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James 5:19–20 (NIV): 19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.A SNAPSHOT OF TODAY'S BIBLE PODCAST:In today's Bible Study, we examine James' final words as he exhorts us to bring a wandering believer back to God. I would love to hear your feedback. Have you enjoyed this Bible Podcast? Is there anything you'd like changed for the next book study? You can simply send an email to julie@juliecarruth.com. You can also send me a direct message to @juliekcarruth.I promise to read every letter and will respond to you personally. 😁 IN TODAY'S 2-MINUTE BIBLE STUDY:Why does James' letter end so abruptly?What does James mean when he says a believer has "wandered"?What does "death" mean in the original language and why has it caused so much controversy?What image does "cover over a multitude of sins" convey?REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYING IN JAMES CHAPTER 5:In James Chapter 5, James showed us that we are to pray at all times:When you're troubled, pray.When you're happy, pray.When you're sick, call the elders to pray over you. When you've sinned, confess your sins to God and others and pray.But why prayer? James tells us that the prayers of a righteous person (i.e. a follower of Jesus Christ who is forgiven of his/her sins) are powerful and effective. And just like Elijah prayed legendary prayers that God answered in miraculous ways, so can you.  In today's Bible Podcast, we examine the last two verses of James Chapter 5 as James teaches us what to do when a wayward believer has wandered from God.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?    You're not alone.    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind. Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THIS WEEK AT A GLANCEMONDAYJames 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?TUESDAYJames 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?WEDNESDAYJames 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different waysTHURSDAYJames 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?TODAYJames 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.
James 5:17–18 (NIV): 17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.A SNAPSHOT OF TODAY'S BIBLE PODCAST:In today's Bible Study, James helps us understand that our prayers as believers have the ability to be as powerful as Elijah's prayers. REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYINGToday we finish our study of prayer and healing found in James Chapter 5. James showed us that we are to pray at all times:When you're troubled, pray.When you're happy, pray.When you're sick, call the elders to pray over you. When you've sinned, confess your sins to God and others and prayBut why prayer? James tells us that the prayers of a righteous person (i.e. a follower of Jesus Christ who is forgiven of his/her sins) are powerful and effective. But what if you don't feel like God listens to your prayers? James knew you were going to ask that question, and he answers your question with today's verse.In today’s 2-minute Bible Study, you will discover:How Elijah is just like you.What mindset is stopping you from praying powerful prayers?What essential action is necessary to have your prayers answered?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?    You're not alone.    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind. Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THIS WEEK AT A GLANCEMONDAYJames 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?TUESDAYJames 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?WEDNESDAYJames 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different waysTODAYJames 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?FRIDAYJames 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.
BIBLE STUDY PODCASTJames 5:16b (NIV): The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.A SNAPSHOT OF TODAY'S EPISODE:In today's Bible Podcast, we explore one of the most quoted verses on prayer from the Bible.REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYINGWe continue with our study of prayer and healing in James Chapter 5. James showed us that we are to pray at all times:When you're troubled, pray.When you're happy, pray.When you're sick, call the elders to pray over you. When you've sinned, confess your sins to God and others and pray.I think James wants us to pray. What do you think? 😝But why prayer? What's the point? Can't God do whatever He wants on His own? James helps us understand why God wants us to pray in James 5:16b.In today’s 2-minute Bible Study, you will discover:How one of the most quoted scriptures on prayer can be interpreted 2 different waysWhat "fervent" means in the original Greek languageHow the KJV and NKJV differ in interpretation from ESV, NIV, NASB~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?    You're not alone.    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind. Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THIS WEEK AT A GLANCEMONDAYJames 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?TUESDAYJames 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?WEDNESDAYJames 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different waysTHURSDAYJames 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?FRIDAYJames 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.
BIBLE STUDY PODCASTJames 5:16 (NIV): 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.In today's Bible Podcast, James teaches us that we're to do more than just pray for our healing when we're sick. What can we learn from an ancient Jewish belief that could be the answer for our healing?  REVIEW OF WHAT WE'VE BEEN STUDYINGWe continue with our study of prayer and healing in James Chapter 5. James has been teaching us that when we are really sick (like your feet have been kicked out from under you kind of sick) that we are to call the elders of the church to come and pray over us. But James tells us that there's more than just prayer going on with the Elders during this time. How often do you do what James tells us to do in James 5:16? Could this be the answer for your healing?In today’s 2-minute Bible Study, you will discover:Why does God ask us to confess our sins to the elders when sick?What did the ancient Jews believe caused people to become sick and might be preventing us from being healed?What does the confession of sins with others do for us when we are sick?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?    You're not alone.    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind. Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~THIS WEEK AT A GLANCETHIS WEEK AT A GLANCEMONDAYJames 5:15 – If we have enough faith will God heal us?TUESDAYJames 5:16 – Why does James tell us to confess our sins to one another?WEDNESDAYJames 5:16 – A look at one of the most quoted verses on prayer and how it can be interpreted 2 different waysTHURSDAYJames 5:17-18 – How does James say that you are like Elijah the prophet?FRIDAYJames 5:19-20 - What do we do when a believer leaves the faith.
