Saving Faith Is Visible

At the end of this wonderful epistle, our dear brother James talks about the importance of honesty in our dealings with one another (James 5:12), what to do when you are afflicted or merry (v. 13), and who to call when you are sick (vv. 14,15). He also touches upon...

Patience And The Last Days

Five times we are going to hear James referencing the virtue of patience in our study this morning (James 5:7,8,10,11). He uses it in the context of living in the last days (James 5:3,8).  (1 Peter 5:7). When Jesus gave His last days discourse as recorded in Luke’s...

Glorious Reconciliation

I never tire hearing the gospel message. I look forward to Communion services in a very special way, because of how the Lord has used them so many times to get my heart refocused on the eternal and off the temporal. As we read today about Paul’s heart in reaching the...

Not of This World

Philippians 1:1-2 Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul’s letter to the Philippians...

Divine Counting

This morning we begin a study in the book of James. Every single chapter and verse is tailor-made to challenge us in our faith. Brother James is writing to the Jewish believers scattered because of their belief that Jesus (Yeshua) is their Messiah (James 1:1). So he...

Faith – Dead Or Alive?

Saving faith is a faith that is in the heart, not just the head (Romans 10:8-10). It indeed is vocal about what it believes, but it is not just a bunch of words with no fruit or evidence of new life (1 Corinthians 4:19,20). James tells us today that believing in God...