Category Archives: James

Prayer: Why do you ask?

Today James confronts Christians who don’t pray, and then when they do ask God for things, they ask with the wrong motives. They’re self-serving. This is the help me win the lottery prayer. Good luck with that. Want to receive? … Continue reading

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Pray: All Times All Things

The message of the Bible regarding prayer is to pray at all times for all things. In trouble? Pray. Happy? Praise. Sick? Call elders to pray over you. The expression of our hearts to God regarding our circumstances is essential … Continue reading

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New Year Perseverance

How will you prepare for the trials of the upcoming year?  Are you investing in your spiritual health and readying yourself for the testing which is coming? Juve the lifeguard reminds us that preparation for our mission includes developing perseverance … Continue reading

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To Whom It Is Due?

God’s call is for you and me to help those whom he lays on our hearts. And pity the fool who decides he knows better than God who is due our goodness today. In fact, James informs us that if … Continue reading

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Arrogant Generation

A friend of mine called me arrogant yesterday.  And she called you arrogant too.  You see, we have an idea that we are the masters of our fates, the captains of our destinies, or simply that nothing bad is going … Continue reading

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Bringing Back Wanderers

The last thing that James has to offer in his letter to the churches is instruction on those who wander.  Oh, not those who wander… it’s when we wander.  James appears to know us, doesn’t he?  And he clarifies that … Continue reading

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Something to Pray About

I keep pretty regular sleeping hours.  This means getting up early even on weekends, and hitting the hay at 10:30 every night.  The other night I laid in bed and watched the clock creep closer and closer to 11.  Finally … Continue reading

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