Faithfulness to the Master: Part 2 (Luke 12:45-48)

Previously, we looked at the marks of a good servant. Today, we will consider the mistakes of a bad servant. If Jesus came today, what kind of servant would He find you to be? THE MISTAKES OF A BAD SERVANT In the parable, there was another servant who was left in charge to manage some […]

Money Talks (James 5:1-6)

“If money talks,” said a popular comedian, “all it ever says to me is good-bye!” But money was not saying “good-bye” to the men James addressed in this section of his letter. These men were rich and their riches were sinful. They were using their wealth for selfish purposes and were persecuting the poor in […]

At War with Ourselves and Each Other (James 4)

War is a fact of life, in spite of treaties, world peace organizations, and the threat of atomic bombs. Not only are there wars between nations, but there are wars of one kind or another on almost every level of life—even “interpersonal wars” among those in the church! James discussed this important theme of war and explained […]

Man’s Wisdom Vs. God’s Wisdom: Part 2 (James 3:13–18)

In Part 1, we saw there is a “heavenly wisdom” that comes from God and a “man-made wisdom” that comes from the world. Today, we will look at the contrast between the operation of God’s wisdom and the world’s wisdom. Contrast in Operations (James 3:13–14, 17) Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them […]

Faulty Beliefs vs. Maturity

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me” (1 Cor. 13:11). Have you ever walked into the living room on Christmas morning to find your husband sitting in the middle […]