Can I get to heaven by doing good things? Can I get to heaven by having my good actions outweigh the bad things I’ve done? These are often the questions that people ask as they think about heaven and meeting the Lord.
As children many of us learned the song “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” We sang “Red and yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world.” Our God loves the world!
A genuine faith in Jesus Christ is more than mere words. True faith brings action.
Listening to God’s voice through the Word is essential for our spiritual life and growth.
James is a book of imperatives. His action steps for believers who are facing trials and temptations are clearly shared in James 1:19. Be swift to hear. Be slow to speak. Be slow to wrath.
God is good! The Bible not only teaches this truth, but we can experience His goodness in our lives. In a world that can be chaotic, confusing, and filled with conflict, God is good. As we go through trials, God is good. As we face temptation, God is good. As we confront deception, God is…
Who can I blame when I fall to temptation? The world always seems to be looking to point the blame at someone else! Yet, the Bible has some very blunt words for us. May the Lord teach us, sharpen us, and make us more like Jesus as we hide His Word in our hearts.
One area where God uses trials to train us is in the area of our finances. Even as believers we have a natural tendency to trust in material things. Whether we are poor or rich, God wants our faith to be perfect and complete, and our focus to be set on Him as our provider.…
The Olympic Trials ultimately decide who makes the U.S. Olympic Team and represents our country. What we don’t see is the trial that these athletes face every day as they train – they push their bodies, work out their muscles, and stretch their endurance. God uses trials in our life to grow our faith. In…
Missouri is known as the “Show Me” state. James writes to believers and says, “Show me your faith.” He reminds us that “faith by itself without works is dead” (2:17).