New Testament

Hearing the Voice of God

The prophet Elijah is one of the great heroes of the Old Testament. Yet, despite having heard the prophetic voice of God so often, despite having witnessed the mighty, powerful hand of God in his ministry, what Elijah needed to hear more than any other thing was the still, small voice of God. No matter who you are the same is true of you. Today, the most important thing you need to do is hear the voice of God. Will you listen?

By |2020-09-27T11:16:38-05:00September 27th, 2020|1 Kings, Hebrews, Sermons|

The Christian’s Report Card

Remember report card day in school? It contained your grades but also a report about your conduct. Christian conduct is even more important. In Ephesians chapter four, our conduct becomes the central focus as Paul writes about unity in the body. Today, as we examined these ancient words, we should realize they call us to consider our conduct and how it contributes to the building up of the body.

By |2020-09-13T11:20:10-05:00September 13th, 2020|Ephesians, Sermons|

Why to Pray this Way

Sometimes the prayer Jesus taught in Matthew 6 is called the model prayer. When Jesus said, "Pray like this," some understand this prayer to be "how" or "what" to pray. Such may be true, but this prayer also teaches us "why" we should pray. In this lesson, we consider Jesus' teaching about prayer from the perspective "Why to Pray this Way?" The reasons we consider may offer fresh perspectives to your prayer life.

By |2020-09-06T13:28:13-05:00September 6th, 2020|Matthew, Sermons|

Faith in the Fire

Real faith is more than words and, according to this epistle, is really measured in how we respond to various trials of life. In James chapter 5, James guides us with practical steps for our faith when we encounter severe mistreatment. James addresses how the rich were abusing the poor, but there are valuable lessons for all Christians to learn when our faith is tested.

By |2020-07-26T11:09:51-05:00July 26th, 2020|James, Real Faith|

Controlling the Tongue

The third chapter of James is one of the most challenging passages in the Bible. Controlling the tongue is so difficult James declares, "No human being can tame the tongue." But at the end of the chapter, James gives us the tools that are from above to help with our struggle. With the help of God, a person of faith can control their tongue.

By |2020-07-12T11:14:46-05:00July 12th, 2020|James, Real Faith|

The Way to Think When Tested

The book of James is a vivid expression of how real faith looks when practiced as a true servant of Jesus. In the first chapter, the common theme is how Christians should think when they are tested. Since our actions are preceded by thoughts, James tells us how to think about common trials so we can live out our faith as God would have us

By |2020-07-12T11:15:20-05:00June 28th, 2020|James, Real Faith|
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