Don’t be fooled by its size. The letter of James may be small, but it’s strong. It refuses to let the reader hide behind the walls of theological theory or intellectual faith. True faith produces authenticity. “No authenticity…no faith”—that’s James’s conclusion on the matter. James’s letter may make us squirm, but it also makes us tear down our facades.
Do you spend regular times in prayer? When you turn to the Lord you’re being filled with His streams of living water.
As Christians, we know that we're supposed to avoid sin. But because Jesus has paid our penalty, there’s a tendency to treat sin rather lightly. Chuck Swindoll describes the dire consequences of giving in to temptation.
Divorce is painful. It tears families apart and causes deep wounds. But in this message, Chuck Swindoll will describe a different kind of divorce…a separation that divides our own hearts.
Complaining never happens solo. When you complain, you not only discourage yourself but those around you. Listen to yourself today. Are you impacting those around you with complaints or with encouragement?
Perspective is a wonderful thing. It helps us when we look at the familiar and with fresh perspective see something we’ve never noticed before. It changes our thoughts and our behaviour.
We shouldn’t be surprised at suffering—we should expect it. Suffering shapes us and matures our character.
When we meet with trials our typical response is resistance. But trials have a purpose, they help us mature and they teach us to depend on God.
Although often met with resistance and resentment, trials have a purpose: they stretch you. It is through trials you learn endurance. And it is through patient endurance you bring glory to God.
If you’re dealing with problems caused by your own foolishness, ask God what wise course of action you can take to turn your problems in the right direction. As you seek His wisdom for your decisions and responses to everyday life, the right attitudes and actions will become clearer.