Sun, Oct 29, 2017
Duration: 35 mins 39 secs
True wisdom is more than knowledge, it is putting that knowledge into practice.
James contrasts the difference between man's wisdom and God's wisdom. In 3:13-18, we learn of the dangers of man's wisdom and the importance of embracing God's.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
Duration: 34 mins 15 secs
Contrary to the nursery rhyme, words can hurt and harm us a great deal.
James employs vivid images to illustrate the incredible power of our tongues, calling us to be ever mindful and faithful with our speech.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
Duration: 42 mins 36 secs
James arrives at the real crux of his letter in 2:14-26 as he outlines the difference between working faith and work-less faith.
One is genuine and meets God's approval, the other doesn't do anybody any good.
Sun, Oct 08, 2017
Duration: 31 mins 39 secs
No matter your age or background, you are highly likely to be on the receiving end of someone else's bias or unfair treatment.
The world is a cruel place that loves to play favorites. What's worse is, sometimes the body of Christ plays that game too.
James strongly denounces partiality in today's passage and convincingly demonstrates just how anti-Jesus favoritism is.
Sun, Oct 01, 2017
Duration: 30 mins 41 secs
If we have genuine, working faith, it will make an impact in how we live. Specifically, we will align our lives with God's Word. Our speech and our actions will reflect God's will and not our own.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Due to car issues that stranded Pastor Lee and Stephanie in the Chicago area over the weekend, we had to resort to emergency measures for our service.
Thankfully, there was a backup plan in place, as Pastor Lee had recorded this standalone sermon on David and Goliath just in case.
It's a familiar story, but you are bound to learn something new.
Here's the Youtube link if the video below won't play:
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Duration: 33 mins 36 secs
During trials we are prone to believe lies about ourselves, God, and our reality.
A working faith will reject those lies and see God for who he is.
James warns us of two lies we need to be careful to reject.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
Duration: 35 mins 44 secs
We live in an era of unprecedented knowledge and technology. And yet for all of that, there are plenty of questions that remain unanswered and plenty of situations where the way forward seems unclear.
James points us in the proper direction, to God's Wisdom.
Sun, Sep 03, 2017
We dive into the book of James which calls people of faith to make sure they are living out their faith.
The opening verses teach us that working faith will rejoice in trials, because it sees through the trials at God's ultimate purposes.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017
Duration: 33 mins 50 secs
Today's sermon was a reminder of our New Year's message, focusing on discipleship and reminding us how our church is simply organized to promote spiritual growth.