Stars in a Dark World

My dear friends, you have always obeyed God when I was with you. It is even more important that you obey now while I am away from you. Keep on working to complete your salvation with fear and trembling, because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able...
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James – Trials, Maturity, and Wisdom

I recently taught a six week series on James to our youth group. I ended up learning so much from God while preparing for these lessons that I thought I would share them with you, plus maybe add a few more. But, before I get started, I want to tell you a little about...
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James – Favoritism

What is your favorite food, or your favorite color?  Do you have a favorite TV show or movie?  What is your favorite bible verse or what is your favorite story?  Do you have a best friend? My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not...
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I May Lose Everyone I Love Over This – Part 3

If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters-yes, even their own life-such a person cannot be my disciples. And whoever does not carry their cross and follower me cannot be my disciples. In the same way, those of...
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Under the Tree Linky Party #16

Under the Tree Linky Party #16

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God,  did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;  rather, he made himself nothing  by taking the very nature of a servant, ... read more
Tearing Him Down

Tearing Him Down

My husband is pretty great.  I don’t say that to brag or to put your spouse down, I say it because it’s true.  Even on days when I know I look my worst, he tells me how beautiful I am. When I have had a tough day at work, I will come home to dinner and... read more
The Sky is Falling

The Sky is Falling

Why are we, Christians, pessimistic about what is going on in the world? Why do we not trust that God has this under control? Why don’t we have faith that our God is bigger than all this? In Numbers 13, the Isealites didn’t trust that God could defeat the... read more
James – Taming Your Tongue

James – Taming Your Tongue

We talk a lot, some more than others.  Men speak about 7,000 words per day and women speak upwards of 20,000 words per day.  All the words we speak give us a multitude of opportunities to bless or curse people, to praise or dishonor God and those around us, to shine... read more