Cary Cox, from Jude 24-25. Jude closes his letter with a glorious doxology – an outburst of God-centered praise! Jude knew that the hope of the church is not in our ability to keep his instructions or get rid of false teachers. No, the hope of the church is in HIM, who is able to keep us from stumbling!
Cary Cox, from James 1:19-21. Nothing is more important than hearing the word of God. Faith comes by hearing, and God’s word saves our souls. James calls us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. We look at the Christian’s commitment to hearing God word, and to loving others by listening to them.