Tag Archives: James

Praying in the Garden

This week we look at Jesus praying in the garden at Gethsemane. I found it interesting to discover what Gethsemane really means: do you know? I’ll let you know. I’ve also begun the process of using other people to read … Continue reading

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Seeking Jesus and Learning To Minister To Others

Jesus understood that the indignation of the other ten disciples dealt more with their thirst for honor and power than with concern for the sake of the kingdom, and He gave them an example they could understand from real life. Continue reading

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From The Mountaintop to the Valley – a Healing Story

Today we look at the heights of a Spiritual Journey as Peter, James, and John head to the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, at the opposite end, in the depths of spirituality is the loving father who cries out “I … Continue reading

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Calling the Disciples and Ministering in Capernaum – Mark 1:16-31

Mark moves Jesus’s story into Galilee quickly. In these 16 verses, Jesus calls His first four disciples, teaches in a synagogue, casts out a demon, and heals Peter’s mother-in-law. There are some interesting side trips along the way as we … Continue reading

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November 16 – Are You Experiencing God’s Joy or Making Him Laugh?

James 4; Jeremiah 27-28; Psalm 132 “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what … Continue reading

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November 15 – Dealing With the Treachery of the Tongue

James 3; Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131 “But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made … Continue reading

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November 14 – Show Me What Ya Got, Don’t Just Tell Me

James 2; Jeremiah 23-24; Psalm 130 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 1:26 NKJV) Martin Luther didn’t like the book of James, in part because of verses like this. … Continue reading

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November 13 – Wait For It, Wait For it, Wait For It….

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” (James 1:2-3 NKJV)  There are times when the book of James requires reading … Continue reading

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January 9 – Coming Down From the Mountaintop

Luke 9:28-62; Genesis 16; Psalm 9 “Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him.” (Luke 9:37 NKJV) Wasn’t it great spending time with family and friends during … Continue reading

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November 23 – Using Our Wealth for God’s Glory

Ezekiel 20-21 James 5 “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will … Continue reading

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