Beginning Restoration (Acts 2:42-47)


Acts 2:42-47 https://youtu.be/JG6XGIQYuFQ I find it interesting that humanity has sought some semblance of utopia throughout history. Yet no society has ever came close to living it out. Sin always seems to get in and destroy the hope of the better hopes for life. I wanted to Pause to remind us that Jesus came to … Continue reading Beginning Restoration (Acts 2:42-47)

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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)

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)

Share The Blessings (James 5:1-6)


James 5: 1-6 I sat in my study listening to a man who was clearly upset and disturbed.  He was upset with his boss, because of unreasonable schedules, lack of raises, and generally feeling unappreciated.  He was looking for a new job. I will never forget his words, "That's the last time I will ever … Continue reading Share The Blessings (James 5:1-6)

Lay Your Plans Before God (James 4:13-17)


James 4:13-17 Do you lay your plans before the Lord? When ideas come into your heart do you pray about them or simply just jump in? There are times to jump in or take leaps of faith, but James reminds us to lay our plans before God. This wisdom comes down through time, right back … Continue reading Lay Your Plans Before God (James 4:13-17)

Living Wisdom in Our Lives (James 3:17-18)


James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.   How do I know God's direction? How do I know that the wisdom is from god? These … Continue reading Living Wisdom in Our Lives (James 3:17-18)

The Power of Words (James 3:1-12)


James 3:1-12 There is tremendous power in our words. We can with our word’s encourage others on to greater things, or in one quick thoughtless word we can destroy someone’s hopes and dreams. James warns about teaching and shows that we must become better judges of ourselves in this passage. Then he spends several verses … Continue reading The Power of Words (James 3:1-12)

Humbleness Over Perfection (James 3:2)


Jame 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. James 3:2 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/jas.3.2.NIV Christian Perfection is a term used to describe the idea of maturing in our walk or journey of faith. It's a term that … Continue reading Humbleness Over Perfection (James 3:2)

Serving Knowledge Responsibly (James 3:1-2)


James 3:1-2 (NIV) 1 Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body … Continue reading Serving Knowledge Responsibly (James 3:1-2)

A Transformed Life of Faith & Service (James 2:14-26)


James 2:14-26 Many Bible scholars have tried to turn James and Paul against one another, because Paul says in Romans 5:1-2 https://my.bible.com/bible/111/ROM.5.1-2 that we are “justified by faith”. Most try to push on the fact through much of Paul’s writing he was promoting the need of faith for salvation. James comes along and writes a … Continue reading A Transformed Life of Faith & Service (James 2:14-26)