Recap (Go ahead and Turn to James Ch. 2)
As we build up to Easter, we are currently going through the book of James. This is a general letter written to the Jewish Christians around 50 AD. It’s most likely the oldest manuscript from the NT and we see James (Jesus 1/2 brother) reminding us of the imperatives of a life of faith. He is encouraging those who believe in Jesus to align their behaviors with their beliefs.
-Briefly, we have touched on Faith and Endurance seeing that We should view trials in our lives as a means of growth , praying for wisdom to resist temptation during difficult circumstances.
-We also looked at Listening and Doing and see the word tells us that As Christians, it is important that we do more than just listen to and study the Bible, we have to apply its words to our lives.
-And lastly we read James warning against prejudice and we see that We shouldn’t discriminate against anyone based on their outward appearances or circumstances, but instead show love to all people.