits - Directive that is Inflicted
James 3:4 very small helm - Direction that is Imposed
James 3:5 little fire - Destruction that is Ignited
James 3:8 beasts - Domination that is Impossible
James 3:11 fountain - Dichotomy that is Illogical
James 3:12 fruit trees - Development that is Incongruous

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Outline of James 2

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James 2:1-4 Partiality Displayed against True Faith
- Pattern of the Saviour (James 2:1)
   Members - my brethren
   Model - the faith of
   Messiah - our Lord Jesus Christ
   Majesty - the Lord of glory
   Mandate, Manner - have not ..... with respect of persons
- Problem in the Synagogue (James 2:2-4)
   Contrast in Dressing (James 2:2)
   Change in Deference (James 2:3)
   Charge for Discrimination (James 2:4)

James 2:5-13 Principles Denied against True Faith
- Pattern in Divine Selection (James 2:5-7)
   Willingness of the Poor
   Wickedness of the Plenteous
- Precept of the Divine Scripture (James 2:8-13)
   Command to Love, Impartiality (James 2:8-9)
   Chain of Law, Indivisibility (James 2:10-11)
   Caution of Lapse, Indictment (James 2:12-13)

James 2:14-26 Practices Demanded of True Faith
- Two Pertinent Enquiries on Lopsided Faith (James 2:14)
   Faith that is Profitless
   - it cannot serve any purpose (James 2:14a)
   Faith that is Powerless
   - it cannot save any person (James 2:14b)
- Two Present Examples for Lifeless Faith (James 2:15-20)
   Defunct Faith - Destitute Starved (James 2:15-17)
    Inadequacy (James 2:15)
    Insult (James 2:16a)
    Indifference (James 2:16b)
    Implication (James 2:16c)
    Inoperativeness (James 2:17)
   Dead Faith - Demons Shuddered (James 2:18-20)
    Expressed Faith that Tinkles (James 2:18a)
    Exemplary Faith that Triumphs (James 2:18b)
    Evil Faith that Trembles (James 2:19)
    Empty Faith under Test (James 2:20)
- Two Past Examples for Living Faith (James 2:21-26)
   Perfect Faith - Sacrifice of the Prosperious, Abraham (James 2:21-24)
    Offering (James 2:21)
    Outworking (James 2:22)
    Outcome (James 2:23)
    Observation (James 2:24)
     Expression of Works
     Essence of Faith
   Proven Faith - Service of the Poor, Rahab (James 2:25-26)
    Vindication - Rahab the harlot justified by works
    Verification - she had received the messengers,
    Validation - sent them out another way
    Verdict (James 2:26)
     Anthropological Parallel
     Affirmed Principle

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Outline of Nehemiah 10

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Neh 10:1-27 Sealing of the Heads
- Administrator (Neh 10:1)
- Anointed (Neh 10:2-8)
- Associates (Neh 10:9-13)
- Aristocrats (Neh 10:14-27)

Neh 10:28-29 Separation unto Holiness
- Exercise of the Rest (Neh 10:28a)
- Enlightenment of the Redeemed (Neh 10:28b)
- Enactment for Renewal (Neh 10:29)

Neh 10:30-39 Stipulations for the House
- Spousal (Neh 10:30)
- Sabbatic (Neh 10:31)
- Sanctuary (Neh 10:32-34)
- Sacrifices (Neh 10:35)
- Sanctification (Neh 10:36-37)
- Support (Neh 10:38-39)

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Outline of James 1

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James 1:1 Definite Title of the Writing to be Appreciated
- Author - James
- Appointment - a servant of God
- Authority - and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
- Addressee - to the twelve tribes
- Areas - which are scattered abroad
- Address - greeting

James 1:2-12 Divers Trials from Without to Anticipate
- Purpose (James 1:2-4)
- Provision (James 1:5-8)
- Prototypes (James 1:9-11)
   Honour of The Poor Man
   Humiliation of The Prosperous Man
- Promise (James 1:12)

