Monthly Archives: February 2019

James as “Wisdom Literature”

While our book of James is written in a letter form, there are no personal messages contained in it, for it is actually another literary form popular in the ancient world, a paracnesis or moral instruction. Proverbs in the Old Testament … Continue reading

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TLP Inspiration: 2/11/19

An Empowering Relationship Good Monday Morning from the Heartland Our relationship with Jesus Christ is an empowering relationship.  This relationship provides us with all that we need to walk with Him through this life, and no matter what may happen … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: February 10, 2019

Title: Love, Hate… and a New Beginning Text: 1 John 2:7-14 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet … Continue reading

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TLP Inspiration: 2/9/19

A Merciful Relationship Good Saturday Morning from the Heartland. Our relationship with Jesus Christ is a merciful one, in fact it is based upon mercy.  Jesus Himself saw to that by going to the cross so that our sins might … Continue reading

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Favoritism

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. … Continue reading

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Love is Active

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: February 7, 2019

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Do what it says!

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, … Continue reading

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Slow to Speak

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral … Continue reading

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The Trails of Life

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting … Continue reading

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