Recent Messages

Unfair Judgement

“My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus, don’t show favoritism. James 2:1  You Christians have a higher standard than God!  “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. James 2:2 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or sit on the floor by…

Importance of God’s Word

James 1:18-25 If you have a new living relationship with God, you will have a new and living relationship with God’s Word. You’ll be humbled by the word, you’ll be shaped by the word, and you’ll be liberated by the word. James 1:18- He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first-fruits of all he created.  FOUR WAYS WE ARE DIFFERENT – Guide us to find and follow Jesus 1.…

The Purpose Of Adversity

The Purpose Of Adversity – James 1:1-18 BOOK OF JAMES was written to church members who were no longer meeting together because they had been scattered all over the Roman Empire because of persecution. James was not writing to them only about what we are supposed to believe, but more importantly, what we are supposed to do with what we believe.  James starts out with the most difficult topic, The Purpose of Adversity.  He drew upon the life and teaching…

When You just Can’t Decide

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Why is decision making so complicated?  We have too many choices.  We’re afraid of making a…

Guarding Our Minds

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 For additional resources click below: 

When You’ve Had Enough

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7  Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he…

We Need Each Other

The first problem in the Bible wasn’t sin.  It was solitude.  There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. Ecclesiastes 4:8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” John 13:8 Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with.” John 13:8 1. I need people who will care for me.  When he had finished washing their feet, he put…

Why Holiness

John 17:6-19 About John 17:6-8 He assumes a common Jewish posture for prayer by raising his eyes toward heaven. Jesus prays for his personal disciples and then prays for those who will be their disciples. God’s desire for relationships. We should see ourselves too as the subjects of this prayer. Jesus is our Lord and shepherd In his prayer Jesus is telling his father he has brought this small group of disciples into a relationship with himself and the father. …

How To Find Joy In A Crisis

John 16:20-24, 33.   4 LessonsFor Joy in a Crisis… Look for Jesus Think about Jesus Pray in Jesus’ name Be amazed by Jesus 22 Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. a fascinating thought,it’s not going to be easy.nothing will take that joy away.  For Joy in a Crisis… Look for Jesus Joy can be subdued. It can even get swamped by sorrow,…

Staying Alive

Biblical Text: John 15 Problem Everyone wants to know how they can change.  How can a selfish person become unselfish? How can a controlling manipulative person become a liberator? How can a cowardly person become courageous? How can a winer become a giver? How can a worrier become a rock? How can a bigot become understanding? Jesus is saying, “I’m the key to that.” Relevant question There’s no more relevant question in a society and there’s no more relevant question…

How The Holy Spirit Helps Us

Themes from Jesus’ last conversation with his disciples Expect trouble God will take care of you Serve others in humility Love one another God would answer their prayers Send the Holy Spirit is to guide them This sermon – John 14 What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus? What does it mean to continue his life on earth? How will this be possible for me? What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus? John 14:2-3…

Everything Is Changing

1. Expect Trouble  John 13:12-17 NIVWhen he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have…