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4 Ways to Care for Those in Need

James reminds us that God has a heart for the poor and the outcast. This isn’t new. God has always unexpectedly chosen those who the world hasn’t esteemed—like Rahab the prostitute or Mary, the other of Jesus, who are both... Read More

What If You Asked Jesus What to Do?

We can be honest with each other. Most of us consult our virtual calendars to determine our plans more often than we consult Jesus. Probably too many of our prayers involve asking God for his stamp of approval on our... Read More

10 Ways to Live Out James 1:19 Today

James 1:19 tells us, "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” We all think we’re great at all three of these things right up... Read More

4 Ways to Honor Your Mother

This weekend we’ll honor mothers and all that they contribute to making this world a better place. Sure, you could buy your mom a card and some flowers to show your appreciation for all she does, but does that truly... Read More

How to Remember God is Good

It’s a fact supported, defended, and explicitly recorded in the Bible, but how often do we forget that God is good? We may not consciously forget, but we may have some lingering doubts. Maybe if someone stopped you on the... Read More

Who is James?

This weekend, we’re starting our new series, Real Religion, on the book of James. Here’s some background information that can help us better understand the author of this letter. [symple_spacing="10"] Who is James? Although it has been disputed among scholars,... Read More

3 Prayers to Help You Share the Gospel

Something incredible happens when we share the Gospel with people who don’t know Jesus: they come to know him. This doesn’t happen every time, but each time someone trusts in Jesus, it's because they understand the truth of the Gospel.... Read More

Acts 5: 41-42

Acts 5: 41-42 [symple_spacing=10"] The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming... Read More

What Keeps You Standing Still?

Once Jesus ascended into heaven, the apostles were left standing still and staring towards the sky. Had it not been for the angels who reminded them, who knows how long they would have waited there instead of moving to enact... Read More

Redefining Blessed

Throughout our Easter series, our Thursday blog posts will focus on two seemingly discordant themes: suffering and joy. We’ll look to the examples of Jesus and the early church as well as exhortations from the authors of the New Testament... Read More