This coming weekend we will begin a new sermon series on the Book of James. I’ve been looking forward to preaching on this letter for a long time because it’s one of the most down-to-earth books in the Bible. After all, it was James who had the nerve to say, “faith without works is dead.” In other words, faith that doesn’t have an impact on how we live isn’t faith at all.
If ever there as a book of the Bible for our time, James would probably be it. James calls us out when we talk about trusting in God, but then turn around and live as if it’s completely up to us. James isn’t afraid of pointing out the fact that while we may be professing believers, we are often “practical atheists” in terms of how we live our lives.
As we’ll see, James doesn’t waste any time. Right off the bat, he jumps into the deep water of human suffering – believing our faith has an answer even for the very real pain and distress that often confronts us.
Are you ready to put your faith into action? Join us in worship as we explore the wisdom of James for the 21st century.