Ryan is joined by Pastor Casey Holencik, to discuss discipleship of our hearts through James 4:13-17. Don't forget to rate and review Simmering Thoughts on your favorite podcast platforms! Did we miss something? Did you enjoy the show? How was this helpful to you? We'd love to hear your feedback about Simmering Thoughts: email: email@example.com Twitter: @SimmerThoughts, @bandmanryana Facebook: @SimmerThoughts Instagram: @SimmerThoughts webpage: www.simmeringthoughts.podbean.com Music: Funky Duck, by Larry Davis/Riff Picker, www.lgdavis.com. Used thanks to Creative Commons licensing and a generous composer!
20 Proverbs 2-4; 1 Samuel 21-26; 19 Psalms 78-79; 59 James 4-5; 1 Peter 1-4
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How to Stop Being a Friend of the World Pt. 3 Draw Near To God James 4 :7-10 Subtitle: Romans/Swann Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 5/28/2023 Length: 55 min.
Welcome to this episode of our podcast where we'll be exploring the importance of submitting to God and recognizing the brevity of our lives, as described in James 4:7-13.In these verses, James reminds us of the importance of resisting the devil and drawing near to God. He encourages us to submit ourselves to God, acknowledging His sovereignty and seeking His will in our lives.James then goes on to discuss the fragility of our lives, reminding us that our time on earth is short and uncertain. He warns us against making presumptuous plans and instead encourages us to focus on doing what is good and right in the present moment.As we discuss this passage, we'll delve into the themes of humility, surrender, and the fleeting nature of life. We'll reflect on how our understanding of God's sovereignty and our mortality can shape our priorities and guide our decision-making.Join us as we explore James 4:7-13 and consider its relevance to our own lives. We'll discuss practical ways to cultivate a spirit of submission and surrender, as well as the importance of living with a sense of purpose and urgency in light of our limited time on earth.
Welcome to this episode of our podcast where we'll be exploring James 4:1-6. This passage is a powerful reminder of the importance of resisting the temptations of the world and humbling ourselves before God.In these verses, James challenges us to examine the root causes of our conflicts and quarrels. He points out that they often stem from our own selfish desires and ambitions. When we seek to gratify our own desires without regard for others, we create division and disharmony. As we discuss this passage, we'll explore its relevance to our own lives and how we can apply its teachings to our daily struggles. We'll delve into the themes of humility, submission, and self-control, reflecting on how they can help us navigate the challenges of our modern world.Join us as we dive into James 4:1-6 and discover its timeless message for our lives today. To order the James Bible study Reba mentioned today go to https://dareformore.org/product/james-putting-feet-to-your-faith/
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How to Stop Being a Friend of the World Pt. 2 Draw Near To God James 4 :7-10 Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 5/14/2023 Length: 56 min.
With family: Numbers 21; Psalms 60–61 Numbers 21 (Listen) Arad Destroyed 21 When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the Negeb, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive. 2 And Israel vowed a vow to the LORD and said, “If you will indeed give this people into my hand, then I will devote their cities to destruction.”1 3 And the LORD heeded the voice of Israel and gave over the Canaanites, and they devoted them and their cities to destruction. So the name of the place was called Hormah.2 The Bronze Serpent 4 From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6 Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7 And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8 And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9 So Moses made a bronze3 serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live. The Song of the Well 10 And the people of Israel set out and camped in Oboth. 11 And they set out from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness that is opposite Moab, toward the sunrise. 12 From there they set out and camped in the Valley of Zered. 13 From there they set out and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD, “Waheb in Suphah, and the valleys of the Arnon,15 and the slope of the valleys that extends to the seat of Ar, and leans to the border of Moab.” 16 And from there they continued to Beer;4 that is the well of which the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together, so that I may give them water.” 17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well!—Sing to it!—18 the well that the princes made, that the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter and with their staffs.” And from the wilderness they went on to Mattanah, 19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth, 20 and from Bamoth to the valley lying in the region of Moab by the top of Pisgah that looks down on the desert.5 King Sihon Defeated 21 Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn aside into field or vineyard. We will not drink the water of a well. We will go by the King's Highway until we have passed through your territory.” 23 But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory. He gathered all his people together and went out against Israel to the wilderness and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel. 24 And Israel defeated him with the edge of the sword and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as to the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was strong. 25 And Israel took all these cities, and Israel settled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its villages. 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon. 27 Therefore the ballad singers say, “Come to Heshbon, let it be built; let the city of Sihon be established.28 For fire came out from Heshbon, flame from the city of Sihon. It devoured Ar of Moab, and swallowed6 the heights of the Arnon.29 Woe to you, O Moab! You are undone, O people of Chemosh! He has made his sons fugitives, and his daughters captives, to an Amorite king, Sihon.30 So we overthrew them; Heshbon, as far as Dibon, perished; and we laid waste as far as Nophah; fire spread as far as Medeba.”7 King Og Defeated 31 Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there. 33 Then they turned and went up by the way to Bashan. And Og the king of Bashan came out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. 34 But the LORD said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people, and his land. And you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.” 