James 09 Pure Religion
From the series Exposition of James - Yakov (James) was the brother of our Lord Jesus, son of Mary, and refers to the "faith of our Lord Jesus." His book (though sometimes thought controversial) is a powerful exhortation to God's people to live the faith of Jesus. In very Hebraic fashion James presents practical challenges very pertinent to the first century Jewish context: Testing, True Religion, Tongue, and Tenacity. James is therefore uniquely useful to American evangelicals who are tempted toward “easy believism” and who have exalted their own systems over the revealed words of God, of Jesus, written by James. Chief Elder James is a great hero worthy of our Protestant veneration and emulation.
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more