James 5:13-20 – The Prayer of Faith (part three)

Today we’re concluding our study in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. Today is the last part of a three-day focus on James 5:13-20. See yesterday’s post for today’s to make any sense. We’re now at the point where we can look at one possible answer… Continue reading James 5:13-20 – The Prayer of Faith (part three)

James 5:13-20 – The Prayer of Faith (part two)

This week we’re concluding our study in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. Today is part two of a three-day focus on James 5:13-20. The prayer of faith Today, James moves from the general exhortation to live a prayerful life (verse 13, yesterday), to a… Continue reading James 5:13-20 – The Prayer of Faith (part two)

James 5:13-20 – The Prayer of Faith (part one)

This week we’re concluding our study in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. Over the next three days we look at James 5:13-20. A man walks into a … milk bar (in case there are any traditional Baptists reading). With an ostrich. And… Continue reading James 5:13-20 – The Prayer of Faith (part one)

James 4:13-5:11 – Rich and Poor (part two)

This week we’re continuing in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. This is part two of our focus on James 4:13-5:11. Yesterday, James (probably drawing on Jesus’ parable of the Rich Fool) has a go at wealthy Christians who are double-minded:… Continue reading James 4:13-5:11 – Rich and Poor (part two)

James 4:13-5:11 – Rich and Poor (part one)

This week we’re continuing in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. Over the next two days we look at James 4:13-5:11. Life is short, is it not? What’s more, we don’t even know exactly how short ours is going to be. Statistically,… Continue reading James 4:13-5:11 – Rich and Poor (part one)

James 3:13-4:10 – A Cure for Envy (part two)

This week we’re continuing in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. This is the second part of our look at James 3:13-4:10. The cure for envy (4:7-10) So far, James has told us about two sets of values – two types of… Continue reading James 3:13-4:10 – A Cure for Envy (part two)

James 3:13-4:10 – A Cure for Envy (part one)

This week we’re continuing in the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. Over the next two days we look at James 3:13-4:10. Alain de Botton, in his book Status Anxiety, argues that our happiness and satisfaction with our life aren’t related to what we have.… Continue reading James 3:13-4:10 – A Cure for Envy (part one)

James 2:14-26 – Part Three

We’re currently studying the letter of James, which is all about the temptation to be double-minded: trying to be friends with God and friends with the world. This is part three of a three-day look at James 2:14-26. After our detour yesterday (watching the title bout between Paul and James) we come back to the question James raised at the start: 2:14 What good… Continue reading James 2:14-26 – Part Three