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 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?
  • Mar 17, 2019James 1:12-18- Temptation’s Fruit
    Mar 17, 2019
    James 1:12-18- Temptation’s Fruit
    Series: James
    This week Pastor Derek breaks down how James continues to outline faith in action where it concerns temptation. Why are born-again believers tempted, and how can we overcome it? James says that a crown of life is the reward for the one perseveres. 
  • Mar 10, 2019James 1:1-11
    Mar 10, 2019
    James 1:1-11
    Series: James
    Pastor Derek begins a new series in the book of James. This book is heralded as one of both theology and practicality. Though this is one of the earliest pieces of the New Testament, James seems to have been written for the modern age. Do you believe what has been revealed about Jesus? In the beginning, James, the earthly brother of the Savior, didn't. He has strong words for that kind of doubt. Do you doubt who Jesus is? How can you have the kind of genuine faith that the brother of Jesus found?