I had so much fun this last week sharing my 7 Simple Essentials with you! This week we’ll talk verse-by-verse about James chapter 2 (it’s a good one) and I’ll share the names of the readers who will receive the gifts of encouragement (you have to wait until the end of the study — no cheating! ).
This week, there is a tiny but powerful word used: if. First, let’s make it clear that God’s love for us is not conditional. He gave an eternal gift willingly through the death and resurrection of Christ. However, it’s important to note that as believers, there is a link between love and obedience. Christ’s love for us drove Him to action. Love cannot exist without action.