James 1:13-18 Devious Temptation from Within to Avoid
- Lust of the Flesh (James 1:13-15)  Do not desire
- Light from the Father (James 1:16-18) Do not be deceived
   Dishonest Blame (James 1:16)
   Divine Bestowal (James 1:17)
   Distinguished Birth (James 1:18a)
   Dignified Beginning (James 1:18b)
   
James 1:19-27 Divine Teaching from the Word to Act upon
- Assimilated Doctrine (James 1:19-20)
- Adjusted Disposition (James 1:21)
- Accorded Deeds (James 1:22-25)
- Approved Devotion (James 1:26-27)
   Pretentious and Empty Religion (James 1:26)
   Pure and Exemplary Religion (James 1:27)

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Outline of Nehemiah 9

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Neh 9:1-4 Holiness - Approach to Jehovah
- Sorrow
- Separation
- Study
- Supplication    

Neh 9:5-31 History - Antiquity of the Jews
- Days of Wonder
   God of Creation (Neh 9:5-6)
   God of Covenant (Neh 9:7-8)
- Days of Weariness Wretchedness
   God of Redemption (Neh 9:9-11)
   God of Revelation (Neh 9:12-13)
   God of Rest (Neh 9:14)
   God of Resources (Neh 9:15)
- Days of Wandering  (40 years) Amos 5:25-26
   Lawlessness: Perversion of the Jews (Neh 9:16-18)
   - God of Pardon
   Longsuffering: Patience of Jehovah (Neh 9:19-21)
   - God of Provision
- Days of Winning (Neh 9:22-25) Joshua
   Countries - Possession
   Children - Posterity
   Conquest - Prevailing
   Complacency - Prosperity
- Days of Waning (Neh 9:26-29) Judges
   Rebellion (Neh 9:26)
   Retribution (Neh 9:27a)
   Repentance (Neh 9:27b)
   Recovery (Neh 9:27c)
   Rest (Neh 9:28a)
   Regression (Neh 9:28b)
   Repetition (Neh 9:29)
- Days of Waywardness (Neh 9:30-31) Kings
   Compassionate Ministry
      "many years didst Thou forbear them" Neh 9:30a
   Clear Message
      "testifiedst against them by Thy Spirit in Thy prophets" Neh 9:30b
   Callous Mutiny
      "yet would they not give ear" Neh 9:30c
   Corrective Mandate
      "gavest Thou them into the hand of the people" Neh 9:30d
   Covenantal Mercy
      "Thy great mercies' sake" Neh 9:31a
   Conserving Magnanimity
      "Thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them" Neh 9:31b
   Creatorial Majesty
      "Thou art a gracious and merciful God"

Neh 9:32-38 Humility - Acceptance of Judgement
- Repentance (Neh 9:32-35)
   Attributes of Jehovah
   Acknowledgement of Justice
   Apostasy of the Jews
- Renewal (Neh 9:36-38)
   Commitment to Serve
   Consequences of their Sins
   Covenant to be Sealed

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Brief Outline of James Part 2

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James 1 : Wisdom - Problems of Faith
James 2 : Works - Proof of Faith
James 3 : Words - Perfecting of Faith
James 4 : Wars - Perils of Faith
James 5 : Waiting - Pathway of Faith

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Outline of Nehemiah 8

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Neh 8:1-3 Reading of the Word
- Commitment "gathered themselves together" (Neh 8:1)
- Corner "before the water gate" (Neh 8:1)
- Custodian "Ezra the Scribe, the Priest" (Neh 8:1,2)
- Call "bring the Book" (Neh 8:1)
- Commandments "brought the Law" (Neh 8:2)
- Congregation "both of men and women"
- Comprehension “hear with understanding” (Neh 8:2)
- Calendar "first day of the seventh month (Neh 8:2)
- Communication "he read therein" (Neh 8:3)
- Continuation "morning until midday" (Neh 8:3)
- Concentration "ears of all the people" (Neh 8:3)

Neh 8:4-5 Reverence for the Word
- Pulpit for the Preacher (Neh 8:4a)
- Partners in Preaching (Neh 8:4b)
- Precepts of Preaching (Neh 8:5a)
- Position of the Preacher (Neh 8:5b)
- Posture of the People (Neh 8:5c)

