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Sermon Archive

June 20, 2024

A Life Marked by Prayer

James 5:13-20

James: Faith In Action

June 13, 2024

Doomsday Prepping Like Jesus

James 5:7-12

James: Faith In Action

The sermon addresses human tendencies to panic and excessively prepare during uncertain times, using historical examples like the Great Depression and COVID-19. Drawing from James 5:7-12, it emphasizes that Christians should wait with active patience, like a farmer, rather than with passivity or grumbling. Believers are encouraged to trust in God's judgment and timing, allowing their faith to foster patience, compassion, and hope.

June 11, 2024

Where's Jesus?

James 4:11-17 - 5:1-6

James: Faith In Action

The sermon, part of the "Faith in Action" series from the book of James, emphasizes that faith in Jesus should influence every aspect of our lives, not just be a one-time acceptance of His sacrifice and resurrection. It calls believers to let Jesus' presence transform their relationships, decision-making, and finances. In relationships, avoid slander and judgment, showing Christ’s compassion instead.

May 22, 2024

The Power of the Tongue

James 3:1-12

James: Faith In Action

Today Pastor Mark discusses James 3:1-12, emphasizing the profound impact and potential destructiveness of our words. He highlights the hypocrisy of using the same tongue to both praise and curse, stressing that true control over our words requires a heart transformation through Christ, rather than mere behavior modification.

May 22, 2024

A Genuine Faith Transforms

James 2:14-26

James: Faith In Action

Pastor Ross spoke today on how a genuine faith transforms how we live each and every day. He walks us through three main points of how genuine faith transforms who we are and questions us to look inside to see how our faith has transformed us.

May 22, 2024

The Sin of Snobbery

James 2:1-13

James: Faith In Action

Pastor Marty spoke to how favoritism is inconsistent with our faith in Jesus. He speaks on James 2:1-13 showing the command James gives us to show no favoritism as all are equal in God's eyes. He then gives us four different ways to apply this to our lives.

May 22, 2024

What is Pure Religion?

James 1:19-27

James: Faith In Action

Pure religion, the sermon argues, involves two main things: listening intently to God's word and living it out obediently and intentionally. It emphasizes the importance of actively engaging with God's word and allowing it to transform behavior, leading to a life that reflects Christ's teachings and character.

May 22, 2024

The Truth about Temptation

James 1:13-18

James: Faith In Action

Pastor Ross's sermon today focuses on the idea that while trials often bring temptations, God isn't the source of these temptations. Drawing from James 1:13–18, he emphasizes that temptations originate from our own desires. However, by anchoring ourselves in God's truth and remembering His unchanging nature and love demonstrated through Jesus Christ, we can overcome temptation and endure trials with love and obedience to God.

May 22, 2024

The Roadmap to Wise Living

James 3:13-18

James: Faith In Action

This morning's sermon continues the "Faith in Action" series, focusing on James 3:13-18. It contrasts two types of wisdom: the worldly, marked by bitter envy and selfish ambition, and the heavenly, characterized by purity, peace, and mercy. The sermon emphasizes that true wisdom is not just intellectual but demonstrated through humble and godly actions. When off the right path, believers are encouraged to seek God's wisdom, which is accessible through a relationship with Jesus. By relying on Jesus, we can transform our lives from worldly folly to divine wisdom.

May 22, 2024

Our Struggle With Selfishness

James 4:1-10

James: Faith In Action

Today's sermon emphasizes that true faith should impact every part of our lives. It contrasts the destructive nature of worldly wisdom, characterized by selfish ambition and bitter envy, with the pure and peace-loving wisdom from heaven. Focusing on James 4:1-10, the sermon explains how selfishness causes internal, external, and spiritual conflict, described as spiritual adultery against God. James calls for submission to God, which brings internal nearness, external peace, and spiritual humility.

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