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Wisdom from Above

In a previous post, we considered what James teaches about bad wisdom, or "wisdom from below." In this post we will take a look at good wisdom, or "wisdom from above." A Boutonniere of Peace England’s William Gladstone is not only recognized…

Wisdom from Below

There is a lot of talking that passes for wisdom. There are a lot of people today that people consider to be knowledgeable and skillful. And yet, when you consider true wisdom – the wisdom that God encourages and makes possible – all other…

One Thing First-Time Guests Really Need

I discovered an article today called 5 Things First-Time Guests HATE Doing at Church. What are these five things? According to Dale Hudson, they are: People hate waiting in line. People hate not knowing where to go. People hate to…

The Problem of Auditing the Bible

When I was in college, I audited one class. I wanted the information; but the college offered the class while I was practicing for a recital. Since it wasn't a required course for my degree program, I chose to audit instead. By doing this, I…

Episode 28: How to Pray in Suffering

When you experience difficult trials and definite suffering, how should you pray? Should you ask God for deliverance always, sometimes or never? If not, what should you ask from Him? Pause to consider these important questions with Pastor…

Episode 8: Two Problems Men Face

Men face many spiritual challenges and James 1 highlights two of these challenges in particular. Listen along with Pastor Thomas Overmiller to diagnose whether or not you have either of these problems and to learn the importance of getting…

Two Problems Men Face

My Bible uses the word man to refer to people in general, as in "mankind." But when the Bible speaks about people who are men, the masculine gender specifically - I find the word man used for that as well. So when I read my English Bible,…

Episode 6: Hearing & Doing the Word

When you listen to Bible preaching and teaching, and when you read and study the Bible for yourself - are you a complete listener? Join Pastor Thomas Overmiller as he explores some highlights from James 1:22-25, focusing on what it takes…

Surgical Truth & Uplifting Truth

Different passages of Scripture strike different tones than others. I'm noticing this vividly as I preach an expository series through the book of James. Yesterday we looked at "Facts about Temptation" from James 1:13-15. And next Sunday we…

Committed to the Wisdom God Provides

Do you need to ask God for wisdom on a regular basis for all kinds of challenges? Yes, most definitely (Jam. 1:5). And does God provide wisdom to all kinds of people? He certainly does. And does He provide this wisdom without hesitation and…