Thursday: The Faith of Rahab
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Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? (James 2:25, NKJV). Read Joshua 2:1-21. How do we understand this example, again in the context of salvation by faith alone? According to Hebrews 11:31, the inhabitants of Jericho did not believe. Most modern … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Abraham’s Faith
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Read James 2:21-24 and compare it with Romans 4:1-5, Rom 4:22-24. How is the faith of Abraham described in these texts, and on what is justification based? Interestingly, both James and Paul quote Genesis 15:6, but they seem to arrive at opposite conclusions. According to James, Abraham was justified by works, but Paul seems, in … [Click to read more …]

Books
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This page will be an index to reviews of books of interest to our readers. Coming Soon! (Please volunteer to write book reviews. We can’t read and review all the books ourselves.) In the meantime, see: The New Living Translation Bible A mix of brief review and links to buy your own copy. Mission Adventures Mission … [Click to read more …]

2015 Q1: Proverbs – Words of the Wise
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You may download the full lesson quarterly on Amazon in Kindle format. (If you don’t have a Kindle, download the reader for the PC, or the FREE app for mobile devices.) And you can download the Kindle version of the companion book for the lesson by Jacques B. Doukhan from Amazon.com. You can order the paper lesson in various … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Saving Faith
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Read James 2:18. What is the main point James is making? How do we show our faith by our works? James uses a common rhetorical technique whereby a potential objector comes forward. In this case, the objector tries to drive a wedge between faith and works by suggesting that as long as a person has … [Click to read more …]