Category: Book of James

Living Life

It doesn’t take much to impress God.  You don’t need a big house, fancy car, or an enormous bank account.  In fact, you’re far more likely to impress God without those things.  Those who get by with very little have a special place in…

Look in the Mirror

The time for complacency is over.  Jesus is standing at the door.  We need to take a look in the mirror and make sure we’re ready for His return. Here in America, many have been blessed with great abundance.  Wealth is a double edged…

Waiting

Does it really matter how much we achieve in this life?  In the grand scheme of things, in all eternity, this life is only a tiny moment.  As long as we stay on the road God has placed before us, we should be traveling…

One Judge

God is the ultimate authority.  The Bible provides us with a clear understanding of God’s standards but in the final analysis, each individual stands before God uniquely.  Only God knows the details of what is going on inside the heart of anyone.  What may…

Peace and Joy

Many of the things we want are things we don’t need.  The devil who is in control of this world (1 John 5:19) has so manipulated us we are in constant search of “things” to make our life complete.  It may be nicer clothes,…

The Road to Success

What is it you want from life?  Do you want to have the biggest and the best of everything? From a worldly perspective, being on top seems like the best place to be.  Crushing the competition and amassing a great personal fortune is an…

Your Words are Like Fire 

The third chapter of the book of James has a lot to say about your words and how dangerous they can be. If we allow our words to come out of our mouth unchecked, serious damage may follow.  Emotions fueled by the devil often…

Salvation is a Gift from God

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) When you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you are…

Who is Most Worthy?

It’s easy to judge someone’s worth based on appearance.  We do it all the time.  When we need someone’s help in a group of unfamiliar people, we look around and make a judgment based on appearance as to who might be most capable.  Often…

Take Control

A moment of anger can destroy your life.  Acting impulsively on your emotions is a recipe for disaster.  How often have you heard of one wrong decision leading to total destruction?  Drunk driving, unprotected sex, cheating on your taxes, taking on a huge debt,…

Perseverance

If you’re trying to get in top physical condition, you’re going to need to work hard and endure some pain.  Getting in shape requires you push your body to its limits and beyond. If you’ve been through this process before, you know all too…