August 24, 2016

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Twelve

Wednesdays with James Lesson Twelve: Wise Up! We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in chapter one, addressing them in more detail and in reverse order. The second theme James discusses has to do with wise […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Eleven

Wednesdays with James Lesson Eleven: Stressed-Out Speech Sinks Ships We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James today. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in chapter one, addressing them in more detail and in reverse order. The second theme James discusses has to do […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Ten

Wednesdays with James Lesson Ten: The Old “Faith & Works” Debate — Completely Unnecessary We continue our study in the central section of the Epistle of James today. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in chapter one, addressing them in more detail and in reverse order. The first […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Nine

Wednesdays with James Lesson Nine: Are you not discriminating among yourselves? We enter the central section of the Epistle of James today. In the body of this encyclical, the author takes up the three themes he introduced in chapter one, addressing them in more detail in reverse order. James begins with matters related to relations between […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Eight

Note from CM: Updated post to use Kingdom NT translation. Thanks, Charles! Wednesdays with James Lesson Eight: Taking Responsibility, Receiving from God Today we will bite off a bit bigger chunk of the Epistle of James, looking at James 1:12-27. 12 God’s blessing on the man who endures testing! When he has passed the test, he […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Seven

He lifted up his eyes and looked at his disciples, and said: “Blessings on the poor: God’s kingdom belongs to you!” “…But woe betide you rich: you’ve had your comfort!” • Luke 6:20, 24 (KNT) • • • Wednesdays with James Lesson Seven: The Great Reversal Today, we look at the third and final of the opening […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Six

So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Five

Blessings on people who are persecuted because of God’s way! The kingdom of heaven belongs to you. Blessings on you, when people slander you and persecute you, and say all kinds of wicked things about you falsely because of me! Celebrate and rejoice: there’s a great reward for you in heaven. That’s how they persecuted […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Four

Ordinary Time provides an opportunity for those who follow the liturgical year to take a different direction in their approach to the Scriptures. In Ordinary Time, we go week by week, examining how we might live the life we share together in Christ. Ordinary Time is therefore a good season for the Church to study books of the Bible, in […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Three

Ordinary Time provides an opportunity for those who follow the liturgical year to take a different direction in their approach to the Scriptures. In Ordinary Time, we go week by week, examining how we might live the life we share together in Christ. Ordinary Time is therefore a good season for the Church to study books of the Bible, in […]