Lesson 1: Trials, Perseverance, Character, Joy
This is the first lesson in a study series of the Book of James, entitled, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson David and I introduce the study, the Book of James, and ease into chapter 1. In particular we talk about how Christians can persevere through the trials of life and where God is during the midst of such times.
Lesson 2: Praying for Wisdom
In this lesson David and I continue moving through the first chapter of James, focusing on what wisdom is and our need for it. More than that, we learn that God wants us to pray for his wisdom, not the wisdom of the world. He delights to give his wisdom to those who ask for it.
Lesson 3: Humility and Pride
This is Lesson 3 in our ongoing series, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson David and compare and contrast what the Bible says about humility and pride in the life of a follower of Jesus Christ.
Lesson 4: Your Deepest Desires Realized
This is Lesson 4 of our ongoing series, Living Wisely in Turbulent Times, based on the Book of James. Our Scripture for this lesson is James 1:13-18. Why do we sin? Where does it come from? How do we combat sin and temptation? That's what David and I are discussing in this lesson.
Lesson 5: Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, Slow to Anger
his is Lesson 5 in our ongoing series on the Book of James. Our series is entitled, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." Today David and I discuss what it means to be a good listener in our communication with others and how ungodly anger can move us in the wrong direction.
Lesson 6: Righteous Anger
This is Lesson 6 in our series in James called, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson, David and I discuss the differences between righteous and unrighteous anger, and how we can tell the difference in our own lives. This is a very timely topic and God's Word has a lot to say about it.
Lesson 7: Hypocrisy, Self-Deception, and Being Doers of the Word
This is the seventh lesson on the Book of James in our series, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this lesson we discuss James 1:22-27. In particular, we take a look at how we can deceive ourselves by going through the motions of empty or useless religion instead of enjoying the fruitful and flourishing life God intends through both the hearing and doing of his Word.
Lesson 8: Partiality Forbidden
This is part 8 of our ongoing study of the Book of James entitled, Living Wisely in Turbulent Times. This discussion focuses on James 2:1-13, in which James reiterates the biblical teaching that God does not show favoritism or partiality, therefore, neither should we.
Lesson 9: Faith and Works
This is Lesson 9 in our series on the Book of James, "Living Wisely in Turbulent Times." In this video David and I discuss James 2:14-26. This is a text that has often been misunderstood through the years and so David and I do our best to clarify what James did and did not mean when he wrote in verse 24, "You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone." Join us as we dig into God's Word.
Lesson 10: Taming the Tongue
James has a lot to say about how we use our words. He says with our words we can praise God or curse people made in God's image. We can build up or tear down through the use of our tongues. James teaches us that while the tongue is small it can bring on great devastation. How do you use your words? Join David and me as we take a look at James 3:1-12 and discuss how we can grow in grace when it comes to our words.