January is bad, even in a good year! Maybe 1 of these ideas will help. Maybe it’s reverse inertia, stepping back from the Frenemy, or standing firm. Listening option available.
Just a great human teacher, or God-in-the-flesh? This post looks at 2 categories of passages: clear statements by Jesus himself, and things he did that only God could do. Listening option available.
After a brutal 2020, many of us feel like we’re playing hurt; maybe not physically, but in other ways. This message offers perspective and hope as we lick our wounds and peer into an uncertain 2021.
When we hear something so much, we stop hearing it. Instead of paying more attention, we pay less. So here’s an in-depth look at Jesus’ birth in Luke 2. [Audio version included.] Christmas is different, but still meaningful.
This message is a high-level review of James and the Down-to-Earth series. We consider God’s wisdom we grow in Christlikeness, and find encouragement that God still God (no matter how much we fail) and is not limited by our limitations.
A word for my fellow Jesus-followers. Traditions? Yes. Traditionalism? No. Here’s the difference and some suggestions.
Here are 5 ways believers live like believers (based on James 5:13-20). Oh, and this: The more you live like a believer, the more you start to look like the one in whom you believe.
Are you carrying heavy burdens? This message talks about the role hope plays in perseverance.
What does it mean to be “in” but not “of” the world? This message on James 4 explains it and offers some help.
Wisdom. Who has it? Those with degrees or those who can win arguments or those with lots of followers? This sermon on James 3:13-18 explores not only the what of wisdom, but the HOW.
Written alongside Richard Topping, this post suggests a short motto for navigating a pandemic as God’s people.
Words have the power to bring hurt, help, hope, or healing. This message on James 3:1-12 explains why and how.
James 2;26 says “faith without deeds is dead.” Yikes! Do you want a faith that is dead, or alive? This message is Part 4 in the Down-to-Earth series and helps us know more about a living faith.
We like to be in control. But these days, we don’t have as much of it as we’d like. Here’s why, and some coping strategies for a brand new world.
Love. It’s a big concept. That’s why practical direction about HOW would be helpful. Enter the book of James and his wisdom about showing mercy proactively and not showing favouritism.
Invisible beliefs make a visible difference in your life — or, at least, they should. This message is Part 2 in the Down-To-Earth teaching series and is based on James 1:19-27.
What if your trials had a way of refining you? This message from James 1:1-18 explores this very idea. It’s Part 1 in a series called Down-To-Earth.
Do you ever feel like a failure, especially these days? Join the club. This message about Elijah and God unpacks four encouraging helps for the road ahead.
The spotlight is shining brightly on the problem of racial injustice. This sermon explores two texts for a faith-based response.
Soul fatigue is a deep, inner exhaustion many people are feeling in the midst of COVID-19. This sermon explores what is going on, and some relief from Jesus.