Plugging into the Power Source

What is real power?  How do we plug into it? We serve the One who parted the Red Sea, stopped the sun in the sky, made the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear.   John 14:12 “Itell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I […]

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“Patience: But I Hate Waiting”

A faith that works takes time.  A faith that works is a process.  Developing character that can go forward is not done overnight; it is a journey. Patience is so important that James gives us three illustrations of when patience is needed. When Circumstances are Uncontrollable – James 5:7-8 When People are Unchangeable – James […]

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How to End Arguing-Week 7

Last week, when speaking on words, James tells us that we are to be peace loving and produce the fruit of righteousness.  This week we will look at how arguing can derail that.   “What causes fights and quarrels among you?  Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?  You want something but […]

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Thorns of Strength

Our Guest Speaker today is Gene Miller 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given […]

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Faith that Works: Taming the Tongue

There is power in words.  More than we realize at times. The tongue can do so much damage that James equates it to a fire.  With words, we can burn down our marriage; we can burn down our job; we can we can burn down our children; we can burn down the church. Words can […]

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A Faith that Works – Faith and Works?

Walking with the Lord is a step of faith.  The question: do we have action that backs up our faith? James is showing us how to have “A Faith that Works.”  Each week he seems to have a measuring stick to see how we are doing. If we have faith it will be tested. Do […]

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A Faith that Works

Do I Show Favoritism – Am I Partial?   There is no getting around it-we have favorites.   There is a big difference between favoring and showing partiality or favoritism.  Favoritism or partiality isn’t about likes or dislikes.  It is about making a value judgement on how you relate to and treat another person based […]

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