Spiritual maturity doesn’t happen overnight. Developing a strong faith is a lifelong process. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes how hardship plays a vital role in strengthening our faith.
“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
The letter of James is vital reading whenever the believer is tempted to be content with knowledge devoid of action, to cultivate the world’s friendship rather than God’s, and to tolerate disorder and selfish ambition. As we’ll learn, James shows us that the outward display of faith will find its roots in the inward transformation that has already taken place. These studies provide a forceful and timely reminder that our creed must be seen in our conduct and our attitude must display itself in action.
|When Trials Come, Part One||James 1:1-3|
|When Trials Come, Part Two||James 1:2-4|
|Asking God for Wisdom||James 1:5-8|
|Rich Man, Poor Man||James 1:12|
|The Genuine Article||James 1:9-11|
|When Tempted...||James 1:13-18|
|The Word of Truth||James 1:18|
|Don't Kid Yourselves!||James 1:22|
|Do What It Says||James 1:22-25|
|Religion, Part One||James 1:26-27|
|Religion, Part Two||James 1:27|
When is the Christian most liable to sleep? Is it not when his temporal circumstances are prosperous? Have you not found it so? When you had daily troubles to take to the throne of grace, were you not more awake ...