Monthly Archives: February 2019

Faith Without Action is Dead

Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. What good is it, my … Continue reading

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Poor in Circumstances, Rich in Faith

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored … Continue reading

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James and the Sermon on the Mount

The connection between James and the Sermon on the Mount is striking in that there are so many that James could almost be a commentary. Maybe it’s just me, but I think that another curious feature of this connection is … Continue reading

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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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