James writes to dispersed Jewish Christians about how to rejoice in trials, to live wisely, to pursue godliness and to practice integrity.
Scripture: James 1 - 5
People who are searching for Christ are frustrated by feeling they have to keep a set of rules to please God. The concept of receiving unconditional love is foreign to them. The church needs to express grace and teach them about the free gift of salvation.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: James 2:12-26, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 2:11-14, Matthew 5:14-16
Topic: Church Mission