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A HOPE WORTH DYING FOR

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James 5:7-12
The gospel is worth dying for isn’t it? Jesus seemed to think it was when He walked this earth to the cross. Why is it that we have a hard time with this idea when it pertains to the Christian life? Suffering is a part of Christian life…….at some point in time each and every one of us will face some form of suffering in this life when it comes to the gospel. I sincerely don't say this to make you feel unhappy or sad; I say this because the Bible says so! Jesus said remember I have overcome the world “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 16:33. Peter said rejoice in your suffering “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding…

WHAT DOES YOUR MONEY SAY ABOUT YOU?

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James 5:1-6
“If money could talk”said one popular comedian “all it would say is goodbye” Isn't that the truth 9 times out of 10…….money comes in and leaves just as fast as it came in! The story of my life………the cycle of life for most people around the globe!   See how I said “most people, not all people” See…this wasn't necessarily so for some of the people that James was writing to. Something different was happening at the time of his letter…something that was distasteful to James and especially a Holy God who inspired him to pen the words found in chapter 5. See the opposite was happening to the statement above by the comedian. Money wasn't saying “goodbye” there where men who were using their wealth for selfish purposes and were persecuting the ones [labourers] who help them get it. We have seen throughout this letter of James a series of tests which validate or invalidate one’s claim to be a Christian! James presents another test to how we view money? We need to underst…

Jesus Christ is Everything

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What is Justification?

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WHO IS REALLY IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?

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James 4:13-17
The scriptures give many marks of a true Christian such as:
Love for GodRepentance of SinHumilityDevotion to God's GloryPrayer and supplicationJoy and peace in His Son aloneHope of our resurrectionLove for OthersSeparation from the WorldGrowing in His wisdomObedience But there is nothing that clearly summarizes the character of a Genuine Christian than the desire to do "The Will of God". David said “I delight to do your will, O my God; your Law is within my heart" Ps 40:8. David also said "teach me to do your will, for you are my God" Ps 143:10. Jesus spoke of the importance of doing the Father Will “And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, "Look, Your mother and Your brothers are outside seeking You." But He answered them, saying, "Who is My mother, or My brothers?"  And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will …