Are you Blessed?


 Psalm 1 to 4 “Blessed Men and Women” God blessed Job; “a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and turns away from evil.” James references Job “Think of how we regard as blessed those who have endured. You have heard of Job’s endurance…” [James 5] Now, as we leave Job behind and move […]

The Most Unruly Member!


The Most Unruly Member – James 3 This week we will be celebrating July 4th with all of its hoopla and yes, fireworks. Our tongues, James says, are like those fireworks. They erupt with power and noise yet leave a residue that is unbecoming.  Our author James is comparing our tongue to the power of […]

Mo Matter What, Who, When, Why, How or Where…God Can Be Trusted!


“No Matter What, Who, When, Why, Where, How…” Are you are a believer in Christ? Then you need to read and reread the book of Job because you need to know the God you serve and His and your adversary. This is not just a well I will but it is a book that YOU MUST […]

James 2 “WWJD?”


Have you ever encountered someone who said: “You are a hypocrite and churches are filled with hypocrites—that is why I do not go there.” That word hypocrite conjures up and inflame emotions. As we hear that we are hypocrites we must stop and ask: How did they come to that conclusion and is their conclusion […]

Continuing Through Acts: Chapter 12


“Do You Believe in Prayer or Not?” King Herod, of Herod fame, inflicts harm on the early church to please the Jews. But, God is at work both in and behind the scenes as we read this chapter and see the fulfillment of the words of Jesus “Upon this rock I will build “MY” church […]

From the Inside Out


Continuing on our journey to the cross we stop today on top of a mountain and learn a valuable lesson in transforming power. In this account, the scribe Mark records Peter’s recollection of this amazing story of Jesus’ Transfiguration. Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John and is supernaturally metamorphosed from his humanity to […]

Acts 15 “Sharks, Woodpeckers, and Ants”


The animal kingdom teaches us much about behaviors, how we (animals and humans) act and react to conflict which is inevitable due to the fallen sin nature. Some of these behavior might be found lurking in our church body. For example; meet the shark- alias the dictator…do it my way or you will be my […]