SERMONS & TEACHING

 
You can stream or download audio from recent lessons below. We pray that you will be blessed as we look into God’s word and how we might apply it to our daily walk.

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August 2021

Spring

This month on Sunday evenings we will talk about marriage using the pattern of the the book, The Four Seasons of Marriage. Spring is a time when things are new and exciting. That may seem like a distant memory in many marriages, but it is something that can be recaptured.
 



What Really Matters

After talking about wisdom, James explains to us a practical tool to act wisely: humility. Having the right perspective about God, others and ourselves will help us have the right perspective about life.
 



July 2021

Making a Plan

Although a budget can be a helpful tool, the greatest money change we can make begins with the heart.
 



Rare Wisdom

In the second half of chapter 3, James talks about two kinds of wisdom. One is from God. One is not. Either will both shown in the actions of people. True wisdom looks quite a bit like love.
 



Dangers and Blessings

Jesus talks more about money than He does about heaven or hell. Scripture teaches about the dangers than come with wealth but also about the blessings that it can provide. Followers of Jesus must handle money in a way that honors God and shows His love to others.
 



Sticks and Stones

Contrary to what many of us heard when we were kids, words do have the potential to hurt. If we use them in a loving way, they also have the potential to encourage. As Christians we must be intentional about when and how we choose to speak.
 



A Root

Money is not inherently good or bad. It has the potential for both. The real issue is our attitudes about money or the lack of it.
 



Working Faith

If we are people who truly believe, then our belief should lead to action. “We are not saved by faith PLUS works. We are saved by faith WHICH works.” – Jimmy Allen
 
 



Good Grief

“Good Grief”  Is that possible? Can grief ever be good? Consider some good things that scripture tells us we can learn through the agony of grief: Refocusing our hope – Becoming a more useful person – Understanding the heart of God.
 



Playing Favorites

The Christians that James wrote too had a similar problem that people have today: treating people differently based on the category they fall into. In this case, it was rich and poor. God desires that we treat every person we encounter with the love that He has for them.