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Aug

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James 1:2-4

Trials Lead to Perseverance…. We may question why God allows us to face trials, but they always have a purpose – trials lead to perseverance: Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. And let perseverance be perfect, so that you […]

19
Aug

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James 1:1

The Book of St. James…. Today, we begin studying the Book of St. James: James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, greetings.  -James 1:1, NAB Like many other New Testament epistles (or letters), the Book of St. James begins by naming its author: James. […]

18
Aug

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The Pains and Joys of Labor

John 16:21… My wife is in the final stages of pregnancy, and it reminds me of this teaching from Christ: “When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that […]

16
Aug

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Hebrews 13:25

The Grace of God…. The final verse in the book of Hebrews offers the reader (and us) the grace of God: Grace be with all of you.  -Hebrews 13:25, NAB Grace is a word that we throw around often, but do we ever stop to think about it’s meaning?  What exactly is God’s grace?  The […]

15
Aug

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Hebrews 13:22-24

Letters of the New Testament…. In one of the final verses from Hebrews, we clearly see it as one of the letters of the New Testament: Brothers, I ask you to bear with this message of encouragement, for I have written to you rather briefly. I must let you know that our brother Timothy has […]

14
Aug

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Hebrews 13:20-21

The Blessing to do God’s Will…. The author offers blessings to the reader from the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ: May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you […]

13
Aug

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Hebrews 13:17-18

Leaders of the Church…. The leaders of the Church deserve our respect and support: Obey your leaders and defer to them, for they keep watch over you and will have to give an account, that they may fulfill their task with joy and not with sorrow, for that would be of no advantage to you. […]

12
Aug

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Hebrews 13:16

Giving Time and Money…. The author of Hebrews highlights the importance of giving time and money: Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.  -Hebrews 13:16, NAB Again, we look back to the Jewish temple and a comparison to the sacrifices made at […]