I hope everyone (and I do mean EVERYONE) who is not on the retreat this weekend will be able to join me Sunday morning for part 2 of “Epistle of Straw?”, our introduction to the Book of James.
This week we will be looking at the importance of avoiding the opposing errors of legalism and lawlessness.
On the one hand we have the ever present temptation to drift from salvation by faith alone into some hybrid of faith and human works that can never really save; while on the other hand we must avoid a salvation by faith that is not accompanied by the fruitful works that always follow genuine faith.
As Martin Luther so famously said, “Faith alone saves, but saving faith is never alone.”
I’m looking forward to a wonderful time in God’s Word.