As we were going through James 2: 14-26, we talked a lot about faith and good deeds. This topic comes up a lot across all denominations and faiths. It is what often times differentiates us into these subgroups that typically keep us all divided. Some groups believe that, in order to get into Heaven, you have to act out the part. Others believe that all you need is faith and belief in Jesus Christ. In this passage, we see that both are required pieces to the puzzle. With this information, the question goes from “Do good deeds save?” to “How do good deeds and my faith intertwine?” Now, I want to focus on that last verse- “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.” (James 2:26, NIV).Read More
Ah, a new year. A new schedule. A new, refreshed, rejuvenated, rejoicing version of you!
It seems that this “new year, new me” mantra may not necessarily resonate with us as much as we’d like it to. After three weeks of class, we feel like we’re on week thirty-seven.
Maybe you feel like you’re on the wrong path. Maybe you’ve become disheartened with the state of society, the academic stress, the relationships you have.
Maybe, like me, you struggle to let God in at times when you need Him most.Read More