Think about all the things we tend to search for in life. Things like happiness, money, freedom, peace, and more. Humans arguably spend a majority of their time searching and seeking, and thanks to Google, it’s easy to search for just about anything you can think of. But what are we ultimately searching for? In this message, James lays out 3 key things we should be searching for – three things that are sure to revolutionize our life, change our destiny, and transform our legacy.
In the last message of the year (and the decade!), Pastor James wants us to usher in 2020 knowing how to examine ourselves, Jesus-style. Together we’ll take a spiritual “selfie” and ask God, “What do I do?”
Some of the ways that the Bible challenges us, and what Jesus expects us to do, we simply don’t like doing. At all. In the final week of Find Your Groove, James talks about what it means to surrender ourselves to God.
In a world that says, “look out for your own interests,” a world that says, “just focus on yourself – get your dream car, dream house, dream job, dream spouse,” we struggle to experience the true happiness that Jesus intends for us. In the final week of “Searching for Happiness,” James helps us discover that the right investment in life is to serve others. You might ask yourself; “If serving myself, my own pleasures, my own glory, my own success, isn’t God’s plan for me, then who am I supposed to serve? I can’t serve everyone!” Thankfully, James helps narrow the focus by giving us two targets to serve to.
Why does God allow suffering? While the Bible doesn’t specifically address this question, there are some answers to be found by looking at two, more specific questions — “Why did God allow suffering then? and “Why does God allow suffering now?”
Pastor James takes an intimate look at these two questions in the final week of “I’ve Got Questions!” and our hope is that all of us might gain better understanding of this world filled with pain, disappointment, and heartache.
Jesus loves to use things like parables and metaphors in his teachings. What in the world does He mean when He tells us to be “salt” and “light”? In week 2 of our series “Best. Sermon. Ever.”, we will examine this metaphor — the answer may surprise you.
The holidays are finally over — now what? On the heels of Christmas and entering a new year isn’t the only time we ask it this question. In the midst of all sorts of life change, we often find ourselves asking “Now What?”, but how we go about processing that question? Do we do it God’s way, or will we try another year of resolutions that fall short? Now THAT is the real question.