This psalm highlights the hope that is found in God. This psalm needs to be more than just a melody on our lips, it must be the symphony of our soul. Life does hurt; suffering does occur; trials are difficult to bear – but THERE IS HOPE, and that hope is only found in God.
This week marks our church anniversary – 61 years since the first service was held by our church family. During that time we have seen God do many incredible and wonderful works. Included in those works are times of difficulty and suffering. Why would God allow those whom He loves to suffer? Our guest speaker, Jim […]
David the king looks back at what has been true, looks around at what is presently occurring, and then looks forward with confidence because of what he has seen to be true. We would do well to follow his example, so we will notice what he notices!
In times of difficulty, what do YOU say? David gives instruction out of the depths of his emotions. David is grieving at the time this psalm is written. In the midst of grief and sorrow, he teaches us how to properly speak and how to properly frame what we say.
Because James is focusing on the importance of patience, he desires to show how vital it is in every area of life. Even the way we speak is affected. The words we use and the topics we discuss are to be laced with patience and perseverance. James gives his readers instruction on their speech, both […]
We cannot focus on one single experience or on one solitary day to determine the success of our life. It takes time coupled with faithful and consistent efforts to prove the validity of the Christian life. James continues discussing the topic of patience by sharing 3 keys to successful Christian living.
In New York City, the watchword has become “If you see something, say something” to deal with threats to safety and personal well-being. In the Old Testament, a group of men with nothing to lose decide to take an incredibly daring opportunity – and realti that what they find is too good to keep to themselves. […]
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 advantage is taken of us. […]
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 for the future in every […]
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?