Archive for December 2014

PRAYER IS LIKE OXYGEN FOR THE SOUL – JAMES 5:13-20

Dear Friends, “If we follow the general rule that a person can survive forty days without food, four days without water, but only four minutes without oxygen, then we might

LIVING EACH DAY FOR THAT “DAY” – THE COMING OF THE LORD – JAMES 5:1-11

Dear Friends, If we don’t do the spiritual math by factoring in eternal blessings for obedience to our Lord in this brief life then costly, faithful obedience can be very

HOPING AND PLANNING WITH WISDOM AND HUMILITY – JAMES 4:6-17

Dear Friends, “I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year, ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he replied,

SPIRITUAL ADULTERY – LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES – JAMES 4:1-5

Dear Friends,                                                                            “What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are

THE MOUTH SPEAKS OUT OF THAT WHICH FILLS THE HEART – JAMES 3:1-18

Dear Friends,                                                            “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone

IT IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE – A FAITH THAT WORKS – JAMES 2:14-26

Dear Friends,                                                           “What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister

PRE-JUDGING IS THE OPPOSITE OF THE GOSPEL OF GRACE AND MERCY JAMES 2:1-13

Dear Friends,                                                           “My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. 2 For if a man comes into your assembly

RECEIVE GOD’S WORD WITH HUMILITY AND OBEY GOD’S WORD FOR BLESSINGS – JAMES 1:19-27

Dear Friends,                                                           “This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve

The Anatomy of Sin – James 1:13-18

Dear Friends,                                                           “When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” (i.e., to sin); For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; (God tests

PAUL’S HEART, PAUL’S VISION, PAUL’S CO-LABORERS – ROMANS 15:14-16:27

In this closing section of the book of Romans we get to see Paul’s heart, Paul’s vision, Paul’s co-laborers and his tireless work for our Savior. “And concerning you, my

UNITED BY LOVE FOR OUR SAVIOR – ROMANS 14:1-15:13 – PART III

“Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. 2 Each of us is to please his neighbor for his

“Real gold is not afraid of the fire.” James 1:1-12

Dear Friends,                                                           “Faith without works cannot be called faith. It is dead, and a dead faith is worse than no faith at all. Faith must work; it must produce; it