Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

James

A Good, Necessary, and Painful Work

JAMES 4:6 – But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” The well-known Christian blogger, Tim Challies, wrote concerning humility, “Of all the pursuits that come with the Christian life, is any more constant, any more consuming, and any more difficult than the pursuit of humility? Surely nothing cuts harder against the…

When Great Trials Come

JAMES 1:2-4 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. THEME OF THE DAY. WHEN GREAT TRIALS COME. We know them by personal experience. We know…

There Is No Excuse

JAMES 4:8 – Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. THEME OF THE DAY. THERE IS NO EXCUSE. You know the experience. We either read it in a book, heard it in a sermon or conversation, or saw it posted somewhere. This “it” is a quote or…