So, what is James actually about?
In this video, we’re going to take a doctrinal overview or survey of the content of James. What are his main emphases?
While you watch the following video, pay close attention to the main themes and concerns James has for his audience.
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Responding to the Gospel in James
As Christians, found in God and created in his image, we have the call to live a transformed life in the Gospel, to be shaped and transformed by the truth of God’s Word. This means putting away wickedness, especially destructive speech – a particularly difficult area of self-control. It also includes an ethical call: to hear the word of God and live it out daily.
When we encounter trials in life, we seek God’s wisdom. Our life and actions should be part of a loving response to the good news of God’s redemption in Jesus.
Talk it Through
1.4 – What does “Being Polluted by the World” Mean?
Respond in paragraph format to the following prompt(s):
- What does it mean to ‘keep oneself from being polluted by the world?’ Is this a call to complete renunciation of any association with non-Christians? How can we live this out without creating legalism with what is acceptable or not acceptable for the Christian to do? Where else in the Bible can we go to for wisdom in this area of engagement with culture?
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You Did it!
Congratulations on finishing this lesson!
If you feel like you are ready to take a quiz to review what you have learned in this lesson, go on to the next step. Otherwise, it might be a good idea to review the last few topics again.