Posts with the tag “james”
by Audrey Rogers on November 5th, 2020
James 5:16Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. We are not naturally inclined to do anything of the sort. If we listen to our flesh, we’ll duck and weave. If we abide by our instinct, we’ll run and hide. It’s just the way we are. To reveal our faults to one another? No thank you. But to become a true community, this is a glitch we’ll need to overcome. N...
by Audrey Rogers on November 4th, 2020
James 4:15Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will love and do this or that.” Sometimes people can boast about their good intentions. “Nothing can tear me from this job.”“I will always be a part of this church.”“I will never…”“I will always…”“Yada, yada, yada” Wouldn’t it be better to preface such comments with “If the Lord wills”? And if it happens, then it happens. But why do we fee...
by Audrey Rogers on November 3rd, 2020
James 3:5How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! In the fall of 2017, a 15-year-old boy was lighting some firecrackers and accidently sparked a wildfire that destroyed 50,000 acres along the Columbia River Gorge. It burned for more than three months before it was fully contained. And, more than six months later, the fires were still found to be smoldering. Such a small cause produce...
by Audrey Rogers on November 2nd, 2020
James 2:5Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? A few years ago, I was able to take a short-term mission trip to the nation of Haiti, one of the poorest countries of the world. But I’ll tell ya right now, they are some of the richest people of faith. I arrived thinking I was there to help. But I ...
by Audrey Rogers on October 30th, 2020
James 1:5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. No reproach. No condescension. Generosity in the extreme. That’s what it’s like doing business with God. You need the goods? He will deliver. Free of charge. Pallets upon pallets of wisdom dropped in your front yard. Do you need more? He’s got another shipping container. He...
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