Letters to the church

Join us as we read life-changing letters written long ago to help people follow Jesus Christ. 


Our first letter, Galatians, was written by a man named Paul, a persecutor of Christians whose life was changed after meeting Jesus. 


Currently we are reading James, a letter written by Jesus' brother! 


Each Sunday we'll read a portion of the letter. Then, each week, we are memorizing one verse from the letter to plant God's powerful Word in our heart and lives . . .

Scripture memory this week

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 


[James 4:7]



Keep reviewing these verses . . . 


Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. [James 1:12]

 

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. [James 1:22]


. . . judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. [James 2:13]


. . . faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. [James 2:17]


Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. [James 3:10]


Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life . . . [James 3:13]

Heart and mouth exercise

Try this Heart and Mouth Exercise. 


For an entire day, 

do not:                                                                        but rather:

1) boast or defend yourself                                   talk humbly, repent peacefully

2) talk unkindly of others                                       affirm and sincerely praise others

3) complain                                                               express gratitude and praise.


Then, use the list above to make an inventory of what you said, hour by hour. 


Ask yourself, “When I boasted/defended myself/talked unkindly/complained, what did I feel I must have that made me say those things? 


Pray about receiving what you need instead from God.