Month: June 2014

 

Friends and enemies of God

“You adulterers! Don’t you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God” (Jam 4:4). Although this verse begins with “You adulterers!” it is actually applicable to everyone. One cannot be promoting the principlesRead More

Faith in Action

“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” (Jam 2:19-20). Faith without works is dead. In other words, its the practical faith that gives life not theRead More

Perseverance

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation” (Jam 1:12, NKJV). Temptations, trials and persecution are inseparable parts of Christian life. As Paul said “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim 3:16). In other words, Christianity is not a game, nor a club for lazyRead More

Abraham: God’s Friend

““Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.” (Jam 2:23, ESV2011). Abraham’s life was marked with his friendship with God. His was not just a religion but a radical trust in God. His journey started in Genesis 12 as heRead More

Jesus: Always Reliable

We live in an extremely unreliable world. It is the expected norm that no person or no institution is actually reliable. Friends and family fail us, companies we work for desert us, governments we elected betray us, churches we supported hurt us. We, ourselves betray, abandon and fail others aroundRead More