Neh 8:6-8 Response to the Word
- Revelation "the Lord, the great God" (Neh 8:6a)
- Recognition "answered, Amen, Amen" (Neh 8:6b)
- Reverence "bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord" (Neh 8:6c)
- Reinforcement "caused the people to understand" (Neh 8:7)
- Reading "they read in the book in the law of God" (Neh 8:8)

Neh 8:9-12 Rejoicing of the Word
- Sorrow of Remorse (Neh 8:9)
- Strength for Recovery (Neh 8:10)
- Stillness of Rest (Neh 8:11)
- Share of Rejoicing (Neh 8:12)

Neh 8:13-18 Revival from the Word
- Dedication (Neh 8:13)
- Discovery (Neh 8:14-15)
- Duty (Neh 8:16)
- Delight (Neh 8:17)
- Devotion (Neh 8:18)

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Farewell Ministry of Christ Part 2

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Seven "In My Name"s of Christ
John 14:13 Glory of the Father
John 14:14 Granting by the Lord
John 14:26 Gift of the Holy Spirit
John 15:16 Grace of the Father
John 16:23 Guarantee in Prayer
John 16:24 Gladness of Prayer
John 16:26 Ground of Prayer

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Farewell Ministry of Christ

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Seven Verily Verily's of Christ
John 13:16 Demureness of the Servants
John 13:20 Designation of the Sent
John 13:21 Duplicity of Judas
John 13:38 Denial of Peter
John 14:12 Dexterity of the Believers
John 16:20 Destination of Joy
John 16:23 Definiteness of Prayers

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Chiastic Outline of James

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A Patience and Perfect Work (James 1:1-8)
B  Ways of the Rich, Vanity (James 1:9-11)
C   Lust and Enticement (James 1:12-15)
D    Holy Wisdom - Perfect  (James 1:16-18)
E     Consideration of the Engrafted Word (James 1:19-27)
E     Bridleth the Tongue
F      Faith of the Lord (James 2:1-7)
F      Contrast Appearance (Poor Judgment)
X       Royal Law of Fraternity
X        Consistency and Compassion (James 2:8-13)
X       Law of Liberty of Forbearance
F      Faith that is Lifeless (James 2:14-26)
F      Contrast Actions (Proven Justification)
E     Contradiction of our Words (James 3:1-12)
E     Bridleth the Tongue
D    Heavenly Wisdom - Peaceable (James 3:13-18)
C   Lust and Enmity (James 4:1-12)
B  Wealth of the Rich, Vanishing (James 4:13-5:6)
A Patience and Perfect Waiting (James 5:7-20)

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Paramount Conference 2017

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Bible Readings
John 13:1-17 Humility Displayed - Washing Disciples’ Feet (Tom Wilson)
John 13:18-30 Heel Lifted - Judas’ Betrayal (Gideon Khoo)
John 13:31-38 Haughtiness Displayed - Peter’s Denial (David Gilliland)
John 14:1-17 Heavenly Destiny - Disciples Comforted (Tom Wilson)
John 14:18-31 Holy Disposition - Promised Comforter (Gideon Khoo)
John 15:1-11 Husbandman’s Decision - Vine Pruning (David Gilliland)
John 15:12-19 Higher Order - Christ's Love (Tom Wilson)
John 15:20-27 Hated Causelessly - World’s Attitude (Gideon Khoo)
John 16:1-15 Holy Spirit - Function in World (David Gilliland)
John 16:16-33 Hour Cometh - Grief to Joy (Tom Wilson)
John 17:1-15 Holy Occupation - The Lord Praying (Gideon Khoo)
John 17:16-26 Holy Occupation - The Lord Praying (David Gilliland)

Ministries
Deut 33 - The Last Words of Moses (David Gilliland)
2 Sam 23 - The Last Words of David (Gideon Khoo)
2 Kings 2 - The Last Words of Elijah (Tom Wilson)
2 Peter 1 - The Last Words of Peter (David Gilliland)
2 Tim 4 - The Last Words of Paul (Gideon Khoo)
Rev 22 - The Last Words of Christ (Tom Wilson)

Recordings can be downloaded here.


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