This past week, Bill White taught on James 3:13-4:3. In this passage, James challenges believers to walk in wisdom and to recognize leadership that does the same. He contrasts true, heavenly wisdom with false, earthly wisdom. They may seem similar on the exterior, but they can...

This weekend we took a look at what James has to say on taming the tongue. James begins chapter 3 by addressing teachers and reminding readers that those who teach are judged with a greater strictness. James doesn’t say this to scare people away from...

This past weekend we as a church celebrated Easter, a holiday that celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the grave. Resurrection Sunday is the most significant day in our Christian faith. It’s a day that marks the destruction of both death and the curse of sin. But...

This week Matt Williams led us through the second half of chapter two as we continued our series through the book of James. Following his treatise on partiality, James once again assumes the role of a lawyer to make his next argument. The basic idea here,...

This weekend we continued to look at the teachings of James. In the beginning of chapter 2, James is addressing the sin of partiality, which can also be described as “judging according to value.” This passage is a brief aside, wedged in between two sections...

Though we may claim to believe in the truth of Scripture, if it does not shape the way that we live on a daily basis, we are merely fooling ourselves. James warns Christians to be doers of the Word and not just listeners. He begins...

Trials and suffering are common topics throughout the Bible, and this weekend we continued to look at James and what he has to say about living through the trials and temptations. In James 1:12-18, we see the importance of enduring through the trials and acknowledging...

Circumstance is volatile and unpredictable, giving people both poverty and prosperity in unequal measures. Can real satisfaction and security be found in something that is ever-changing? James calls Christians to consider instead their future hope in the Gospel and to lay hold of it by...

This past weekend launched our new series studying through the book of James. In week one, Matt Williams taught through the first eight verses.  James proves to be an examination of the meeting of works and faith as they weave into our every day actions....

In this final week of the Theology of Death series, Matt Williams began by recapping where we’ve been regarding the topic, reminding us that death is not a matter to be ignored, but rather one that should be integrated into our daily thinking. This week,...

Paul is writing 2 Timothy from prison knowing that his death is imminent.  This weekend, as we discussed what it looks like to live in light of death, we turn to what Paul has to say in 2 Timothy 4:5-8. He begins by reminding Timothy...

Death is a dramatically spiritual and critically important topic to address and each of us will become personally acquainted with it at some point in our lives. In the midst of the great confusion, fear, and pain around this topic, Scripture offers us guidance for...

In week three of our continuing series on A Theology of Death, Matt Williams taught through the often difficult reality that none of us are getting younger. How do the ideas of aging and suffering couple with our call as believers to grow in a...

Staring down the sobering possibility of the approach of his own death in a prison in Rome, the apostle Paul declares that for him, “to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Phil. 1:21, ESV). Widely known and recited, this statement presents Christians with...

This past weekend, Bill White taught on Genesis 24:1-27. As the narrative begins, we are informed that Abraham is an old man, blessed by the Lord in all things. At this point in his life, he holds an influential position, possessing wealth, prestige, and power. He...

This past weekend, Bill White taught from Genesis 21:1-21. When Abraham was 100 years old, Sarah bore him a son they named Isaac, or “laughter”, as the Lord commanded.  Abraham made a great feast the day that Isaac was weaned, but during the celebration, Sarah saw...

This past weekend, Scott Mozingo taught from Luke 8:22-25, discussing one of Jesus’ displays of great power over nature and the truth it reveals about Him. The passage begins with Jesus and His disciples crossing the Sea of Galilee after Jesus had poured Himself out in...