In the book of James, we read about how belief in the gospel affects the way we actually live day to day. This is the theme that is found throughout the book. It’s filled with very practical guidelines for what a Christian’s life should look like.
In today’s passage, James rebukes a particular thing that his readers are doing. He contrasts God’s wisdom with the world’s wisdom — what the Bible calls foolishness. There’s a particular kind of foolishness James condemns and warns us against. Let’s look at it under four headings: 1) the problem we have, 2) the reasons it is a problem, 3) the thing that can make the problem worse, and 4) the thing that can solve the problem.
This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on January 17, 2010. Series “The Gospel in Community: The Book of James”. Scripture: James 4:13-5:6.
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