Feb 27, 2022
The teaching of God's Word is absolutely essential to the sanctification process. Therefore, it is critically important those who teach be qualified. To that end, James encouraged his people to listen to a brother's words, in order to identify spiritually mature men qualified to teach the Word of God.
Feb 20, 2022
Our speech has the potential to do great good or great harm. Our passage today talks about the "tongue", but we understand that our "tongue" is driven by our character. Jesus made this clear on the Day of Rejection when He rebuked the Pharisees (Matt. 12:34).
Feb 6, 2022
Our passage today deals with functional faith. Faith has a purpose. The purpose of faith is to deliver us from both the penalty and practice of sin on the one hand and to enable us to serve God. Faith is meant to accomplish these things in our lives. Functional faith is belief in action.