Listen! Taken for Granted

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-b5sgg-c68b07 James 5:1-6 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church "Throughout his letter, James has been drawing this distinction between rich and poor Christians, and in these verses we see his strongest indictment yet, of the rich. A few weeks ago, we saw how he pitted the kingdom of the world (ruled by money…Read more Listen! Taken for Granted

Listen! What You See and What You Get

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6n38j-c41343 James 2:14-26 "our message is that God came to earth, lived with us, died for us, and came back to life, in order to reconcile all things. Jesus died to save us from our sins, and our sins (and everybody else’s sins) have caused conflict and outright separation—between us and God, between us and…Read more Listen! What You See and What You Get

Listen! Picking Favorites

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ixp3w-c3286d James 2:1-13 The Kingdom of God looks upside-down to the kingdom outside it. In the Kingdom of God, it’s the poor who are the ones cherished by God, who are courted by Him, who are to be the leaders, who are to receive special honor, because when we don’t have money, we don’t have…Read more Listen! Picking Favorites

Listen! Watch Your Mouth

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-352kw-c2421c James 3:1-18 "The Word of God is what/Who actually creates. And when God made us in His image, He gifted us with speech, too, just like Him. Powerful speech, just like His. So now that we ourselves are marred with sin, words don’t become less powerful, but they are a strength that has been…Read more Listen! Watch Your Mouth

Listen! What to Do When God Is Talking

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ma8my-c15d77 James 1:1-18 "There’s pattern that James has built into these verses which we can see if we look closely, which we might describe like this: When thisseemingly bad thing happens, God will give you thisgood thing out of it if you’re “listening” with trust. This is more than “everything happens for a reason” philosophy.…Read more Listen! What to Do When God Is Talking