Contributed on Oct 19, 2014
Showing a need for the Word of God in our lives. We need to receive the Word, embrace the Word and Get movin!
(illustration by Wes Humble @ WesHumble.com) Can you imagine what it was like for the church in Smyrna as they watched their beloved and aged pastor burn at the stake? Polycarp was his name. He was a disciple of Jesus’ disciple, the Apostle John. One could tell it immediately because he ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2014
Looking at Man's rules and God's views. This is the 3rd sermon in the series James, Faith in action. We need to be guarded against what our tongue can say and what our anger can do and we need to see what faith in action is all about...
Well this is our third Sunday in the book of James. Last week we looked at James 1:19-25 and this week we are primarily looking at James 1:26-27, but I want to back to James 1:19-21. One of you asked last week if I just skipped over the controlling your tongue and anger thing on purpose. Have no ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2014
Looking at favouritism in the world and in the church and seeing it for what it is...a sin!
[ILLUSTRATION] There’s a story about a Chicago bank that once asked for a letter of recommendation on a young Bostonian being considered for employment at the bank. They wrote the Boston investment house where he had worked and they could not say enough about the young man. They wrote ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2014
My wife Lindsay, who co-pastors with me preached this sermon in my series and took on this challenging passage about faith and works.James’ readers gave lip service to the faith and then went home and did as they pleased. Applicable for today's church.
Our passage today from James talks about this often controversial passage from James of faith and action. I would like to read it from Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase (The Message) this morning and then we will look at 3 sections individually from the NLT version. James 2:14-26The ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2014
A look at the power of the tongue and the need we have for the Holy Spirit to have full reign in our lives and over our tongue! controling our tongue and holiness go hand in hand!
It seems that one day a kindergarten teacher was helping one of her students put on his cowboy boots? (I think this is from Alberta) He asked for help and she could see why. Even with her pulling and him pushing, the little boots still didn’t want to go on. Finally, when the second boot was ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2015
The battle that wages between lustful/worldly desire and submission to God.
Most of you have heard of the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s. The two famous families from Kentucky, but most do not know why this feud lasted over a decade, or why at least 12 people died. It was over a pig, that’s right, it started over a pig It turned into timber rights Escalated ...read more
Contributed on Jan 6, 2015
Looking at how worldly wisdom has inched its way into what we consider to be normal and Godly.
A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin and said that the plane was going down but there were only three parachutes and four people. The pilot added, “I should have one of he parachutes because I have a wife ...read more