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Brothers | It’s Different | What are You Sowing?

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:18)   “Whew! Finished planting my garden,” said Angie, wiping sweat from her eyes. “Can’t wait to feast on fresh veggies all summer!” She set her seed basket on the counter and went for a drink of water. Jed peered inside the basket. “Is…
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Brothers | It’s Different | Godly Wisdom

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving… and willing to yield to others. (James 3:17)   Which of these statements sounds like wisdom from above: “I prayed about it and I believe God is calling us to adopt some children out of foster care.” “I prayed about…
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Brothers | It’s Different | Inner Battles

For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom…they are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. (James 3:15)   “Go ahead,” came a stranger’s voice from deep inside Bill’s heart. “Tell them what you think. Let them have it. They deserve a piece of your mind. After all you’ve done for them, and then they did that…
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Brothers | It’s Different | Envy

But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. (James 3:14)   “I should be allowed to lead women’s ministry,” snapped Glenda. “I’ve been to Bible college and my 20 years of teaching 6th graders should qualify me to move up!” Her friends…
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Brothers | It’s Different | Knowledge vs. Wisdom

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life… with humility… (James 3:13)   Dr. Smart peered over his glasses at his grad student. “Did you question me, young man?” he growled. He jerked his head toward the wall covered with diplomas, certificates, and commendations. “I have more letters behind…
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Brothers | Out of Control | Cursing Others

With the tongue we praise our Lord… and with it we curse human beings…made in God’s likeness. (James 3:9)   “He’s a no-good loser who’ll never amount to anything. He’s not worth my trouble!” Andy kicked his toolbox across the shop floor and watched his ex-employee walk away. Bruce wiped greasy hands and watched too.…
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Brothers | Out of Control | Toxic Tongues

But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. (James 3:8)   Among the deadliest snakes in the world are the Carpet Viper and the Black Mamba. They earned this title by being easily provoked and quickly aggressive. While the Black Mamba has been called the most…
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Brothers | Out of Control | Fires

And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness…It can set your whole life on fire… (James 3:6)   The boys huddled over the pile of dead ants while Jack pulled out a lighter. “Watch this,” he whispered. Ben shifted nervously and cast anxious glances toward his house. “Are…
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Brothers | Out of Control | Mindful Mouths

We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect…  (James 3:2)   “Me and my big fat mouth.” You did it again. You blabbed a secret, bragged too much, or stuck your foot it in. You’d give anything to take it back, but it’s too late.…
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Brothers | Out of Control | Unqualified Leaders

…not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly. (James 3:1)   “I don’t know why they won’t let me lead,” complained Monica. “I told them I’d make my boyfriend move out.” Bret clapped her on the back. “Who knows? You’d be great. I’m celebrating…
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