Month: June 2015

June 14, 2015: James 3:1-12 “Taming the Tongue”

Big Idea:  There is a strange connection between what comes from our mouth and who we really are…

June 7, 2015, James 2:14-26 “Faith Without Works is Dead – Part 2

Big Idea:  Faith without works is dead!

A Call to Prayer – from Pastor Matt

prayer-on-my-knees4Summer 2015 has arrived. As we move into the summer as a church, would you commit to spend a few minutes each day to pray for your church family?

Some important prayers:
Prayers of gratitude:
– Thank God for those who have been baptized this year and for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ.
– Thank God for those who have grown in their walk with God.
– Thank God for those thinking deeply about how they are trying to honor God at work and their various callings.
– Thank God for your fellow members, friends, and small group members in this body.
– Thank God for sending Jesus to die in our place and redeem us by His blood.
Prayers of petition:
   * Pray for your elders, specifically June 9-10 during their retreat, that they would sense where the LORD would have us go this year. Pray that God would raise up new shepherds in the coming year.
   * Pray for our small groups and small group leaders–pray that this summer would be a time of needed rest, refreshment, and refocus for ministry for the next ministry year. Pray that God would raise up new small group leaders.
   * Pray for our Sunday morning gatherings and various summer groups that are meeting this for the sake of making disciples.
   * Pray for those in seasons of great trial and transition.
   * Pray that your pastor would love God and His Word, and live and preach faithfully.

Faith Without Works is Dead (Part 2) – Video

As we continue our study of James’ epistle, we’ll take a long look at the Apostle Paul’s Romans 4:1-5 this coming Sunday June 7th to see how Paul and James complement each other. Pastor Matt is looking forward to being back in the pulpit sharing God’s Word with God’s people.

Check out this video of a Rich Mullins’ song: