07 The Problem of Partiality (James 2:1-13)

Bible Study on The Epistle of James

This is part of a Bible Study series on the Epistle of James. You can find more information on the complete series by going to the Series Overview. This Week: James 2:1-13 Date: February 7, 2016 Series: Shoe Leather Theology: Study of James This Week’s Resources: The Compass Bible Study (pdf) Study Notes (pdf) PowerPoint Slides (Ankeny […]

How to Spot A Besetting Sin

There’s an old say, “It’s easy to spot sin…in someone else!” There’s truth in that statement. We have a razor sharp eye to spot the slightest hint of sinfulness in everyone else, but we often find ourselves struggling to find even the smallest hint of sinfulness to confess. Sure, we acknowledge the “big sins,” but […]

06 How to Receive the Word

Bible Study on the Epistle of James

This is part of a Bible Study series on the Epistle of James. You can find more information on the complete series by going to the Series Overview. This Week: James 1:19-27 Date: January 31, 2016 Series: Shoe Leather Theology: Study of James This Week’s Resources: The Compass Bible Study (pdf) Study Notes (pdf) PowerPoint Slides […]

Old Testament Spotlight: Job on Trials

Bible Study on the Epistle of James

This is part of a Bible Study series on the Epistle of James. You can find more information on the complete series by going to the Series Overview. This Week: Job 1:1-2:10 Date: January 24, 2016 Series: Shoe Leather Theology: Study of James This Week’s Resources: The Compass Bible Study (pdf) Study Notes (pdf) PowerPoint Slides […]

The Gift of Trials

This week’s text from James 1 presents an interesting challenge for Bible teachers and interpreters. As we saw last week, James is focusing on the trouble with trials in our lives. The Greek word translated as “trials” in James 1:2 is peirasmos. The ESV translates this sentence as, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when […]