James: A Slave of Christ 7 – Chapter 5:13-19

James: A Slave of Christ Day Seven: Chapter 5:13-19 As we near the end of the book of James, we see his call for us to remember the power of prayer. Whatever we are facing, we can confidently bring our needs before our all-powerful Father, trusting Him to give us what is best. Prayer is such a privilege, and one we should truly value, not taking the gift for granted. We can…

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James: A Slave of Christ 6 – Chapter 5:1-12

James: A Slave of Christ Day Six: Chapter 5:1-12 Worldly success looks so different from spiritual success. We place so much value on money, yet James couldn’t be more direct in his opening statements in chapter 5 of the danger it poses in the lives of the wealthy. It isn’t that having money is wrong, but if it is the source of our security, then we have placed our security in the…

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James: A Slave of Christ 5 – Chapter 4

James: A Slave of Christ Day Five: Chapter 4 Life is hard, and some of the circumstances we face can really get us down. All around us, we see people arguing, countries at war, broken marriages, disobedient children, and plenty of other difficult situations. But let’s be real here. We don’t have to look outside of ourselves to see quarrels and fighting and evil desires. We are well acquainted with our jealousy…

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James: A Slave of Christ 4 – Chapter 3

James: A Slave of Christ Day Four: Chapter 3 Today, I would like you to begin by reading the entire chapter. This will give you a better perspective as we move forward in our brief study. Reading it again after you finish the devotion will prove helpful in solidifying the truths presented here. The opening part of this chapter makes every single one of us cringe—or so it should. When we are…

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James: A Slave of Christ 3 – Chapter 2

James: A Slave of Christ Day Three: Chapter 2 Maybe the first half of the second chapter of James resonates with you, as it does with me. Showing partiality can be found in all of us to some degree, but it’s never Christlike. Some will take it to extreme levels and exhibit a sense of supremacy over others whom they feel are inferior to them. We call it racism. We call it…

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James: A Slave of Christ 2 – Chapter 1

James: A Slave of Christ Day Two: Chapter 1 One of my earliest memories in my marriage is from our very first night together as husband and wife. Before we went to sleep that night, my new husband asked if we could both share a Scripture we had enjoyed that week. Mine was James 1:2: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” Trials are something all…

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James: A Slave of Christ 1 – Introduction to the Book of James

James: A Slave of Christ Day One: Introduction to the Book of James  (The book of James was written approximately A.D. 45-48.)  The word “slave” certainly has a negative connotation in our day. We associate it with the horrors of racial divide and the ownership of one human by another. It speaks of inequality and injustice. But I love how James, who was likely the half-brother of Jesus, refers to himself as…

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