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

Preacher: 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

Preacher: 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

Preacher: 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

Preacher: 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

Preacher: 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

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

September 17, 2017

How Faith Works: Temptation versus Delight

Preacher: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:13–1:18

September 10, 2017

How Faith Works: Joy in Trials

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

October 10, 2021

The Heartbeat of Jesus

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: 32 Years of God's Love

October 3, 2021

32 Years of Love

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: 32 Years of God's Love

September 26, 2021

Paul, Rome, and Acts 29

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 28:11–28:31

September 19, 2021

The Great Adventure

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 28:1–28:10

September 12, 2021

The Great Journey

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 27:1–27:44

September 5, 2021

Obstacles and Opportunities

Preacher: Colin Deay Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 25:13–26:32

August 29, 2021

The Sad Case of Festus

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 25:1–25:12

August 22, 2021

The Sad Case of Felix and Drusilla

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 24:1–24:27

August 15, 2021

Paul the Roman Citizen

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 22:30–23:35

August 8, 2021

Empowered Witnesses

Preacher: Bill Lovell Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 22:1–22:29