Starting January 22, we will begin our journey through the book of James. Our prayer for this series is that we will examine the relationship between faith and works in the Christian faith. James challenges us to realize that our faith in Jesus Christ should lead us to make an impact in our cities and in the world.
Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.
Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition.
This Changes Everything: Lessons from James is a eight-session Bible study for young adults by Ben Stuart where he unfolds the teachings of James, the half-brother of Jesus. James, who went from skeptic to believer, faced an objective reality he had to come to terms with: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. What James knew then still holds true today. When we encounter Jesus, He will change everything.