How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James

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How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James

The book of James is one of the most profoundly practical yet one of the most over-looked books in the New Testament. J. I. Packer says this: “Of the five wisdom books of the Old Testament, it has been classically said...that the Psalms will teach you how to pray, Proverbs how to live, Job how to suffer, the Song how to love, and Ecclesiastes how to enjoy. That dictum seems to me wonderfully insightful, and it is totally reinforced by James, the New Testament writer, who speaks to all these themes most forcefully within his five brief chapters.” [Truth and Power, 153] When you think about it, James is the New Testament’s book of Wisdom. Because we have been loved by God, we show that forth in fruitful work. As a church, we will order our common life together around this book of wisdom and truth, not antithetical to a gospel of grace, but rather the logical outworking of that work of Christ in our lives.

November 19, 2017

How Faith Works: Actions of Faith

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 5:13–5:20

November 12, 2017

How Faith Works: Patience

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 5:7–5:12

November 5, 2017

How Faith Works: Fair Warnings

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 4:13–5:6

October 22, 2017

How Faith Works: Two Kinds of Wisdom

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 3:13–3:18

October 15, 2017

How Faith Works: Taming the Tongue

Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 3:1–3:12

October 8, 2017

How Faith Works: Faith versus Fraud

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 2:14–2:26

September 24, 2017

How Faith Works: Doing God's Word

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:19–1:27

September 10, 2017

How Faith Works: Joy in Trials

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:1–1:12

September 16, 2018

Wisdom that Leaves Us Wanting

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:12–1:18

September 9, 2018

An Invitation to the Weary

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Ecclesiastes: Answering Absurdity Passage: Ecclesiastes 1:1–1:11

September 2, 2018

Our Petitions: The Goal

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 4:1–4:8

August 26, 2018

Our Petitions: A Cry for Guidance

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 25:1–25:22

August 19, 2018

Our Petitions: A Cry For Mercy

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 28:1–28:9

August 12, 2018

Why Do We Sing?

Speaker: Justin Smith Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 96:1–96:13

August 5, 2018

Praying Through Our Fears

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 3:1–3:8

July 29, 2018

A New Song

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 40:1–40:17

July 22, 2018

Gospel Repentance

Speaker: Bill Camp Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 6:1–6:10

July 15, 2018

The Prayer of David

Speaker: Kevin Hekman Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 51:1–51:19, 2 Corinthians 7:10–7:10