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July 25 – Jesus, Jesus How I Trust Him

Genesis 2-3

The Old Testament has an overarching purpose – to tell us about Christ. It tells us who He is directly through the prophets. Through God’s redeeming history with people like us we discover who He must be to us .

July 18 – Don’t Give Up on One Another

Scripture: James 5:19-20

When we think about investing ourselves in a struggling Christian’s life, do we ever pause and wonder if it is worth it?  Are we tempted to give up on one another? Are we ever tempted to give up on the body of Christ? We need to think deeply about refusing to give up.

July 11 – Using Our Words Well By Praying

Scripture(s): James 5:13-18

In the area of prayer, living out our faith is pretty straightforward. Talking about prayer is not faith.  Reading books on prayer is not faith.  What will show that we believe in the power of prayer?  Praying.

July 4 – The Importance of Words

Scripture(s): James 5:12

Our words are very important to God.  He says in Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” Even words we don’t necessarily mean matter. This means that we better use our words carefully.

June 27 – Good Words for Hard Times

Scripture: James 5:7-11

The world paints two pictures of how we are to think of life. In our advertisements it presents a life of bliss  that comes from buying that next great thing. In our philosophical rhetoric the world presents a life of warfare in which you are either a guilty oppressor or a suffering victim. I want to know, are those really our only choices: live in bliss or horrendous warfare? It’s no wonder so many live discouraged and defeated lives. God offers a different view of the ups and downs of life that leads us to truly understand life and His work in it.

June 20 – Guest Speaker Warren Jernstad

June 13 – What’s The Big Deal about Stuff?

Scripture: James 5:1-6

When we think about investments, the most important principle is trust.  The only reason people make a financial investment in a company is they trust that the company will be worth their investment.  As believers in Christ, we must ask the same question.  Is what we trust worth that trust?

June 6 – Leave God Out OR Bring Him In?

Scripture(s): James 4:13-17

It is not always easy to separate planning for the future from leaving God out of our plans. They look so similar. In James 4, God gives us the direction we need to stop leaving God out of our lives.

May 30 – Judging Others

Scripture(s): James 4:11-12

Judging people is not about declaring an action good or evil. It isn’t even about confronting sin. Judging people happens when we declare by direct statement or how we treat a person that they (not their action) are evil and thus unacceptable. When we treat someone as ‘unclean’ because of something they have done we are judging them.  God has not only told us not to do this, but He also tells us why.

May 23 – Submission as the Way to God’s Wisdom

Scripture: James 4:4-10

Satan so tempts us to embrace a faith (and a life) that is a poor substitute for real faith or real life. Knowing this, how do we get to where God truly wants us? The answer James gives is not popular today. The answer is submission.

May 16 – When the Conflict is Us

Scripture(s): James 3:13-18

James makes immediate application to the truth that we must honestly pursue the wisdom of God. When we struggle with others we are tempted to think that the source of the conflict is the problem in front of us. Sometimes we blame the other person completely. Yet, God points out that the source of our conflicts can be inside us!

May 9 – The Incredible Value of Women

Scripture(s): 2 Timothy 1:1-5 (Acts 16:1-3); Ruth; Hannah; Jehoshaba

I know of no group that judges themselves harsher than women. I know very few women who act proud. I know of no women who believe they never make mistakes. I know many women who doubt their worth. Yet the Bible is full of examples of women who have made profound contributions into the lives of others.

May 2 – Counterfeit Wisdom Just Doesn’t Work

Scripture(s): James 3:13-18

When we talk about living for God we need to address the fact that we can short-circuit discipleship in our life.  We short-circuit discipleship when we put God’s activity into our lives but not His thoughts.  We need to think His thoughts after Him. This caring about God’s opinion is the beginning of wisdom.

April 25 – Solving the Tongue Problem

Scripture(s): James 3:6-12

The Proverbs say that the wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. How do we do that? We do it by claiming we believe one thing and then regularly doing the opposite. We see this most often in how we use our words.

April 18 – Value What God Values

Scripture(s): James 3:1-5

Matthew 12:35  “The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. 36  “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

April 11 – As Good as Promised (part 2)

Scripture(s): John 20:1-28

The resurrection is the pivotal event of the gospel of Jesus. In it we can see the approval of God upon the sacrifice of His Son. It the resurrection we also see a profound power that calls us to respond.

April 4 – As Good as Promised (part 1)

John 20:1-28

The resurrection is the pivotal event of the gospel of Jesus. In it we can see the approval of God upon the sacrifice of His Son. In the resurrection we also see a profound power that calls us to respond.

March 28 – The Cross, God’s Love Proclaimed

Scripture(s): Romans 5:6-11

We struggle with value. We struggle with valuing ourselves. We struggle with truly valuing others. God doesn’t.

March 21 – The Necessary Proof of Faith

Scripture(s): James 2:14-26

To some, faith is an enigma or an untouchable substance like air. The Scriptures, however, declare that Christian faith can be seen touched and felt. In other words, if you have faith, it should be obvious.

March 14 – What Sin Attacks

Scripture: James 2:8-13

When we talk about solutions to specific sins, it is easy to be overwhelmed by sin after sin.  However, understanding our sin problem as a whole gives us wisdom in dealing with each individual sin.

March 7 – Living in Grace (A Warning)

Scripture(s): James 2:1-7

Everyone wants the blessing of God.  However, there is a right way and a wrong way to seek that blessing.  James identifies a common shortcut that we can be tempted by.  He then challenges us to a better way.

February 28 – Real Christians Prepare their Hearts

Scripture(s): James 1:19-27

In our lives we must make sure that we are truly ready to receive the blessing of God.  That preparation is not by making our houses and barns bigger to hold the stuff.  The preparation is not by planning what we will do with the blessings when they come.  The preparation we need is to make the heart ready to be used by God.

February 21 – Spoiled Pleasure

Scripture(s): James 1:12-18

Is our problem that we seek to be happy, or is our problem that we settle for happiness that will not last?  Even though these verses  continue to talk about struggles, it is these truths which will truly prepare us to also seek real blessings.

February 14 – A For Attitude

Scripture(s): James 1:9-12

Understanding life and its struggles is more that just putting facts together.  We have to interpret those facts. Where does that interpretation happen? That interpretation happens in the crucible of our attitude.

February 7 – Struggling for the Good

Scripture(s): James 1:1-8

Trials are anything which call to us to depend on Jesus to be our true joy rather than a substitute to push back our fears or helplessness. Trials are anything which sand off our self-centered sins and make us more like Jesus.  Trials are anything that demand for us to respond in faith in order for our response to please Jesus. Quite a pickle, aren’t they?! The only way to know if we will walk in faith is to walk through them.

January 31 – Faith Should Change Us

Scripture(s): James2:14-17

Enjoy this overview of James as we begin our new study of the book of James -Faith in Action!

January 24 – A Primer to Understand the Scripture (part 2 of 2)

Scripture(s): 2 Timothy 2:14-17a

January 17 – A Primer to Understand the Scripture (part 1 of 2)

Scripture(s): 2 Timothy 2:14-17a

The Bible declares to us that all Scripture is inspired by God. This means that the whole Bible gives us what we need to become like Jesus.  Each part of the Bible is a different tool for our growth. Do we know what each tool is good for?

January 10 – What Have We Learned in 2020?

The truths we have seen this year in Scripture are the ones that we need in the crucible of life. They aren’t unusual truths. They are just essential ones.

January 3 – The Christian’s Walk

Scripture(s): 1 Thessalonians 4

Have you ever heard of the Christian walk? This walk is how the Bible describes the commitment of the Christian life. Our special guest, Warren Jernstad shares with us an overview of our Christian walk and the significant choices we make.

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