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.
Our identity doesn’t come from anything we do. It flows from who we are in Christ. Yesterday in services we kicked off a new teaching series, ‘We Are _____.’ Listen to this teaching on Ephesians Chapter 4 from Pastor James Ross on how the mission of the church is carried out by imperfect people who are becoming who God has called them to be.
“Jesus isn’t our second chance. Jesus is our only chance.” This past Sunday we celebrated Easter together. Listen to this teaching by Pastor James Ross from Romans chapter 6 as we see how knowing Jesus is the only thing that can meet our deepest needs.
All of our hearts have a tendency to wander and settle for ‘good’ things rather than fullness of life in Jesus. This Sunday in services we learned how the remedy to our wandering is remembering the truth that Jesus Himself is the only one who gives life and satisfies. Listen to this teaching from Pastor James Ross in our series on the book of James: ‘Perspective: Seeing Clearly in Life’s Chaos.
At some point we all face temptation. It’s something we all have in common. Yesterday in services we learned what is at stake when we encounter temptations and how to respond when we face them. Listen to this teaching from Pastor James Ross in our series on the book of James: ‘Perspective: Seeing Clearly in Life’s Chaos.’