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Monthly Archives: June 1990

Promotion with Caution

Not many of you should presume to he teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. JAMES 3:1 The mature believer aspires to achieve his or her leadership goals cautiously because such roles of influence carry with them increasing levels of accountability to […]

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Our Community, Our Roots

There I was, sobbing like a little boy on a plane from Fayetteville to Chicago. It was a rough flight but I didn’t notice it at the moment. I was on my way to Nashville, via Chicago, and as is the case with most flights out of Northwest Arkansas, I […]

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Faith That Works

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. JAMES 2:26 Faith and works actually are two sides of the same coin. To best understand their synergistic connection, we must remember Paul’s teachings connected to faith, as well as the truth that James outlines. For […]

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Hand It Over

To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness. ECCLESIASTES 2:26 Solomon says there are two conclusions at the end of life, after we have done everything we are ever going to do. The first conclusion results from doing all of those things without God. But to […]

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The Dangers of Favoritism

[A]s believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. JAMES 2:1 As James continues his argument for real religion, he moves to another pillar of his discussion: favoritism. Real religion, he asserts, includes no trace of favoritism. “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring […]

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Raising Your GI

When I say generosity is transformational and redemptive, I mean it in the biggest sense possible. It changes the world. It changes the future. As much as we want to learn how to do good for others and to make sure that our particular business of generosity is effective, there’s […]

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God at Work (Part One)

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. ECCLESIASTES 3:1 The bottom line of life is simple: It belongs to God. He controls the calendar and what goes on it. It is easy to comprehend that with some things. Winter, spring, summer and fall […]

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Too Rich to Sleep

The sleep of a laborer is sweet . . . but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep. ECCLESIASTES 5:12 The wealthy have it tough! Not only do they have to wrestle with whether they love money, but they also must deal with two other inevitabilities of […]

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