Contributed on May 10, 2012
James continues the warning against having a lifeless, dead faith by reminding us that even the Adversary and his legion believe in God but do not obey him in proper actions.
1. Johnny Carson Exorcist Joke When the movie, “The Exorcist” came out, Johnny Carson was the host of the Tonight Show. My very favorite joke he told was about the movie. He asked Ed McMahon, “What happens if you don’t pay your exorcist?” Ed repeated the question ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2012
We may think we have everything under control but a great sin is omitting the reality of God and his leadership in our lives.
1. Lighthouse and Battleship There was an officer in the Navy who had always dreamed of commanding a battleship. He finally achieved that dream and was given commission of the newest and proudest ship in the fleet. One stormy night, as the ship plowed through the seas, the captain was on duty on ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2012
Wealth is neither good nor bad. It is how we use it that matters. James gives a strict warning to the wealthy on dealing with their priorities in their riches and their abuses of people.
1. Several guys were in the locker room of a private exercise club. They were all talking when a cell phone lying on the bench rang. One man picked it up without hesitation, and the following conversation ensued: "Hello?" "Honey, It’s me." "Oh, hi dear!" "I’m at the mall two blocks ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2012
Patience is one of those "essentials" to our walk with God. It may come in a variety of ways, especially through trials and troubles. The troubles with riches and the rich leads to patient endurance.
1. Shingles One fella walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aid came out and asked him what he had. He said, ...read more