35 So they defeated him and his sons and all his people, until he had no survivor left. And they possessed his land. Footnotes  21:2 That is, set apart (devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); also verse 3  21:3 Hormah means destruction  21:9 Or copper  21:16 Beer means well  21:20 Or Jeshimon  21:28 Septuagint; Hebrew the lords of  21:30 Compare Samaritan and Septuagint; Hebrew and we laid waste as far as Nophah, which is as far as Medeba (ESV) Psalms 60–61 (Listen) He Will Tread Down Our Foes To the choirmaster: according to Shushan Eduth. A Miktam1 of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt. 60 O God, you have rejected us, broken our defenses; you have been angry; oh, restore us.2 You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.3 You have made your people see hard things; you have given us wine to drink that made us stagger. 4 You have set up a banner for those who fear you, that they may flee to it from the bow.2 Selah5 That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us! 6 God has spoken in his holiness:3 “With exultation I will divide up Shechem and portion out the Vale of Succoth.7 Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.8 Moab is my washbasin; upon Edom I cast my shoe; over Philistia I shout in triumph.”4 9 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?10 Have you not rejected us, O God? You do not go forth, O God, with our armies.11 Oh, grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!12 With God we shall do valiantly; it is he who will tread down our foes. Lead Me to the Rock To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David. 61 Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;2 from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,3 for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. 4 Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah5 For you, O God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. 6 Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!7 May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him! 8 So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day. Footnotes  60:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms  60:4 Or that it may be displayed because of truth  60:6 Or sanctuary  60:8 Revocalization (compare Psalm 108:10); Masoretic Text over me, O Philistia, shout in triumph (ESV) In private: Isaiah 10:5–34; James 4 Isaiah 10:5–34 (Listen) Judgment on Arrogant Assyria 5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!6 Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.7 But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few;8 for he says: “Are not my commanders all kings?9 Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus?10 As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,11 shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols as I have done to Samaria and her images?” 12 When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he1 will punish the speech2 of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes. 13 For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I have understanding; I remove the boundaries of peoples, and plunder their treasures; like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones.14 My hand has found like a nest the wealth of the peoples; and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken, so I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved a wing or opened the mouth or chirped.” 15 Shall the axe boast over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him who lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!16 Therefore the Lord GOD of hosts will send wasting sickness among his stout warriors, and under his glory a burning will be kindled, like the burning of fire.17 The light of Israel will become a fire, and his Holy One a flame, and it will burn and devour his thorns and briers in one day.18 The glory of his forest and of his fruitful land the LORD will destroy, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.19 The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few that a child can write them down. The Remnant of Israel Will Return 20 In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on him who struck them, but will lean on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God. 22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. Destruction is decreed, overflowing with righteousness. 23 For the Lord GOD of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in the midst of all the earth. 24 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts: “O my people, who dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrians when they strike with the rod and lift up their staff against you as the Egyptians did. 25 For in a very little while my fury will come to an end, and my anger will be directed to their destruction. 26 And the LORD of hosts will wield against them a whip, as when he struck Midian at the rock of Oreb. And his staff will be over the sea, and he will lift it as he did in Egypt. 27 And in that day his burden will depart from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck; and the yoke will be broken because of the fat.”3 28 He has come to Aiath; he has passed through Migron; at Michmash he stores his baggage;29 they have crossed over the pass; at Geba they lodge for the night; Ramah trembles; Gibeah of Saul has fled.30 Cry aloud, O daughter of Gallim! Give attention, O Laishah! O poor Anathoth!31 Madmenah is in flight; the inhabitants of Gebim flee for safety.32 This very day he will halt at Nob; he will shake his fist at the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem. 33 Behold, the Lord GOD of hosts will lop the boughs with terrifying power; the great in height will be hewn down, and the lofty will be brought low.34 He will cut down the thickets of the forest with an axe, and Lebanon will fall by the Majestic One. Footnotes  10:12 Hebrew I  10:12 Hebrew fruit  10:27 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain (ESV) James 4 (Listen) Warning Against Worldliness 4 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions1 are at war within you?2 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. 4 You adulterous people!3 Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. 11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.4 The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? Boasting About Tomorrow 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. Footnotes  4:1 Greek pleasures; also verse 3  4:1 Greek in your members  4:4 Or You adulteresses!  4:11 Or brothers and sisters (ESV)
This series from our archives is a series called "Grace, How Cool Is That?" from 2021. This series will take us on a quick, but deep dive into what exactly grace is, how it impacts us, how it should shape our faith and our walk with God, and what we can do with that new view.
