December 16- “What Can We Say to Newtown?”

What can we say to Newtown (audio file) In light of the tragedy that occurred this friday in Conn. I decided to hit pause on our study of James for two weeks and look at how we can find hope in the midst of so much pain and suffering we see all around us. I want to look at what our response should be to tragedies like this as Christians. How we should think about this stuff as it happens, and how we can offer hope to a hurting world. What does Jesus have to say to us as we see … Continue reading December 16- “What Can We Say to Newtown?”

Training Leaders International

You may not know this, but there are pastors all over the world who do not have access to solid biblical teaching. My friend Darren Carlson heads up an organization called Training Leaders International. They are working to bring that teaching to pastors in remote areas. If you want to see what it is about, check out the link below. I am looking forward to spending a few days with him and his family at the beginning of February while I attend the Desiring God Conference for Pastors. If you are so inclined, please pray for this ministry, and if … Continue reading Training Leaders International

James 2:14-26 “Faith and Works”

Fifth week of James. Last week we looked at how showing partiality to people based on their outward appearance is putting ourselves on the judgment seat, dishonoring to the people we look down on, and makes us liable for judgment. Most of all, the judgement of man is without mercy, however, the mercy of God triumphs over judgement.   This week we are looking at another difficult passage in James. Has anyone in here ever tried to buckle a kid into one of those new car seats? The ones with the two metal peices that are supposed to fit together … Continue reading James 2:14-26 “Faith and Works”

James 2:1-13 “Don’t be Partial”

James 2:1-13 “Dont Be Partial” (audio file) Fourth week of James. Last week we looked at a passage that dealt with how we receive the Word of God. As I have said from the beginning, the things that James points out for us are not things that will make us more Holy, but he wants to draw out for us symptoms of a deeper problem. You see, just as in our time, there were people in James’ day that wrongly assumed that “belief” in Christ was enough for them to be saved. They looked at the good news as something to … Continue reading James 2:1-13 “Don’t be Partial”