If discipleship is about learning from Jesus how to live like Jesus, life on mission is learning to represent Jesus faithfully. It’s not easy to stay on mission, but it’s worth it and the stakes are high. James makes it clear: it’s about life and death! He encourages us to choose life! James challenges us to persevere through trials while giving insight regarding the temptations that will take us out! One leads to a crown. The other to death.