James 5:7-11 — To be patient is not to be passive, but to fully embrace and live in each and every season of life and to endure through both fruitful and fruitless times.
James 5:1-6 — James 5 teaches that to trust in riches is a flawed pursuit; as a foundation for our identity, riches will always fail. Instead, we are called to a life of radical loving and radical giving.
James 4:13-17 — In contrast to self-sufficiency, James urges us to have a right perspective on what is most important in life, who has control of our lives, the vanishing nature of our lives and the priority of God’s will in our lives.
James 4:11-12 — Our words reveal our hearts. When we judge others, we elevate ourselves not only above others but also into the very position and place of God.
James 4:1-10 — As we peel back the layers of trouble and conflict in the world, we see that the real source of our troubles is the warring lusts, motivations and passions of the human heart.
Acts 2 — God desires a people who know His presence. The gift of His Holy Spirit at Pentecost demonstrates the promise of His presence and His power with His people.
The tribe of Issachar had an understanding of the times in which they lived (1 Chron 12:32) and an ability to lean in to God’s work (Gen 49:15). They were “Following Pioneers” of God.
James 3:13-18 — Wisdom is more than information. Wisdom is demonstrated not in what is known, but in what is shown — wisdom is proven in our lives through action.
James 3:1-12 — Those redeemed by God speak a distinctive language; words of life, hope and forgiveness; words that build up rather than tear down.
James 2:14-26 — We are saved by the free gift of grace through faith alone…and faith that is alive is always evidenced by good works. True saving faith leads to action.