Contributed on Aug 20, 2021
This is the 1st of 11 Studies on the Book of James and talks about our attitude to trials, and about seeking God for wisdom.
James 1:1 “James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings.” James begins his letter by introducing himself, as the bondservant of both God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. A bondservant was a slave to his master. In the Old ...read more
Contributed on Aug 20, 2021
This is the 2nd of 11 Studies on the Book of James. In this Study we will look at the perspective we need to have of riches, the process of temptation, and the consequence of sin.
James 1:9-11 9”Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. 11 For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2021
This is the 3rd of 11 Studies on the Book of James and it talks about God being the giver of all good gifts, the importance of being careful with our words in conflict and the importance of being doers of the word, and not hearers only,
James 1:16-18 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2021
This is the 4th of 11 Studies in the Book of James and talks about the need to control the use of our tongues, defines pure and undefiled religion and the warns against discrimination against the poor in the church.
James 1:26 26 “If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. After speaking about trials, seeking wisdom, money, temptations and obeying the word of God, James now turns his attention to what it means to be ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2021
This is 5th of 11 Studies in the Book of James. In this study we'll be looking at the fact that faith that is not followed up with a life of love and obedience is no faith at all. Connections are made with the faith of Abraham and that of Rahab as well.
James 2:14-17 “What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2021
This is the 6th of 11 Studies in the Book of James and it talks about the importance of controlling the way we use our tongues, and the ill-effects of being careless with the use of our tongues. Special caution is suggested to those who are teachers of God's word.
James 3:1-2 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. After talking about the importance of possessing a ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2021
This is the 7th of 11 Studies on the Book of James, in which we will be looking at the two kinds of wisdom - demonic wisdom and divine wisdom.
James 3:13-16 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2021
This is the 8th of 11 Studies in the Book of James. In this study we'll be looking at the root of conflict, friendship with the world, pride, humility, submitting to God, resisting the devil, repentance and more.
James 4:1-6 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2021
This is the 9th of 11 Studies on the Book of James, where James tells us why we should not slander one another, and why we should not boast about tomorrow.
James 4:11-12 11 Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2021
This is the 10th of 11 Studies on the Bok of James, which contains a warning to the rich and also words of comfort to those who are facing persecution on account of their faith.
James 5:1-6 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up ...read more
Contributed on Sep 1, 2021
This is the 11th of 11 Studies on the Book of James, and in this Study, James gives some very practical responses to various circumstances we might find ourselves in - suffering, cheerful or ill.
James 5:13-16 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, ...read more