Today's sermon will be following how the Lord chastises all the people He loves, as well as giving them His promises and an eternal purpose. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
One of the main themes in the book of James is maturity. We see our faith being tested and stretched and pulled in all sorts of directions. The tongue is a very powerful tool. Some have joked that there is a reason it is behind bars (our teeth) and locked in a cage (our mouth).
In today's passage from James 3:1-12, we see three ways the tongue is powerful.
In this message, Pastor Scott examines Jesus' command to "Go and do likewise" from the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. We have a responsibility to help those in need. This was part of Compassion Sunday in support of Compassion International.
This past Sunday, we heard from two missionaries. One to Mexico and another in India. No recordings will be published of the stories. You can find the bulletin and prayer matters below.
In the sports of life, who do you play for? Who is your leader? Listen to todays sermon and find out that in order to accomplish something you have to put something into it. For further study read Ephesians 4:7-16.
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!!
This sermon sheds light on how the "crowd" can go from "Hosanna" to "Crucify Him" in one week! We also look at the dual nature of man and how we must crucify our fleshly desires and let the Holy Spirit control our lives.
Today is Palm Sunday, the day that Christians all over the world celebrate an event known as the Triumphant Entry (the day that Jesus came into Jerusalem and multitudes hailed Him as King). In this message, Pastor Chuck outlines 12 Triumphs of the King.
James is a pastor, he desires for his flock to live Godly lives.
Godly leaders challenge us to embrace a faith beyond mere mental assent, more than emotionalism, more than words. They challenge us to examine our faith and determine if it is producing the kind of fruit James tells us it should.
That is the challenge before us today.
Favoritism is “Making a value judgement on another person based upon unbiblical criteria.
As Christians, we can be pretty judgmental people. James teaches us that this ought not to be. You can’t be a follower of Christ and a snob at the same time.
When I first returned to following the Lord, I wanted a checklist so at the end of the day, I could check off the list and see what a good Christian I had been. So, I asked my pastor for one… He smiled and then told me I was after a religion, not a relationship. You can’t reduce faith to a checklist, it has to become a way of life.
This passage provides three marks of pure religion acceptable to God. These three marks make up part of what it means to be a vibrant follower of Christ.
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