Tag Archives: James 1:2–4

Laugh it up! By Candace Paine

Why So Serious? A Call to Laugh it Up, Embrace Freedom & Experience Defiant Joy

Why So Serious? A Call to Laugh it Up, Embrace Freedom & Experience Defiant Joy

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Joy: True Happiness

I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. — John 15:11 Remember Eeyore and Tigger in the Winnie-the Pooh-books? For Eeyore, no matter what amazing circumstance came his way, doom and gloom remained the focus. For Tigger, bouncing through life without a care

Keeping Our Joy

And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. — Nehemiah 12:43 She waited until I had spoken to every woman in line. Before she spoke a word, I could see and sense her grief. With quivering lips and tear-filled eyes, she spoke words

Your Ministry to the Sick and to the Mourning

A few short weeks ago my brothers, sister, mother and I buried my father.  He was a hero to me, a model man, and a godly advisor all my life.  My siblings asked me to preach the funeral message, which I considered an incomparable privilege. Though most attendees were long-time faithful believers, I knew some

be doers of the word and not hearers only

Models of Faith in a Hostile Society

There is no single correct way for how God’s people should respond to a culture hostile to faith. In the Old Testament, God called the Israelites to develop their own society. He designed laws to keep out pagan influences. But He sent New Testament followers into the world to impact unbelieving cultures. As we reflect

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