This month we are starting a new series at our 12 noon service. As a Church we will be studying the short yet challenging book of James.
“Of all the books in the New Testament, James is perhaps the one that gives Christians the most difficulty. We simply don’t quite know what to do with it!
The key verse is found in chapter 1 verse 22 where James says that followers of Jesus should not just hear the word and believe it, but they should also do what it says! The gospel of Jesus—which James understands deeply and affirms completely—results in a new life of obedience when a person believes. That’s James’s message, and when we understand it, his book will no longer be confusing to us, but rather a stirring exhortation to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which we have been called!
James is an intensely practical book filled with instructions about the way Christians should live. James is therefore highly relevant to the Christian life. Unlike many of the other books of the New Testament, James’s aim is not to give a theological presentation of the gospel. Rather, he writes his book to those who already believe the gospel, and his goal is to help them live faithfully as followers of Jesus”.
In our Small Groups on alternate Sunday evenings we are also studying and learning together from the book of James as we unpack and discuss what we are hearing each Sunday morning. If you have not yet connected into a Small Group we would recommend it to you.
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