FaithWorks // the letter of James

FAITHWORKS // the letter of James // the gospel-shaped life

This winter we explore the tangible outworkings of God's good news through one of the most practical, pastoral and controversial letters in the New Testament: James.  Called 'the book of straw' by Martin Luther for its apparent lack of explicit references to christian doctrine, the cross & salvation - James' words are in fact saturated with the teachings of Jesus and relentlessly call his readers to a life shaped by the Gospel itself.   

Written by Jesus' little brother, who doubted and mocked until he witnessed the resurrection, this letter serves as a spiritual awakening to the church under cultural pressure to compromise.  It's a plea from a pastor to his congregation to live their lives shaped & saturated in Christ.  May this good news compel us to holiness and to spiritual maturity as we draw near the throne of grace together.  

The Bible Project overview of James

  • Jan 8 // 1:1 // Intro Brother + Servant
  • Jan 15 // 1:2-11 // Trials + Testing
  • Jan 22 // 1:12-18 // Temptation + Truth
  • Jan 29 // 1:19-27 // Hearing + Doing
  • Feb 5 // 2:1-13 // Judgment + Mercy
  • Feb 12 // 2:14-26 // Faith + Works
  • Feb 19 // 3:1-12 // Blessings + Curses
  • Feb 26 // 3:13-18 // Wisdom + Counterfeit
  • Mar 5 // 4:1-12 // Drawing Near
  • Mar 12 // 4:13-17 // Pride + Humility
  • Mar 19 // 5:1-6 // Owners + Stewards
  • Mar 26 // 5:7-12 // Suffering + Comfort
  • Apr 2 // 5:13-18 // The Prayer of Faith
  • Apr 9 // 5:19-20 // Wandering + Restoration
James // Greed & Contentment

Text: James 5:1-6
Title: Pride & Humility
Speaker: André Wiens


James // Pride & Humility

Text: James 4:13-17
Title: Pride & Humility
Speaker: Paul Kane


James // Drawing Near

Text: James 4:1-12
Title: Drawing Near
Speaker: Kristian Martens


James // Wisdom vs Alternative Facts

Text: James 3:13-18
Title: Wisdom vs Alternative Facts
Speaker: Kristian Martens


James // Blessings & Curses

Text: James 3:1-12
Title: Blessings + Curses
Speaker: Kristian Martens


James // Faith & Works

Text: James 2:14-26
Title: Faith + Works
Speaker: Alex Dykstra


James // Judgement & Mercy

Text: James 2:1-13
Title: Judgement + Mercy
Speaker: John Hau


James // Hearing & Doing

Text: James 1:19-27
Title: Hearing + Doing
Speaker: Kristian Martens


James // Temptation + Truth

Text: James 1:12-18
Title: Temptation + Truth
Speaker: Kristian Martens


James // Trials + Testing

Text: James 1:1-11
Title: Trials + Testing
Speaker: Kristian Martens


James // Intro Brother + Servant

Text: James 1:1
Title: Brother + Servant
Speaker: Kristian Martens