James – Session 5

James – Session 5

James - Session 5 (James 2:14-26) Our Deeds Let’s look at where we’ve been: James encourages believers to develop in their faith (1:4), asking God for wisdom as we pursue this goal (1:5-8). We will have to endure trials (1:2-11) and temptations (1:12-18). But the fact remains we were brought forth in the word of truth and are to be His firstfruits (1:18). This is not going to be accomplished by man’s anger (1:19-27) but through a willingness to seek His Word (1:21). There were some who sought to ignore part of God’s truth and were willing to show partiality (2:1-13) but James tells the readers to hold the faith determined by our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory (2:1). James now turns to how this faith -- the one we are called to (1:4-8), the one we are born in (1:18), the one we are developing (1:19-27), the one we are holding (2:1) -- is supposed to play itself out in...
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