Preparation for Persecution

Preparation for Persecution

Preparation for Persecution The Evangelical Church in America has grown soft.  It is the “good” things that spoil the soul (see Deuteronomy 6 and Luke 14).  Good things received without thanksgiving, good things that cloud one’s vision of the...
What is humility?

What is humility?

What is humility? Beloved,   What is humility?  Is humility thinking less of yourself?  Is humility less thinking of yourself?   What do we mean when we say, “He is full of himself?”  Is this not a declaration of pride in another?   Were you...
How to ask the giving God (James 1:6-8)

How to ask the giving God (James 1:6-8)

How to ask the giving God (James 1:6-8) Last month we considered James 1:5 and that James commands believers to ask God for wisdom if it is lacking. This month, I would like to pick up where we left off last month (see Ask the giving God) and consider what James...
Ask the giving God (James 1:5)

Ask the giving God (James 1:5)

Ask the giving God (James 1:5) 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (Jas. 1:5 ESV)   James ended verse 4 with a word on lacking nothing and then picks up in verse 5 with a word...