Summary of Take Home Truths from Study of James Shoe Leather Theology: Study of James


Each week, our teaching team develops a simple “take home truth” to help summarize the key lesson of the weekly message. Each of the Take Home Truths for the study of James are listed below, and provide a good summary and review of the entire series.

The Trouble With Trials | James 1:1-12
The trouble with trials is they require a response we don’t normally give and wisdom we don’t naturally have.


The Gift of Trials | James 1:13-18
Trials, God’s gift to mature us, can become a temptation, Satan’s tool to deceive us, if we stop trusting God under it and start blaming God for it.


Old Testament Spotlight: Job On Trials | Job 1:1-2:10
Trials, God’s gift to mature us, can become a temptation, Satan’s tool to deceive us, if we stop trusting God under it and start blaming God for it.


How Do I Know If I Have Received the Word? | James 1:19-27
Receiving God’s Word means I will respond to it calmly and humbly (my ears and mouth), taking action to obey it tangibly and purely (my hands and heart).


The Problem With Partiality | James 2:1-13
Shoe-leather theology means, because I trust God completely, I will love others impartially, treating them in a manner based upon God’s values, not man’s externals.


Faith That Dooms You To Hell | James 2:14-26
“Good works are evidence of saving faith in Jesus.”


Old Testament Spotlight: Abraham: A Working Man’s Faith | Genesis 12
“Saving faith is at work when our confidence in God’s promises results in obedience to His commands.”


The Power of the Tongue | James 3:1-12
“Your little tongue has great big power, so use it carefully, constructively, and consistently.”


What Wisdom Wears| James 3:13-18
“To tame the tongue requires Godly Wisdom; a destructive tongue is clear evidence of Worldly Wisdom, and therefore, a counterfeit faith.”



Winning the War Within (Part 1) | James 4:1-6
“The war with pride is seen externally, birthed internally, but won divinely.”


Winning the War Within (Part 2) | James 4:7-12
“In order to fight the war with pride, we must humbly submit to God and show compassion to others.”


Winning the War Within (Part 3) | James 4:13-17
“To fight pride and embrace humility, I will refer to God’s will, defer to God’s will, and prefer God’s will.”


Winning the War Within (Part 4) | James 5:1-6
“Much like how you use words (4:11–12) and how you plan (4:13–17), how you use money (5:1–6) reveals who you trust—proudly in riches or humbly in God?—and anything other than humble trust in God will ultimately leave you bankrupt.”


Pursuing Patience | James 5:7-12
“Patience is pursued best when the Lord’s return frames our perspective, for then and only then will all be settled by our Righteous Judge.”


Paul On the Coming of the Lord | 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
“The certainty of Lord’s return ‘comes along side’ God’s people and enables them to grieve with hope for those ‘asleep’ and live with purpose as those ‘awake’.”


The Power Of A Praying Church | James 5:12-18
“Our dependence on God is most consistently demonstrated when we pray, both in the good times and the bad times.”


Elijah On Prayer | James 5:13-18; 1 Kings 19-19

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