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Archives for June 2016

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Under one condition

An awareness of our own sin moderates our response to sin in the lives of others....

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The Who Question

All of our hopes hang on Jesus being not only just but also forgiving....

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Surprised by Jesus

As we step forward into the next year, we know that Jesus will surprise us....

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Communal examination

The person who hasn’t practiced self-examination will struggle to experience self-control....

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Going forward

Tomorrow will be Yesterday before we know it....

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You and Christ

Self-examination leads to us to remember the saving sacrifice of Jesus....

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Anchor and learn

Ignoring the past makes you susceptible in the future....

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Take a life inventory

Guided by scripture and the Holy Spirit, we can encounter God in these moments of examination....

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Pray for your community

Let’s think about Jeremiah’s charge to pray to the Lord for the city....

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Engaged with the city

Even though we don’t live in densely-populated, urban areas, we live in the midst of systems and structures that extend beyond individuals....

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Peace and prosperity

God’s people bring God’s blessing to the whole world, even at a cost to themselves....

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Putting down roots

Settling down feels like settling. But God has a purpose for us, a reason he placed us where he placed us....

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Placed on purpose

God placed them in Babylon; therefore, there’s work for them to do....

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The end of James

With these words, James closes his letter....

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Wander not lost

The lost can be found. The trapped can be set free. The wanderers can be brought back....

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Risky prayers

We have to rely on God when we pray big, risky prayers....

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Praying with courage and wisdom

We need to listen to what James actually says (instead of what we secretly hope he’s saying)....

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Inventory your prayer life

James picks out several different reasons to pray and several different ways to pray....

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Rich People

The vast majority of the world’s population lives on less than $10 per day, making us some of the richest people living on the planet today (and in human history)....

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Delayed Obedience

Don’t delay the good you know you need to do today because you’re caught up scheming for tomorrow. ...

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Future Planning

The Lord is free to exert his will on any and all of our plans....

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