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

February 17, 2019

The Gift of Suffering for the Gospel

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Philippians: Joy from the Depths Passage: Philippians 1:27–1:30

February 10, 2019

For Me or For Them?

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Philippians: Joy from the Depths Passage: Philippians 1:18–1:26

February 3, 2019

Laboring for Gospel Fruit

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Philippians: Joy from the Depths Passage: Philippians 1:12–1:18

January 27, 2019

A Prayer for Overflowing Love

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Philippians: Joy from the Depths Passage: Philippians 1:9–1:11

January 20, 2019

Joy in Christ’s Completing Grace

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Philippians: Joy from the Depths Passage: Philippians 1:3–1:8

January 13, 2019

Identity and Implications

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Philippians: Joy from the Depths Passage: Philippians 1:1–1:2

January 6, 2019

The Truth

Speaker: Kevin Hekman Series: Stand Alone Sermons Passage: 2 John 1:1–1:13

December 30, 2018

The Lion and the Lamb

Speaker: Bill Camp Series: Stand Alone Sermons Passage: Revelation 5:1–5:12

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve 2018: Look and See

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Hope in His Coming: Advent 2018 Passage: Luke 2:10–2:10

December 23, 2018

As King, He Comes to Make Us Free

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Hope in His Coming: Advent 2018 Passage: Luke 1:26–1:38