Spiritual vs Carnal Wisdom

A Study of the Letter of James


  1. Stop Blaming God

  2. Love and Good Deeds

  3. Faith Righteousness vs Works Righteousness

  4. Taming the Tongue

  5. Two Kinds of Wisdom

Does James teach salvation by works? Does he contradict Paul’s teaching that we’re saved by grace and not works? How should we understand this seeming contradiction and how do we apply each teaching in our lives?

What James and Paul call temptations are often attributed to God’s “mysterious will” in our lives; things like job loss, sick children, broken relationships, pets dying, etc… Yet James clearly says DON’T SAY IT’S FROM GOD.

How should we understand matters like persecution, trials, and temptations in light of James’ teachings? In this series I want to clear up any confusion. I will help you understand the perspective of each writer by showing which kind of wisdom each writer is using.

Clint Byars Forward Ministries

Clint Byars
Forward Ministries

Did these sermons bless you? I hope you heard something you can apply to your life right away. I pray you were inspired to trust God. I pray you were moved to open your heart and mind to Hs spirit in a way that roots you deeper in your New Creation identity. I pray that these messages inspired grace within you to experience lasting transformation as you continue to follow Jesus in wisdom and in truth!

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