Payday is Coming James 5:1 – 6

James wants his readers to remember that God operates on a different time schedule than they, and it is different from the one you or I carry, too! For the people of James’ day – and for you and I today – patience is needed when we are mistreated and

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Planning Your Future James 4:13 – 17

James addresses those that were living out their everyday life claiming to be submitted to God, yet not showing any sign of that submission in their daily walk. Even the way they looked forward to the future needed to be submitted to God. A properly submitted life will properly plan

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Who Are You? James 4:11 – 12

When we are not properly submitted to God, we are tempted to use our tongues to jealously, selfishly, brutally treat others. James wants his audience to remember who they are as followers of Christ and respond accordingly. Let’s answer that question that James asks: Who are you?

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Getting Close to God James 4:7 – 10

James continues to discuss practical matters with hisĀ audience. He turns to the matter of how they live out their relationship to God. In the discussion, he gives them 10 pointed commands that require immediate action. To use the driving analogy, he sets up 10 road signs along the way of

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The Wrong Friends James 4:4 – 6

Every person who has ever lived – with the possible exception of Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel – have heard their parents admonish them about the choice of their friends. It is always an important issue. In the first century, James addresses the issue of friendship with his audience in

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The Wrong Battle James 4:1 – 3

The Christian life is a battlefield, not a recreation room. For too many believers, the recreation room mentality is firmly embedded. When believers finally realize there is a battle to be fought, they often display confusion and instead of fighting the real enemies they turn on one another. James addresses

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Wise or Otherwise James 3:13 – 18

The Christian life is more than a game. James instructs his audience in the proper use of their tongue to speak life into the lives of others. If we are going to do that successfully, we need to have REAL wisdom and not fabricated sayings. This morning, James instructs us

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Speak Life! James 3:1 – 12

Knowing that words are such a powerful influence in life, James urges his audience to put them to good use. Today, we hear James plead with us to allow our words to speak life to others. If you and I would use our speech to positively influence others, we must

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Prove It! James 2:18 – 26

There is an elegance in taking known information and discovering the truth about the unknown. James does that for us as we consider his words. He takes what we know to be true about faith and works, and leads us to discover the unknown – how they relate to one

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Stop Talking! James 2:14 – 17

One of the joys of life is the ability to communicate with others. It is a delight to speak, to listen, to share, and to tell all the details of life with one who is interested in what is being said. There comes a point in every conversation when action

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