Why Wait and Not Complain?

Be patient then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming.  See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.  You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.  Don't grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will … Continue reading Why Wait and Not Complain?

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it recieves the early and late rains.  You also, be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8 (English Standard Version) … Continue reading Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

God Knows Our Life Plan

Instead you ought to say, If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."  As it is, you boast in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil.  So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:15-17 Before truly understanding the Lord, … Continue reading God Knows Our Life Plan

What You Say Reflects Your Heart

But no human being can tame the tongue.  It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.  With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.  From the same mouth come blessing and cursing.  My brothers, these things ought not to be … Continue reading What You Say Reflects Your Heart

Faith Plus Works Equals True Walking In Christ

But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works."  Show me your faith apart from works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe- and shudder!  Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart … Continue reading Faith Plus Works Equals True Walking In Christ

   The Joy of Trials

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4 (English Standard Version) Whenever hard times come our way and we can't avoid … Continue reading    The Joy of Trials

James: Living Life in a God Honoring Way- The Prologue

Prologue: A pastor I heard speak once said to his congregation say that if you are going to start reading the Bible, the first books should be the Gospel of John and the Letter of James. His reason why James should be the one of the first is because one, the letter is short, and … Continue reading James: Living Life in a God Honoring Way- The Prologue