Study # 19
(Studies 17 & 18 are not available)
January 14, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis: Currently blessedness is being in a time-bound condition that, being tied to eternity through justice, underwrites an eternal experience of glory. Introduction: In our studies we have come through James' exhortations to deal with difficulties by focusing upon the joy that is to be ours in eternity. This evening we are going to begin a look into the foundation of his argument as he gives it in 1:12. There he presents the issue of blessedness within a context of enduring trial because of love for God. The first question that faces us is: What does it mean to be blessed?