Sermons

Sermons

On a weekly basis our ministers deliver sermons based in God’s Word that seek to encourage, challenge, and edify the church. Check out the Waterview livestream to watch our services as they happen.

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|

Walking

Wing Mingdao was one of China’s famous church leaders of the 20th Century. Mingdao preached Jesus in China and served a 20-year prison sentence for it. In his cell, the leader discovered life slowed. It was unhurried and unchosen. In those times, he learned so much. Author Ronald Boyd-MacMillan met him years later. In his book Faith the Endures, he details their exchange. “Young man, how do you walk with God?” I listed off a set of disciplines such as Bible study and prayer, to which he mischievously retorted, “Wrong answer. To walk with God, you must go at walking pace.” The words struck Boyd-MacMillan’s heart like a hammer striking a gong. He explained that most of his life was spent “running for Jesus.” He learned that walking pace is different. With three short years and much to do, Jesus was never rushed. His life demonstrated a deliberate pace. Listen to how Luke captured his habits. One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. (Luke 6:12) Jesus knew that to “walk with God” meant you walked with him. God took millennia to carry out his plans. It is foolish to think we can put God on our schedule. So, stop and slow down. Live your life at God’s pace. Then you will learn to walk with God. -Robert G. Taylor-  

By |2020-07-06T15:16:39-05:00July 6th, 2020|Sermons|

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|

The Sermon of the World

Psalm 19 is often divided into two parts. Verses 1-6 are often called "natural revelation" as they describe how the world teaches us about God. Verses 7-14 are called "special revelation" as they teach how the Word teaches us about God. It's common to just briefly consider the first part of the Psalm to quickly move to the second, but in this lesson, we want to hear "The Sermon of the World."

By |2020-06-14T13:54:39-05:00June 14th, 2020|Psalm, Serenity from the Psalms|
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