James 3:3-5a – Of Bits and Boats
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James 3:3-5a – Of Bits and Boats

Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts…

James 3:2 – Words are the Worst
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James 3:2 – Words are the Worst

For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Last week we looked at James 3:1, where the author encourages Christians to think twice (or three times…or a dozen times) before taking on the role of a teacher…

James 2:26 – A Final Autopsy
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James 2:26 – A Final Autopsy

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. For the past several verses, James has been pile-driving, body-slamming, and otherwise savaging the popular notion that genuine faith can somehow exist without external evidence. By way of review, he has exposed people who espouse such a faulty theology…

James 2:19 – Big, Fat, Hairy Deal
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James 2:19 – Big, Fat, Hairy Deal

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! When I was a youngster growing up in western New York State, a friend of mine came to school one day wearing a hilarious (to us at the time) t-shirt. It featured popular cartoon feline Garfield with a rather unimpressed…