Transcript: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets […]Read more "The Persecuted (Matt. 5:10-12)"
Imagine with me, tomorrow you show up at school, and your best friend runs up to you, tears in their eyes, voice shaking, and says, “Everything is gone. Everything, I lost everything.” You try and calm them down, but they begin sobbing, “The tornado that came through last night touched down right by our house […]Read more "“Have You Considered My Servant Job?” (James 5:10-11)"
Last week we saw James speak to a group of wealthy people who were exploiting and taking advantage of the poor. This week, James turns and speaks to the poor who are being oppressed and encourages them. And here is what he encourages them with: Jesus is coming soon. And because Jesus is coming soon, […]Read more "How to Suffer Well (James 5:7-10)"
What is the best gift you have ever received? Think about it. When did you really, really want something, and you got it! Or, when did you someone just surprise you with something totally awesome, that you weren’t expecting? Alright, now switch gears a bit. What is the worst gift you have been given? When […]Read more "Trial by Fire (James 1:1-18)"
I want to unsettle you. Years ago, a movie came out that focused on the Nazi death camps of WWII. It showed two boys, one a Jew and the other a German, develop a friendship with one another through a barbed-wire fence. The juxtaposition of the two boys’ lives was alarming; one boy was living […]Read more "Be Disturbed"
In my undergraduate study of the book of Genesis, as a final project I had to study six thematic principles in Gen. 3:1-7. This is the second study: The Creation of the Serpent “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made” (Gen. 3:1). Genesis 3 […]Read more "The Creation of the Serpent"
What was your favorite Disney movie growing up? I grew up watching all the great Disney classics, but by far my favorite was Aladdin. It had swords and action and a flying carpet – the total package for a young boy. But, best of all, it had Robin William’s character, the Genie. Genie was great […]Read more "The Great Twenty-Eight (Sermon Transcript Romans 8:28)"