Are You Being Called to Change?


Most people don't love to change. We get comfortable no matter how bad things may seem.

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7a) Live a Worthy Life, One that Promotes Unity & Peace.(4:1-6)


What is Worthiness?  How can our lives be lived with worth?  How can Living such a life effect Unity within the Church?   All Believers are Called in Christ to a Live a New Life (v. 1-2) What does it mean to live a worthy life?  What makes something worthy? Merriam-Webster defines Worthy as Having … Continue reading 7a) Live a Worthy Life, One that Promotes Unity & Peace.(4:1-6)

All Believers Have Power in Prayer (James 5:13-20)


James 5:13-20   Many people call the pastor to pray for every concern on their hearts, and we are to call on the elders when it's serious.  However, I have heard a pastor say that he was in a church where the bowling team called him and asked why he hadn't come to pray for … Continue reading All Believers Have Power in Prayer (James 5:13-20)

Share Your Prayer’s & Concerns (James 5:13-20)


James 5:13-20 I have been in ministry for over twenty years, and I can honestly say no one,  even some of the toughest non-believing people I've known, have ever said no to prayer when I offer it.  However, I have seen many people go through situations, sickness, dangerous surgeries, and facing life threatening disease, and … Continue reading Share Your Prayer’s & Concerns (James 5:13-20)

Living Freely in Honesty (James 5:12)


James 5:12 (NIV)   Above all, my brothers, do not swear--not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your "Yes" be yes, and your "No," no, or you will be condemned.   Honesty is the best policy, that's what the old saying says.  James is also giving wisdom that is very old, as … Continue reading Living Freely in Honesty (James 5:12)

Patient Trust in Life’s Stress (James 5:7-11)


James 5:7-11   I appreciate James' words in this passage about being patient.  I think we all need the reminder to be patient from time to time.  James uses the example of farmers, and I snicker.  I once had a farmer tell me, "We farmers only work about six weeks a year.  three weeks of … Continue reading Patient Trust in Life’s Stress (James 5:7-11)