We have had a great summer. In our Day Camps and Soar, we saw 472 kids either give their lives to Christ for the first time or make a rededication to the Lord. We gave away almost 300 Bibles to kids who did not previously own a Bible. Our August Summer Days were great times of fellowship and growth. Thanks to all our staff and volunteers who worked so hard to give us these areas of great success.
Today I am back in our routine of preaching books of the Bible. If you stay long enough you will get the entire Bible. We are also launching a new Bible Quiz season and a new approach to teaching in our youth classes. Both of these efforts will feature James as one of the two books they will be considering so I am giving a nod to the Youth will this series.
So we will start with Shay Mills this morning and Reid Jarrell tonight quoting the first chapter. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy,