Apr 3, 2022
Five-Legged Dogs
"You can call a tail a leg if you want to. But a dog will still only have four legs." -Abraham Lincoln. We are living in a time when people are trying to redefine right and wrong. In this message, Pastor Chris comes to James 1:26 - 27 in his walk through the book of James. He reminds us that it is not just what we believe that makes the difference; but how that belief affects our behavior, our living. He highlights three points from the passage that will enable us to live out "pure and undefiled religion".
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  • Apr 3, 2022Five-Legged Dogs
    Apr 3, 2022
    Five-Legged Dogs
    "You can call a tail a leg if you want to. But a dog will still only have four legs." -Abraham Lincoln. We are living in a time when people are trying to redefine right and wrong. In this message, Pastor Chris comes to James 1:26 - 27 in his walk through the book of James. He reminds us that it is not just what we believe that makes the difference; but how that belief affects our behavior, our living. He highlights three points from the passage that will enable us to live out "pure and undefiled religion".
  • Mar 20, 2022Don’t Just Hear…DO
    Mar 20, 2022
    Don’t Just Hear…DO
    Dreams do not work unless we do. To truly make an impact with our life, we cannot just be listeners; we must transition to doers and put feet to our faith. We must come to the point where we put into practice what we have been hearing, because what we do not respond to we will lose. In his continuation of the journey through James, Pastor Chris digs into James 1:22 - 25 and exhorts us to embrace a life of doing.
  • Mar 6, 2022The Move of God In Your Life
    Mar 6, 2022
    The Move of God In Your Life
    There is a rich history of God moving in the Church throughout the ages. But, we must remember that we need the move of God in our own personal life. As we pray for God to move in our communities, churches and countries, we must first pray that He moves in us. In this message, Pastor Chris continues teaching about Holy Spirit infilling and lays out the four "A's" we need to see God move in our life.
  • Feb 27, 2022The Baptism of Holy Spirit
    Feb 27, 2022
    The Baptism of Holy Spirit
    To even be capable of living a holy life, we need the power of Holy Spirit. Our life must be Spirit-led, Spirit-inspired, Spirit-filled. In this message, Pastor Chris digs into what that Spirit-filled life looks like and discusses the experience that is subsequent to salvation. As he digs into the upper room account, found in Acts 2:1 - 12 and 2:37 - 39, he highlights that this infilling is for and needed by every believer.
  • Feb 20, 2022Deconstructing the Holy Life
    Feb 20, 2022
    Deconstructing the Holy Life
    As people of the Word, we are to pursue holiness. In fact, without it we cannot see God (Hebrews 12:14). So, biblically, what does holiness look like? Is it a list of do's and don'ts, a particular dress code, a prohibition of where or with whom we can hang out? In this message, Pastor Chris lays out what a holy life looks likes, according to James 1:19 - 21, and exhorts us to live our lives by Holy Spirit and not by flesh.
  • Feb 13, 2022The Goodness of God
    Feb 13, 2022
    The Goodness of God
    Everyone, at some point in life, will have to walk tough roads and will have tough questions that need answers. In those moments, we will be tempted to question God's goodness. We will be tempted to believe what we feel about the situation or what we have heard someone say about the situation. In this message, Pastor Chris lays out the strategy, referencing James 1:16 - 18, for standing in faith and believing what God says about the situation. Pastor Chris reminds us that God is our Source to meet any and every need we have.
  • Feb 6, 2022L.S.D.
    Feb 6, 2022
    L.S.D.
    Evangelist R. G. Lee once said, "Sin will always take your farther than you want to go; it will always cost you more that you want to pay; and it will always keep you longer than you want to stay." No one is exempt from temptation and being tempted is not sinning. Acting on the the temptation is where the sin lies. In this message, Pastor Chris teaches from James 1:12 - 15, laying out the deathly progression: lust → sin → death. He reminds us though, that enduring through the crucible of temptation brings the crown of reward.
  • Jan 23, 2022The Signs of the Times
    Jan 23, 2022
    The Signs of the Times
    God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us prophecy to foretell how the world would go, so that we would not be taken by surprise. When we know how things are going to turn out, it changes the whole sense of who we are and how we live. In this message, Pastor Chris takes us through Matthew 24:1 - 25 and reminds us to stay alert and not be deceived by Satan in these last days.
  • Jan 16, 2022Christian Counterculture
    Jan 16, 2022
    Christian Counterculture
    Is there a solution to the problem of poverty? As Pastor Chris looks at James 1:9 - 11, he digs into this question, reminding us that God has blessed us to be a blessing. God has no problem with people having things; but He does have a problem with those things not being used to help others. The antithesis to poverty is not material prosperity; the antithesis to poverty is enough. The Church must not get swept into the mainstream thought of collecting things just to have the most things. We must see our blessings as a means to bless the less fortunate.
  • Jan 9, 2022Wonderful Wisdom
    Jan 9, 2022
    Wonderful Wisdom
    We live in a time of escalating availability and accessibility of knowledge. But, there is a world of difference between knowledge and wisdom. In this message, Pastor Chris teaches from James 1:5 - 8 the difference between knowledge and wisdom. He encourages us, as we see the world around us devolve despite the prevalence of knowledge, to have the prayer readily available on our lips, "God, give me wisdom!"
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