Sermons

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Responsibility

How do we act responsibly toward others in the spiritual aspects of life? Here are the notes if you want to use them to follow along, and here’s the story about David that I used in the message.

Faith in Action

James 2:14-26 14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm andContinue reading “Faith in Action”

Words Matter

Here are the notes in case you want to follow along. “I Have a Dream” As I mentioned in my sermon, Martin Luther King’s most famous speech can be divided into two sections. If you watch the video below, up until the 10:45 mark or so, you can see him frequently looking down at hisContinue reading “Words Matter”

Riddle of the Ages

Jessica Kelly continues our study in James (and knocks it out of the park). The notes are here if you want to fill in the blanks as you listen.

Hurry Up and Listen

We’re back in James to finish up the series, Faith in the Real World. We covered the first half last fall. As to how/why it took half a 13-week series to get to the end of chapter one, well, I may talk about that this next Sunday. Yesterday I started out talking about t-shirts andContinue reading “Hurry Up and Listen”

Uncoupling from Culture: Sunday Message Recap

Sunday was a tag-team message with Jessica Kelly as we discussed male and female roles in marriage, comparing cultural expectations, church expectations, and Biblical principles. The teaching guide is available here. Before the message began, I spent about fifteen minutes explaining the position title we’d agreed on for Jessica moving forward. It is a testimonyContinue reading “Uncoupling from Culture: Sunday Message Recap”

Parenting for Success

Here is the teaching guide if you want to take notes. And yes, this one includes the second time in my life I’ve cussed during a sermon. It’s toward the end. As was the case the first time (about a decade ago), I talked myself into a corner. To say anything less would have drainedContinue reading “Parenting for Success”

You’re Doing It Wrong

Here are the notes you can follow while you’re listening. And the three primary pics I used: Three things you are probably doing wrong. You’re trying to achieve balance in the midst of chaos. You’re forgetting when and where you are. You’re pretending time is flexible and expandable. The quotes I used: “Action expresses priorities”Continue reading “You’re Doing It Wrong”

James’ Table of Contents

During yesterday’s message (10/21/19) I mentioned that James chapter one acts like a table of contents for the entire book. Specifically, every topic addressed in chapters 2-5 with the exception of the final two verses is introduced in chapter one. In case anyone found that interesting, here is that table of contents in, of course,Continue reading “James’ Table of Contents”

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