The gospel is to be believed – and it is to be lived. We are to hear the word of God – and we are to do the word of God. This is the message of the letter of James. We are to be practical Christians, men and women who live for Christ in our […]Read More We’re “Heirs Of God’s Kingdom.” Let’s Walk The Walk – Not Just Talk The Talk!
What blessings are given to those who draw near to God! What blessings are given to those who draw near to God – ‘Your God… will come and save you’ (Isaiah 35:4). The Good News of Christ comes to us as a call to faith – ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be […]Read More Third Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 35:1-6a,10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
God’s ‘Word’ is ‘planted in us’ so that we may become ‘doers of the Word, and not hearers only’ (1:21-22). The Gospel turns the world’s values upside down – the ‘poor in the world’ are ‘rich in faith’ (2:5). We are not to be controlled by the world’s way of thinking. We are to live […]Read More Journey through the New Testament: James
James’ attack on “dead faith” (G. C. Berkouwer, Faith and Justification, 137) and his protest for faith as “a truly experienced reality” (136), which dominates the whole of life, does not conflict with Paul who speaks against the works of the law but not against the works of faith.Read More Paul And James On Faith And Works