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The Real Thing

Before Thanksgiving we were considering what James wrote in James 1:26. Look at verse 26 again… “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”  (James 1:26, ESV) What does James mean by saying this? The person who trusts in religious piety sooner

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Thanksgiving

A Thankful Heart

At this time of year it’s natural to think about the virtue of giving thanks to God. On the surface, it sounds so easy. Perhaps we think of Thanksgiving as the most “tame” and harmless of all holidays with little at stake (except perhaps that of overeating!). But Oh, how mistaken we would be! As

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True Christianity

 True Christianity is not merely affiliating with a certain church or denomination. It’s really about what God has done in your heart through faith in Jesus Christ. James talks about “pure religion” in James 1:26-27. Belief shows itself in action. True religion is a matter of the heart toward God, not a rigorous adherence to

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