June 20, 2014
When you think of your local church what do you think of?
In this last lesson of our study of the book of James, we learn how to care for each other. Without question, Jesus wants our churches to be a hospital for those in need. When a Christian brother or sister is facing a trial, they should find support in the fellowship of the church. When a person needs to find Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they should be able to find Him in our churches.
This is the challenge that James has put before us. We are to care for each other. It should be evident to the world that believers care for those in need. It should be what makes us different from the world whose main focus is to take care of themselves.
James closes this letter with an appeal for patience as we wait upon the coming of the Lord, instruction on how to care for each other, and how the believer is to protect their witness before the world.