Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. (James 5:13) We are so good at the first half of James’ advice. When we are suffering or experiencing any trouble, we almost … Continue reading
This week’s lesson from James can be a little discomforting. James pulls no punches when he addresses his readers: “Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend … Continue reading
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. (James 4:8a) Sometimes we feel that God has deserted us. We feel loneliness and isolation, wondering where God has gone. It is not, however, God who has distanced himself … Continue reading
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For all of us make many mistakes. (James 3:1-2a) This passage from scripture is one that … Continue reading
As a reminder, the joint worship service this Sunday, September 6, is at 10:00 am at Rotary Park. There will not be a service at St John’s.