A Partnered Church

“As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance the decisions that had been reached by the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and they increased in numbers daily.”—Acts 16:4-5...

Be Patient in Suffering

James 5:7-11 When we don’t get what we want and life gets hard for us, we are not called to fight to get our own way; rather, we are commanded by God to be patient in our sufferings. We must be patient in our suffering. “So, James says, when it comes to the Lord’s...

A Warning to and About the Rich

James 5:1-6 “Do not envy ungodly rich people, for they will be judged by God.” 1. God is going to judge ungodly rich people. “These words suggest a solemn, forgotten truth—that wealth is not an advantage, but rather a spiritual handicap.” —Kent Hughes 2. Ungodly rich...

Psalm 16 and Godly Manhood

I. “Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge” (v.1). II. “Making God our Refuge” means that we have (vv.2-8)… A. A new way to define our “good” and determine our “heroes” (vv.2-4). B. A new way to evaluate the “boundary lines” that have been set for us (vv.5-6)....

Boasting About Tomorrow

James 4:13-17 The will of the Lord is to be acknowledged and embraced as the condition under which we plan and live out our lives. Arrogant people plan and live out their lives as if they know the future. “Our default view is that once we plan something, it will...