Temptation is the focus of our study today in the Book of James. What, or whom, is the source of temptation, what is the process that it takes, and perhaps most importantly, what is the solution to it?
James encourages believers to ask God for His wisdom when faced with the multitude of decisions, big and small, that we face every day. The alternative to wisdom is foolishness, and living a life that is tossed to and fro by the tumultuous waves of circumstances.
Today’s introductory message to a new summer series on the Book of James focuses on the first four verses, the background of the author (the brother of Jesus), and James’ immediate encouragement to believers to count all suffering and trials as joy … say what? How do we do that? Pastor Donnie gives specific help to do just that.
In this final message in his teaching series, “Rival Gods,” Pastor Donnie Johnson compares how our world views and defines power to how the all-powerful God of the universe views it and wants His followers to steward whatever power they have. Pastor Donnie uses Jesus’ example of humble service in John 13 to instruct us.