There is more to the Christian experience than just knowing the “how,” “why,” and “what.” There comes a time when knowledge must be converted into meaningful action. James leads us into the application portion of his discussion – how our knowledge about trials is transformed into action. Our response to trials deals with our attitudes, […]

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James’ prescription for times of difficulty, testing, and trials is seemingly simple: rejoice in the opportunity, realize God is at work, rely on perseverance to have its work of completing God’s plan, recognize that wisdom is not only needed but provided, and remember that you are God’s child with tremendous blessings no matter what else […]

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We agree with James’ assessment of life – it comes with trouble! We agree that God uses even difficulty to perfect us and show how powerfully present He is; but how do we hold on while patience is accomplishing its work? Is there any help available? James says there is! Help is not only available, but […]

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The book of James speaks specifically to matters of practical Christian living, where theology meets practicality. James plainly speaks to topics that are as relevant today as they were in the first century. This morning, we meet James, hear his evaluation of himself, and understand the basis for putting feet to our faith: a faithful and […]

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