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 versesContinue 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 thatContinue 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 bodyContinue 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 aContinue reading “A Transformed Life of Faith & Service (James 2:14-26)”

Prayer of the Sincere Heart


Matthew 6:5-8 Jesus encouraged people not to pray like the hypocrites, or those who think themselves religous.  Some people pray for show, others pray hoping God will be pursuaded by constant chatter.  What God really wants is a conversation in sincerity.   When we pray worried about what others think, we are really doing itContinue reading “Prayer of the Sincere Heart”

A Person of Faithful Prayer


“Elijah was a man just like us… (James 5:17) That little bit of information must have come as quite a surprise to those who thought of Elijah as only second to Moses.  How dare James say that the average person of faith is just like such a great man of God.  Yet, James clearly statesContinue reading “A Person of Faithful Prayer”

Free to Come to The Father


“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus”  Hebrews 10:19 I think see our relationship with God like this: Imagine the president of the United States is in the oval office. The Secretary of State is setting in a high back chair across from him. InContinue reading “Free to Come to The Father”

The Life of a Follower: Living in Contentment and Paitence


James 5:7-11 The life of a follower is a life built on Patience and waiting.  Our entire life of faith is built on waiting for the promise of God’s return. Everything else we go through in life whether blessing or suffering is really nothing compared to the blessing of Christ, and what we will haveContinue reading “The Life of a Follower: Living in Contentment and Paitence”

Waiting Times in the Lord


  Lamentations 3:24-26 (NIV) 24  I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” 25  The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26  it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.     “Wait justContinue reading “Waiting Times in the Lord”