Apr 10, 2022
As James brought his letter to a close, he hoped his beloved brothers and sisters would take his instruction and correction to heart. James’ closing summary and application actually began in 5:7 where James encouraged his people to be patient towards one another as they waited for the coming of the Lord.
Apr 3, 2022
Life was hard for many of the believers to whom James wrote, and they longed for the Lord’s return. In this section of his letter, James encourages his beloved to be patient as they wait for the Lord’s return. The key idea in this passage is to be patient in the midst of suffering as we wait for Jesus’ coming.
Mar 27, 2022
An interesting thing happens to some people as they become wealthier, they become less generous and more protective of their wealth. Even though they have more than they could ever need, they are unwilling to help others in need. Lack of care and generosity on the part of wealthy church members were two of several...
Mar 20, 2022
Amongst James’ readers were businessmen whose success seems to have led to an over confidence. Turn to James 4:13-17 and let’s read what James had to say to these members of his church. What attitude is James confronting in these businessmen? Arrogance. About what were they arrogant? They presumed to know the future...
Mar 13, 2022
It is important we correctly understand what James is addressing. James is not forbidding confronting one another's sin. If that were the case, much of James' letter would violate this prohibition. There are many Bible passages that make it clear we are our brother’s keeper.