Blessing and Misery

  • Blessing and Misery

    Aaron Buer, Pastor of Student Ministries, takes us through a difficult passage in James. The conversation considers four practices about the way we choose to use and steward the resources God gifts to us. We learn that there are ways we can manage our resources that invite God’s blessing and ways that invite misery, both […]

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  • Rough Road

    Lead Campus Pastor Bob King helps us realize that we should expect rough roads in our life. Through the book of James, we see four cautions to help us navigate the rough roads of life. James 5:7-9

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  • Authentic Faith

    Pastor of Student Ministries Aaron Buer challenges us with James’ description of authentic faith. Aaron gives us four things characteristics of authentic faith. Through this conversation learn how to recognize and cultivate authentic faith in our life. James 2:14-26

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  • Taming the Tongue

    Guest speaker Kevin Harney talks to us about the power of our words. Our tongue is only 1/1200 of our body—yet the words that come from it have a major impact. We can’t fully tame the tongue, but we can learn to do more good and less damage. James 3:3-6

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  • Future Planning

    East Paris Campus Pastor Bob King talks to us about our plans. We learn it isn’t that making plans is bad, but that we need to recognize God’s place in our plans. Through the book of James, we see four truths about our plans. James 4:13-17

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  • Beyond Conflict

    Pastor Jeff Manion shows us the way to move beyond conflict according to James. Conflict comes from our selfish desires. As Christians, we represent Jesus. Our conflict makes him look bad. The path toward restoration with God and each other comes through humility and trust. James 4:1-3

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  • A Faith Worth Having

    Pastor Jeff Manion describes what James has in mind when he tells us to put into practice what we hear. We see the importance of living out our faith through right speech and compassionate action. James 1:26-27

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  • The Art of Self Deception

    Pastor Jeff Manion helps us realize how we deceive ourselves. In this conversation we see how we can listen to something and think it has made a difference in our lives. James tells us that only when we change the way we relate to others have we actually put our faith into action. James 1:19-27

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  • Favorites

    Pastor Bob King talks about the risk of playing favorites with people. This conversation looks at the way we view and treat people differently based on their outside. It helps us connect what God has done for us to how we should treat others. James 2:1-13

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  • Scattered

    Union Pastor Brad Holmes introduces us to the book of James. This book is written to a group of people facing significant trials. We see that James writes to encourage the people, even in the midst of their challenges to grow their faith. There are three important choices they needed to make to choose joy, […]

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