Wednesday, June 22, 2011


JAMES 1:17

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. Every Good Gift is from God [James 1:17, Matthew 5:45]

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
“There is a benevolence is this world that proves there is an ever watching and unfailing God Who gives and gives, and loves to give, and never quits giving!”
Blessings do not accidentally happen. Rain, wind, health, life, etc.

2. Every Perfect Gift is from God [Jn. 3:16, Psalm 19:7]

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

3. Everything Good in our Lives is from God [James 1:17]

“When God looks down at me and blesses me He says in effect, “I knew him before he was born, he’s surrendered to preach. I have too much invested in him to quit now.” When God sees a Christian He is saying in effect, “That’s my child. I want them to be like Jesus. I will send things in their life to help mould them into the image of My dear Son.”
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.


1. We All Fall [I Jn. 1:8, 10]

Man, Without a Sin Nature & in a Perfect Environment Fell

2. Most Things Fall [Rev. 16:18-19]

Businesses, institutions, local churches, cities, nations, buildings, trees, giants…

3. God has not Failed, Does not Fail, and Will Not Fail [Malachi 3:6]

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,


1. Ingratitude Does Not Cause God’s Kindness to Vary [Luke 6:35]

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
Jesus continued healing even after 9 out of 10 lepers He healed did not thank Him.

2. Our Unprofitableness Does Not Cause God to Vary or Change [Lk. 17:10]

So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
God’s mercy does not depend on man- God’s mercy depends on God.
Like the woman who said, “You don’t have to hold the door for me just because I am a lady.” and got the reply, “I didn’t hold the door for you because you are a lady. I held it for you because I am a gentleman.”

3. Hard Times Cannot Affect God’s Abundant Unvarying Care [Philippians 4:19]

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
During many of the plagues in Egypt the Israelites could continue their daily lives. God’s grace never fails.
Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid . How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

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