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  • Writer's pictureBill Berger

The book of james

We are going to discover and learn how to apply 12 things that James instructs believers by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to live as believers in our communities. We will seek to understand these areas and learn to apply them to our lives.


As a community for all who believe, doubt, and seek there are some topics that will seem very strange to those who are seeking or are very new to about the person of Jesus. Don’t think they are not applicable, if you are honest, and sincere about your seeking and questioning, these will be excellent places for anyone to drill very deep.


I am quite sure that if believers live the way James instructs, there will be no reason for anyone to think of Christ followers as irrelevant, lacking intellect, close-minded and self-righteous. This series will be a wonderful catalyst for us as we enter a very animated election season.


The book of James 12 talking points:

  1. God uses tough times to produce growth (1:1-12)

  2. Trouble may produce growth but yielding to temptation (sin) halts growth. (1:13-18)

  3. The consistent reading and application of the God’s Words (Bible) causes measurable growth. (1:19-27)

  4. Part of godliness is the capability to care for others without prejudice or partiality, serving is a key to maturity. (2:1-13)

  5. Serving should be a result of our faith, maturity is seen by our desire to do acts of grace, mercy, and justice. (2:14-26)

  6. Learning how to tame our speech, the ability to use our words for power rather than destruction is an aspect of maturity. (3:1-12)

  7. Maturity also brings good judgment. Learning to obtain and use wisdom is essential.(3:13-18)

  8. The lifelong fight of the world, the desires that war against us, and the enemy (devil). We are in the fight as believers, it's part of growing up. (4:1-12)

  9. Following Christ is all about learning to lean on God for everything. We learn to go from independence to dependence on God. (4:13-17)

  10. We will also learn about how to spend, invest, and use our money. It is not a sin to be wealthy, it is sinful to have more than you are able to use. (5:1-6)

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