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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

March 15, 2020

Serving Christ’s Church

Speaker: Colin Deay Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 6:1–6:7

March 8, 2020

The Onslaught of Persecution

Speaker: Dr. Paul Fowler Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 5:17–5:42

March 1, 2020

Authentic Christianity Challenged

Speaker: Dr. Paul Fowler Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 4:32–5:16

February 23, 2020

The Church Stands

Speaker: Bill Camp Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 4:15–4:35

February 16, 2020

A Greater Authority

Speaker: Colin Deay Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 4:1–1:14

February 9, 2020

Authentic Christianity

Speaker: Dr. Paul Fowler Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 3:1–3:16

February 2, 2020

The God We Know and Trust

Speaker: Dr. Paul Fowler Series: Stand Alone Sermons Passage: Psalm 139:1–139:24

January 26, 2020

The Spirit and the Word

Speaker: Bill Camp Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 2:37–2:47

January 19, 2020

Peter's First Sermon....and the Best!

Speaker: Dr. Paul Fowler Series: Exploring Acts Passage: Acts 2:14–2:36