James continues to discuss practical matters with hisĀ audience. He turns to the matter of how they live out their relationship to God. In the discussion, he gives them 10 pointed commands that require immediate action. To use the driving analogy, he sets up 10 road signs along the way of life for believers to heed […]

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The Wrong Friends James 4:4 – 6

Every person who has ever lived – with the possible exception of Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel – have heard their parents admonish them about the choice of their friends. It is always an important issue. In the first century, James addresses the issue of friendship with his audience in the context of their submission. […]

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The Wrong Battle James 4:1 – 3

The Christian life is a battlefield, not a recreation room. For too many believers, the recreation room mentality is firmly embedded. When believers finally realize there is a battle to be fought, they often display confusion and instead of fighting the real enemies they turn on one another. James addresses this as he turns his […]

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The Christian life is more than a game. James instructs his audience in the proper use of their tongue to speak life into the lives of others. If we are going to do that successfully, we need to have REAL wisdom and not fabricated sayings. This morning, James instructs us in using our words to […]

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Speak Life! James 3:1 – 12

Knowing that words are such a powerful influence in life, James urges his audience to put them to good use. Today, we hear James plead with us to allow our words to speak life to others. If you and I would use our speech to positively influence others, we must speak carefully, cautiously, and consistently.

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Prove It! James 2:18 – 26

There is an elegance in taking known information and discovering the truth about the unknown. James does that for us as we consider his words. He takes what we know to be true about faith and works, and leads us to discover the unknown – how they relate to one another and how they fit […]

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Stop Talking! James 2:14 – 17

One of the joys of life is the ability to communicate with others. It is a delight to speak, to listen, to share, and to tell all the details of life with one who is interested in what is being said. There comes a point in every conversation when action must be taken. Activity is […]

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True Care James 2:1 – 4

The problems of poverty and wealth are not unique to the first century, or the twenty-first. James addresses the true issues that face us today! The issue is not so much the amount of wealth at our disposal; it is a matter of our level of true and proper care for others. Our impartial God […]

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There is more to the Christian experience than just knowing the “how,” “why,” and “what.” There comes a time when knowledge must be converted into meaningful action. James leads us into the application portion of his discussion – how our knowledge about trials is transformed into action. Our response to trials deals with our attitudes, […]

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