Teaching for Teachers | James 3:1

In his book, The Preaching Event, John Claypool wrote: Words make things happen. Words are like arrows or bullets being shot into a target. Words go out and do things. James also believed that words have power, thus, he addressed those who claimed to be teachers of the Bible. His words resonate even today. If you are a teacher, don’t miss this message. If you are not a teacher, keep listening – it just may change the way you hear

Cerebral Christianity : F-A-I-T-H | James 2:14-20

James asked the question: What use is it . . . if someone says he has faith, but he has no works? He continued with a second question: Can that faith save him? Let’s make the sense of it a little more clear: Can “that kind of faith” save him? Allow me to offer an even more accurate translation: That kind of faith can’t save him, can it? Perhaps, it’s a good idea to determine the kind of faith we have.

Nobody Likes Me – Everybody Hates Me – I Guess I’ll Eat Some Worms | Genesis 42:26-38

All these things are against me, Jacob cried out. Can you believe that such an assertion
could come from the lips of a person who supposedly trusted God? Yet, how often we
feel exactly as Jacob! He had become convinced that everything had worked counter
to his longings, when in fact, everything had happened directly in his favor. The same
is true for you. This ancient story rushes headlong into our lives and changes
everything. Don’t doubt it.

Real Religion | James 1:26-27

I have a distaste for the word religion. In fact, I object to the use of the term, especially when it comes to Christianity. Yet, James used the words religion and/or religious three times in two consecutive verses. Yikes! What do you think he meant? Is Christianity nothing more than a religion? Are you religious, and is being religious enough? I wonder. Do you?