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Have you ever been turned off by the “social club” mentality that you see in some churches? Or have you been really bothered by Christians who claim to follow Jesus but act judgmental towards people of different social classes than they are?

As we continue our study through James’ letter, we find that this is a bone of contention to him as well. He has very specific things to say about this sin and it’s not the glib and surface statements you may have heard before.

Join us for a time of being challenged to love like Christ loves and making a difference in the world around us. There is beauty in the messiness of real community and the more we let Christ chip away at our relational comfort zones and prejudices, the more we experience and contribute to that truth.

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Psalm 3: 1-2

“O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, there is no salvation for him in God.”

Are you going through some tough times right now?

– Bills stacked up high and bill collectors calling?
– Your marriage or relationship is sinking fast?
– Loss of job or can’t find a job?
– Your child has walked away from you?
– Seems like everyone is conspiring against you?

King David in the Bible fully understands. His life was full of all kinds of ups and downs including one time towards the end of his life where his own son had turned against him. Absalom had rose up, gathered the nation around him, and declared himself king. He wanted his father dead and David fled the kingdom and was hiding in the wilderness.

In the midst of this season of threat and betrayal, David started his psalm by stating the issue at hand. The whole world was crushing in on him and he felt alone. There is a possibility that you feel that way today. However, David never stopped right there in the midst of despair. He made the choice to focus on what really matters.
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