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James Bible Study
Compared to many other books of the Bible, James is easy to read and yet very challenging. It is inspirational and yet convicting. It is very direct and yet easily misunderstood. No matter how long you have been a Christian, James will encourage a perfected faith in your daily walk with Christ.
We will see through this study that faith in Christ naturally produces growth just like peach blossoms in the spring naturally produce mature fruit in the fall. When the orchard grower sees the blossoms he anticipates sweet, ripe peaches. Although the peaches produce naturally, he knows that he can take steps to ensure a bountiful harvest. He must work to prune the trees and protect them from frost, insects, and disease. Then he must carefully watch to harvest the peaches at the right time so they don’t fall to the ground and spoil.
As I see my faith bloom, I anticipate a mature, perfected faith as I work with God to bring a sweet harvest in my life and the lives of others. James 2:22 says, "You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected." The more we take steps of faith (even when we are fearful or discouraged), the more we will see His abundant blessings, which in turn will increase our faith. If you don’t step out in faith, your faith won’t go anywhere!
My prayer for this study is that our faith will be perfected as our lives become more fully devoted to Christ. I pray that the sweet fruit of mature faith will be enjoyed by everyone with whom we have contact!
In His Love,