Consider Joy

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,” (NASB, James 1:2)

How’s your Joy lately? Given James’s encouragement right off the bat in his letter, we should be drowning in Joy these days. And yet despair, anger, frustration, and fear are the expressions we see. Even Christians who have read the book of James are among those despairing. I don’t claim to be immune to this. Ask my family, and they will tell you that I probably wrote this to myself, and they’d be right.


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No One Like You

I have always believed that corporate worship should realign our cognitive understanding of God. Who He is and what He has done for us. You see, from Sunday to Sunday, life has a way of taking shots at our knowledge of God, and maybe only subconsciously, our perspective of God, His character, His nature can get bumped off course. This is why our corporate worship should always allow us to declare God’s character and qualities. Worship should always remind us what God’s Word says. Corporate worship should keep before us the depth of God’s greatness.

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Clothed In Christ

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” (Colossians 3:12–13, NASB95)


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Get In The Boat

Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. (Matthew 14:22)


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God Provides

“When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!” They said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.”” (Matthew 14:15–18, NASB95)


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