The Thursday morning ladies Bible study is doing the Beth Moore study on the book of James. It
certainly has given us time to pause, pray, think and possibly repent. James questions my alternate
desires and motivations while challenging me to forsake the alternate worldviews that are prevalent all around us.

When we come to the revelation that God desires us to first and foremost be His friend, follower and
witness we can come to some understanding of the verses in James to not love this world. This being
the things the world has that pull us away from loving and serving Him. Let’s look at James.

James 4:4-5:

4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with
God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?

No one who lives in this world is a friend of God accidentally. The unspeakable high privilege
of friendship with God makes a person humble and friendship with the world makes a person
proud. The former He graces and the latter He opposed. (Quote: Beth Moore)

So how are we doing in our Christian walk? Are we individually and corporately drawing closer
to God and more distant from the things of the world? It is the choice we make each and every
day. If we don’t live it out we don’t believe it anyway….right??? Let us hear your thoughts on
the scripture.

Barbara Bonacorsi, Senior Pastor

Barbara serves in tandem with John in casting vision. In addition to speaking and singing periodically on Sunday mornings, Barbara is also in charge of coordinating the Alpha Course as well as the women’s ministry, Bright. (Read More)