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James wrote a letter rich with wisdom on how we are to live. We’ll look at practical ways to apply this wisdom to our everyday lives.

Count It All Joy | October 14, 2018

Nick Jones
James 1:1-4

James shows us how to become a mature Christian. In James 1:1-4, we’ll look at how we can see joy in the midst of trials. Our view changes when we look from God’s perspective.

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Who Wants Some Wisdom? | October 21, 2018

Shawn Peterson
James 1:5-8

Like waves in the ocean, we battle being ruled by our circumstances. We can start to say NO to being ruled by our circumstances and say YES to receiving God’s wisdom as we deal with things in our lives. God will give us the wisdom we need when we ask, and He will give it generously!

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Two Trials with Money | October 28, 2018

Shawn Peterson
James 1:9-11

The Bible talks a lot about the trap of money so we can be leery of how we view it. Don’t look for your sense of joy in riches. True joy and happiness comes from the unseen; the spiritual side, not the material side.

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When Trials Become Temptations (And What To Do About It) | November 4, 2018

Jeremy Hart
James 1:12-18

Temptation always carries a bait that appeals to our natural desires. But, there’s a hook under the bait that can lead us into sin, pain, and ultimately death.

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How the Implanted Word Grows | November 11, 2018

Shawn Peterson
James 1:19-21

A prideful person is quick to speak, quick to anger, and does not want to listen. If you relate to people this way, you will also relate to God this way. you can have trouble receiving God’s Word because pride is getting in the way.

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How to be Blessed by the Bible | November 18, 2018

David North
James 1:22-25

To see true benefit from God’s Word, it’s not enough to just read our Bibles. As we read and meditate on His Word, we need to become doers of it.

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Favoritism is Anti-Gospel | November 25, 2018

Shawn Peterson
James 2:1-7

James cautions us against honoring people based on their wealth. We will have a better view of their heart if we learn to look past outward appearances and their social status here on earth.

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Are You Under the Law of Liberty? | December 30, 2018

Billy Brand
James 2:8-13

James speaks about partiality being against the Royal Law and the Law of Moses. He says that we should speak and act as those under the Law of Liberty. What are these laws, and which one are you under?

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True Faith is a Dynamic Faith | January 6, 2019

Nick Jones
James 2:14-26

James makes it clear that a true faith in Jesus must result in good works for His glory. A faith resulting in works is a dynamic faith.

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The Power of Words, Part 1 | January 13, 2019

Shawn Peterson
James 3:1-5

We’ll look at what James says about our tongue. Our heart, and the things that matter to God, are revealed by how we use our tongues. 

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The Power of Words, Part 2 | January 20, 2019

Shawn Peterson
James 3:6-12

Words don’t only reveal what’s in the heart, but words can also shape the heart. We can use our words to build up with love and speak truth into others.

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Worldly Wisdom vs. Godly Wisdom | January 27, 2019

Shawn Peterson
James 3:13-18

Wisdom is revealed through how we act. If you create discord and strife, you are acting with worldly wisdom. If you are peace-loving and gentle, you are acting with Godly wisdom.

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Civil War | February 3, 2019

Jeremy Hart
James 4:1-3

The book of James is all about practical faith. What does faith in Jesus look like when you interact with people? How will it look in your relationship with other believers?

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Humble Yourself | February 10, 2019

Shawn Peterson
James 4:4-10

The grace of God is bigger than all the things we can experience from this world. When we fully experience God, the things of this world grow strangely dim.

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