God has some requirements. This fact really seems to bug a lot of people. But God continues on with his requirements. God likes integrity. He wants to help us deal with our issues. Once a man named Cain made an offering to God. God liked his brother Abel’s offering better and Cain was mad. But God came to him and challenged him to not let his anger get the best of him.
Some may marvel that God cares. Why would God be so involved in life? God is like that. He does care, and God does not want us to be in bondage. James, in this week’s study, wrote all about anger and integrity. Our Youth Director, JEFF THORPE, brings the word to us this week. Come hear him preach at 10:30. Sunday School is at 9:15 for all ages, beginners to serious students of the Bible. I can’t wait to see you!Read More Read More
In church we sing songs about truths that last. What does that mean in this culture today? What drives our actions? What drives the decisions behind our lawmaking? What is your guidepost for how you live? Is it your desires or something else, something more foundational? That’s the subject for this Sunday.
Desire often drives us. But James tells us that desire tempts us to turn our own way. How do you know the truth? And where do you find fulfillment? James said, “In Someone who never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He gave birth to us through his true word.” Learning to distinguish between his truth and our own desires provides a solid foundation. Let’s talk! Sunday School at 9:15, all ages—and worship at 10:30. New Deacons are installed. A POTLUCK LUNCH FOLLOWS to celebrate our new Choir Director, Nyadia Thorpe, and welcome our new deacons!
READ the Message: The Deception of Desire
Money, money, money, mon-ey! How many of you are wishing to win a jackpot to pay off your Christmas bills? Well, hopefully it is not that bad; but sometimes we believe the lie that having plenty of money will solve all our problems. James, whose book we are studying in the New Testament, had much to say about the practical, rubber-meets-the-road subject of money. That is the topic of this Sunday’s message.
In addition, we welcome Ryan Dotson from Turning Point Church who comes to speak to us about his experiences when he and some friends from Turning Point lived on the streets with homeless people for three days. Also, our new Worship Director Nyadia Thorpe sings a solo, “Give Me Jesus.” And, we hold a congregational meeting to elect new deacons. It is a busy morning. But I can’t wait! Sunday School begins at 9:15 for all ages, and worship at 10:30. See you there!
READ THE MESSAGE: Seeing the Value of Every Person