In a culture where opinions abound and definitions of wisdom vary, how can we know we are living with what James 3 calls 'wisdom from above?'
Listen to this teaching in our series 'Greater' on James chapters 3-4. In it we will see how the wisdom of God is greater than the wisdom of man and how seeking Godly wisdom is ultimately what leads to Godly living.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Yesterday in services we shared how every word that comes out of our mouths flows from our hearts. Listen to this teaching on James chapter 3 in our sermon series ‘Greater’ as we see how a change in how we speak is only truly possible when we allow God to first change our hearts.
“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.