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04 - Faith That Is Tried

James 1:12-18

July 1, 2012 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

What exactly is the difference between being tested and being tempted? James uses the metaphor of conception and birth to illustrate the pathology of sin as it moves from choice to practice. God, writes James, never tempts us to do evil (Jas. 1:13) but He does indeed test us at times in order to prove our faithfulness and godliness. In other words, while it is true that God places us in situations where we can sin, He never puts us in a position where we can’t help but sin. In this expositional study on the epistle of JAMES, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines the theological relationship between faith and works. Rich in personal application, this sermon series promises to challenge new and mature believers alike.

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01 - Introduction: Faith In Action

June 3, 2012 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Few letters in the New Testament are as controversial, let alone life-changing, as the epistle of JAMES. Regarded as a commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, it is the New Testament version of the Old Testament wisdom literature. From the pen of “James the Just,” the Church received its most practical and convicting manual for holing living. In this expositional study on the epistle of JAMES, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines the theological relationship between faith and works. Rich in personal application, this sermon series promises to challenge new and mature believers alike.

02 - Faith That Perseveres

June 10, 2012 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

The original readers of James’s epistle were Hebrew Christians, the majority of whom had been beset by affliction and adversity. James wrote to encourage them in their trials and to remind believers everywhere that Christian character is forged in the furnace of affliction. God uses persecution at times as a refining process. As we respond by trusting in God through our circumstances, we continue to mature into greater Christlikeness. In this expositional study on the epistle of JAMES, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines the theological relationship between faith and works. Rich in personal application, this sermon series promises to challenge new and mature believers alike.

03 - Faith That Trusts

June 24, 2012 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

All of us face times of testing when we find ourselves bankrupt in the area of practical wisdom. Whenever this happens, James encourages us to turn to the source of wisdom who generously bestows this gift upon those who ask for it. When we ask God for the wisdom to see our circumstances from an eternal perspective He is eager to answer our plea! Unlike the wisdom of this world, the wisdom from above tells us to look at the prosperity of the poor and the poverty of the prosperous. In this expositional study on the epistle of JAMES, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines the theological relationship between faith and works. Rich in personal application, this sermon series promises to challenge new and mature believers alike.