Archive for May, 2012

James Bible Study- week 8

I Cor. 15:7 “And then he appeared to James. . .”
In our last session of James Beth spoke on these five words found in I Corinthians. By the time she was finished some of us were in tears and I am willing to bet all of us were changed. This man James that we have studies for the past few months has, as Beth says, “messed with us.” But in a good way!
I wasn’t sure how much I liked James at first. I actually remember thinking, “How did this guy get in the Canon!” But God knows why. When I heard Beth say the same thing, then say, but “James won me over!” I couldn’t’ say the same, until the close of this session. Now I see how.
The wisdom in James is extensive. At times, I felt the heaviness of the law. I needed to hear from Paul! Preach on some grace please ☺ Then that ending of James. “My brothers, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him hack remember this: whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins” James 5:19.
James knew that Mercy Triumphs. He needed the grace of his Savior. He knew the risen Savior was all about grace. He experienced it first hand. Remember James as the one who lived the law as a Jew and lived under the same roof with the One who would fulfill the law for the Jews, then to all who would believe in Him? James didn’t believe, but came face to face with the risen His risen Savior- and everything changed. And the same thing happens to you and me when we come in contact with the risen Savior- we are forever changed.
“Then he appeared to James.” Those five words bring a whole new emotion to the book of James, don’t they? Oh how I love the Word of God!
What are your thoughts on James?
I have loved this amazing journey with each of you! I am sad to see it end, but ready to start a again. New Bible study coming soon!
Be blessed! And stay in God’s Word!
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
James 1:22


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