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
Questions like, “Who am I?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?” are foundational to human existence. How we answer these questions powerfully shapes who we are, and how we view ourselves and the world. Consider how God’s pursuing love demonstrated in Jesus powerfully shapes, and re-shapes, how we view ourselves.
Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10; Jeremiah 1:5a; Genesis 1:27; 2 Corinthians 5:17
The restoring grace of God redeems every area of life, including the the most intimate of relationships in the home. This Scripture text (letter) invites us to consider how following Jesus shapes marriage, family life, and children. Text: Ephesians 5:21-6:4
A look to the hills for help ends in disappointment. For all their stunning beauty and majesty, for all their quiet strength and firmness, they are in the end just hills. Faith’s vision stretches beyond the hills to the God who made the hills, the Lord of heaven and earth. In the Lord God is security and hope for the long journey of discipleship. Text: Psalm 121