The term ‘Christian’ is often associated with actions that reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, Christians are expected to emulate his actions and teachings in their daily lives.

The Epistle of James provides a practical guide for Christians, outlining the actions and behaviors that should be exhibited in their day-to-day lives. It has been called the “Monday through Saturday guide for Christians” because of its practicality.

James, the author of the Epistle, was likely the brother of Jesus. (Matthew 13.55; Galatians 1.9) In the beginning, James and the other brothers of Jesus tried to discourage the Lord (John 7.5). However, as time passed, James grew spiritually and became an active member of the early Christian community.

  • James was with the disciples in the upper room. (Acts 1:14)
  • Peter sent good news to him. (Acts 12:17)
  • James speaks to the brethren at the Jerusalem gathering. (Acts 15:13-21)
  • Paul spoke to James and the elders. (Acts 21:18-25)
  • James is mentioned in Galatians 2.9 as a pillar of the church.

James’ transformation from a skeptic to a devout follower of Christ is a testament to the power of faith. He witnessed the great things that the Lord had done and was inspired to share his story with others. Like James, we too can grow in our faith and become pillars of the church, spreading the teachings of Christ to those around us.

Are you willing to share your story and grow in your faith, just like James did?

Just some thoughts,

 

 

 

 

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