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REFLECTING ON OUR TIME WITH JAMES

February 13, 2011

We shouldn’t leave our study of James without some additional reflection on what it teaches us.  Before I comment, let me ask you for some reflection; 1. What is the most important thing you have learned from the Book of James about your walk with Christ? 2. What is the thing that you read in […]

THE PRAYER OF FAITH

February 12, 2011

13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith […]

WARNINGS TO THE OPPRESSORS, WORDS TO THE OPPRESSED

February 11, 2011

James 5:1-12 is our text for this lesson. In this passage James thunders against those who use their wealth to oppress, and consoles those who suffer under oppression. 1. In verses 1- 6 James has some confrontational and prophetic words for those who are the wealthy oppressors.  What are they to expect very soon?  Why? […]

ARROGANCE

February 8, 2011

James moves from the  attitudes that divide the body to the arrogance that seems all too prevalent in people. James 4:13-17 is our text. 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do […]

WHEN BELIEVERS DON’T GET ALONG, PART 2

February 4, 2011

We are looking at James 4.-12.  When we began this section we looked at this sources of our disunity.  Now we look at the solutions for our disunity. 7 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. […]

WHEN BELIEVERS DON’T GET ALONG, PART 1

February 3, 2011

I once heard Dr. James Glasse preach a sermon called “How to Fight Like Christians in the Church?”The title seemed to be an oxymoron for people who were to embody the Great Commandment, but the truth is that believers in Christ do not always get along. 1. What are some of the things that Christians […]

WISDOM IS NOT SELFISH

January 31, 2011

We move from our discussion about the tongue to a description of wisdom. Before we get there, here are some starter questions. 1. How would you define wisdom? 2. What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge? 3. What is the difference between wisdom and common sense? Read James 3:13-18. 4. To James, how is […]

A SLIP OF THE TONGUE

January 30, 2011

Have you ever heard a politician or other public figure, caught in a lie, respond by saying, “I misspoke?”  Or have you said something, almost without thinking, that you wish you hadn’t? In both cases, consequences have been created by a slip of the tongue. Our study of James now brings us to some important […]

ARE WE YET ALIVE?

January 23, 2011

Today we begin with James 2.14-18. Take a moment and read the verses. “What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I […]

THE ROYAL LAW

January 18, 2011

Today we look at James 2.8-13. 8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.  For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is […]