Martin Luther once characterized the letter of James as an “epistle of straw.” As a result, Lutherans have not always appreciated the message of James even though many other readers have drawn comfort, strength, and power from this letter. It is also the Epistle Reading each week in September. Want to discover James’ good news to you? Explore it with us!
This is not a Bible lecture but rather a discussion of how what we read in Scripture is applicable to our daily life and faith. Attend either Mondays from 7:30-9:00 in Room 112 or Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 at the home of Linda Powell (603 Crystal Lake Avenue in Haddon Township). No prior attendance or scriptural knowledge is required to gain insight and value from the discussion. Just drop on in. Bibles are available if you don’t have one. See you in September.
The following dates, reading, and topics are as follows:
- Sep 17/19 Chapter 1 Listening and Doing
- Sep 24/26 Chapter 2 Faith and Works
- Oct 1/3 Chapter 3 True and False Wisdom
- Oct 8/10 Chapter 4 Friendship with God
- Oct 15/17 Chapter 5 Suffering and Prayer