The book of James is a very practical book that gives us clear direction on how to live the Christian life. It asks these questions, “If you have had an encounter with God through belief in Christ, what will your life look like on the ground? How does belief in Christ make a difference in real life?” That’s what the book of James is about.
This particular text tells us something very important. If you have a new and living relationship with God, then you will have a new and living relationship with God’s Word. This relationship with God’s Word is marked by three things: 1) you’ll be humbled by the Word; 2) you’ll be shaped by the Word; and 3) you’ll be liberated by the Word.
This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on November 29, 2009. Series “The Gospel in Community: The Book of James”. Scripture: James 1:18-27.
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