Monthly Archives: November 2015


James 2:1-13

Download audio Download sermon James 2:1-13 We begin a new section of James with another of his more than 50 imperatives that punctuate his short letter. Now the subject is partiality, treating people differently depending on their social class or wealth. We call this “respect of persons” or “favoritism.” [Motyer, 80] James has just written […]


James 1:22-27

Download audio Download sermon James 1:22-27 There is certainly a sense in which the verses we are about to read follow naturally upon those we considered last time insofar as James in both sections is addressing our behavior in reference to the Word of God. But then the entire book addresses our behavior in that […]


James 1:19-21

Download audio Download sermon James 1:19-21 As I have already noted, James, not unlike Proverbs, moves from subject to subject without much in the way of a discernible rationale. His treatment of his subjects, again as in Proverbs, can be quite brief, even terse. Such is the case with the three verse section we are […]


Really? Acts 5:12-16

Download audio Download sermon Acts 5:12-16 We are in the midst of Luke’s narrative of the explosive growth of the fledgling Christian church and the gathering of storm clouds as the establishment had by this time realized that the Christian movement was a serious threat to their power and prestige. We have just been treated, […]