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Born This Way

James 1:13,14   Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. I have, in a display of my finest thinking, blamed God…
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Jesus Loves Me, Now Give Me Stuff

James 1:9-11 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in…
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What If I Am Such a Fool that I Cannot See It?

  James 1:5,6   If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God… and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. I’ve made enough mistakes in life that…
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You’re Not the Boss of Me!

James 1:2,3  Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Yesterday as I was thinking about what God was saying to me through today’s passage, God spoke. I got a phone call from Tommy who was under the impression…
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What Is Wrong With You?

Hebrews 13:4,5  Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled… Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have… In my worst destruction, those closest to me wanted to know why? What is wrong with you? How could someone so (supposedly) smart…
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Jail Church

Hebrews 13:1-3 Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison… There is no way around it. As Christians, we are commanded by Jesus to love our neighbors (Matthew 22:39). The passage above says we are even to love…
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Anxiety and the Unshakable

Hebrews 12:22,28  But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God…  Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken… Anxiety is admittedly not my greatest struggle in life. I am in general, just not a worrier. I have plenty of other defects to fill…
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Make It Stop!

Hebrews 12:6,11 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves… For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. When I encounter pain, I pray for God to stop that pain. James, brother of Jesus, throws a…
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I Swear, I’ll Never Do That Again…

Hebrews 12:1,4  Let us also lay aside every weight and sin, which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us… In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. I’ll just never do that again. If you are like…
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When God Fails.

These all died in faith, not having received the things promised…having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth…But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.   Hebrews 11:13,16  Have you ever been disappointed with God? Has God ever failed to keep up his end of the…
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