Monthly Archives: September 2015

Photo of the Week: September 30, 2015

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An Introduction to Jude

Jude is a strange little letter, nestled between 3 John and Revelation. It is seldom quoted, and sermons and studies of it are rarer still. It could be that it is neglected because of its size, only 25 verses, or … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on James

Old Testament Israel lived under the Law of Moses, very much a transactional system of law, violations, punishment and atonement. The great priority of that system was found in avoiding violations to curry God’s favor. Sacrifices were carried out continually … Continue reading

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Summing Up

There are some misconceptions surrounding this book, and maybe that is why many modern-day teachers avoid it. Can Jesus be found in James? Well, let’s see… didn’t I write a “Bonus Post” on its connection with the Sermon on the Mount? Remember … Continue reading

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James Closes His Letter

James 5:13-20 In concluding his letter, James speaks on prayer in the only passage in his letter that doesn’t have a direct parallel in the Sermon on the Mount. Actually, this is one of the strongest statements concerning the power … Continue reading

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“Above all”

James 5:7-12 This passage opens with the words, “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters…” (James 5:7a) and to really lock our understanding of it up, we should look at the word “then.” The Greek word here is oun which means “then, therefore, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: September 23, 2015

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Surrounded by His Glory

Another week begins: O what fun! Consider the opportunities to share our faith, and the opportunities to show the example of Christ’s love to those around us.  Consider the chance we’ll have to bring Christ to others, and to walk … Continue reading

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The Love of… Stuff

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and … Continue reading

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Priorities

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? … Continue reading

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