How People of Faith Respond to Trials

The letter of James, written by the blood brother of Jesus, calls us to a living, breathing, active, visible faith. It shows us a faith that moves. In these opening verses we are presented with the secret to a faith that moves with steadfast joy through life’s darkest and fiercest trials. Faith moves! James the brother of Jesus shows us how.  Text: James 1:1-18

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Promise:  God gave us a promise in the midst of the struggle and turmoil.  Jesus is the promise and the way.  Text:  Gen 3:14-15; Jn 14:6, Rom 8:14-18, 1 Pet 1:6-7, Rev 1:4-13

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Struggle: Why am I in the midst of struggle and turmoil?  Text: Job 13:15, 42:1-6, Heb. 5:8, James 1:2-4

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Turmoil: The door was opened, then the struggle and turmoil started.  Text: Genesis 3:1-11, Eph 4:17-32, 1 Peter 5:8-11

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Identity: God put us in His Eden.  Text:  Genesis 2:1-4, John 14:1-4

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Origin: God has given us all Authority over the earth

Text: Genesis 1:1-5; 26-31

Giants that God still seeks

The fear of giants can keep one from the promised land. This is exactly what unfolds among the twelve spies—except for two, who became spiritual giants. On this Father’s Day, and in our world today, consider how God still seeks such giants.  Text: Numbers 13:26-14:9

God Is Able

We will look to the Bible to be encouraged that God is able to safely guide us through this life.  Text: Ephesians 3:20-21

Needed Words

Racism is evil and real. The capacity to hate others—persons made in the very image of God—crouches at the door of every human heart. Consider needed words all Christ followers must own.  Text: Deuteronomy 30: 11-20

God Leads and protects his people

In the incredible account of the Exodus from Egypt, several outcomes can help us as we find our way in these days of global distress and anxiety. The same God who led Israel out of Egypt still leads us today.  Text: Exodus 13-14