Mar 7, 2021
A Bad Investment: It’s Not All Yours
In this week's message from our series through James, Troy reminds us of what we learn from the first five verses of Chapter 5, that riches can become a problem depending on the manner in which wealth is acquired, the spirit that wealth can potentially produce in the heart, and the way in which the wealth is used. Through this message, we are challenged to do something practical to love our neighbors and be known as the people who love the ones that Jesus loves.
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  • Mar 7, 2021A Bad Investment: It’s Not All Yours
    Mar 7, 2021
    A Bad Investment: It’s Not All Yours
    In this week's message from our series through James, Troy reminds us of what we learn from the first five verses of Chapter 5, that riches can become a problem depending on the manner in which wealth is acquired, the spirit that wealth can potentially produce in the heart, and the way in which the wealth is used. Through this message, we are challenged to do something practical to love our neighbors and be known as the people who love the ones that Jesus loves.
  • Feb 28, 2021Don’t Treat Plan A Like It’s Plan B
    Feb 28, 2021
    Don’t Treat Plan A Like It’s Plan B
    Continuing in our series through the letter from James, Troy explains that while there's nothing wrong with making plans, there is a right way and a wrong way to plan. We should set goals, make commitments, work hard, and never give up, but we don’t want to do those things in a way that leaves God out of it.
  • Feb 21, 2021The Problem with Looking Out for Number One
    Feb 21, 2021
    The Problem with Looking Out for Number One
    For this week's installment in our series through James, Troy shares the biblical truth that our conflicts take place when our self-interests become our number one priority. This means that to resolve conflicts, we must repent of our sinful selfishness and humble ourselves before God and others.
  • Jan 31, 2021A Working Faith is a Faith That Works
    Jan 31, 2021
    A Working Faith is a Faith That Works
    As Troy points out from this week's Bible passage (James 2:14-26), there are things we believe in intellectually, in our minds, and there are things we believe in emotionally, that stir our hearts, but unless we demonstrate those beliefs through our actions, we don’t actually believe.
  • Jan 17, 2021It’s Not What You Know, It’s What You Do
    Jan 17, 2021
    It’s Not What You Know, It’s What You Do
    Continuing in our series through James, Real Faith in the Real World, Troy reminds us that although the Bible is foundational and critically important in our lives, it’s not enough merely to read it or hear it or even know everything it says. We have to put our faith into practice and actually do what the Bible tells us.
  • Dec 27, 2020Please Come In (and Good Riddance)
    Dec 27, 2020
    Please Come In (and Good Riddance)
    Series: Standalone
    To help us close out a challenging year and look ahead to a new, hopefully better one, Troy encourages us to ask ourselves the following question: What if the things you’ve experienced up to this point—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful—were all meant to lead you to exactly where you find yourself now?
  • Dec 20, 2020Nothing I Wouldn’t Do Myself
    Dec 20, 2020
    Nothing I Wouldn’t Do Myself
    Series: Standalone
    For this year's Christmas message, Troy reminds us of what we celebrate this time of the year: God became flesh and was born as a baby to fulfill His purpose of one day dying for us. His cradle was in the shadow of a cross and everything He did was for the sake of others.
  • Dec 13, 2020Finding Meaning in Suffering
    Dec 13, 2020
    Finding Meaning in Suffering
    To conclude our short series, Hanging on to Hope, Troy encourages us not to waste our pain but to find meaning in it. The question we should ask when God allows us to go through hard times is not why, but who? In God's mind, pain has two intended recipients: us and someone else. If we choose not to take what we’ve experienced and find some way of using it to help other people, we miss a large part of why God allowed us to suffer in the first place.
  • Dec 1, 2020I’m Broken Like You (I Feel Your Pain)
    Dec 1, 2020
    I’m Broken Like You (I Feel Your Pain)
    Continuing in our series, Hanging On To Hope, Bud shares one of the key reasons why we go through difficult experiences: our wounds give us power to feel another person’s pain. God allows us to be broken by trials to help us gain credibility with other broken people, and to help them persevere through challenging times.
  • Nov 22, 2020Thank You (No Matter What)
    Nov 22, 2020
    Thank You (No Matter What)
    Series: Standalone
    Through a Thanksgiving-related message, Troy reminds us of the importance of keeping our sense of gratitude in any and all of our life situations. The foundation of a thankful heart lies in who God is, not in our circumstances, because they always change, but God never changes. Our circumstances are not always good, but God is always good.