How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James

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How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James

The book of James is one of the most profoundly practical yet one of the most over-looked books in the New Testament. J. I. Packer says this: “Of the five wisdom books of the Old Testament, it has been classically said...that the Psalms will teach you how to pray, Proverbs how to live, Job how to suffer, the Song how to love, and Ecclesiastes how to enjoy. That dictum seems to me wonderfully insightful, and it is totally reinforced by James, the New Testament writer, who speaks to all these themes most forcefully within his five brief chapters.” [Truth and Power, 153] When you think about it, James is the New Testament’s book of Wisdom. Because we have been loved by God, we show that forth in fruitful work. As a church, we will order our common life together around this book of wisdom and truth, not antithetical to a gospel of grace, but rather the logical outworking of that work of Christ in our lives.

November 19, 2017

How Faith Works: Actions of Faith

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 5:13–5:20

November 12, 2017

How Faith Works: Patience

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 5:7–5:12

November 5, 2017

How Faith Works: Fair Warnings

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 4:13–5:6

October 22, 2017

How Faith Works: Two Kinds of Wisdom

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 3:13–3:18

October 15, 2017

How Faith Works: Taming the Tongue

Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 3:1–3:12

October 8, 2017

How Faith Works: Faith versus Fraud

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 2:14–2:26

September 24, 2017

How Faith Works: Doing God's Word

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:19–1:27

September 10, 2017

How Faith Works: Joy in Trials

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: How Faith Works: Studies in the Book of James Passage: James 1:1–1:12

July 8, 2018

What We Meditate On

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 103:1–103:22

July 1, 2018

Why We Meditate

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 119:32–119:49

June 24, 2018

Praising God in Worship

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 1:1–1:6, Psalm 150:1–150:6

June 17, 2018

Joy For the World

Speaker: Robbie Mills Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 98:1–98:9

June 10, 2018

Contemplating God in Worship

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 27:1–27:14

June 3, 2018

Adoring God in Worship

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: Practicing Prayer with the Psalms Passage: Psalm 95:1–95:11

May 27, 2018

I AM the Vine

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: 7 "I AM" Statements of Jesus Passage: John 15:1–15:17

May 20, 2018

I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: 7 "I AM" Statements of Jesus Passage: John 14:1–14:14

May 13, 2018

I AM the Resurrection and the Life

Speaker: David Ridenhour Series: 7 "I AM" Statements of Jesus Passage: John 11:1–11:44

May 6, 2018

You Are the Light of the World

Speaker: Richard Pratt Series: Stand Alone Sermons Passage: Matthew 5:14–5:16