Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)

Jesus called His followers “the salt of the earth” (Matt 5:13) and “the light of the world“ (Matt 5:14). The effectiveness of salt is demonstrated in its ability to improve the taste of food and slow the decay of food. Bad salt is worthless. The effectiveness of light is demonstrated in its ability to giveContinue reading “Faith and Works (James 2:14-26)”

Heart, Head, Hands (James 1:19-27)

Authentic Christianity has profound implications for your heart, head, and hands. In other words, authentic Christianity is a supernatural change of heart that fuels a desire to know (head) more about Christ that in turn motivates the faithful work of your hands. James says it this way in James 1:22, “be doers of the wordContinue reading “Heart, Head, Hands (James 1:19-27)”

Too Many Hypocrites (James 1:1)

The book of James is an invaluable indictment against hypocrisy. James exhorts the children of God to have an active faith: this is, faith consistent with our actions. In other words, genuine faith is demonstrated in our actions and our actions reveal our faith. In fact, this is why our statement of Faith (Baptist FaithContinue reading “Too Many Hypocrites (James 1:1)”