Jun 9, 2019
James 5:7-12- Purpose in Patience
Series: James
This week Pastor Derek shows how the common phrase to not pray for patience is at odds with what James says. In fact James illustrates that patience and steadfastness are things that Christians should aspire toward. This is harder than ever in our age of instant gratification. How can we view patience more positively in our lives and how can we cultivate it every day?
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  • Jun 9, 2019James 5:7-12- Purpose in Patience
    Jun 9, 2019
    James 5:7-12- Purpose in Patience
    Series: James
    This week Pastor Derek shows how the common phrase to not pray for patience is at odds with what James says. In fact James illustrates that patience and steadfastness are things that Christians should aspire toward. This is harder than ever in our age of instant gratification. How can we view patience more positively in our lives and how can we cultivate it every day?
  • Jun 2, 2019James 5:1-6- Temporary Treasures
    Jun 2, 2019
    James 5:1-6- Temporary Treasures
    Series: James
    Temptation was mentioned in the very first chapter of the book of James. All temptations are built upon the focus of the temporary pleasures and treasures of this life. This week Pastor Derek walks us through the dangers that James shows us for those who are monetarily wealthy, and asks the question of where do we as Americans fall into that danger? 
  • May 26, 2019James 4:11-17- The Pride of Judgement
    May 26, 2019
    James 4:11-17- The Pride of Judgement
    Series: James
    James continues the themes of pride and humility in the Christian life and this week, applies them to the judging of others and making plans.  Do the warnings against judging others, and making life-plans mean we shouldn't engage in either practice?
  • May 19, 2019James 4:1-10- Humility of Grace
    May 19, 2019
    James 4:1-10- Humility of Grace
    Series: James
    This week Pastor Derek breaks down how pride is the root of all sin, and how James writes about how extremely dangerous the results of pride is even among brethren. In God's Kingdom, things are often opposite of the kingdom of man. The humble are lifted up, the weak are exalted. The grace we find in Christ, is to be the inverse of the pride we find in the world.  
  • May 12, 2019Victorious Children’s Home
    May 12, 2019
    Victorious Children’s Home
    Series: (All)
    This weekend we were visited by Vicki and Archadius of Victorious Children's Home, which is home to 147 children in Kenya.
  • May 5, 2019James 3:13-18- Two Kinds of Wisdom
    May 5, 2019
    James 3:13-18- Two Kinds of Wisdom
    Series: James
    This week Pastor Derek shows us why the book of James is sometimes called the "Proverbs of the New Testament," and how we must take the wisdom presented in it seriously. When it comes to wisdom, the Bible tells us of two kinds. That of God, and that of the world. Pastor Derek walks us through how James contrasts the two wisdom. 
  • Apr 28, 2019James 3:1-12- Power of the Tongue
    Apr 28, 2019
    James 3:1-12- Power of the Tongue
    Series: James
    In this weeks message from Pastor Derek we see that there are few things in this world that have caused more distress than the words of human beings. James highlights just how much power there is in the mouth of man. Words can be both a blessing and a curse. How seriously should we take our words as Christians? In the world of social media, do we exercise the same caution with our words that we do in person?
  • Apr 21, 2019John 20:19-29- The Reality of the Resurrection
    Apr 21, 2019
    John 20:19-29- The Reality of the Resurrection
    Series: Easter
    In this special Easter message from Pastor Derek he takes us through John Chapter 20, and shows us how the resurrection of Christ is a reality that impacts the lives of believers.
  • Apr 14, 2019James 2:14-26- A Faith That Works
    Apr 14, 2019
    James 2:14-26- A Faith That Works
    Series: James
    This week Pastor Derek shows how many have levied charges that Paul and James contradict each other with faith and works. What is James saying here? Are good deeds necessary to be saved? If not, what is James saying?
  • Apr 7, 2019James 2:1-13- The Pride of Prejudice
    Apr 7, 2019
    James 2:1-13- The Pride of Prejudice
    Series: James
    Guest Pastor Scott Farmer shows us how humans seem to tend toward partiality. There are preferences that some of us hold with regard to race, gender or economic status. James suggests there is no room for this attitude in those who possess an active faith. How does this apply today with regard to all of the division that exists in our society? When every disagreement is described as discrimination, how are Christians to address different issues?