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How to Stop Being a Friend of the World James 4 :7-10 Subtitle: James Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 5/7/2023 Bible: James 4:7-10 Length: 64 min.
War No More James 4:1-3 #Nightlight #RTTBROS Here's a devotion based on James 4:1-3 in the KJV: Make War No More "From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?" - James 4:1 Throughout history, there have been many stupid wars that have been fought. Wars like "The War of the Whiskers," "The War of the Oaken Bucket," and "The War of Jenkins' Ear." These wars were fought over trivial things and resulted in the loss of many lives. James asks the question, "From whence come wars and fightings among you?" The answer is simple: they come from our own lusts and desires. We want what we want, and we are willing to fight for it. But when we surrender to God unconditionally, we no longer feel compelled to be at war with each other. When we surrender to God, we realize that our desires are not as important as we thought they were. We begin to see things from His perspective, and we understand that there are more important things in life than getting our own way. We also begin to see others as God sees them. We realize that they are not our enemies, but our brothers and sisters. We begin to love them as God loves them, and we no longer feel the need to fight with them. Draw near to God, surrender your pride to him and find a peace that passes understanding will now guard you heart and mind. Our Podcast, Blog and YouTube Links https://linktr.ee/rttbros Be sure to Like, Share, Follow and subscribe it helps get the word out. RSS feed https://anchor.fm/s/127be410/podcast/rss https://linktr.ee/rttbros
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How the Church Can Become Enemy of God Pt.4 James 4:1-6 Subtitle: James Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 4/30/2023 Bible: James 4:1-6 Length: 67 min.
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How the Church Can Become Enemy of God Pt. 3 James 4:1-6 Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 4/23/2023 Length: 68 min.
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How the Church Can Become Enemy of God Pt. 2 James 4:1-6 Subtitle: James Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 4/16/2023 Bible: James 4:1-6 Length: 65 min.
In this episode, Jori discusses with her listeners the exhortation in the letter of James not to boast about tomorrow. NEW!!! BOOKS OF BIBLE COLOR CHARTI made this chart as a helpful tool for grouping the collections of books or letters in the Holy Bible. The colors in the different sections are the ones that I use in my journals. You will be able to see in a YouTube video soon. Books of Bible Chart (color) (4).pdf - Google Drive CHECK OUT DR. JORI'S JOURNALS! Sermon Notes, Reflections and Applications Journal/Notebooks by Dr. Jori. Click the links below to be directed to amazon.com for purchase. Or search “Dr. Jori Shaffer” on Amazon to bring these up. https://a.co/d/9B5krQlhttps://a.co/d/iycFlnNHere is a brief YouTube video that tells about the Journal/Notebooks as well:https://youtu.be/aXpQNYUEzds Scripture translation used is the English Standard Version.Scripture quotations are from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Scripture References:John 17:17Psalm 119:160Esther 4:14Isaiah 55:11James 4:151 Peter 2:9Genesis 12:3Acts 1:13John 7:5Mark 6:31 Corinthians 15:3-8James 1:1-2, 3-8James 3:1-12Matthew 12:34-40Psalm 119:11Psalm 141:3-4James 4:11-17Psalm 139:16Matthew 6:33-34 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPodcast website: https://awordforthisday.buzzsprout.comSupport the show
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James begins today's section by explaining that fighting, warring, and quarrels arise from the passions that wage war within us. In other words, people fight because they want what they want and won't humble themselves before the Lord. James says that it is arrogant even to confidently assert that you know what tomorrow will hold. Instead, James says that our conversations should be peppered with reminders that God is control of our days. Later he condemns those who become rich through unjustly withholding wages from those who have worked for them. Though many in this world may be dishonest and unjust to get what they want, James encourages the church to be truthful in all things, letting their “yes” always mean “yes” and their “no” always mean “no.” Finally, James urges the church to pray during times of suffering or sickness.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by the Christian Standard Biblefacebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.email@example.com
A new MP3 sermon from Covenant Baptist Church is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: How the Church Can Become the Enemy of God | James 4:1-6 Subtitle: James Speaker: Pastor Charles Swann Broadcaster: Covenant Baptist Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 4/2/2023 Bible: James 4:1-6 Length: 63 min.
In James 4:11-12, we study the harm that comes from a critical spirit. In order to guard against being critical, we need a higher view of God and a lower view of ourselves. We must remember we are held accountable to God and need to examine ourselves with Scripture often. To combat a critical spirit, we also need to sacrificially love others. Rather than nitpicking and fault-finding, we should strive to care and do good to others. In the end, sometimes correction is needed and if so we must not shy away from it but rather speak the truth in love for the good of others and the glory of God.