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
God is looking for faith that trusts Him enough to do what He says. He's not looking for intellectual assent, positive thinking or risky living.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Genesis 22:12, Genesis 22:15-18, Hebrews 11:17-19, James 2:20-24, Hebrews 11:6
Topic: The Resurrection of Christ
God chooses us and we choose God. How do we understand the concept of election? How can we be sure that we are eternally secure? Jesus tells us in John 6.
Scripture: John 6:35-71, James 2:24-26, Hebrews 11:31
Topic: Foreknowledge of God
What is the Christian's relationship to the Law of Moses? There are three views: the Christian's interface with the ceremonial, civil and moral law. Each view reflects the responsibility of the Christian to live a grace-filled yet holy life.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:1-11, Romans 7:4-7, Hebrews 7:12, James 2:10-11
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
Racism isn’t just the presence of hatred-it's the absence of love . How do we "neighbor" others? By recognizing our own prejudices, seeking to understand others, and by loving those different than we. Preached at LifeChurch.tv. Used by permission.
Speaker: Craig Groeschel
Scripture: Luke 10:29-37, Galatians 3:28-28, James 2:9-9, Revelation 7:9-10