Outline of James 4

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James 4:1-10 Envious Strifes
- Lust, Greed and Hostility (James 4:1-5)
  Sinful Ambition (James 4:1)
  Solicited Advancement (James 4:2)
  Selfish Appeal (James 4:3)
  Spiritual Adultery (James 4:4)
  Scriptural Axiom (James 4:5)

- Liberation, Grace and Humility (James 4:6-10)
   Comfort (James 4:6)
   Compliance (James 4:7a)
   Conflict (James 4:7b)
   Confession (James 4:8a)
   Cleansing (James 4:8b)
   Contrition (James 4:9)
   Concession (James 4:10a)
   Cheer (James 4:10b)

James 4:11-17 Evil Speaking
- Backbiting the Brethren (James 4:11-12)
   Caution "Speak not evil one of another"
   Case "He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother"
   Contravention "speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law"
   Contempt "if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge"
   Christ "There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy"
   Challenge "who art thou that judgest another"

- Boasting in Business (James 4:13-17)
   Ambition to Trade (James 4:13)
   Assumption of Tomorrow (James 4:13)
   Abruptness of Time (James 4:14)
   Attitude of Trusting (James 4:15)
   Antithesis of the Truth (James 4:16)
   Apathy against Truth (James 4:17)

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Outline of James 3

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James 3:1-12 Powerful Words of the Tongue
- Injunction (James 3:1-2)
   Prudence - Condemnation of Teachers (James 3:1)
   Perfection - Control of Tongues (James 3:2)
- Illustrations (James 3:3-6)
   Behold the Reins of a Steed
    Overriding - we put bits in the horses' mouths
    Obedience - that they may obey us
    Operation - we turn about their whole body
   Behold the Rudder of a Ship
     Massiveness - the ships, which though they be so great
     Might - are driven of fierce winds
     Maneuver - yet are they turned about
     Minuteness - with a very small helm
     Mandate - whithersoever the governor listeth
     Member - the tongue is a little member
     Magnification - boasteth great things
   Behold the Ruination of a Spark
     Explosion of Ignition - how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 
     Expansion of Iniquity - And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
     Entirety of Influence - so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body,
     Extent of Injury - and setteth on fire the course of nature;
     Evil and Infernal - and it is set on fire of hell.
- Incorrigibility (James 3:7-8)
   Tamed and Dominated (James 3:7)
   Tongue is Deadly (James 3:8)
    Vicious - can no man tame
    Vile - it is an unruly evil
    Venomous Words - full of deadly poison
- Inconsistency (James 3:9-12)
   Unmixed Flow (James 3:9-11)
    Incompatibility (James 3:9)
     Blessing the Creator
     Berating His creatures
    Injunction (James 3:10)
    Impossibility (James 3:11)
   Unmistakable Fruits (James 3:12)
    Self Serving
    Self Aggrandizement

James 3:13-18 Peaceful Wisdom for Thought
- Honourable Works of a Submissive Man (James 3:13)
   Man - wise and understanding man
   Manifesting - let him show out
   Manner - good conversation his works
   Meetness - meekness of wisdom
- Human Wisdom of a Sensual Man (James 3:14-16)
  Demonstration - Contrast in Operations (James 3:14)
   Contempt - bitter
   Covetousness - envying
   Contention - strife
   Conceitedness, boasting - glory not
   Craftiness - lie not
  Diagnosis - Contrast in Origins (James 3:15)
   Not Spiritual - not from above
   Secular - earthly
   Soulical - sensual
   Satanic - devilish
  Diffusion - Contrast in Outcomes (James 3:16)
   Turmoil and Troubles
- Heavenly Wisdom for a Sensible, Serene Man (James 3:17-18)
   Characteristic
    Chaste - pure
    Calm - peaceable
    Considerate - gentle
    Compliant - easy to be intreated
    Compassionate - full of mercy
    Charitable - full of good fruits
    Consistent - without partiality
    Conscientious - without hypocrisy
   Conclusion

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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)

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