James: A Faith That Works
Please join us each week for our summer 2020 sermon series, “James: A Faith That Works”
Tired of spin? Want someone to tell it to you straight? James is the one to do it! He cuts straight to the quick. He’s not trying to please anyone but the Lord in this plainspoken letter to believers everywhere. His message clearly exposes wrong motives and wrong actions. Packing this brief letter with 54 commands, he instructs us how to live a life of faith that is “Pure … and undefiled” (Jam 1:27).
Many of James’ statements echo the proverbs of the Old Testament and Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount (Mat 5-7). He urges us to respond with love, humility, and patience, no matter what the circumstances of our day-to-day life. This is true faith.
This letter takes a no-nonsense approach to combat hypocrisy and religiosity. James describes the evil of a tongue out of control, of playing favorites with the rich, or of prideful boasting about self-made plans. Don’t look for pious platitudes here. Expect a string of hard-hitting, specific, practical instructions to help you live an authentic Christian life.
Part 1: Keep Calm Under Pressure
Part 2: Resist Temptation
Part 3: Control Your Temper
Part 4: Be Free of Prejudice
Part 5: Produce Good Works
Part 6: Tame Your Tongue
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