James, the half-brother of Jesus, shares wisdom on how to overcome challenges that can trip us up as Christ-followers and keep us from growing to maturity.
James is the half-brother of Jesus. During Jesus’ ministry, James thought he was nuts. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, he is convinced that his half-brother is God and becomes the key leader of the church in Jerusalem. Ultimately, James is martyred when he refuses to recant his belief that Jesus is God.
June 24 | Wk 1 – Temptation
Big Idea: When it comes to temptation, it’s not an “if” but a “when,” and the key to maturity is how we respond.
July 1 | Wk 2 – Favoritism
Big Idea: Loving all people as ourselves is a mark of maturity.
July 8 | Wk 3 – Words
Big Idea: Our words are powerful and reflect the depth of our maturity.
July 15 | Wk 4 – Pride
Big Idea: Maturity means humbling ourselves and drawing near to the God who draws near to us.
July 22 | Wk 5 – Wealth
Big Idea: When it comes to our maturity, wealth can either be a snare or a tool.