Pressure Points (James)
If Jesus left heaven for us, can we not leave our comfort zone to reach out to those who have gone astray?
Let us pray with confidence, expecting God will answer our prayers. Nothing is too great to ask, and nothing is too hard for the Lord.
In a world filled with lies, Christians should speak the truth.
Sometimes victory looks a lot like survival, and survival looks a lot like victory.
The question is not What are we doing with our money? but What is our money doing to us?
My part is to live each day “all in” for Jesus. If I do that, everything else is just details.
If we stand back and think about this passage, it should lead us to a simple conclusion: We must be careful and cautious when we speak.
Every blessing awaits those who will humble themselves before the Lord.
Christians ought to lead the way in bringing peace to this broken world. But we can’t do that until we repent of our own worldliness.
If we hope to do anything useful in this world, we need God’s wisdom.
We could heal almost any church split if the beggars would meet at the foot of the cross.
A seeking heart makes smart choices that produce a beautiful life marked by a gentle spirit.
Only heaven can replace the hell in our mouth.
It’s better to bite your tongue than to give someone a piece of your mind. That’s the lesson for today.
Teachers are doing the work of Jesus. Do it well so you have no regrets when you stand before the Lord.
God delights to save messed-up people who trust in his grace.
God puts us in hard places so our faith will grow under pressure.
Never play Bible Trivia with a demon. He’ll win every time.
Get your faith in gear so no matter what happens today or tomorrow, you’ll be ready to stand up for Jesus.
If you don’t know what else to do, love your neighbor!
Mercy always triumphs over judgment when Christians love each other.
The religion God approves impacts your conversation, your compassion, and your character.
You don’t have to know Greek or Hebrew to understand the Bible, but you do need a willing heart.
Jesus didn’t come to make us nicer people. He came to make us new people.
Our hope doesn’t depend on the fickle sway of circumstances but on the solid rock called God.
You can get better if you will stop blaming others
There is no easy road to the blessed life. It is bought with tears and paved with sorrow.
Don’t despair because of your poverty; don’t be proud because of your wealth.
We all need a “come to Jesus” meeting sooner or later. Perhaps this is your moment.
God does not intend to destroy us by the trials he allows to come our way. Those things that seem so painful now will one day be clearly seen as benefits to our spiritual growth.