The Law was always about freedom - to love and live as God intended.
James puts it like this: do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Mature Christians meet trials with perseverance, and meet doubt with wisdom.
Let us listen to James, do what he says, and learn to be devoted to Jesus with all our hearts
Easter is no hoax, but the greatest news you will ever hear: Jesus Christ is risen. May he open our eyes to see him today.
Salvation is the beginning of the Christian life. It is the foundation of the building, the first step of the journey. That journey, that building, is called holiness.
What do you have, that you could give to Jesus, for him to take and use and transform and multiply?
Maybe like the disciples you think Jesus is a wonderful teacher, a kind healer, someone really special. But this - this is something else.
The gift of God’s own Son takes a lifetime to unwrap, but it’s never too early to start.
Instead of repeating the Old Testament’s laws about tithing, Paul replaces the entire system with one word: generosity.