Faith and Works

Faith and Works

James 2:14-26As we resume our study of the Book of James, a memory of the past flashed in my mind. Many years ago, the mothers of a certain denomination used to take pride in being “fruit inspectors.” They said their job was to see if those who claimed salvation were...
My Heart Hurts

My Heart Hurts

My heart is filled with grief, anger, and a prayer for a quick move of God. I am writing this blog on June 1, 2020. It will not be posted until June 29, 2020. By that time, I know that America will not be the same. I cannot wait to see what will happen; I must put on...
Treat People How You Want To Be Treated

Treat People How You Want To Be Treated

James 2:5-13There is absolutely nothing new under the sun! Devaluing others based on race, class, education, gender, or culture and acting on that belief has existed since Cain and Abel. Listen to James, the brother of Jesus, as he exposes socio-economic prejudice in...
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

James 2: 1-5As I read James 2:1-5, I was reminded when I taught Bible study at City Hall in East St. Louis, IL. in the 90s. Many people received Jesus as Savior. I did not want to pastor, so I partnered with several churches of different denominations to receive on...
Pure Religion

Pure Religion

James 1;26-27When I was younger, the old folk used to say, “You can make your mouth say anything.” They meant until your actions lined up with your words you were a hypocrite, a perpetrator, or a downright liar. Today, Millennials (ages 24-39) and Gen Z (ages 4-23)...