There have been many attempts to describe two thousand and twenty so far, and each attempt concludes that this year is a challenging one. Speaking to the real Christian, James writes in a sound, pointed, and practical manner about true wisdom, faith, and practice for followers of Christ. There is no doubt that the book of James applies to our time. Let us turn down the world’s volume and listen to God’s wisdom as we traverse through the book of James and listen to His Wise Words.
In This Series
Why does James counsel us to be swift to listen, slow to speak, and slow to be angry? In this message, we unpack the reason James offers this advice and how this can help us persevere through the darkest and most difficult times of our lives as we prepare for Jesus’ soon coming.
James uses the language of a Gardener to describe an essential aspect of Christian development. In God’s Garden, we learn that God plants us, that His purpose is for us to bear fruits. Thus, He implants His Word in us, and this grafted branch changes the entire tree. James’s brilliance is that every trial (a cut) on the tree provides an opportunity for God’s Word to change us.
James boldly asserts that a true Christian cannot keep both faith and prejudice. Christian must demonstrate mercy and grace to all they come in contact with, without any regard for external appearance and circumstances. The faith of Jesus cannot be held by any who show preferential treatment, where some are treated better than others. According to James, if these things exist, then the faith of Jesus is not there.
James addresses that when our lives are not controlled by wisdom from above, the result will be inconsistencies in our profession. Without God’s wisdom, the Christian will never be pure in his/her speech, attitude, and lifestyle. Thus, James reminds us that it is essential to ask God for wisdom to live the life of a faithful follower of Christ.
Jesus is all about taking quick action when it comes to restoring people. One person is enough to expend heavens resources to redeem, and this is what Jesus emphasizes in a series of parables found in Luke chapters fifteen and sixteen. Join us on a journey of discovering why you matter to Christ and why He calls you to show that others matter to Him. This series will inspire and challenge you to commit to seeing the value of every individual.
With all the bad news circulating in our world today, we decided to take a journey into a more trustworthy and reliable source, the burden of Mark’s gospel is good news. According to Mark, the good news is that everything humanity faced outside of their ability to control. Jesus demonstrates control over such as; calming the storm, healing the sick. Jesus cleansed Leprosy, and He spoke the truth. Yet the most important news of all, Our Lord paid the price for sin.