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James: Stop preaching to yourself, do something

Preaching the Gospel to ourselves is something of a novelty.  Perhaps the traditional notion would be remembering the Gospel, reminding ourselves of its truths. Either way, it is a good exercise.  It is a necessary effort.  But it is not and end in itself. Reminding ourselves of the greatness of Christ and his salvation is […]

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Our words and God’s word: life and death. James 1:19-27

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers […]

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What does it look like to see with a Gospel timeline? James 1:12

 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him (Jam 1:12 ESV) The greatest suffering is prolonged suffering.  Most can face adversity for a short season. Months of chronic pain, or constant […]