How will you climb to the spiritual heights God has envisioned for YOU? Mountain climbing is not for the faint of heart. It is a grueling process. You often feel like quitting, but if you persevere until you reach the summit, you earn the satisfaction of standing thousands of feet above the world. Faith is not for the faint of heart either. It requires you to make difficult choices that will dictate your actions as you strive to reach the ultimate summit. Fortunately for us, we have something climbers don't have. We have Jesus - the Rope reaching down from heaven to guide us, strengthen us and give focus to our lives. Matthew Morine uses his experience on the "fourteeners" of Colorado (mountains over 14,000 feet) to teach about faith. Geared specifically toward late high school and college-age students, A Mountain Moving Faith is sure to take your personal relationship with God to new heights.
As I reflected on these sermons from the Book of James, I was reminded of something from my post-Depression childhood. My parents were poor, but that didn't bother us much because almost everyone we knew was as poor as we were. We lived on a farm and were fortunate in that we always had food to eat; but we didn't always have good clothes to wear. In fact, we had two kinds of clothes. We had what we called our "Sunday go-to-meetin' clothes," which were the best we had; we kept them to wear to church on Sunday. Then we had our clothes that we only wore during the week for work and play. These were not as good or nice as our Sunday clothes. In the vernacular of rural Alabama in the mid-1930s we referred to them as our "ever'day" clothes. The expression "ever'day clothes" reminds me of the Book of James. James is about every day religion-Faith in Ever'day Clothes.
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