Patience and Perseverance (James 5:7-12)

As James begins to wrap up his letter, he circles back to the subject of endurance he started with; in chapter one, James spoke about the necessity of enduring trials and how we grow through them. In chapter five, he talks about enduring harsh treatment and persecution. In the Church today, there is much emphasis... Continue Reading →

Two kinds of Wisdom (James 3:13-18)

What do you do when you don't know what to do? Do you call a friend, do you pray, do you wing it? The answer may depend on the situation. Whatever you do, you want to make the right decision, you want to make a wise decision. How do you make a wise decision? That... Continue Reading →

Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. We may have said this as kids, but we know it's not true; words do hurt. Ephesians 4:29 NIV "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their... Continue Reading →

Faith And Works (James 2:14-26)

Today we are looking at James 2:14-26 and the relationship between faith and works. Before we get to the text, I acknowledge that there is significant debate about this subject. Some say James contradicts the teachings of Paul, but Scripturally this cannot be so.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for... Continue Reading →

Partiality in the Pews (James 2:1-13)

James 2:1-4 NKJV "My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the... Continue Reading →

Give Attention to the Word (James 1:19-27)

In the last two weeks we have looked at how to handle temptation, keep a right perspective and how to persevere through trial. This week we will look at a major key in all of those areas, giving attention to the instruction of Scripture. Making Bible reading a priority in life, but not just reading,... Continue Reading →

Perspective and Perseverance (James 1:9-18)

The book of James provides us a practical perspective on navigating the trials of life. In this weeks study we will look at maintaining a biblical perspective during trials and temptations. James 1:9-18 NKJV “Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field... Continue Reading →

Trials, Trust, & Triumph (James 1:1-8)

In a day when professions of faith abound and the common question is, how can I know I am saved? The book of James helps us answer that question by giving us several ways to examine our lives to test whether our faith is genuine or not. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:5 NKJV "Examine... Continue Reading →

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