Teachings

Morning Light – James 4:  Identifying Friendship with the World

Source: https://ift.tt/2SZUB0o Today: [James 4:] Identifying Friendship with the World. In this chapter, James identifies for us the underlying forces at work in the world to draw us away from our faith in Christ. The world around us and its representatives demand to be the center of our attention. When you choose to live for Christ, you will come under subtle and at times not so subtle pressure to nonetheless make room in your life for the world and its demands upon your life. Listen Daily at www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Jas 4:1-17 KJV] 1 From whence [come] wars and fightings among you? … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – James 3:  Do We Have a Right to Our Opinions?

Source: https://ift.tt/2IwSGeK Today: [James 3:] Do We Have a Right to Our Opinions? In James three the writer admonishes us to restrain our words. Harsh opinions and contention originate in hell, and even if we think we are within our bounds to rail against what we disagree with, James insists that all such controversy originates in hell and opens the door to confusion, strife, and every evil work. Just because you can say something and feel justified in doing so doesn’t mean you aren’t being deceived by the enemy all the same. Listen Daily at www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Jas 3:1-18 KJV] 1 … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – James 2:  Faith Without Works

Source: https://ift.tt/2SVNl5E Today: [James 2:] Faith Without Works: In this chapter, we find a broad spectrum statement regarding faith’s corresponding action that is one of the most disputed concepts in the Bible. The subject of faith and works in this chapter is one reason the book of James is questioned by many as belonging in the canon of scripture in the first place. Listen Daily at www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Jas 2:1-26 KJV] 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – James 1:  Does This Book Belong in the Bible?

Source: https://ift.tt/2NkADXQ Today: [James 1:] Does This Book Belong in the Bible? The book of James for centuries has challenged thinkers and theologians as to its authenticity and place in the canon of scripture. It purports to be written by none other than the half-brother of Jesus, and among all the books of the New Testament is one of the most direct and frank exhortations against unbelief in all the sacred writings. Listen Daily at www.morninglightbiblestudy.com [Jas 1:1-15 KJV] 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – Hebrews 13:  Maintaining Right Relationships

Source: https://ift.tt/2Nh8CR7 Today: [Hebrews 13:] Maintaining Right Relationships: In chapter 13 the writer admonishes us to have right relationships to one another and to Christian leadership. There are two mentions of Christian leaders as having “rule” over our lives. Do you see your pastor or Christian leader as having a position of authority or “rule” over you? If not why not? In other words – outside the church walls – is there a pastor or minister that speaks with any authority whatsoever into your personal life in ways that compel you to capitulate to their discipling influence? If not then … (click link or title to continue)

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