Morning sermon preached from James 3:13-18.
Teachers should be qualified in the subject they want to teach. In our schools, we use only those teachers certified by officials as being qualified to teach. How about in the Church? James provides insights into how we can discern whom God certifies as qualified to teach the way of Jesus for the Church.
Evening sermon from Paul's prison letters.
On the fruitfulness of genuine faith. Christ-like love manifests faith that rests upon a Spirit-led hope.
Sermon preached on Sunday evening, centered on Philippians 2:12-13.
There is no more challenging family name to live up to than that of the family of God. On the one hand, by God's grace we are adopted as God's children in Jesus Christ. On the other hand, being granted God's name calls us to live godly lives. This is precisely the thing that our helplessness against sin teaches us we cannot do.
However, there is another there is something else God does when he gives us his name. He also gives us his own Spirit, his own way of thinking and desiring. While this is something we must grow into over time and through experience, God himself helps us to do so. Our Father walks with us, helping us to live up to his holy name.