Share your thoughts on James 2:1-13 here!
Thank you for the audio on lesson 1. However, the last part of the message was cut off. Can you fix this problem and re-post? This lesson was so wonderful, and I didn’t want to miss even one minute!
Thanks for letting us know, we are looking into it.
Where I can find the audio lesson?
The teachings took place yesterday and the day before, so we hope to have the audio posted later today.
Can someone explain what James means by being judge by the “law of liberty?” I kind of think I get it, but not sure.
Hi Jan, I understand the law of liberty to be the law of Love that we are to live under since we have been freed from condemnation by the sacrifice of Christ. Here are some quotes from John Piper’s sermon on James 2 (2004). It really helped me to understand it better. God bless!
“James does not define the “law of liberty” in chapter 1, verse 12. But in verse 8 he does. And James sounds a lot like Paul in Galatians 5.”
“For both of them, love is the natural fruit and the necessary evidence of being justified by faith (Galatians 5:6, James 2:17). Love is the kind of law that governs us when we are freed from condemnation by the blood and righteousness of Christ. And we will be judged under this law of liberty. If we have not loved, we will perish, because there will be no evidence that we are born again and justified by faith.”
“So you can see that James and Paul put partiality…in the context of your eternal judgment. This is not a light thing. How we treat others is the evidence of our relationship with Christ. If we have been set free from sin’s condemnation and dominion by Christ, then we live in liberty. And in this liberty there is a law—the law of liberty, that is, the law of love. We will be judged under this law. And this law says, “Do not show partiality (favoritism; don’t play favorites!) on the basis of race or riches (or any other thing.)”
Thank you Lyn,
That helps a lot!
Wow, this study is amazing! I’ve been doing it from Florida! Keep up the good work girls!
I truly love this study but I’m not able to open the deductive study of lesson 1 please help ….thanks.
It seems to be working. This link should help you access the lesson 1 deductive study: http://www.harvest.org/get_pdf.php/1274.pdf
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