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James 1 Commentary

Practical Christian Wisdom from the New Testament Book of James A Letter of Practical Christian Wisdom Introduction (1:1) Verse 1: “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings” (James 1:1 NIV).  “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (James…

James 2 Commentary

Practical Christian Wisdom from the New Testament Book of James Sin of Partiality (James 2:1-13)  Verse 1: “My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism” (James 2:1 NIV).  What does Scripture mean by “favoritism” (James 2:1 NIV)? According to the Law of Love (Matthew 22:39), we are to…

James 3 Commentary

Practical Christian Wisdom from the New Testament Book of James Taming the Tongue (James 3:1-12)   Verse 1: “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1 NIV).  All disciples are to be teachers, for Jesus commanded us, “Go and make…

James 4 Commentary

Practical Christian Wisdom from the New Testament Book of James Warning Against Worldliness (James 4:1-12)  Verse 1: “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1 NIV).  The Epistle of James was simply a letter from a first century apostle, yet it is a profound…

James 5 Commentary

Practical Christian Wisdom from the New Testament Book of James Warning to the Rich (5:1-6)   Verse 1: “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you” (James 5:1 NIV).  Is James condemning all rich people? No, as we read previously, he is condemning all those who are…

Women’s Role in the Church – Part 5

Head Coverings – 1Corinthians 11:1-16  Introduction  I wrote this to exercise my own thinking on 1Corinthians 11:1-16, and you have my admiration, if you attempt to read this.  Regardless of the position one takes on Gender Roles and the Women’s Role in the Church, 1Corinthians 11:1-16 is a difficult passage to understand or agree upon.…

Women’s Role in the Church – Part 4

Continuing our examination of women’s role in the Church, it may be better understood by biblical examples of women in leadership, authority, and prophetic roles, and better instruct us in how God views the daughters of Eve. 

Women’s Role in the Church – Part 1

Women Teaching Men: 1Timothy 2:11-15 In the context of the public assembly of the church, Paul gave the direction, “I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet” (1Timothy 2:12 NIV), he had just prefaced his remark a verse earlier. “A woman should learn in…

Women’s Role in the Church – Part 2

Women’s role in the Church may be better understood by biblical examples of women in leadership, authority, and prophetic roles, and better instruct us in how God views the daughters of Eve. 

Women’s Role in the Church – Part 3

Continuing our examination of women’s role in the Church, it may be better understood by biblical examples of women in leadership, authority, and prophetic roles, and better instruct us in how God views the daughters of Eve. 

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