Speak to Spoil | James 4:11-12

James characterized his congregation with such terms as conflicts, quarrels, fights, anger, cursing, bitter jealousy, selfish ambition, disorder, and every evil thing. The admonition we might expect to require the least emphasis in the church is the shocking reprimand that arose as a primary theme of James’ preaching. Surely, today’s church is different. No way do we need such tough confrontation in century 21, or do we?

No Laughing Matter | James 4:9

Our culture violently wrestles to free itself from every vestige of guilt, not by means of forgiveness but by means of escape. Believe it or not, James had to address this very issue as do we. Perhaps, they and we had/have become like those described by psychiatrist M. Scott Peck as people of the lie

Your Life; God’s Fingerprints | James 4:5

It may be your life, but God’s fingerprints are all over it. He created each of us, then turned us loose with the incredible optimism that we would come back to Him. He is jealous for our love and devotion. He is jealous for us infinitely and intimately. He has been jealous for us from the moment of our birth to the moment we walked away in sin. Anyone who has packed a bag somewhere along the line and has been shacking-up in a distant land, so to speak, just leave whatever you packed and come-on back home.