Undivided: A Study on the Book of James (Series)
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Undivided: The Introduction - James 1:1 (Notes)
Trials and Perspective - James 1:2-4 (Notes)
Trials and Faith - James 1:2-4 (Notes)
Trials And Maturity - James 1:2-4 (Notes)
Trials and Perseverance - James 1:2-4 (Notes)
Accessing Wisdom When You Need it Most - James 1:5-8 (Notes)
The Great Equalizer, a Wonderful Opportunity, and an Important Question We All Need to Answer, Part 1 - James 1:9-11 (Notes)
The Great Equalizer, a Wonderful Opportunity, and an Important Question We All Need to Answer, Part 2 - James 1:9-11 (Notes)
James is a practical book about the Christian life that emphasizes the need for integrity. According to James, genuine faith will make a genuine difference in the way people live. When faith and actions align, we live with integrity, which is essential for following Jesus. Personal integrity enables us to be effective witnesses to a lost world; spiritual integrity enables us to be in a right relationship with God.
According to the teachings of James, only believers with integrity will persevere in persecution, resist temptation, respond obediently to God’s Word, overcome prejudice, produce good works, control their tongue, follow God’s wisdom, depend on God rather than wealth, wait patiently for the return of Christ, and make prayer, not personal effort, their spiritual resource.
James will confront us, challenge us, and call us to commitment. While those three C’s of James may be unsettling at first, the benefits will far outweigh the temporary discomfort. Join us as we study the life-changing truths from the epistle of James.
Paul is the senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. He received a B.A. in world religions from the University of Georgia, a M.Div. in biblical languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D in Christian counseling from Adonai University. In the past 14 years, he has been a part of planting eight churches (five in pioneer areas). Paul has worked extensively as a counselor. In addition to numerous discipleship resources, he has published three books including Eight Questions and the God Who’s Asking, Christ Is All You Need, and 1 Samuel. Paul has been married to Brea Bell for 21 years, and they have two daughters (Shana and Kaylee).