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My failure on our first Christmas after college #1. Perspective Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven… -Same God created the physical & spiritual world -Wisdom works within the seasons -What…

BILL: In God We Trust? During Civil War = increased religious zeal 11/13/1861 Rev. MR Watkinson – pastor Penn. requests God on currency 1861 Sec Chase responded, “Dear Sir: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God,…

No one knows you like your family does because they are there when no one else is. 1. James Disbelieved Jesus Mark 3:21, 31-32  And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying,…

Proud Men, Humble Men James 4:6 “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”   We all live on a spectrum from humble to proud Humility is not thinking less of yourself. Humility is thinking of yourself less….

James 3:15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. Hell Up                                                                      Kingdom Down earthly, unspiritual, demonic                                  from above vile practice                                                               good conduct/pure boast                                                                          works in the meekness of wisdom…

James 3:10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Covenant Heads – Adam brought the curse, Jesus blessed us by becoming cursed for us Cursing – negative binding over others…

James 2:1,5,13 “My brothers…Listen, my beloved brother… judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” “Mercy and compassion denote care, concern, and empathetic feeling for another person. In the Bible, mercy and compassion…

James 1:19-20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.   An Angry Man Harms Others Creates an…

Hebrews 12:1-3 let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand…

Leading with Joy Through a Trial Leadership – self, family, work, church, community Real Men – worship, teaching, testimony, huddle (online & visiting pastors) James – 1742 words (English translation) – can read in less than 30 minutes Study Guide…

Romans 12:14-19Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them…. Live in harmony with one another… Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as…

Why Men Can’t Let “It” Go What is your “it”? The person/thing that you cannot let go of, move on from, forgive, or just leave unresolved? Big thing? Big person? Deeply personal & painful (e.g. parental betrayal, family disown, divorce,…