Weekly Bible Study 

Growing in the Word

Dr. Dolly A. Robinson, Instructor

Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

 

March 2, 2021

Practical Principles for Living the

Christian Life 2021

Lesson #3

"The Christian Response to Trials"

James 1:2-23

INTRODUCTION:

The Book of James was written by James the half brother of Jesus (Mark 6:3; Matthew 13:55). James was not initially a believer of the ministry of his own Brother Jesus the Christ. However, after the resurrection, Jesus appeared to him (1st Cor. 15:7) which authenticates his apostleship and gave this epistle credibility as inspired Scripture. He became the leader of the church at Jerusalem (Acts 15:13) where he ministered as pastor for over 30 years. It is recorded by Jewish historian Josephus that James was cruelly martyred c. AD 62 by the Scribes and Pharisees.

James being a Jew was in a unique position to advise his fellow Jewish brothers how to practice Christian principles in all aspects of their lives. He identifies with them by addressing them as “brothers” or “brethren” over 30 times in this letter.

James’ intent in this letter was to exhort the early Christian believers to practice the precepts of the Christian faith that would lead to spiritual maturity. This letter reflects many themes such as the Christian response to trials, favoritism in the church, controlling the tongue, pride and strife and many others. Over the next few weeks, we will study these themes with the same objective in mind, that we will all become more mature in the faith of Lord, Jesus the Christ.

The Hour of Power

Rev. Dr. William H. Foster, Jr. - Senior Pastor

Thursday 9:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

February 18, 2021

CONFORMING 
Philippians 2:1-30
INTRODUCTION:
THERE ARE EXHORTATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN CONDUCT IN THIS CHAPTER WITH THE
EXAMPLE OF CHRIST AS THE FINAL PATTERN. THE LARGEST PART OF THE CHAPTER
ADDRESSES THE ANTICIPATION OF PAUL’S VISIT AND THE ASSOCIATES HE IS
SENDING AHEAD TO PREPARE FOR THE VISIT. CAN YOU ENVISION THAT AN
IMPORTANT PERSON WAS COMING TO YOUR CHURCH, HOME OR A PLACE WHERE
YOU ARE HEAVILY INVOLVED. WHERE WOULD YOU GO FOR INFORMATION AND
GUIDANCE?

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