Study # 35
May 6, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis: Since Jesus Christ gives glory to those who operate within the faith, we must not do any less. Introduction: Having finished with the foundation of James' argument in chapter one [that we must respond to temptation properly], we will now begin a more detailed look into the particulars of that thesis. Responding to temptation is as simple and as complicated as operating by the truth alone and being aware of the motives that drive us. Chapter two is a study of the motivation which John calls "the lust of the eyes". It is, fundamentally, a study of the drive for security through monetary acquisition, and it has very significant implications for our daily living. So, we begin in chapter two with a look into James' demand that we function like Jesus functions when it comes to how we treat one another.