The Perfect Giver (James 1:12-18)

James desires us to see and believe that God is the giver of all good things.  This might sound strange considering that James just talked about the suffering that we will endure in this life.  Why is it so important to see that God is good?  Do we vainly hope that God is good or is there another issue and problem that we need to own which prevents us from seeing God’s goodness?

The Absurdity of Truth (Luke 6:20-49 (LD 43)

In our day and age we do not esteem truth.  This is not to say that our days are worse than other days in history, but philosophically there are those who do not believe we can understand truth.  In fact, people have appealed to history showing that the winner of a battle is the one who controls the narrative of the battle.  So, if this is true then what about the Bible?  What do we do with people having different understandings of the Word of God?  Is there truth and can we know truth?

Loving the Truth (1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (LD 43)

We know that Paul writes one of the most beautiful passages on love.  It is a passage that we use many times for wedding meditations and unfortunately have potentially emptied this passage of its Christian ethic and challenge for the Christian life.  So, what does this love have to do with the Christian life?  What does this passage on love have to do with telling the truth?