This week we begin a new series of messages that will take us through the book of James. Many have called James the “proverbs” of the New Testament. The wisdom it calls us to is the testing of our faith. There are many counterfeits in the world. The most dangerous counterfeits are false faiths religions and philosophies that deceive people into believing that they are in God’s favor. But, in reality the ideas that they have been following have led them away from Jesus and a faith that works. This weeks message will focus on the first chapter where we are called to understand that the testing of our faith actually purifies our faith and can prove to us whether it is genuine or counterfeit.