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Archive for May, 2015

In our last study, we looked at the difference made when you choose heavenly wisdom over earthly wisdom. In this study, James continues this thought by exploring the benefits and promises of choosing to be a friend of God instead of the repercussions of when we choose to be a friend of the world.

These two studies have HUGE implications in the lives of those who are tired of a struggling life that does not offer what consumerism, individuality, self righteousness, and self reliance seem to promise.

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Our study digs into making decisions in a new way that brings freedom in our lives instead of barely making it through the day. The way we normally do things leads us to decisions that make sense but keep us in the “just surviving” places.

We will look at freedom when it comes to finances, time management, work life, dating, and more in very practical ways.

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While we may quote the phrase “Sticks and stone may break my bones, words will never hurt me” as kids, we know that’s not true in real life. Words have power to build people up and the power to tear others down. They have the grace that can lead others to the Lord and the evil that can crush others when they are seeking love.

As we continue our study through the letter of James, he has strong teaching when it comes to our words, accountability, and the key to finding freedom when it comes to our speech.

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Why does it seem that so many people who claim to be Christians have lives that are stressed out, hypercritical, and look nothing different than most anyone else? They claim to follow Jesus but instead continue in a cycle of actions are not of God and end up in places of regret and bondage.

If you believe in God, believe in Jesus and/or just think God wants you to a good person and that’s it…… this study is for you.

In this study, we will explore the disconnect between faith and actions. We may not be able to fix the world by ourselves but we can make new steps in changing the worlds around us.

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