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He Gives the Greater Grace (part 2)

Our text once again for this Sunday morning is James 4:4-6.  We’ll especially focus on the verses we didn’t get to last week (verses 5-6).  James, in this passage, is giving a plan for victory in these verses.  Victory for what James has been talking about: the tongue in chapter 3, fighting that we talked…

He Giveth Greater Grace

Our text for this Sunday morning is James 4:4-6.  Plans, we all make plans in every area of our lives.  But how do you plan spiritually?  James, in this passage, gives a plan for victory in these verses.  Victory for what?  What James has been talking about: the tongue in chapter 3, fighting, that we…

Why Do We Fight?

Our text for this Sunday morning is James 4:1-3.  James, in this passage, talks about fighting among believers.  Why do humans fight, argue, slander and otherwise hurt each other by words and actions?  James bluntly asks the question and then answers it for us.  “Don’t they come from your own sinful cravings at war? It’s…

Thinking About Heaven?

This Sunday we will begin a series which we will do weekly in the 11:15 Bible Study time.  As a preview we will do the first message in the 9:30 worship service this Sunday before returning to the James series, in chapter 4, the following Sunday.  Our text will be Colossians 3:1-4 and the topic:…

Motivations of the Resurrection

This Sunday, resurrection Sunday, we will be looking at 1 Corinthians 15:35-58, and preaching on the motivations of the resurrection.  Paul is explaining to these Corinthian believers who were having a hard time understanding the resurrection from the dead.  So he begins in this chapter explaining the resurrection of Christ, of the dead, of Christians,…

wisdom and works

What is wisdom?  Isn’t wisdom what everyone wants?  To be wise in every area of their life?  How would we define wisdom?  Is there a difference in Godly wisdom and what the world calls wisdom?  These are just some of the answers that James gives here in the text that we are using this Sunday,…

Watch your tongue (part 2)

This Sunday we continue our series in James and will be looking at chapter 3 verses 1-12. This is part 2 on this passage. In this passage James continues to talk about the infamous and much problematic tongue.  James says to be very careful about it, and then gives warnings why the tongue can be…

Watch your tongue

This Sunday we continue our series in James and will be looking at chapter 3 verses 1-12. In this passage James now begins to talk about the infamous and much problematic tongue.  James says to be very careful about it, and then gives warnings why the tongue can be such a problem for us toward…

In Remembrance of Me

This Sunday we’ll break away from our series on James to focus on and celebrate the Lord’s supper.  The text for this message is 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.  In this passage Paul addresses the Lord’s supper and gives Christ’s instructions about it.  Unfortunately, he has to confront the church of Corinth about their behavior in their…