“A critic waits until someone is vulnerable. A coach waits until someone is teachable.” As we kicked off our series ‘Greater’ we looked at James 3:1 in a sermon titled ‘Who Can Teach?’ Listen to the first sermon in this series about principles for those who teach and those who learn. Who is a teacher in your life that God has used to shape you?
“Our mission is to love and reach people expecting nothing in return.” In services yesterday, Tadd Anderson, Pastor of Mosaic Church, Crestview taught on how to love others. Based on Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain found in Luke 6, we see that citizens of the kingdom of God love everyone generously with out expectation of repayment.
God uses the church to carry out His mission: to reconcile people to Himself. Listen to this message from Lewis Miller, Western Regional Catalyst for the Florida Baptist Convention as he explains that sharing faith in Christ begins with begin intentional with the people around us.
“Faith that does not care for those who are in need is dead.” In our teaching series ‘Faith and Works,’ we are studying the Book of James, chapter 2, and the relationship of faith and works. Listen to this teaching by Pastor James Ross on some common misunderstandings about faith and works and how faith will lead us to walk humbly with God, proclaim Him publicly, and genuinely care for those in need.
Are James and Paul at odds when it comes to the relationship between faith and works? Martin Luther summarizes and says: "We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone." In this teaching from the Book of James, chapter 2, we explore the relationship of faith and works and how James and Paul both point to the same truth.
"Sincere faith helps the most vulnerable without expecting anything in return."
We are ALL called to care for the fatherless and vulnerable. Watch this sermon from James 1:27 in our series ‘Faith and Works' as we look at what scripture says about caring for orphans and widows. If you would like more information on how you can care for orphans and widows, send us a message!
“Sticks and Stones will break my bones and words will….ABSOLUTELY CRUSH ME.” Our words have the power to build up or to tear down. Watch this sermon from James 1:26 in our series ‘Faith and Works’ as we look at how God can use our words to give grace to those who hear them!
“Ignoring the Word is like having a key to a prison cell and not using it.” Check out the first teaching in our series ‘Faith & Works’ from the Book of James. In ‘The Word Works’ we see from James 1:19-25 what it means to be not just ‘hearers’ but ‘doers’ of the Word.
“You have unique opportunities to share the Gospel that no one else will have.”
Check out the final sermon from our series ‘We Are: _____’ by pastor James Ross. In ‘We Are…Reaching’ we see how followers of Jesus become fishers of men who leverage their lives to help others know and follow Jesus.
“In order to ‘give in’ to God we first must ‘give up’ our will for His.” Check out Sunday’s sermon from our series ‘We Are: _____’ by Steve Renna, our Church Administrator. In ‘We Are…Giving’ we see how generous lives are a response to the incredible grace we have received through Jesus.
A branch of any plant can’t bear any kind of fruit all by itself. It has to be connected to vine. Listen to this teaching from our services yesterday by Pastor James Ross in our series ‘We Are _____’ as we learn how we grow in Christ and how the Gospel flowing in and out of us shapes every area of our lives.
Worship can never get old because God is always doing something new. Listen to this teaching on Isaiah 6 in our series ‘We Are ____.’ as Pastor Justin Wyatt, our Associate Pastor of Worship, teaches on our first discipleship essential: worship.