Contributed on May 7, 2020
True faith is a faith that works!
James 1 Let Perseverance Finish Its Work May 24, 2020 James was the half-brother of Jesus. The book of James is the oldest of the 27 New Testament books. James did not believe Jesus was the Messiah until after the resurrection. He became the leader of the persecuted church of Jerusalem. He ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2020
James, the brother of Jesus, was the leader of the church of Jerusalem. One of their primary ministries was taking care of the widows and poor.
James 1 Looking After Widows and Orphans May 24, 2020 James 1:22, 27 NIV “Do not merely listen to Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from ...read more
Contributed on May 21, 2020
James is very upset about something he’s seen in the holy gatherings! Rich people were getting special treatment. James had a famous brother with the same feelings!
James 2 Partiality and Favoritism May 31, 2020 James 2:1-5 NIV My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2020
James seems to be contradicting Paul, who taught that salvation was by faith and not by works. Martin Luther even called the book of James, a “Strawy Epistle.” James and Paul were not at odds, though.
James 2 Faith and Good Deeds June 7, 2020 James 2:14-17, 26 NIV What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; ...read more
Contributed on Jun 4, 2020
Wisdom in, wisdom out. It really is that simple. We must allow wisdom to capture all of our hearts.
James – Walk This Way Out of the Same Mouth June 14, 2020 James 3:7-10 NIV “All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With the tongue we praise our ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2020
If we plant envy, we’ll reap death. If we plant peace, we’ll reap a harvest of righteousness!
James – Chapter 3 Good Wisdom June 21, 2020 James 3:16-18 NIV For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2020
The problem was not something out there. The root of the problem was inside them.
James 4 – Walk This Way What Causes Fights and Quarrels? June 28, 2020 James 4:1-2 NIV What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2020
The lion feasts on the good things we neglect. Neglect our marriage and the lion will feast on it. Neglect our children and the lion will feast on them. Neglect our finances and the lion will feast on it.
James 4 – Walk This Way Come Near to God July 12, 2020 James 4:7-10 NIV Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2020
We have just celebrated the magnificent scenes from Revelation 4 and 5, so the next chapter should be about victory, right? Not so fast! The world is indeed a mess and we get introduced to four horsemen!
The Last Word – Revelation 6 Four Horsemen and Souls Under the Altar September 13, 2020 We have just celebrated the magnificent scenes from Revelation 4 and 5, so the next chapter should be about victory, right? Not so fast! The world is indeed a mess and we get introduced to four ...read more