Arrogant Attitudes of Self-Sufficiency

Arrogant Attitudes of Self-Sufficiency

  13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”- 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time … Read more

Humble Yourself

Humility

  James 4:6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ” God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and … Read more

More Grace, the Cure for Conflict

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6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ” God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your … Read more

The Cause of Conflict in the Church

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18 ESV — 1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, … Read more

Gentleness – James 3: 13-18

Memorial Day 2022 James 3

(Sound issue is resolved within a few minutes) 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is … Read more

The War Within

The War Within Oneself

The War Within    “But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth.” (James 3:14, ESV) The hardest struggle we have in this life is not with others, but within ourself.  Humility was not valued in Roman culture, Ambition was.* “What causes quarrels … Read more

Mother’s Day, may 2022

Wisdom

So, the audio seems to be from the wrong source. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:17-18 — 1 Likewise, wives, … Read more

Book of James p. 6

prejudice

February 27, 2022 Book of James James 2:1-13 James 2:1 James 2:2-4 Jesus never determined his affection, attention or his affirmation based on anyone’s wrapper. 4 Reasons Why Snobbery Continues If Unchecked  • Common • Excused • Deceptive • Minimized Truth: Snobbery/Favoritism is evil. Genuine faith causes you to first receive and later give God’s … Read more

Book of James. P4  Favoritism: The Sin of Snobbery

Book of James  Favoritism: The Sin of Snobbery What are some of your “favorites”?  Does the Bible indicate that there is a problem with having “favorite” people? Why do we find it difficult at times to accept “some” people? Favoritism – The practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the … Read more

Book of James p. 3. – Hearing AND Doing the Word of God

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Book of James Part 3. Hearing AND Doing the Word of God — James 1:19-27 Faith is tested by God to produce spiritual growth and maturity. James 1:1-12 Faith is tempted by our own desires, worldliness and Satan to produce broken relationships and bankruptcy of sin. — James 1:13-18 Faith is tested by our response … Read more

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