Do you believe that God is good? Does your life reflect that belief? Pastor Cory shares some insights and encouragements from James 1:5-18 on how to practice a life of faith in the midst of trying times.
How should we react in times of great stress and trial? Listen in as Pastor Cory expounds on wisdom from the opening lines of the book of James.
James 1:1-4 (NIV)
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Listen in for some reflections on this month's heart verse from 1 John 4:19.
"We love because God first loved us."
What does it mean that the Church is the Bride of Christ?
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”