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I’m James

It’s easy to find information today.  But where do we find wisdom?  The Book of James contains the wisest words written in the past 2,000 years.  

This site, as well as the purpose of our home study group in Credit River MN, serves to help God’s people live out the lessons from the New Testament’s Book of James in their lives.  

 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”  James 1:5

 

The Wisest of Sayings

My dad was known for making everybody laugh.  He could also be serious and get me back in line with glance.  And if you listened carefully you’d hear him drop an occasional bomb of wisdom.  

A couple weeks before he passed in 2014, he was reflecting on his life in front of us all.  He paused and finished his sentence with the best sermon I ever heard:  “YOU JUST GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU REALIZE THAT ALL YOU HAVE IS JESUS CHRIST.”

If intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit and wisdom is knowing that you don’t put it in fruit salad, then the opposite of wisdom is to know ABOUT Jesus, yet not getting yourself to the point that you ultimately decide whether Jesus of Nazareth was/is either: a liar or lunatic (to ignore) OR Lord (to repent of sin for and commit to follow) – this side of eternity.

The purpose of our group isn’t to “bring people to Jesus”.  It’s meant for those who acknowledge Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, and want to grow in godly wisdom.  Either way, all are welcome.

 

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