James 4-5: Drawing near to God.

November 8, 2015. Daily Reading: James 4-5. Background: James 1-3. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 4 Drawing near to God: In this chapter James deals with the ever present threat of worldliness, offering practical wisdom to fight against the desires of the flesh. Notice how James doesn’t lay the blame on worldliness, however, but rather on…

Unity through humility.

September 14, 2014. “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” (Philippians 2:1-2) I dream of a day when all Christians are unified under one…

One soul for Thee.

March 21, 2014. I have extraordinary news! We have a new sister in Christ. Last night, a friend of mine called and asked if we could do a baptism as she has been studying with a girl she met on campus for the past few weeks. It was wonderful. We got a group together and…

Stumbling blocks.

January 31, 2014. What is a stumbling block? If you have been in religious company long and topics of opinion and preference have come up, chances are you have heard this word. “Don’t be a stumbling block for your brother.” But what is a stumbling block? That is the topic we are going to deal…