Don’t Give Up! James 1:12 – 15

James’ prescription for times of difficulty, testing, and trials is seemingly simple: rejoice in the opportunity, realize God is at work, rely on perseverance to have its work of completing God’s plan, recognize that wisdom is not only needed but provided, and remember that you are God’s child with tremendous

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Keeping Perspective James 1:9 – 11

Usually, when facing difficulty, the question is asked “Why me?” James reminds his audience – which includes us – to keep a right perspective when facing difficulty and times of testing. He tells us there are always those doing better, and those worse off then we are but that we

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Finding Help James 1:5 – 8

We agree with James’ assessment of life – it comes with trouble! We agree that God uses even difficulty to perfect us and show how powerfully present He is; but how do we hold on while patience is accomplishing its work? Is there any help available? James says there is! Help

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Facing Trouble James 1:2 – 4

Whether we expect it or not, we will all face trouble in our lives. James tells us how it is possible to successfully face trouble when it enters our life. We successfully face trouble by making a counting, a knowing, and an allowing. Listen as those details are explained.

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Faith With Feet James 1:1

The book of James speaks specifically to matters of practical Christian living, where theology meets practicality. James plainly speaks to topics that are as relevant today as they were in the first century. This morning, we meet James, hear his evaluation of himself, and understand the basis for putting feet to

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Jesus: A Better Servant John 8:31 – 59

If you were hiring an assistant, you would look for dependability, honesty, personality, confidence, integrity, initiative, education, and experience. This person will serve your purposes and mold themselves to your plans and goals. They will be, in effect, your servant. Finding such an individual with all those qualities would be

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Jesus: A Better Man Romans 5:12 – 21

Being the first at anything is noteworthy and conveys a sense of importance; to be the first human is certainly an honor. Yet we will find that Jesus is proven to be a better man than even the first man created. Pastor begins a mini-series leading up to Easter, titled

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