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Saying What You Mean, Meaning What You Say

Saying What You Mean, Meaning What You Say

“Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “yes” mean ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ mean ‘no,’ so that you won’t fall under judgment”- James 5:12 I was about 10 when my dad handed me a large spoon, piled high with all of my least... continue reading


You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

“Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name as an example of suffering and patience. 11 See, we count as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance and have seen the outcome that the Lord brought about—the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” – James 5:10-11 Earlier this week,... continue reading


Enduring Trials with Patience

Enduring Trials with Patience

“You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9 Brothers and sisters, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!” – James 5:8-9 Yesterday we saw how James called the church to be patient in light of the Lord’s coming. In... continue reading


God Hears the Oppressed

God Hears the Oppressed

“Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who mowed your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.” – James 5:4 “Therefore, brothers and sisters, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it... continue reading


Bad Priorities Harm Good People

Bad Priorities Harm Good People

“Look! The pay that you withheld from the workers who mowed your fields cries out, and the outcry of the harvesters has reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts.You have lived luxuriously on the earth and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned, you have... continue reading


Bad Priorities Don’t Pay in the End

Bad Priorities Don’t Pay in the End

“Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.” – James 5:... continue reading