September 26, 2016

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Sixteen (final)

Wednesdays with James Lesson Sixteen: The Pastoral Community We have come to our final study in the Epistle of James. Here, once again, is our diagram of the entire letter, and as you see, it closes with a group of closing exhortations. Are any among you suffering? Let them pray. Are any cheerful? Let them sing psalms. Are […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Fifteen

Wednesdays with James Lesson Fifteen: Those Who Endure Are Blessed We have come to the final part of the central section in James. In this section, James has been exploring the three themes he introduced in chapter one. In the following table, you can see how themes from chapter one are reintroduced and developed here, near the end of […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Fourteen

Wednesdays with James Lesson Fourteen: Business Ambitions and Rotting Riches 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 third and final theme James discusses, […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Thirteen

Wednesdays with James Lesson Thirteen: The Two Ways — Time to Choose 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 […]

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 […]