Chapter 1

Serve the Lord.  1:1
Trials breed opportunities.  1:2
Endurance tests faith.  1:3
Let faith grow.  1:4
Seek God’s wisdom.  1:5
Do not vacillate.  1:6
Wavering frustrates expectations.  1:7
Uncertainty divides loyalties.  1:8
Always avoid anger.  1:10
Wealth is transitory.  1:11
God rewards endurance.  1:12
Overcoming validates faith. 1:12
Desire breeds temptation.  1:14
God never tempts.  1:14
Temptations divide affections   1:14
Desires promote sin.  1:15
Sin breeds death.  1:15
Be not deceived.  1:16
God never changes.  1:17
God possesses us.  1:18
Listen very carefully.  1:19
Select words cautiously.  1:19
Anger prohibits righteousness.  1:20
Accept God’s Word.  1:21
Discard all filth.  1:21
Eliminate all evil.  1:21
Actions truly matter.  1:22
Listen and obey.  1:22
Introspectively examine yourself.  1:24
Remember God’s laws.  1:25
Commandments liberate us.  1:25
Control your tongue.  1:26
Sympathy isn’t empathy.  1:27

Chapter 2

Show no favoritism.  2:1
Do not discriminate.  2:4
Love the destitute.  2:6
Narcissists defame Christ.  2:7
Love your neighbors.  2:8
Respect God’s laws.  2:10
Do not fornicate.  2:11
Do not kill.  2:11
Laws promote freedom.  2:12
Demonstrate God’s mercy.  2:13
Actions validate faith.  2:14
Provide for others.  2:15
Faith demands involvement.  2:17
Faith prompts benevolence.  2:22

Chapter 3

Righteousness produces peace.  3:1
Approach teaching seriously.  3:1
Instructors accrue responsibility.  3:2
Watch your step.  3:3
Maturity demands discipline.  3:4
Gossip promotes hatred.  3:5
Sparks inflame envy.  3:5
Slander contaminates souls.  3:6
Gossip is deadly.  3:8
Continuously bless God.  3:9
Control your mouth.  3:10
Don’t curse men.  3:10
Godly lives teach.  3:13
Select words carefully.  3:13
Wisdom breeds humility.  3:13
Arrogance opposes truth.  3:14
Avoid false humility.  3:14
Envy produces bitterness.  3:14
Pride eventually implodes.  3:15
Jealousy separates people.  3:16
Envy promotes disharmony.  3:16
God is courteous.  3:17
God is gracious.  3:17
God is kind.  3:17
God is merciful.  3:17
God is patient.    3:17
God is reasonable.  3:17
God is reconciliatory.  3:17
God is sincere.  3:17
God is straightforward.  3:17

Chapter 4

Lust is detrimental.  4:1
Quarreling breeds conflict.  4:1
God answers prayer.  4:2
Purify your motives.  4:3
Don’t befriend worldliness.  4:4
God protects us.  4:5
Scripture is purposeful.  4:5
God resists egocentricity.  4:6
God gives grace.  4:6
Resist the devil.  4:7
Submit to God.  4:7
Befriend the Lord.  4:8
Purify your hearts.  4:8
Be deeply repentant.  4:9
Humble yourself sincerely.  4:10
Honor God’s laws.  4:11
Don’t criticize others.  4:11
Don’t speak evil.  4:11
Never malign others.  4:11
Don’t judge others.  4:12
Do not boast.  4:13
Life is short.  4:14
Affirm God’s will.  4:15
Don’t be presumptuous.  4:16
Boasting is arrogance.  4:16
Bragging is wickedness.  4:16
Discard personal scheming.  4:16
Pride is sinful.  4:16
Rebelliousness is sin.  4:17

Chapter 5

Listen to God.  5:1
Wealth is illusive.  5:2
Greed consumes people.  5:2
Riches will disappear.  5:3
Wealth corrupts motives.  5:3
Stand against fraud.  5:4
Don’t gratify appetites.  5:5
Don’t pamper yourself.  5:5
Indulgences won’t satisfy. 5:5
Do not oppress.  5:6
Don’t condemn saints.  5:6
Evil opposes righteousness.  5:6
Expect divine deliverance.  5:7
Patiently await deliverance.  5:7
Establish steadfast resiliency.  5:8
Be very patient.  5:8
Jesus is coming.  5:8
God will judge.  5:9
Hold no grudges.  5:9
Make no complaints.  5:9
Be good examples.  5:10
Joyful people endure.  5:11
Patience breeds steadfastness.  5:11
Take oaths seriously.  5:12
Make intentions clear.  5:12
Distain rash oaths.  5:12
Afflicted people pray.  5:13
Joyful Believers sing.  5:13
Respect the elders.  5:14
Pray for others.  5:15
Pray in faith.  5:15
Pray fervent prayers.  5:16
Pray in sincerity.  5:16
Prayer is effectual.  5:16
Prayer produces power.  5:16
Confess your faults.  5:16
God forgives sin.  5:16
God heals sickness.  5:16
Always pray sincerely.  5:17
Earnest prayers matter.  5:17
Do not stray.  5:19
Help convert sinners.  5:20
Be a soulwinner.  5:20


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