January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Have you sinned yet this year? How far did you make it past midnight before you said, did, or thought something that broke God’s Law or fell short of His perfect standard?

I couldn’t make it through one day without sinning. I couldn’t even make it through...

November 12, 2018

I don’t tend to put people up on pedestals, but there is a group that is very special to me, and that is our veterans!  They are my heroes!

Some were called to make the ultimate sacrifice, and lay down their lives in battle.  Others did not lose their lives, but th...

September 20, 2018

Where did the summer go?  On June 1, we began A Journey in James called Faith in Action!  We were looking forward to a nice long summer, and a long series taking 108 days to cover the 108 verses of James.  And now they are both done – the summer, and the seri...

September 16, 2018

At the very end of his letter, James shows appreciation for a Christian who brings back a brother or sister who has wandered from the truth…

let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sin...

September 15, 2018

We have two more verses in the book of James.  They go together, so I will reserve most of my commentary for the finale tomorrow.  In the meantime, let’s look at the second-last verse of James…

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and s...

September 14, 2018

James has been writing about the power of prayer in the Church.  Yesterday he mentioned Elijah, who prayed that it wouldn’t rain, and it didn’t rain for three and a half years…

Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.  (James 5:17)...

September 13, 2018

James has been writing about the power of prayer in the Church…

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.  (James 5:17)

We have all prayed for the rain t...

September 12, 2018

James has been writing about the importance of prayer in the Church…

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.  (James 5:16)

I explained yesterday...

September 11, 2018

In yesterday’s verse, James invited those who were sick to call for the elders of the church, to be prayed over and anointed with oil…

And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.  And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiv...

September 10, 2018

In yesterday’s verse, James called God’s People to prayer and praise.  Today, he reminds us of the importance of prayer partners, especially in times of illness…

Is anyone among you sick?  Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anoin...

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