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Faith That Works

A study of Christian wisdom. How can we as believers live in such a way that the ethics and lifestyle of the kingdom pervades our lives? We ’ll discuss how we can thrive in the midst of trials, the importance of how we speak about others and how we should treat the poor.
A four-week series.

June 1, 2018

Both Paul and James agree, we are saved by faith. But as Luther said so well, we are saved by faith alone but the faith that saves, is never alone. It comes with works for that is what genuine faith is.

June 4, 2018

James chapter 3 is all about the words we use and the impact of these words on our own souls.

June 5, 2018

James offers us insight into the power of the tongue. He begins by pointing out that human beings have been able to tame every kind of animal but cannot tame the tongue.

June 6, 2018

As we read through this text it becomes clear that there are two competing wisdoms and we must choose one. It is the choice between earthly wisdom and wisdom that comes from above.

June 7, 2018

If you rely on the kind of wisdom whose origins come from our world and culture, then devastation will follow.

June 8, 2018

James makes it clear that many quarrels come about because Christian people are not learning wisdom from God. Instead they have never let go of the wisdom of this world.

June 11, 2018

What James is showing us in the end of chapter 4 is what pride looks like.

June 12, 2018

If the rich care only for themselves God will demand it of them in the last day.

June 13, 2018

James has been fostering attitudes in us. First be patient. Second establish your heart. Third remain steadfast. Persevere by following the example of the heroes of the past.

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