James: His Desire for the Churches
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James: His Desire for the Churches

From Series: Basics 2019

The end of James often puzzles readers with its apparently piecemeal instruction. Guest Speaker Andy Gemmill addresses this problem by noting the common theme that ties it all together: repentance. At each step, James admonishes his readers against bad behavior by encouraging them to keep the Lord and the last days in view. Even James’ final directives about healing prayer and the restoration of spiritual wanderers speak to his timely concern—with surprising implications for the letter’s modern readers as well.


11Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.4 The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.

Warning to the Rich

1Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.