James 5:15a (NIV): And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. Have you ever said this to yourself? “If I just believe hard enough, God will heal me.” OR “If I just have enough faith, God will heal my loved one.” I mean, come on, we’ve probably all had it preached at us before…“If you just have enough faith you will be healed.” And they use James 5:15 to make their claim. But then the healing never comes, and you’re left wondering what you did wrong 🤷‍♀️ I’ve been there. I know your frustration 😩There is ONE word in the original Greek language that will completely change how you read this scripture and understand what God is doing in your life. My prayer is that today’s quick, but powerful Bible study will help you grasp what James 5:15 means on a much deeper level.I invite you to listen, and if God lays in on your heart to share with someone who is believing for their healing, could you please share it with them? In today's 2-minute Bible Study Podcast, you will discover:The ONE Greek word that completely changes the meaning of this verse Why doesn't God heal us instantlyWhat to do until you are healedListen now!Keeping the faith,Julie------------------------------------------Did you know that you can easily listen to this Bible Study podcast on your Amazon smart speaker? All you have to do is say "ALEXA, PLAY BIBLE STUDY.” 
James 5:14-15 (NIV): Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:Yesterday, we began digging deeper into James 5:14 and learned that when we are too ill to go to church to receive prayer, that we are to take personal responsibility and call for the church elders to come to us and pray. In today's 2-minute teaching:The history of using oils in the ancient daysWhat the oil used in James 5:14 symbolizedWhat does it mean for the elders to say "in the name of the Lord" THIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020The Jew’s tradition of swearing an oath in God's Name (James 5:12)TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020Praying and praising at all times (James 5:13)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020The history of healing in the Early Church (an intro to James 5:14-15)THURSDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 27-28, 2020Calling upon the Elders to pray for you when you're sick. (James 5:14)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated when you read your Bible because you don't understand what it says? If you do, you're not alone. I created the Simple Truth Bible Podcast to help you dig deeper and understand more of the Bible.And no matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes to study God's Word. Just ask your Amazon Smart Speaker to "Alexa, Play Bible study."Never feel frustrated with your Bible study again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James 5:14-15 (NIV): Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.In yesterday's Bible Podcast, we explored how an individual is to call out to God in prayer when they are afflicted or facing times of trouble. But, just as important as prayer, praise is also important. When you have something good happen to you, turn to God, and give Him the praise. Now, today's Bible verse takes a different direction. James 5:14 gives us specific instructions on what to do when we are bedridden and in need of prayer. What you will learn in 2 Minutes:What the word "sick" actually means in the Greek languageWhose responsibility is it to call for prayer?Who specifically do we call for prayer?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated when you read your Bible because you don't understand what it says? If you do, you're not alone. I created the Simple Truth Bible Podcast to help you dig deeper and understand more of the Bible.And no matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes to study God's Word. Just ask your Amazon Smart Speaker to "Alexa, Play Bible study."Never feel frustrated with your Bible study again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James 5:14-15 (NIV): Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDYFor hundreds of years, the subject of healing has been hotly debated within the church. In 2-Minutes you will discover:A quick history of healing in the early ChurchHow Jewish traditions affected the use of oils in healings and prayerWhat William Barclay's Commentary says about healing in the 2nd and 3rd centuriesTHIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020The Jew’s tradition of swearing an oath in God's Name (James 5:12)TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020Praying and praising at all times (James 5:13)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020The history of healing in the Early Church (an intro to James 5:14-15)THURSDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 27-28, 2020Calling upon the Elders to pray for you when you're sick. (James 5:14)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?     You're not alone.    The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.    Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.    You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James 5:13 (NIV): Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:James wrote his letter to the persecuted Christians dispersed throughout the region. The main theme of his letter is found in James 1:22 (NIV) Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. And today's verse continues encouraging his readers with that idea of doing what the Word says to do, and God's Word tells us to pray.In 2 Minutes, you will discover:How the Greek translation of the word "trouble" helps you understand this verse better How there isn't an English word that conveys the meaning James intended for "happy"How the Greek tense for "trouble" and "happy" gives us a deeper meaning of what God is asking of usTHIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020The Jew’s tradition of swearing an oath in God's Name (James 5:12)TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020Praying and praising at all times (James 5:13)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020The history of healing in the Early Church (an intro to James 5:14-15)THURSDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 27-28, 2020Calling upon the Elders to pray for you when you're sick. (James 5:14)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?   You're not alone.  The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.  Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2020The Jew’s tradition of swearing an oath in God's Name (James 5:12)TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2020Praying and praising at all times (James 5:13)WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2020The history of healing in the Early Church (an intro to James 5:14-15)THURSDAY - FRIDAY, AUGUST 27-28, 2020Calling upon the Elders to pray for you when you're sick. (James 5:14) IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:James 5:12 (NIV): Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise, you will be condemned.Today's Bible verse from James 5:12 seems to come out of the blue. In the last Bible Study Podcast, James talked about having patience in the face of persecution (James 5:10-11). And immediately after James 5:12, James teaches about prayer. But, today he talks about swearing in God's name. Just being honest here, I don't understand how this applies to the surrounding verses, and neither do most Biblical scholars. But evidently James seems to think this is important for us to learn. So, we will take the time to dig deeper and understand more of James 5:12. In 2 Minutes, you will discover:Why swearing was common in James' day Why James says to stop swearingHow Jews found a way to get around the Law of swearing in God's nameWhether swearing an oath is permissible in a courtroom setting~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?   You're not alone.  The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.  Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. We will quickly recap what we've been studying and give you a map of where we are going each day.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James 5:10–11 (NIV): 10 Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.Welcome to The Simple Truth Bible Podcast!This week we've been exploring the history of how the wealthy landowners took advantage of the day laborers by not paying them their daily wages.If you haven't been able to join us in the past few episodes, I encourage you to go back and listen to what you've missed. It will help the remainder of this week's teachings make so much more sense.The great news is that it will only take a few minutes to catch up! THIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST: MONDAY-WEDNESDAYThe history of rich landowners oppressing the poor (James 5:1-6)THURSDAY-FRIDAYThe blessing of patience (James 5:7-11)  IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:Why did James use the Old Testament prophets to encourage persecuted Christians?What can we learn from Job to help us endure through tough times?How to grow stronger in the midst of trials and persecution LISTEN NOW!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        Do you ever struggle with sticking with a daily Bible Study habit? You're not alone.          The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.     Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox so you'll never miss a day of connecting with God's Word.
James 5:7–9 (NIV): 7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!Hey! Welcome to today's Bible Study Podcast. We've been studying the book of James verse-by-verse.     THIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:   We’ve been exploring the history of how the wealthy landowners took advantage of the day laborers by not paying them their daily wages. If you haven’t been able to join us in the past few episodes, I encourage you to go back and listen to what you've missed this week. It will help the remainder of this week's teachings make so much more sense. The great thing is that it will only take a few minutes to catch up!  IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:The one word James uses repeatedly to help the Christians endure through their trialsWhat the Christians were waiting in expectation for that never cameHow we know when we've lost faith in God~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        Do you ever struggle with sticking with a daily Bible Study habit?   You're not alone.            The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.       Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox so you'll never miss a day of connecting with God's Word.
"You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you." (James 5:5-6 NIV) Hey! Welcome to today's Bible Study Podcast. We've been studying the book of James verse-by-verse.   THIS WEEK ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST:   We’ve been exploring the history of how the wealthy landowners took advantage of the day laborers by not paying them their daily wages. If you haven’t been able to join us in the past few episodes, I encourage you to go back and listen to Monday and Tuesday’s episodes. It will help the remainder of this week's teachings make so much more sense. IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY:What gruesome picture James' paints of what will happen to the cruel landowners on the Day of JudgmentWhy would the day laborers have to sell their family members?How were the innocent Christians being murdered?------------------------------------------ Did you know that you can easily listen to this Bible Study podcast on your Amazon smart speaker? All you have to do is say "ALEXA, PLAY BIBLE STUDY.”   No matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes for God.------------------------------------------The Simple Truth is a listener-supported podcast. When you click on a link on this site, I might receive a small affiliate commission. Thank you for your support:-)
"Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty." (James 5:2-4 NIV)Hey! Welcome to today's Bible Study Podcast. We've been studying the book of James verse-by-verse. YESTERDAY ON THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE STUDY PODCAST: Yesterday, we explored James 5:1 about the rich, non-Christian (possibly Jewish) landowners taking advantage of peasant labor. James warned them of the impending judgment coming upon them. IN TODAY'S BIBLE STUDY: How James uses the idea of a courtroom to show how the rich will face judgmentWhy didn't the landowners pay the peasants their wages?The results from the cries of the harvesters Listen in to discover the fascinating history and culture of these verses that bring this scripture alive in your life.   LISTEN NOW!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      Do you ever struggle with sticking with a daily Bible Study habit? You're not alone.        The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.   Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox so you'll never miss a day of connecting with God's Word.
"Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you." James 5:1 NIVToday, we move into the last chapter of James!If you've been with us from the beginning, congratulations on your commitment to put God's Word first.If you are new to The Simple Truth, thank you for joining us and welcome to the tribe! You've joined a great group of men and women committed to digging deeper and understanding more of the Bible.We've come a long way through James' letter.  HERE'S A MAP OF WHERE WE'VE BEEN:How to endure trials and temptations (James 1:2-18)Don't just hear the Word, do it (James 1:19-2:26)The danger of the tongue (James 3:1-12)The difference between earthly wisdom vs. heavenly wisdom (James 3:13-18)How to draw near to God through humility (James 4:1-17) OUR ROADMAP THIS WEEK:MONDAY-WEDNESDAYThe history of rich landowners oppressing the poor (James 5:1-6)THURSDAY-FRIDAYThe blessing of patience (James 5:7-11) WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER TODAY:Learn the fascinating history of how the wealthy landowners took advantage of the poor Christians (this really got James steaming mad)Why the wealthy people took the peasant labor to court (this would get me mad, too)What you would do if you couldn't pay your debts (I could never imagine having to do this!) LISTEN NOW!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     Do you ever struggle with sticking with a daily Bible Study habit? You're not alone.       The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.  Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox so you'll never miss a day of connecting with God's Word.  
James 4:17 (NIV): "If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them."In the past two months, we have been digging deeper and understanding more of the book of James verse-by-verse. If you haven't been able to join us for the entire study, I encourage you to take the time and listen to past episodes. I think you will be surprised at what you miss if you don't know the history and culture surrounding the individual verses. Today, we quickly recap what we've learned in the letter of James up to this point in order to help us understand the deeper meaning of James 4:17.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?   You're not alone.  The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind.  Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox.  You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
James 4:16 (NIV): "As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil."We’ve been exploring a portion of James’ letter that’s written to prominent businesspeople warning them of planning their own futures without acknowledging their dependence upon God.In today's Bible podcast, you will discover:What is James referring to when he says "your arrogant schemes?"What is the deeper meaning of the word "arrogant" that helps us understand James' point better?Why is boasting "evil?" (It's probably not what you think)------------------------------------------ Did you know that you can easily listen to this Bible Study podcast on your Amazon smart speaker? All you have to do is say "ALEXA, PLAY BIBLE STUDY.”   No matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes for God.------------------------------------------The Simple Truth is a listener-supported podcast. When you click on a link on this site, I might receive a small affiliate commission. Thank you for your support:-)
James 4:15 (NIV): "Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.'"THE SIMPLE TRUTH BIBLE PODCAST STUDYIn this week's podcasts, James has been warning us of the arrogance of believing that we have complete control of our lives and our future. In today's Bible podcast, James discusses the need for a mindset shift when we make plans. In today's 2-minute podcast, you will discover:What is the deeper reason James wants us to say "If it is the Lord's will?"Why would the Apostel Paul say, "If the Lord wills?"If God is in control, then is it wrong to make plans?------------------------------------------  Did you know that you can easily listen to this Bible Study podcast on your Amazon smart speaker? All you have to do is say "ALEXA, PLAY BIBLE STUDY.”   No matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes for God.------------------------------------------
James 4:14 (NIV): "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."This week in The Simple Truth Bible Study podcast, we're exploring James 4:13-17. Yesterday in James 4:13, James warned businesspeople of the danger of making plans with a total disregard for God.In today's episode, you will learn:Why Jews were recruited to move to newly founded citiesThe common philosophy shared in ancient literature and the BibleWhat is more important than planning?------------------------------------------Did you know that you can easily listen to this Bible Study podcast on your Amazon smart speaker? All you have to do is say "ALEXA, PLAY BIBLE STUDY.” No matter how busy life gets, you always have 2 minutes for God.------------------------------------------The Simple Truth is a listener-supported podcast. When you click on a link on this site, I might receive a small affiliate commission. Thank you for your support:-)
BIBLE STUDY PODCASTToday, we explore a new section of James' letter in James Chapter 4:13-17.In this section, James addresses prominent Christian businesspeople and a common sin James was witnessing among them. “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  (James 4:13 NIV)In today's episode, you will discover:How the Roman roads contributed to their success in businessWhat sin they were committing when making business plansWhat James tells us to do when making plansThank you for your continued support. I am always here if you have any questions or comments. Just send them to julie@juliecarruth.comShalom!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Do you ever struggle with understanding the Bible?  You're not alone. The Simple Truth Bible Podcast was created with you in mind. Subscribe at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com and we'll be waiting for you every morning in your inbox. You'll never miss a day of digging deeper into God's Word so that you can understand the Bible more and grow closer to God.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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