If You’re Hurting, Christmas Is For You

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 A holiday such as Christmas can be particularly difficult following a deep loss, heavy grief, stinging disappointment, or season of struggle. There are gifts to purchase and wrap, parties to attend, cards to mail, … Continue reading If You’re Hurting, Christmas Is For You

Three Ways To Grow In Contentment In A Disappointing World

Do you want great wealth? 1 Timothy tells us great wealth doesn't come from adding more money or material possessions to our lives, but in living for God and being content. As Christians, I think we understand the call to live godly lives, even if we struggle to do so consistently, but contentment seems to … Continue reading Three Ways To Grow In Contentment In A Disappointing World

Faith And Favoritism Cannot Coexist: James 2:1-13

My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, and another comes in who is poor and dressed in dirty clothes. If you give special attention … Continue reading Faith And Favoritism Cannot Coexist: James 2:1-13

Quick To Listen And Quick To Obey: James 1:19-27

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has … Continue reading Quick To Listen And Quick To Obey: James 1:19-27