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DO NOT SLANDER

“Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in … more

SUBMIT TO THE LORD

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7 In July 2021, a cache of illegal fireworks seized in the Historic South-Central … more

STUPID QUARRELS

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?” – James 4:1. In one of the most bizarre conflicts of the 20th century, a dog … more

Rejoice in Deference to Jesus

Prayer:  Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God, and He will come near to you (James 4:7-8).  Help us, Lord Jesus, to be … more

SOWING PEACE

“Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” – James 3:18. Mariya Alabusheva-Brandt was a widow who lived in Mariupol, in the district of Stalino (today … more

AVOID ENVY

The youthful artist Raphael burst on the scene in Renaissance Italy in 1504 with an intricate style that was influenced by his predecessors Fra Bartolommeo, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. In 1508, at … more

WHO ARE THE WISE MEN?

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” – James 3:13. Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is an author … more

THE TONGUE IS A FIRE

“Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the … more

THE HIGHER STANDARD

“Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” – James 3:1. In 2004, a Berlin driving … more

Joy in Spiritual Heritage

Prayer:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17-18).  O God, the only true God, let Your name be magnified in all … more

PUT SOME ACTION INTO YOUR FAITH

“But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” – James 2:18. The leader of the Protestant … more

MERCY TRIUMPHS

“Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over … more

God’s Partiality

“Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and … more

GIVE UP YOUR PREJUDICES

“My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.” – James 2:1. In his book “Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and … more

Joy in Discernment

Prayer:  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2nd Timothy 2:15, NKJV). Lord, as Your children, we are … more

DO WHAT IT SAYS

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” – James 1:22. The Shenandoah Valley Campaign, conducted from February to June 1862 during the … more

PERSEVERE UNDER TRIAL

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12. In … more

DISPELLING DOUBTS

“But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” – James 1:6. Blaise Pascal was a … more

THE TESTING OF YOUR FAITH

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” – James 1:2-3. Clint Courtney … more

THE DANGER OF JEALOUSY

“For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, … more
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