May 26

Reason grown courageous

Martin LutherWe tackled one of the many difficult bits of James last Sunday, the bit about faith and deeds.

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? James 2: 14

It is easy to get hung up on this, many people have, but I do not think there is any need…

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May 11

I can resist anything except…

The Temptations

We moved on to temptation in our look at James last Sunday in church. My failure to resist temptation is a frequent cause for crossness, so this is a topic which is close to my heart!

I have always found temptation to be both clichéd and predictable and this makes it so much more galling when I succumb.  To be frank, the temptations that catch me out are seldom novel or original.

However, we are all tempted, even Jesus was tempted, and the temptations we face range from the small and seemingly trivial to the monstrous, from the white lie to the serious crime.

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