Anticipating Jesus’ return allows us to have hope as well as patience with one another.
Looking at James 1:13-17 we see the nature and character of man as it relates to sin/death and are left hopeless. However, in verse 17 James tells of the Father of Lights, who has provided a way through Jesus.
James 1:1. This week we look at some of the technical, introductory remarks concerning the book of James.
Matthew chapters 5,6,7. Before we begin our series on the book of James it’s helpful to see the truth of Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. It is the teaching we find here that is so closely paralleled throughout the letter written by James.
As we look to Jesus as our Prophet, Priest, and King, this sermon discusses what it means for believers to see Jesus as our King.
Psalm 73. Asaph looks at the prosperity of the wicked and is discouraged that his pursuit of holiness is in vain. He comes to the conclusion that the wicked will come to perish, and that it is good to be near to God The pursuit is not in vain.
Galatians 6:11-18. In our final message from the book of Galatians, we see that Pauls’ final remarks are not a conclusion, but rather a summation of the entire book: it’s all about Jesus.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Galatians 5:1-6. Legalism always demands more. Paul gives the example of an unrelenting weight of a yoke upon the neck of those that abide by it. In contrast, Jesus brings freedom to those so that they may not be a slave to the law.
Galatians 4:1-7. Paul shows the new believers that if they have faith in Jesus they have moved from slavery to sonship.