May 29, 2017
And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 Whoever says
“I know Him” but does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but
whoever keeps His Word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in
May 29, 2017
James 3:13-18 Wisdom from Above
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down...
May 22, 2017
In chapter 2, we learn how unfruitful and dead our faith is without works. It’s how we demonstrate our faith and our desire is to be a living demonstration of the Word. But it is clearly intimated that such a faith, that is, a faith with great works, can make us legends in our own mind;...
May 21, 2017
1 John 2:1-2
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we
have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and
not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
May 15, 2017
James 2:14-26 —
Service or Lip Service?
Faith or Self-Deception?
Working or Useless?
James jumped into practical instruction from Ch.1:2 on. Now, he redoubles his effort and come to a fevered pitch. After presenting multiple practical imperatives, he breaks into a biblical, logical, and theological argument,...