Posts by Stephen Weaver

Hope Beyond the Cross

This Sunday, we will take a break from our current series in Jonah, and do a communion service celebrating the Lord’s Supper.  Our text will be Mark 8:27-33, looking at the hope beyond the cross which as Jesus struggled with the cross in the garden; He also set His eyes on His Heavenly Father to…

Running From the Lord

This Sunday, we continue our new series studying the book of Jonah.  This week we will look at Jonah 1:1-3.  Here Jonah gets his word (command) from the Lord, and decides not to obey it.  He rises up (arose v. 3) to get away from the Lord, and then goes down, down, down.  The irony…

An Unusual Book

This Sunday, we begin a new series studying the book of Jonah.  I want us to take an overview of the entire book, and be able to see just how unusual this minor prophet really is.  In this message we will look at a short book with only 48 verses that do not speak well…

Rescue a Soul

This Sunday, is our last message in our study of the book of James.  We will be looking at the last 2 verses of chapter 5, verses 19-20. In these verses, James wants his readers to pause and think about what they have learned, and can now take what they have learned to help others. …

Prayer for One Another (Part 1)

This Sunday, in our study in the book of James; we come to chapter 5, verses 16-18.  In these verses, James speaks of what God has been doing all along, which some have forgot; that God still answers prayer.  And that prayer can be so effective when we do it with others. James says, confess…

Prayer for the Spiritually Weak

Ever done a restoration project?  Restoring and old piece of furniture or something similar into something beautiful and valuable?  In our study in the book of James; we continue in chapter 5, verses 13-15.  In these verses, James speaks of spiritual sickness (v.13); not physical sickness which is often taught of these verses (I’ll explain…

Radical Truthfulness

Liar, liar pants on fire! Is a kid’s saying accusing another of being caught in a lie and the discipline that would come their way for lying.  Are you always truthful?  Are you sure? Is it possible you could be a lot less truthful than you think?  This Sunday, as we continue our study in…

This Too Shall Pass?

This Sunday, we continue our study in the book of James. We come to chapter 5, verses 10-11.  In this passage, James continues to encourage these believers that have struggled under the hand of the oppressive rich. Here’s the encouragement James gives; it is to look to the Old Testament and see those have been…

Christ is Coming

This week we continue our study in the book of James. Our text for this Sunday morning is James 5:7-9.  In this passage, James encourages the people that are struggling under the hand of the oppressive rich, the ones who are ripping them off; by reminding the scattered believers to take the long look and…