Sermon • February 22, 2015
Benjamin Franklin wrote, "Well done is better than well said." That’s a good maxim for the kind of faith James calls us to in his letter. Each of us wants to walk in real faith, and each of us can but to do that we have to embrace these two realities: 1) Talk is not enough & 2) Doing makes the difference. When we do then our faith will be genuine, and what’s written on the label of our lives will match the living faith on the inside of the container of our lives. We will be doers and not talkers, and our faith will be living and not dead!
Sermon • February 8, 2015
Be encouragers! Focus on spurring each other along in the kingdom, Commit to sharing with each other in the church and Purpose to strengthen each other in the journey! This is the way that God calls us to live and love as followers of Jesus. When we do we will help one another to be who God has made us to be, and help one another to do what God has called us to do. We will enjoy genuine fellowship in the Spirit as the people of God, and strengthen one another in the Spirit for the journey leading to the Day of God! "Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up…" (1Thess.5:11a NIV).
Sermon • February 1, 2015
• Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-62 NIV
"We must practice reconciliation. Jesus has given us a mandate, a ministry, and a message he wants us to bring on his behalf to a world he loves, and for which he died that it might be reconcile to God because …now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation (2Cor.6:2b NIV). He has given us authority, and power to represent him to those around us. So let’s do it and take that new perception we possess, that new creation we are, and that new appeal we have been given, and say to everyone everywhere Be reconciled to God…"