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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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Obedience is not a popular topic for most. This is especially true for some who have seen the concept used in corrupt ways within church environments to control and to hurt others.

However, James seems to view this topic in a different light. He holds that if we view obedience the way God does, it’s life giving! It’s freedom! It’s foundational!

The world has had enough of “religion” and hypocrites, James agrees. However, he does more than sit back and complain about it. He offers us a handful of three tier plans to fix the problem in the world, in the church, and in ourselves.

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In this podcast, we start a new study series into the book of James! During this time, we will be invited to explore the relationship between the faith we claim to have and the works faith should produce. We will also consider the impact our faith should have in our lives and in our community.

In this first study, we look at the trials that come in our lives and the temptations we struggle against. While they are unavoidable in this life, they offer us great benefit in our spiritual walks as we lean into God. James will talk to us about how we do this and the mind shift many of us need to embrace this.

James is not an easy book of the Bible. It’s challenging and stretches the reader. However, it leads to new places of maturity and impact!

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