Now and Then – James 5:7-12

One of the great Christian disciplines is the regular, mental rehearsal of the coming of the Lord, reminding ourselves of what will be then. Doing so focuses our minds and establishes our hearts for living in faithfulness to Christ now. The coming of the Lord is at hand. This is the reality that breeds patience […]

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Love and Money – James 5:1-6

The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, including the violation of love for God and others. Come now, let us consider the One who was rich beyond compare, yet became poor that we might become rich in God. Let us rid our hearts of the love of money by the […]

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When we gather together as a congregation, we are like the disciples sitting around the table with Jesus partaking of the bread and cup. We are sitting among sacred things. Here, among the sacred, we must not be profane by speaking evil against one another. May God give us eyes to see the realities of […]

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Humility Together – James 3:18-4:10

We all have idolatrous desires within us that can steal our joy and cause conflict. These desires and the conflict they cause prevent the church from having the gospel witness that it is called to. In order for us to live in peace with one another, we must adopt an attitude of humility. This posture […]

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