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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, October 21

James 5:1-12 1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in...

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Friday Stories: Strides Toward Hope & Healing

A few weeks ago, the women of my Flood Group were provided with an opportunity to prepare a meal for women who are survivors of trafficking through a program run by Generate Hope. Generate Hope is a local faith-based non-profit that provides long-term housing, educational programs, and trauma recovery programs to survivors of sex trafficking....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, October 20

James 4:7-17 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom....

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, October 19

James 3:13-4:6 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, October 18

James 3:1-12 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3 When we...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, October 17

James 2:14-26 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,”...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, October 16

James 2:1-13 1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine...

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Matt’s Blog: Family Business

Flood family, In the early 1950s two scientists, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, took the first photograph of what they believed to be the key that unlocked the secret of how humans passed down physical traits from one generation to the next: DNA. Since then, scientists have been able to pinpoint, and even manipulate, how...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, October 14

James 1:19-27 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, October 13

James 1:9-18 9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the...

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