Circumstances for Daniel and his friends are incredibly bad. God appears to have little power in comparison to the Babylonians. God appears to not care for the situation the Israelites are in. Yet, in spite of all of this Daniel and his friends continue to trust God and walk in faith. How is this kind […]
We will begin by watching a great overview video of the Book of Daniel by “The Bible Project.” Visit thebibleproject.com for more great content. Rather than begin in the text we will have a historical overview of Daniel to help us understand the context for which it was written. This includes understanding the current history […]
James concludes his letter to the church with an emphatic encouragement to pray. He tells us to pray at all times and in varying circumstances. He even tells us that we are just like Elijah – who was a powerful man of prayer in the Old Testament. In this sermon, we look at the words […]
Our world puts a lot of pressure on us to be constantly working, moving, and productive. But why is it that we are so vulnerable to giving into this hectic lifestyle? In this message we look at the deep motivations we allow to influence us and we look at how Christ sets us free to […]
Looking at the story of the Good Samaritan, we ask ourselves two questions: 1. Are we stopping often enough? 2. Are we stopping for everybody?
James takes a moment to condemn the rich oppressors who are not living according to the principles he’s taught on in his letter so far; so we take a look a look at how to deal with harsh words in the Bible by cross-referencing them with the teachings of Jesus.
God needs to be a part of your plans. Today we can live thinking we have a long life ahead of us. Rather then count that as a blessing we begin to think that life is ours to determine. God calls us to live in light of His plans.
James argues that conflict in the church is sourced in the worldly desires that hold sway in our hearts. Our covetousness causes us to want that which we can’t have and leads us to commit evil.
When we use wisdom from above – or Godly wisdom, it is pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.