The Letter of James
gaining the kingdom of heaven
January is a month that is culturally about new beginnings. New starts. Sometimes, in order to make a new start, we have to come to terms with who we really are and what we are capable of, or not capable of, in order to let the Lord into those places in our hearts and lives where we NEED to become new.
In this study we will reflect on James. It is interesting where James is in the bible. James is in the New Testament and is in between the book of Hebrews and 1Peter. In Hebrews, there many stories on the sacrifices and that the saints and Jesus had made. In the book of James, I believe Jesus takes us, the reader, on a journey for internal reflection on who we are and what sacrifices we need to make for a deeper relationship with Jesus and to get to the kingdom of God. In 1Peter there is a lot of talk about hope and continuing what is before us.
Isn’t this the journey we are on now? To become new, To be made better, To stick to our resolutions and continue to faithfully run the race set before us? Yes!
Here is the YouTube video of our LIVE Bible study for James.