Timeless truths about the benefits of teaching. While those who teach will be held to a “stricter judgment” there are incredible benefits to teaching God’s Word. First, the teacher is the primary learner. If you really want to learn, teach. Second, those who teach invest in others. Teachers practice multiplication because students will pass on … Continue reading The benefits of teaching
Timeless truth about teachers. Those who are “teachers” in the Church will be held to “a stricter judgment.” First notice that the higher the degree of responsibility, the greater the accountability. James actually discourages people from becoming teachers for this very reason. Second, notice that there is a judgment! The New Testament is replete with … Continue reading Those who teach from the Bible…
Timeless truths about a harlot. Well, she was a harlot, a woman of the world. Rahab became a woman of faith and her faith in God changed her life. Without faith, she would have perished along with the rest of the residents of Jericho. How do we know she had faith? It was evident in … Continue reading A harlot’s faith
Timeless truths about demons. Some seem to be impressed that they have an orthodox view of God. For the Jewish people orthodoxy is rooted in the Shema - The Lord your God is ONE. So, James pulls out all the stops and compliments those who have such a great orthodox theology. Then he adds: “The … Continue reading Demons believe…
Timeless truths about faith. Maybe you struggle with reconciling how someone who professes faith in Christ does not flesh out that faith. James settles that matter. Faith is not an announcement but an action. Faith is more than a profession; it is a practice. Faith is far more than words, it is works. Again let … Continue reading Living faith?
Timeless truths on judgment. Believers will be judged. Jesus told many parables teaching that those who are a part of the Kingdom of God will be judged. The parable of the “talents” (meaning money) teaches that when the owner returns all the servants will give an account. Paul writes of the fire that will test … Continue reading The Law of Liberty
Timeless truths about the law. The Bible is often misquoted. Nowhere does the Bible say that all sins are the same. It does say that if you stumble in “one point” you “become guilty of all.” That means that it takes only one violation of the law for you to become disqualified from heaven. Clearly … Continue reading Are all sins the same?